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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Mirena IU.

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Condition: Birth Control
5/8/2008 1:47:46 PM

Reviewer: Butterfly Love, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Today is my 1 month anniversay with Mirena. I did not have any cramping or other side effects like others. I had on and off spotting for the first 2 weeks. I have been bleeding for the past 11 days. I lost alot of hair. I gain a bit of weight. It is very frustrated to be bleeding all the time..very inconvenient. Yes it is working because there's no sex. I am still debating should I hav ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/6/2008 2:44:41 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
well so far so good! I just had the Mirena inserted yesterday, I haven't even had it in for a day and the cramping has already stopped. I haven't noticed anything else happening just yet but like I said it's only been a day. I think everyone reacts to things differently, I was on the shot for over 2 years and had the worst time with it as far as weight and mood changes, so maybe this B ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/6/2008 12:28:13 AM

Reviewer: Lady, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It works very good as far as for avoiding pregnancy..the side effects is what is bad..Starting with very bad back ache..mood swings..Until I read diffrent articles here and my primary Dr. told me the reason for my backache was Mirena and get it removed i really beleive him I going to get it taken out asap..the backache is so bad over the counter meds don't work...I'd rather take pills...

Condition: Birth Control
5/5/2008 7:22:08 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Wow! I am so glad that I found this site. I had mirena inserted 6 weeks postpartum in Nov. 07 and was not told of all of these side effects. I have been blaming the hair loss on postpartum even though I didn't lose any hair after my first child 3 years ago. Every time I brush my hair long strands just fall out. My shower drain is constantly clogged with hair. I get really bad headaches and m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/1/2008 11:53:51 AM

Reviewer: jaidenandmaddisonsmom, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have had this birth control for almost 2 years. The fact of not getting pregnant is great I have a 4 and 2 yer old we want more but not right away so this is great. Now to the not so great since insection in june06. I have gained 40 lbs., sex hurts or I am just not interested, and my hair has gotten thinner. It did make my periods lighter but they will last 2 days stop for 2 days then come back ... Show Full Comment

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