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Does anyone have any experience, positive or negative with IUD’s that they would be willing to share? My doctor has recently recommended my getting one to help with heavy and painful periods.

Posted anonymously, 20th May 2020

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  • I have an IUD and haven’t had any issues. Best decision i ever made. A handle of friends told me not to get a Mirena but i think it was because they were misinformed or hadn’t don’t there own research about the Mirena. I haven’t had any problems-i don’t have a period at all so i am fine with that.

  • I’ve had a mirena for a few years and it has been great for lessening/stopping my heavy periods. The only side affect that I found was possible weight gain, but that could just be the chocolate !
    I haven’t had any other negative experience with it. Good luck with your decision.

  • I’m sorry, I’ve never used one – I have heard a lot of bad stories about infections, but if your doctor is recommending it then you should probably put more weight on that.

  • I was supposed to get one in about 2 years ago but still haven’t scared of risks

  • Not for me but I’d love to hear other people’s stories!

  • I had a Mirena and at first I found it worked really well, I even stopped having a period for about a year, then I started getting some sever cramping, irregular spotting and it made me rather ill. I had to have it removed and unfortunately have not been able to have another one. Sorry, I didn’t have a good experience to report. Perhaps speak to another Dr for a second medical opinion. Good luck.

  • I’ll defibe keeping an eye on these responses. I’ve been looking into it for myself as well but its very hard to find information about it. Ive read the book my doc gave me and some of the side effects were a bit off putting (I’m sure extremely unlikely) but then work of mouth seems better and the few people I have talked to have had no problems. I am still undecided about doing it.

  • I have had 1 and find them easy to have done minimal pain and yes does considerably reduce your periods . just need to find the right doctor who is experienced

  • I don’t have experience myself but have a friend who has a IUD and she’s positive about it. Not only did it reduce her heavy pains it also is a very easy contraceptive according to her..

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