I am considering it because my copper IUD expires in Jan 2010. I am very close to needing to make a decision. My OBGYN said that mirena would be a good idea since I would get to skip periods. They said that would happen with the injection I got years ago (I forget the name) and I got my period anyway.
I did have some problems with the hormones on BC pills making me moody etc (like PMS all the time) so I wonder if Mirena IUD does this as well? or are the hormones in it different?
I sure would like to skip my period, all it does is cause trouble for my CD and other things. Also, I am not planning on any more kids. I have been happy with the copper one for the last 10 years but I need to do something for the PMS and CD!
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica
thanks pb4. I had looked into it before and had thought I might go with another copper one since Mirena has hormones. However, the promise of no periods is very tempting since my CD worsens with them.
I had a Mirena IUD inserted in September 2005. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. My periods are non-existent. Woo Hooo. I plan to have another one inserted in September 2010. I did not have an issue with the weight gain. My 15 lb weight gain happened when I started Humira in September of 2008. Not having a period has made my Crohn's much better. I did spot off and on for a few months after insertion, but after that, nothing. I'll be 40 in June. Good Luck.
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