My doc wanted to give me the IUD Mirena and I said NO WAY. It is a plastic IUD that bounces around your uterice and gives a low dose of progesterone only. The progesterone level is an equivalent to the Mini Pill which is only 85% effective. 50% of women get pregnant the second year according to the pamphlet. Mirena in Lupus patients can cause inflammation and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. My rheumy advised against Mirena. I am on the Mini Pill (Gyno said no more estrogen/progesterone BC pills due to the Lupus Dx) and it's not working for me. I have been spotting for 5 months. The Mini Pill can cause constant spotting. So, I am having a Uterine Ablation and if that doesn't stop the spotting then I finally get my hysterectomy. Oh and I will have a tubaligation with the Ablation. My rheumy says that those are the safest options. I will be glad when it's all over. I have had enough periods for a life time.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 1992, Restless leg syndrome 1998, SVT tachycardia/Arrythmia '06, SLE '07, Raynauds '07....Plaquenil, Hydrochlorothyazide, Cardizem, NorQD, Naproxen, Folic Acid (for mouth/nose sores), Multivitamin, Flonase.