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Condition: Birth Control
8/13/2008 12:29:51 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I tried this a few years ago when I was 36 and since I haven't had children it hurt very badly having it put in. It seemed to make me cramp and bleed and hurt a little during sex. I didn't have it long before I asked to have it removed. Having it removed is painless. I'm at a loss for what method to use now because I was on the pill for many years with no problems and then I hit 35 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/12/2008 9:35:56 PM

Reviewer: darkogirl610, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I had mirena inserted 2 months ago and I really like it. The initial insertion was painful because I have not had any children. I also almost fainted in the doctor's office within 5 minutes of it being inserted (a little known potential side effect). Other than that first day everything has been great! I have not had a period since I had it put in and my husband doesn't feel it at all. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/10/2008 12:58:13 AM

Reviewer: AngiP92@aol.com, 25-34 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: 2

Comment:
I had this for 8 months after 2 months I began to have the headaches, joint pain/stiffness, bleeding EVERY TIME after intercourse (the only bleeding I had ever), mood swings, and a few more minor side effects. I had it removed less than 3 weeks ago and feel like I did before I had used the Mirena. I felt better within 2 days but it did take 4 visits to the OBGYN to get it removed. I had to call in ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/7/2008 3:09:52 PM

Reviewer: ready for a change, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have had mirena for about a year now, and i have had almost all the side affects that most people are complaining about (acne, unsteady weight gain and loss, mood swings, tiredness, hair thinning in certian spots, long periods, and cramping, depression, loss of sexual drive dry skin, and every time i have sex, i spot) and plus when i got it put in, i cramped really badly and blead for 2 months s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/6/2008 11:40:45 PM

Reviewer: Mom of One, 25-34 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: 5

Comment:
I had Mirena inserted 6 months ago. I have no complaints about this form of b/c. I always had trouble remembering to take the pill and as a mother of an 18 month old, neither my husband or I were ready for another. This seemed like a logical choice, and not permanent. There was some pain during insertion, just like a bad cramp. It was over before i knew it. I did have bleeding for about 3 we ... Show Full Comment

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