I just had the mirena put in about 3 weeks ago. Not long, I know, but so far so good. I didn't have any spotting or cramping and my period was normal if maybe even a little lighter. I have four kids and at this time do not want anymore anytime soon. I was told that I may have some side effects for the first 3-6 months but really if I have any problems they can remove it. My nurse did say she wishes she could get it but because she hasn't had any children they won't put one in. Didn't ask her why. I take 6mp and my doctor never said I couldn't get it because of my crohns. I am nursing twins so my sex drive is low anyway so Im not sure if that is effected. Let me know what you decide. Maybe try getting a secong opinion?
I have the mirena as well, and have had it for a few months, I havent had any problems with it, however, putting it in, was a different story, it hurt real bad, a lot of heavy cramping, i have a child, but did not deliver vaginally, i had a cesarean, I think the reason for there needing to be child birth involved, is because it is quite a procedure, and so is giving birth so I hear.
My periods are pretty much nonexistent, which is fine by me, my cramping and stuff started before I got the mirena, so i know its not because of the iud.
My gyn had suggested Mirena for me.... Try it what do you have to lose.
Can't take it now..... since I was Dx. with breast cancer ALL birth control pills etc. out. Anyway... was going top use it for PMS pain etc...