May 31st, 2013

Skyla or Mirena?

Hey all! 25, NP. I decided to get my Mirena five years ago with the help of this community, so I figured it was a good place to turn when I had another decision to make. I got my Mirena out a little over a month ago because it had been 5 years and because I had some stuff going on and I wasn't sure if it was the Mirena or just stress. Turns out, med school >> IUD for causing anxiety and migraines - who'd'a thunk? On the whole, I really loved my Mirena and highly recommend it.

So now I have an appointment to get the Skyla IUD, but I'm conflicted. My pros and cons of each:

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I guess I'm mostly trying to figure out if the smaller size will change the sex thing and the adjustment period pain/bleeding enough that it's worth possibly getting a new one in 3 years. Insurance fully covers either one this time, so that's not an issue.

I'd love to hear what people think, especially if you've had the Skyla (I think someone commented that they'd had both, actually, and could compare?).

Thanks in advance! Love this community.