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Condition: Birth Control
9/30/2014 11:20:33 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have had the Mirena for about 4 months now, and so far it has worked for birth control but I have had one week without a period this whole time so far. Also I have gotten regular menstrual cramps with it and have been moody/irritable. I am not sure what to think of this yet but I like not having to worry about it for 5 years unlike the Depo shot that I was previously using and had to receive a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/29/2014 12:57:26 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Extremely painful insertion. side effects: I am basically PMSing ALL THE TIME. breast tenderness, cramps, extreme mood swings, and bleeding two weeks out of the month. Worst of all, the strings fell out within the first month of use. I have to get a hysteroscopy: a procedure done in the operating room under anesthesia. I am basically terrified. cost: ridiculous- I have been charged a $100 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/27/2014 9:14:49 PM

Reviewer: 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: 1

Comment:
Insertion was just fine, but after three months was when the side effects started showing up - weight gain, headaches, loss of sex drive, thinning hair, feeling sad almost all the time... had it taken out after trying it for 8 months. All side effects stopped within 1 month - so happy to have had it removed!!

Condition: Birth Control
9/26/2014 8:44:35 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Love this!!! Insertion was one minute no pain dull cramps afterward. Insertion is like a normal pap smear.Went shopping after I had it the procedure. Minor spotting. I cant believe I waited this long because of the horrible reviews. I have children and took the pill for 17 years. No complications at all.

Condition: Birth Control
9/24/2014 7:16:42 PM

Reviewer: Brittany, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Had my my mirena exchanged for a new one after 8 years. You are only supposed to leave it in for 5 and my cervix was very tiny since I have not had a period in 8 years (because of the mirena). The first insertion was a joke - didn't hurt at all. This time it poked me hard for about 4 or 5 times when she inserted the applicator to remove the old and then when the new one was put in. I think a d ... Show Full Comment

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