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So after our own whoppsie that sadly didn't happen, I went to my doctor and asked about other kinds of contraceptives. The pill is great, but obviously I am part of that 0.01% that has no explanation but a big uh oh. Mirena is a possibility but DH wants me to continue with the pill, since I have no idea how Mirena can affect my body or what reactions it can cause. That is with any new medication pretty much. 

My question, after the background story, do any of you have Mirena? If so, what kind of changes have you experienced since you first got it? Would you recommend it?

My insurance is good, and it would only be a co-pay of 25 for the thing and then check ups every year, unless it falls (?)
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    I have Mirena and I love it. I was on the pill (Yasmin/Ocella) for 8 years, and then went about a year and a half before getting Mirena. I've had no noticeable side effects from it, since the hormone dosage is so localized (so yay, no weight gain! but also no acne-fighting magical powers). I haven't had a period in the two years I've had it.

    Insertion was unpleasant, but manageable. If you get Mirena and your husband can come with you, it's nice to have someone there to hold your hand. My biggest problem with insertion, honestly, is that I get really terrible lower back pain and stiffness whenever I have lower pelvic inflammation, so insertion managed to get that to flare up very badly.

    I can't check for the strings myself, and neither can my husband, because (TMI) apparently my vagina is like ... long? Or something? I dunno. When I have any sort of check up, my doctor takes a look for me using the speculum.

    I haven't had problems with it staying in. A friend of mine has Paragard (the copper non-hormone IUD), and hers came out shortly after. She just had another one placed, and it's been fine since.

    I am completely satisfied with my decision to get Mirena. I absolutely recommend it.
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    I can't talk about Mirena, but I have the copper IUD.  It's been great.  No problems for me, other than some cramping during my period, but that died down after several months.  I know Mirena will be different though cos of the hormones.  

    Insertion sucked, especially if you haven't had kids, but I have a low pain tolerance too.  It felt like major cramping spreading over your entire abdomen.  After, I had major cramping for the rest of the day and it slowly faded after 2-3 days.  I'm on my second one and the second insertion was nothing like the first.  I was back to normal after an hour

    I've never been able to feel the strings after we had sex again.  But I have to assume that you would notice a metal plastic thing falling out.  Maybe not though.  Anyway, still not preggo, so yay!!

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    Google IUD Divas. The site really helped me make my decisions.

     *beware there are horror stories* but there are success stories too. 
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    Skyla is a new option out there, I'm having it put in next week. Its similar to Mirena, just smaller. So its easier on us ladies that haven't had a pregnancy or have a tricky uterus (as my doctor put it.) I'm excited and nervous. Can't wait to get rid of this stupid period.

    I was very concerned about the hormones though. My mom had breast cancer and my grandma had uterine cancer. But my doctor and I discussed it and Skyla/Mirena use progesterone and not estrogen which is believed to be a helper in causing cancer.

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    I have the Mirena. The installation was terrible, but worth it. I don't have a regular period anymore but there is periodic spotting. My acne that was finally under control is worse, so that sucks. I'm starting to wonder if the mirena is why I can't seem to lose any weight and am gaining. I got it in April. Nothing else to note - it's totally worth it to me. 
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    I got a Mirena put in a few months ago. Insertion wasn't the best thing ever, but the pain wasn't incapacitating.

    No periods, I like that I don't have to think about it.

    I get minor cramping with (strong) orgasm and the other day during (rougher than normal) sex I had cramping so bad that I had to stop and lay flat with no movement for 40 minutes until I could fall asleep. :/ Considering that the whole reason that I have it is to enjoy sex with my husband, I'm now considering going back to The Pill.
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    I'm so sorry for your miscarriage, bsjb.
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    Condoms laced with spermicide for now. I was on the pill for years which worked great but now it can interfere with my thyroid meds. I'm just creeped out by the IUD even though friends have it and love it. I just can't get behind the idea of having an object live up there agitating your system for years on end.
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    So after our own whoppsie that sadly didn't happen, I went to my doctor and asked about other kinds of contraceptives. The pill is great, but obviously I am part of that 0.01% that has no explanation but a big uh oh. Mirena is a possibility but DH wants me to continue with the pill, since I have no idea how Mirena can affect my body or what reactions it can cause. That is with any new medication pretty much. 

    My question, after the background story, do any of you have Mirena? If so, what kind of changes have you experienced since you first got it? Would you recommend it?

    My insurance is good, and it would only be a co-pay of 25 for the thing and then check ups every year, unless it falls (?)
    Did you actually take the pill every day, on time, at the same time?

    IUD insertion for women who have not had children, and thus their cervix has never dilated, is not a fun experience. . . depending on your tolerance for pain it can be quite nasty so I have been told by OBs and friends who have had them inserted.  Your doctor will either have to medically or mechanically dilate your cervix to insert it ><

    No thank you, lol!

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    So after our own whoppsie that sadly didn't happen, I went to my doctor and asked about other kinds of contraceptives. The pill is great, but obviously I am part of that 0.01% that has no explanation but a big uh oh. Mirena is a possibility but DH wants me to continue with the pill, since I have no idea how Mirena can affect my body or what reactions it can cause. That is with any new medication pretty much. 

    My question, after the background story, do any of you have Mirena? If so, what kind of changes have you experienced since you first got it? Would you recommend it?

    My insurance is good, and it would only be a co-pay of 25 for the thing and then check ups every year, unless it falls (?)
    I'm sorry but what?  I don't think your H should have any say in what type of BC you use.  It is your body so it should be your choice.  I would have a major issue if my H tried to tell me what BC to use.
    Yeah, my FI was super supportive when I decided to go off the pill like 5 years ago and has willingly worn condoms ever since. 

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    Given that male condoms are 1) cheaper, 2) easier to use, 3) and have less of an effect on the user's body than any contraception for women ... I'm also gonna go ahead and say your husband really has no say in this.

    My husband was totally okay always using condoms if I didn't want to do any sort of hormonal birth control, and while he was supportive of my choice to get Mirena, that's all: he was supportive of my decision.

    @jennycolada I wonder if Skyla might work for you if Mirena is too painful, since Skyla is smaller. But that really sucks :(
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    emmaaa said:
    So after our own whoppsie that sadly didn't happen, I went to my doctor and asked about other kinds of contraceptives. The pill is great, but obviously I am part of that 0.01% that has no explanation but a big uh oh. Mirena is a possibility but DH wants me to continue with the pill, since I have no idea how Mirena can affect my body or what reactions it can cause. That is with any new medication pretty much. 

    My question, after the background story, do any of you have Mirena? If so, what kind of changes have you experienced since you first got it? Would you recommend it?

    My insurance is good, and it would only be a co-pay of 25 for the thing and then check ups every year, unless it falls (?)
    I'm sorry but what?  I don't think your H should have any say in what type of BC you use.  It is your body so it should be your choice.  I would have a major issue if my H tried to tell me what BC to use.
    Yeah, my FI was super supportive when I decided to go off the pill like 5 years ago and has willingly worn condoms ever since. 
    Seriously! My SO was super supportive when I was going through several changes before I decided to go with the nexplanon, even when the Nuva Ring hurt his member! He said it was up to me and what worked best for me. So I did more research and found something that worked for both of us. 
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    OP, I though before you GBCK'd, you came back and said "JK! I'm not pregnant!" So now I'm confused. Are you pregnant? Were you pregnant? Did you have a miscarriage?
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    I have the Implanon it's in my arm. I absolutely love it and it might be an option since you haven't has children. I've never had an IUD but I do have friends that have them and LOVE them but I have a few that have horror stories. I know a few girls that have the same BC as I do but wanted the Mirena but because they did not have children yet they steered them away. 
    I love this because it's ZERO maintenance. I know some women had bleeding issues when it was first inserted but i know thats a risk with the Mirena too. This type last for 3 years and then you go in after the 3 years and have it taken out or replaced. This might be a little TMI but when I do have my period it's a panty liner for 2-3 day tops! just another option for you to look into :) 
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    OP, I though before you GBCK'd, you came back and said "JK! I'm not pregnant!" So now I'm confused. Are you pregnant? Were you pregnant? Did you have a miscarriage?
    I never said the bolded. But yes, as I stated up there in the OP I had a miscarriage (second one). Therefore we aren't TTC since there is something that isn't working out down there. 
    Actually, you did.
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    OP, I though before you GBCK'd, you came back and said "JK! I'm not pregnant!" So now I'm confused. Are you pregnant? Were you pregnant? Did you have a miscarriage?

    I never said the bolded. But yes, as I stated up there in the OP I had a miscarriage (second one). Therefore we aren't TTC since there is something that isn't working out down there. 

    Actually, you did.

    QFT. Several of us remember you saying that. I highly doubt we're all having the same delusion.
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    OP, I though before you GBCK'd, you came back and said "JK! I'm not pregnant!" So now I'm confused. Are you pregnant? Were you pregnant? Did you have a miscarriage?
    I never said the bolded. But yes, as I stated up there in the OP I had a miscarriage (second one). Therefore we aren't TTC since there is something that isn't working out down there. 
    Actually, you did.
    Yeah, I thought so too.

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    rajahmd said:
    OP, I though before you GBCK'd, you came back and said "JK! I'm not pregnant!" So now I'm confused. Are you pregnant? Were you pregnant? Did you have a miscarriage?
    I never said the bolded. But yes, as I stated up there in the OP I had a miscarriage (second one). Therefore we aren't TTC since there is something that isn't working out down there. 
    Actually, you did.
    QFT. Several of us remember you saying that. I highly doubt we're all having the same delusion.

    I also remember this.
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    rajahmd said:
    OP, I though before you GBCK'd, you came back and said "JK! I'm not pregnant!" So now I'm confused. Are you pregnant? Were you pregnant? Did you have a miscarriage?
    I never said the bolded. But yes, as I stated up there in the OP I had a miscarriage (second one). Therefore we aren't TTC since there is something that isn't working out down there. 
    Actually, you did.
    QFT. Several of us remember you saying that. I highly doubt we're all having the same delusion.

    I remember this as well.
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