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Old 02-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #23
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Re: My mirena story *possible trigger*

I considered getting Mirena after the birth of our caboose baby dd. We were definitely "done", but don't believe in permanent bc.

On the surface, it made sense. I was looking for something that would work from now until menopause (probably with one replacement), there wouldn't be any regular doctor visits or ongoing bc expenses, and I was changing insurance, meaning if I did the Mirena then, it would have been free. It seemed really silly to deny all that thriftiness and convenience.

Then the OB explained how it could be very uncomfortable/painful upon insertion, and possibly painful/cramping for some time afterward. Umm, I just had a baby, so I wasn't interested in any more of that kind of pain, thanks. Then I read about the possibility it could perforate, lodge somewhere else in my body, etc., and I decided I just couldn't do it.

So, I went back to Depo injections, which worked great for me between all my dc with no side effects (except no df, yea!) Yes, I have to go in to the clinic once every 3 months for my injection, and it costs me $25 each time for the meds, but I am so much more comfortable with this decision. Your story was a huge validation.

So sorry for your ordeal, but know that your sharing it here will help so many of us in our bc decisions.
Asmaa, married to dh for 22 years!
Homeschooling mom to ds17, dd14 and
our 3 1/2 year old potty princess!
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