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Progestins are hormones.

The low-dose progestins for contraception are used to prevent pregnancy. Other names for progestin-only oral contraceptives are minipills and progestin-only pills (POPs). Progestins can prevent fertilization by preventing a woman's egg from fully developing.

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Overall, 55% (266 Members) find Mirena helpful

Mirena Reviews

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My doctor put me on Mirena because oral medication was doing next to nothing. He hoped that the side affect of Mirena (no periods) would work with me, as they are always a problem time. I have had it in for a little over a year and have had mixed feelings. I still get my periods, however, they aren't as painful as before. Some months are still horrible and I have to request pain medication so I can continue working, but usual with the help of Postel, Im usually ok.
Somewhat Helpful
It hasn't done what I had hoped, which was to take away some of the pain. I still live in pain and have regular periods. It's not terrible though.
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The insertion was one of the most painful things I've ever experienced, and the week after it was hell as well, but since then it has definitely helped. Not a miracle, but helped.
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It worked but my body rejected it, so I had to have it removed.
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On this now. Not too impressed. Switched from provera due to stress related high blood pressure and a serious, unrelated issue causing severe depression (they were afraid the provera would aggrivate the depression).
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THe Mirena took 6 months to even start making a difference. After a 4 month period, I did find that I finally started seeing a difference, but it only lasted a year, and now my pain levels are back through the roof.
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Works somewhat. Decreased pain incredibly, however still have lesions, and endometriomal cysts on my ovaries. Had to get surgery. But the Mirena has made it so that I am able to function daily.
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Can't really tell if it's helping or not.
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I had a Mirena inserted for the past 3 years, having it taken out this past September. Insertion was extremely painful for me, as my uterus was adhered to my bowels and had to be manually "lifted" to make sure that it went in properly. They say that the pain is only very minor, I spent two weeks with a heating pad. I bled for 6 months before my periods got lighter and eventually went away for a few months. I had mood swings, but overall was happy not to have periods for a brief time.
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I have to take norethindrone along with the mirena to stop my periods. Very painful to have put in. Reduction in pain/symptoms for about six months and now I get random pain that comes out of nowhere it seems. I don't have my period but do get random spotting every now and then.
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  1. Discussion: mirena
    Hi! I had my Mirena inserted during my second lap just over 3 years ago so was under for the insertion. I haven't had any issues with it, I can't feel... [More]
  2. Discussion: Mirena
    I know there's been discussions of Mirena on here before, you should search the archives for them. I've had one for about 2 years. Getting it inse... [More]
  3. Discussion: Mirena
    Has anyone used the IUD Mirena for management for endo? How did you find it worked? How long were you on it? Would you say it worked for long term man... [More]
  4. Discussion: Mirena
    Yeah, my gyn said that she was going to do the ablation if the Mirena didn't work...now she won't do it. Grrr. Irritates me when they say one thing bu... [More]
  5. Discussion: Mirena
    I have had my mirena in for 3 years due to heavy periods. I am having continuous bleeds and I can't usually remember when it actually begins or when i... [More]