So I decided to have my Mirena removed. It was a tough decision, the Mirena didn't take my periods away but they became so light that I barely needed to use panty liners. The only side effect I had was a decreased libido, that in the end made me decide to go without. My libido has gotten steadily worse since getting it nearly 2 years ago, and has finally started to affect my relationship and I decided it wasn't worth it to keep the IUD. I picked up a copy Taking Charge of Your Fertility and I'm going to start using FAM until we decide what we're going to do.
I had it removed on Thursday, and my period was due to start at the same time. As expected my period came the next day, on Friday, but holy crap what a flood! My non-Mirena periods were heavy and very crampy, and this period is heavy like I remember they used to be but no pain at all. The blood is super bright red and I'm passing some decent sized clots too. It's not heavy enough for me to be worried about too much blood loss, but I am filling a regular tampon every 30 mins or so (that's all I have handy to deal with my period right now, ugh). I was really taken by surprise, I thought there were be another adjustment and my period would at least be light. I wasn't prepared for dealing with a heavy flow at all.
I'm curious, is this normal to have a super heavy period immediately after Mirena removal?