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Old 01-12-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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I have had the Mirena since early 2006 with no complaints. June 2009 all of a sudden I started having all these problems. My period was messed up, I was spotting all the time and every time I'd have sex I would bleed!!!! They did an ultra sound to make sure that Mirena was still in place and it was. Finally in October they took it out to see if I was still having the problems. I didn't bleed during sex and my period was normal... Hmmm. I'm limited with the birth control I can use because of the medication i take for my headaches. (Topamex). Has anyone experienced this? I have gotten another put back in, but I think it's too early to tell. I've been spotting pretty much since I've gotten it put in 3 weeks ago. But I'm soooo sick of bleeding!!!!! If anyone is on Topamex, what kind of birth control do you use?
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh's 'EAST SIDE'
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I do not advise anyone to get the Mirena. I had it for 1 1/2 years and finally got it out on December 23. Best thing I could've done. It gave me heart palpitations, I had zero sex drive, my hair was thinning like crazy, joint and nerve pain, I walked around like I had PMS all the time, I had zero patience..the list goes on and on. I have come across so many different websites with different women complaining of the same exact thing due to this Mirena. I think someone has plans to start a class action lawsuit against the makers. This needs to be off the market, just like they got that Norplant off the market years ago.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: In the real world!
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I have to ask why they need to put anything in/on the IUD, hormones or chemicals of any kind.. When I saw those advertised I knew there would be problems. The IUD alone prevents pregnancy, I had one for YEARS back when they first came out with them, it was just a piece of plastic and it did it's job well. No chemicals or hormones, just a little plastic thing.

Ask if they make one without chemicals or hormones and try that one if they do. I had heavier periods and that was ALL. No side effects except for that!
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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OP, why don't you use the copper IUD?

http://www.paragard.com/paragard/index.php (broken link)

I am not that happy with my Mirena and am considering switching over to the paragard next annual visit.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Interesting. I was on Topamax pretty much from the day it came out and I continued to take my regular old birth control pills. My OB-GYN got annoyed that the neurologist tells everyone that they can no longer take the pill. I never had any problems.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: right here!
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I too am on Topamax and use OC. Never had a problem. Your situation could be different, but ask again.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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So I too have have a had some issues with spotting after sex and husband saying he can feel it. but I wonder has anyone of u had an odor that keeps coming back after sex?
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:12 PM
 
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hey every one my name is deaudria, o.k my story about tha mirena i got it because has three kids and isnt twenty five yet so...when i had gotton pregnant i said that i would try the same method of birth control...well soon after i had my daughter in two thousand and eighty of sept. i got it put in after my six weeks was up...then all of a sudden i started to gain weight!!! i my hair was thinning i was upset all the time i kept getting yeast infections it was a mess i still have it in me but this week its comin out this is crazy
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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yes.....i do i went to tha doctor to tell him that mines smellled really like a fish type odor...i douche and everythng it.s crazy but i think it is because it.s tha semen?!!!
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:25 AM
 
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So what did he tell you to prevent it. Because It last for days unless u douche.
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