July 9th, 2013

retro

Saying goodbye to Mirena

After 9 months with Mirena, I am pulling the plug. Since the Mirena was inserted, I have gained about 10-15 pounds; experienced cystic acne, especially on my neck; have had weekly cramps due to bloating in my GI tract; and I have continuously poked my partner.

What should I expect for removal? Do I need to take a preemptive 800mg ibuprofen? Will I have cramps? How soon will my period start?

I think I will be getting the NuvaRing if my doctor approves it for me.

I tried hard to like it, but it's just not the BC for me.