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    Condition: Birth Control
    6/4/2016 5:46:37 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had my Mirena inserted in Aug 2010 and removed in June 2015. Insertion was easy, I had mild cramping when I went home. I did get a yeast infection afterwards but took care of that easy. Then did not have another problem for the 5 years. The only reason I did not have another inserted is because I thought I would be trying to get pregnant soon. Since that has not happened I plan to do this again. ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    5/27/2016 3:55:25 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I had my Mirena removed on Monday, I had it in for a year and a half. I thought it was great at first, then, I hit the one year mark. I was extremely bloated all the time, Intercourse hurt, I was bleeding constantly, and I started to gained weight. The thing is I've never been able to gain weight. I have weighed 107 since puberty. I had a daughter and went back to 107 within two weeks after bi ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    4/5/2016 11:51:12 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I hate to see so many negative reviews about the Mirena! The IUD is a gift from above in my opinion! Insertion was only moderately painful (honestly I've had worse cramps during my period). Don't be scared away by that; so many women shy away because they think the pain is awful, but honestly after 5 mins I was walking out of my OBGYN's office. I've had my IUD in for two years now ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    2/29/2016 8:05:01 PM

    Reviewer: Shann_K, 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: 5

    Comment:
    I'm 22 and haven't had kids. The Mirena is the first form of birth control I've ever used. I've had my IUD in for 1.5 yrs. I was pretty nervous about getting an IUD; I have difficulty relaxing during procedures. My husband is a nurse and both he and other experienced female nurses we know highly recommended the IUD. The procedure was quick, although painful. I took two Aleve ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    2/25/2016 9:18:28 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had this IUD for 5 months and had bleeding the entire time. It also changed my mood so I was more irritable the majority of the time. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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