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    Condition: Birth Control
    6/2/2010 11:15:03 PM

    Reviewer: Alexandria, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    This is my second Mirena inserted, the first time I had alot of bleeding the first 2 months, after that I didn't have periods after the first year,under a Dr's care I was told I could keep it in, and did for 6 1/2 years, a new one was replaced and very little spotting at period time. I have been full of anxiety but have an anxiety problem, I'm not sure if it is the IUD or if it is situ ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    7/22/2009 3:47:54 PM

    Reviewer: big hungry, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I have had the mirena iud for 7 months. I feel slugish and tired all the time. I have gained alot of weight. My period is just starting to become regular after being irregular since December. Due to bleeding alot I have had two bacteria affections. I have numbness in my hands alot and very moody at times. I could go on and on. The only good think about this birth control method is that you don' ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    4/1/2009 12:50:48 AM

    Reviewer: vall, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Lots of side effects the first 2 months. Then my body adapted to it & the issues tapered off & disappeared,I was on the verge of having it taken out & glad I decided to ride it out. Moods,skin blemishes,weight gain at first - then that stopped & weight loss actually started,in particular around my hips/lower body. You do have increased hunger with synthetic progestins so appetite c ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    12/21/2008 2:39:04 AM

    Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    First I had a VERY painful and difficult time with the insertion because of a cervical fibroid that I didn't know I had until the time of insertion. Now since I have had the IUD in(for about 3 months), I have gained 18 pounds- with no change in eating/exersize habits, my breasts are always sore, and I have spotted every single day, I don't even know when my periods are supposed to be anymo ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    7/22/2008 10:50:55 PM

    Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    After a year and 4 months of use, I am still experiencing acne and have moodswings. Weight is back to normal and periods are nonexistant. All and all, I think this is a good birth control method.

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