October 1st, 2013

Ryotsumi

Mirena Insertion and Implanon Removal

Today I became a Diva!

I wrote a week or two ago asking if anyone had experience switching from Implanon to an IUD like Skyla or Mirena and did not get any comments so I figured that maybe it was not something that happened a lot. I wanted to share my experience in case anyone else in a similar situation had questions.

Really Quick Background: I'm 26, no kids, in a long term monogamous relationship. Since I was 16, I have been on various name brand and generic BCP's, the NuvaRing, and most recently Implanon. Due to side effects from Implanon, I chose to switch to Mirena, which has fewer hormones that act more locally and less systemically than the hormones in Implanon do.

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So that's that. Please feel free to message or comment if you have any questions. I will try to update in a month and then again at 3 months and 6 months so there will also be long term information on what it is like switching from Implanon to Mirena in terms of side effects. For now, I'm hoping the IUD stays in place and that I'm good for the next 5-7 years!