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

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Condition: Birth Control
4/21/2014 12:26:45 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am a college aged woman who has never had a child. I got Mirena because I wanted a birth control that I didn't have to remind myself to take everyday. When I had Mirena inserted, the pain was really bad, keep in mind that I've never had children. After insertion, I had a reaction that caused me to get really lightheaded but thankfully I recovered within 20 minutes. I had it for two weeks ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/11/2014 11:38:34 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I havnt had any kids, I was told that even if that was so mirena was a good choice for me since the pill gave me suicidal thoughts a depression. After the extremely painful insertion I had to pop 600mg of ibuprofen several times a day just to get through. Then the pain stopped after a good two weeks and I got a horrible itchy red bumpy rash on my face and ears. After after suffering for a week wit ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/5/2014 9:19:35 AM

Reviewer: Ali_R86, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After becoming depressed whilst on the pill, I also suffered depression after the injection then again with the implant. My doctor suggested Mirena, which I have now had fitted for 3 months. I have clinical depression again! I also had post partum depression after 2 kids.Surely there is a link here with hormonal contraception? Surely there should be some knowledge in doctors regarding these risks? ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
4/1/2014 7:53:34 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been on Mirena for 1.5 year and it has its pros and cons. Everyone's body will react to a drug differently. Pro: effective bc, 1 insertion lasts x 5 years, I have no periods (I only spotted for the 1st month after insertion), it hasn't seemed to effect libido. Cons: Acne- the first 9 months I had terrible acne then I finally saw a dermatologist and it seemed to have cleared up a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
3/26/2014 6:45:29 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started Morena in 2012 after giving birth. The first year was OK, these past 8 months have been h*ll. My main problem was the pain that I endured after Intercourse. It got so bad to where I would have to take pain pills just to be able to enjoy it with my husband. Another side effect I hated was the way it killed my libido. And I also needed lubrication, which I never needed before. Needless t ... Show Full Comment

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