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Mirena IUD for Adenomyosis positive experiences with mirena please!


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I am a little freaked out right now. I was recently diagnosed with Adenomyosis which occurs when endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, exists within and grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. I did the whole 30 (and continuing to follow) because of my constant cramps. After completing almost 2 months on the whole 30 and no change in pain I made an appt with my OB-G. I had a copper IUD for 9 years (which I loved and never had any problems with) the copper IUD causes more cramping and heavier periods. So we removed the copper IUD. After the removal I was having the same issues (still continuing to eat whole 30) after testing it was confirmed adenomyosis. I would still like to have children so my OB told me that the Mirena would be the best to help control the process from getting worse. My other 2 options were systemic hormones or a complete hysterectomy. (NO WAY!). Of course I did my research. but I also read reviews online...bad idea. They all complained of weight gain, going crazy, bad acne, and a multitude of other issues. I am still continuing the whole 30 and before the mirena I had lost about 20lbs. I am hoping that the whole30 will help control these side effects for my "less bad" choice of the 3 options I had. Now, my question to the community. I need to hear positive experiences/stories only with the decision to go with the Mirena. I don't have a lot of other options here so if this doesn't work I won't know what to do. Please no negative commentary about the Mirena. I have already read enough of that.

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I had two Mirenas over the span of 11 years and I absolutely friggin LOVED them!!! (I did have it placed well after the birth of my four children, don't know if that makes it more or less likely to tolerate well.)

The only side effects I had in the beginning were slight cramping and bloating... As I recall that took about two months to resolve. After that it was smooth sailing. Periods got lighter and lighter and eventually they essentially vanished completely for the last 10 years I had it in.

(I no longer have a Mirena- I had a hysterectomy due to pelvic prolapse issues brought on by whooping cough.)

I would heartily recommend trying the Mirena. Complete freedom, no pain, no mess, fantastic.

Good luck!

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I've had a Mirena since September.

No weight gain.

Light periods.

No increase in acne. (I avoid dairy and soy even when not doing a whole30 and this seems to help.)

Emotionally stable (whole30 eating helps!).

Very little PMS (whole30 eating makes a difference for me!)

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I've had Mirena in for almost 5 years (just about ready to replace it) and never really had any problems with it.  I don't have any kids and experienced some pretty painful cramping for a couple of hours after it was inserted, but then things settled down.  Just make your appt for the end of the day so you don't have to go back to work!  I then had about two weeks after I first got it of light bleeding. But for the most part, my periods are further in between (making them, unfortunately, unpredictable) and very light (I've had maybe 5 random heavy days in the entire 5 years and I used to have really heavy periods).  I had no weight gain or increase in acne.  I know there are horror stories online (I also did my research before getting it inserted), but not having to worry about birth control for five years has been awesome for me!

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I have had my Mirena for almost 4 years now, and I love it! I had got it right after having my last baby, I had bleeding, but not sure if it was just from having the baby or from the Mirena. Once that bleeding stopped it never started again. I haven't had a period in 4 years and I love that. I used to have really bad cramps, once in a while I will still get some mild cramps, but nothing like it used to be. I am 38, and not sure if I want to do anything permanent, so I'll probably get another Mirena when this one has to come out. Hope this helps you!

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I have had Mirena for 1.5 years now.  It took my body about 6-8 months to get used to it.  I bled on and off the whole time until it finally started spacing out.


My periods are not lighter than before.  However, my cramps are noticeably lessened.  


I have not gotten pregnant so it has prevented pregnancy for me.


I'm 29 so I have a long time of birth control ahead of me and would probably pick and IUD again.

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Thank you all for your feedback. I have had the Mirena for about 6 weeks and my cramping pain has completely gone away! I am still spotting off and on but I am thrilled that the pain is gone. I haven't noticed any other side effects so that's good. So far I am pleased with my decision.

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