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Condition: Birth Control
6/1/2008 3:26:08 PM

Reviewer: 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:
ok, so i've had this product for about 2 months now and i did not know that there could be so many side affects i'm now reading about. sadly my ob/gyn is not very personable so we never actually had a lengthy conversation about the product. i just knew that after 3 kids i did not want anymore but since i have such a wonderful husband i might reconsider some day. but since i've had thi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/31/2008 12:57:22 AM

Reviewer: Kati, 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 thought this form of birth control was perfect. I had the mirena in for almost 3 years. I felt a little discomfort when it was put in however the pain was gone before the doctor told me it was over. I never noticed it again. I did have some weight gain but it wasn't more than 10 pounds and I needed that anyways. The only issue I had with it was that the string cut my husbands penis on th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/30/2008 11:02:04 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have spent sometime today reading over the previous reviews so I figured I would throw in my 2 cents as well. I had mirena inserted about a month ago. I was very nervous and even cancelled my original appointment because of the uncertainty. My biggest mistake was reading all the negative reviews of this birth control. Somewhere along the line I forgot that not all drugs or birth control work ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/29/2008 11:08:55 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
my doctor convinced me to get the iud. i was going to tie my tubes. I'm glad i din't. i am a mother of 3 beautiful boys and thought i was done but i decided after finding the love of my life i want more. but not just yet. the incertion was extreamly painful and i was in tears. i bleed for over a month and no period. the only good things that i didn't have my period and it was effective ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/27/2008 11:41:27 PM

Reviewer: mljewell_06, 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: 1

Comment:
I have had almost every side effect of this drug, without the cancer part. I bleed almost every day. There is maybe a week out of the month that I dont. I have discharge all the time(no infection tho). Headaches, cramps, stomach problems, depression, SEVERE drop in libido(sex makes me want to vomit right now), fatigue, weight gain, everything.

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