I am pretty new to this community, but thought I'd write a question since I have had trouble finding answers.
I am 27, never had children, and have had the Mirena IUD for three months. Apart from heavy spotting only in the first month, I have not had a period. It has been hard to track because I cramp on and off still. I get one tiny bit of spotting on the week I'm supposed to have it (like last week), but the week after (which is week 5 of my cycle) I get a lot of cramping and sore breasts. I took a pregnancy test and got a negative. I'm not sure if my period was last week with the spotting or this week with the cramps. I can still feel my strings and I had the Mirena inserted with ultrasound because my uterus is tilted backwards. So I am pretty sure it is still in place.
I also get cramping after sex and exercise sometimes. This is so confusing and frustrating! I do love it for other reasons though. I took birth control pills for 10 years and it gave me horrible migraines and I have not had any with Mirena. My sex drive has also returned since my pill days.
I do get pretty paranoid on birth control. I am so nervous that it is not working. I know the odds are slim, but I freak myself out with other places online where people post they have gotten pregnant on Mirena. It is true people still ovulate right? Does that mean it is any less effective?
Anyways, if anyone has any information it would be very much appreciated! I love this community and it seems pretty supportive. Thanks for reading!