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    Condition: Birth Control
    3/9/2017 5:43:17 PM

    Reviewer: mpc, 19-24 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    After I gave birth to my first child my doctor prescribed the mini-pill while I was breastfeeding but looking for something long term highly recommended the Mirena (she really pushed for this particular IUD). I agreed to get one. Upon insertion it was painful but not terribly unbearable but later that night I experience the most painful cramps I have had to date...I was in pain for hours. The next ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    12/18/2016 12:25:41 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My doctor was so eager to switch me from BC pills to the Mirena IUD. I had felt sketched out a bit because she was so persistent, and it did not occur to me until months later that doctors make A LOT of money by convincing women to get the IUD. Anyways, I was reeled in by the fact that you don't have to keep track of it for five years straight so I decided to get mine fall of 2015. The inserti ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    8/31/2016 4:22:48 PM

    Reviewer: lovemymirena, 35-44 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had my second Mirena inserted yesterday. The first was inserted several years ago when my youngest son was 2. Other than minor pain and cramping during insertion, I had no complications or negative side effects. I drove myself home from the Doctor's office and even stopped for groceries on the way. I did not gain weight, develop acne, or experience any mood changes as I did while on the pill ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    8/11/2016 7:35:43 AM

    Reviewer: Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had the birth control IUD mirena placed just after my six month check up after having my baby! No problem having it inserted but I do NOT recommend this to any breastfeeding mother! (Yes, every body and hormones are different for everyone) however, this almost completely dried up my milk not even a month into having it inserted! Thankfully I realized it in time and had it removed immediately and ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    8/1/2016 12:16:21 PM

    Reviewer: krissy2696, 35-44 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I had the Mirena IUD for 2 1/2 years. Although, my periods literally went away, the side effects of weight gain, libido and mood ultimately led me to have it removed. I had 2 doctors swear my weight gain wasn't due to Mirena, but within 2 weeks of having it out, I'm already down 5 lbs having not changed my diet and exercise. I had plateaued and couldn't figure out what was wrong. Now, ... Show Full Comment

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