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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mirena was the cause!

Ok so I wrote out this entirely too long post about the problems I have been having since I started Mirena. I think it was a bit too personal to post plus it was a huge RANT! So I'm just going to post the short version & tell you guys the major side affects.

1. The most problematic & upsetting- Cervical Dysplasia. I am in the moderate to severe range! Severe cervical dysplasia sometimes can lead to cervical cancer a few years down the line! So thank you Mirena for basically giving me cancer! I may be overreacting but I've never even had an abnormal pap smear before and now I have severe abnormal growth/precancerous cells on my cervix! The stupid lady tried to tell me it was because of my sexual partner. I have been abstinent for quite some time so a sexual partner is in no way the cause. Yet she insisted that mirena was not the cause... dummy

2. HAIRLOSSSS!!!!- Consistent Shedding for an entire year!!

3. slight Depression- I say slight because the way I felt & how I handled stressful situations was far from how I normally am! I tried to keep my self under control and focused but the issues remained..

4. extremely irregular periods- 2 weeks long or more every single month!!!! Seriously!!?!??

There is a 5, 6, 7, & 8 but those are WAY TMI...

But anywayzzzz...
I got it taken out Friday! I am so happy about it & wish I would have done it sooner! The gyn who took it out was a complete IDIOT!! She didn't know wtf she was talking about! I wish I could skip med school cause I could take her place today & do a wayyyyyyyyyy better job! So yea I'm done with bc all together because everything I have been on fucks me up! So I am done!

People! Please don't think that doctors know EVERYTHING! They are people just like u & me. Do your research & don't let anyone talk you into anything that will compromise your health! Always do whats best for you!

The gyn that I saw was not my regular gyn & she basically tried to talk to me like I had no idea what I was talking about! My regular gyn is very concerned about the issues that this lady just blew off as nothing. Said that for some women these problems are normal & kept talking about this mysterious sexual partner that I have! lol Crazy! These problems are not normal FOR ME!! And I have never experienced anything like this until I had Mirena inserted. & now that it is gone two of the issues that I did not mention are now GONE! The depressed feelings I had are going away and I do feel a lot better. That could just be because I had the thing removed but ha! I dought it....

Thoughts???
If your going through a similar situation feel free...

Mar <333

10 comments:

Tia said...

Hi,

So, nice to know I am not alone. I had so many issues with Mirena! My doctor kept trying to convince me that my side effects were in no way related to the Mirena. Two days after I got it put in I broke out with pimples everywhere and this continue for the whole six months I had this thing in me. Then I got an Bacterial infections, which I later fought out that Mirena cause there's and once you get them you may always get them. Then my hair was the final draw my hair shed like crazy. I thought I was going bald. It was a mess. I don't recommend this to anyone!!!

marand13 said...

OMGOMG the infections were ridiculous! They tried to tell me it was an STD! But I wasnt having sex! But now that its gone they are gone too!!!!!! I got them every month with my period which was supposed to go away but never did!!!

STAY AWAY FROM MIRENA!!!!!

marand13 said...

I'm hoping & praying that this cervical dysplasia goes away & that I didn't have it in too long to cause long term complications!!! I'm suing if it progresses into anything more serious!!

Jay said...

I am sorry to hear that you received Cervical Dysplasia from Mirena. I did not know that was even possible. Have you had a biopsy to check the abnormal cells just to make sure?

I got HPV five years ago and I have abnormal cells. Now that there are different strains of HPV, my GYN told me last April, that it showed signs on lowering, but I still have the high-risk strain. Luckily, I have not experienced any side-effects or have any warts.

I have been taking Chlorella and Spiriliuna for the last two months, hoping for a difference. Maybe you should give it a try.
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Anonymous said...

Me too!...I don't understand why so many Doctors refuse to acknowledge all the possible adverse effects of Mirena. If it wasn't for internet blogs like this I'd have continued to suffer with my numerous side effects for more years.

marand13 said...

@rabiaspeaks I really don't understand why they try to say that mirena is in no way the cause. Besides trying to save their own ass! The most important thing should be their patients! I am no dummy & am very analytical about everything that goes on in my life. There has been no changes that would have caused any of the problems that I have had and the ONLY thing that could have caused all these problems is the mirena! I mean, what if I end up developing cervical cancer!?!? What then???

@Jay I had a cloposcopy in feb. At that time they took 4 biopsies! 4! Then scheduled for me to come back for a LEEP procedure to try and remove the SEVERE growths that I have. I had a reaction to the anesthetic that was used and now I have to go into surgery to remove the precancerous cells.

This is a complete mess...

natty said...

WHAT?!!! I had Mirena for a year after I had my second and last child. I got infections too and for the first time in my life got an abnormal pap smear. Something not right about the cells on my cervix too! I have to go every six months to the gyn now for smears to ensure that I do not develop cervical cancer. My gyn blames it on my husband and my chemistry not working well together. I had no idea!!

natty said...

Oh yeah...and it was supposed to make my period go away (which I thought was kind of dangerous anyway). But I always got the impression that my mp was trying to bust through the hormones on that thing every month. Every month it would come later and later. I was always regular and like clockwork before. I have had it out for at least two years now but only just now getting back to predictable. Wow!!

Island Candi said...

Ugh, I wasn't on Mirena but I was on Ortho Evra, kidney infection, rapid weight gain, moodiness. I just took it off, I'm staying away from BC all together, that's entirely to much to put up with.

Nicolette said...

wow...I have actually never heard of Mirena, but all of this seems pretty damn serious. What is birth control doing to our bodies? My God.

Anyway, I wish the best for you Mar, regarding the cervical dysplasia. These things need to be put on blast, thanks for posting.

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