Mirena NightmareMy Doctor told me the Mirena could help me with my heavy periods & the associated problems each month, so after careful consideration I had my Mirena put in on 20 Dec 2010. It has been a constant nightmare. I have 5 of the 6 side effects listed in the leaflet PLUS the ones they don't tell you about:
Zero Sex Drive
At the 3 week mark I went and say my Gyno who told me that women who have the Mirena without first having a child generally have a harder time of it (I have yet to stop bleeding or cramping), but he was concerned about the constant migraine and debilitating depression. He asked me to give it 1 more week so it would have a full cycle to settle in; so I agreed.
Today a chemist I go to for my boss told me that if you can wait it out for 6 weeks, it will be much better after that. I have read so much on the internet about this & the time it does or doesn't take to get better that I am wishing for a crystal ball right now to see if it's worth sticking it out or if if I should quit while I still have a shred of sanity left.
Personally, I think any woman who has "hormonal" problems at period time should really think long and hard before getting the Mirena.