These sorts of topics aren’t something I usually talk about but I feel I need to let people know what the Mirena Coil did to me.
When I was 19 I had my son and that’s when the problems started. I had abdominal pains, irregular bleeding and the like. So I went to the doctors and they couldn’t find anything wrong. They suspected I had endometriosis so I had the Mirena Coil fitted which is meant to ease symptoms. Then I had surgery to see if they could find endometriosis and it turned out I had a cyst covering 3 quarters of my ovary (don’t know how they missed that with a scan) but no endometriosis.
3 years later and crazy tests including being put into temporary menopause and things have gone from bad to worse. I had abdominal pains daily, sometimes ones that are worse than labour pains. I could wake up with them or just simply walking or hoovering could set it off. I was starting to worry I’d got cervical cancer too as I showing all the symptoms (I’d got turned down for a smear). I couldn’t figure out why they couldn’t see what was wrong. I’d even been tested for other things such as IBS but they just couldn’t figure it out.
Anyway going back a good week or so from today, I had my coil removed as me and the fella are trying for a baby and my symptoms have vanished. Completely gone. I’ve had one stomach ache and one back ache (presumably from the bleeding from the removal) and that’s it. Usually by now I’ve had abdominal pains every day but I haven’t had one. So I’m pretty sure that before I had the coil put in it was the cyst causing my pain and since having the cyst removed it’s been the coil.
I’m never ever having one again! I regret not having it taken out a lot earlier but I was scared my symptoms would worsen rather than get better (as it was there to help, not hinder). Now I’m not saying this is going to be like this for everyone because I’ve gone all over the Internet and I’ve only seen one story of a lady who had bad symptoms for around a year but after that it’s meant to settle down.
I just wanted to post my story because doctors don’t tell you any of the downsides to this and I’ve had about 3 and a half years of agony because of this thing.
If you are considering getting a Mirena Coil just make sure you weigh the pros and cons up!
Thanks so much for reading guys ❤