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Condition: Birth Control
7/24/2008 5:09:26 PM

Reviewer: CMLS, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am 39 and mother of a 6 and 3 year old girls. I had the Mirena inseted a week ago. Am experiencing light bleeding. The insertion was NOT BAD at all. It only lasted a total of 10 minutes, start to finish. Just took Advil prior. Had mild cramping and still have very little back pain that Advil takes away. I am just waiting to see when this bleeding will stop. So far so good but some of these ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/19/2008 12:40:43 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I'M A 29 YEAR OLD MARRIED WOMEN. I HAVE A 10 YEAR OLD SON .I GOT ON DEPO 2 WEEKS AFTER BIRTH AND MY LAST SHOT WAS IN MAY 07. MY DOC TALKED ME INTO THE MIRENA CAUSE SHE WAS WORRIED ABOUT BONE DENSITY. I WOULD'NT CONSIDER ANOTHER B/C BECAUSE DEPO WORKED AND NO PERIODS.SO RIGHT NOW I'M A GINNY PIG.I'M THE ONLY PATIENT AT MY DOC'S WHO'S BEEN ON DEPO FOR 10 YRS.MY DOC INSERTED T ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/17/2008 2:06:29 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I gave the mirena a try on April 14th. I was told since I've had a child the process would be the equivalent to a pap smear. Needless to say, that was not the case. A trip back, two valium, and two doctors later it was sucessfully inserted. Apparently my cervix went back to prepregnancy form .. basically it's like I've never had a child. Anyway, I immediately began to notice side ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/16/2008 11:41:18 PM

Reviewer: Mom of 3, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a mother of 3,and chose to get Mirena due to a surprise pregnancy with my third(while on the pill).I've been on it for 4 months.The insertion of it was fine,cramping(but labor was worse).I got it inserted 2 months after my son was born and bleed for 2 months after that.I have severe headaches now,acne;which I've never had in my life!My sex life with my husband has gone way,way down hi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
7/14/2008 11:29:30 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was very hopeful about this method of b/c DESPITE some poor reviews. Well, my hopes were dashed within first couple of weeks of insertion. I managed to stick with this method just shy of 2 months. I spotted occassionaly for the first month; then no bleeding! Which would be fantastic! BUT, not worth the extreme breast sensitivity and horrible abdominal pressure I felt DAILY. I was examined fo ... Show Full Comment

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