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I suffer horrific periods. They cause me a lot of pain. The biggest difficulty however is my mood before and during. I become profoundly depressed. I mean don't-get-out-of-bed-for-a-week depressed. Suicidal depressed. I cannot stand it. My entire life shuts down once a month. Combined with my rapid mood cycling with borderline, it's a hell storm. I have tried every brand of birth control available to me. Every single one has made me go off the rails. My doctor has written me a prescription for the IUD Mirena, claiming that because it releases different types of hormones, it shouldn't mess with my head. She has left the decision in my hands with very little information. The internet isn't that reliable for proper information, but what I have found has not sounded promising. Has anyone else, who is specifically borderline tried any IUD before? Did it make you nuts? Did it make you fat? Is there even such thing as birth control that doesn't ruin your life?
Hello all! So my hormones make me insane, I feel like once a month there is about a week where I reevaluate my entire life and being and it really fucks with, well, everything. As I understand, there are many of you here that suffer from this! I have found something that help tremendously, and that's progesterone. It is the only thing that seems to work at keeping me sane. I would really like to try out the Mirena, since it's progesterone only and I have a hard time remembering to take my pill, which is bad for my moods and the whole birth control thing. I'm starting to get better, but it sure would be convenient. I'm worried though, because I had an awful experience with a copper IUD and I've read some bad things scattered about online. That being said- I imagine more upset people are writing things online than the happy customers. Everything I'm reading- (Weight gain, extreme acne, awful mood swings) sounds to me like hormonal reactions, and I have been on progesterone problem free for six months now. Doctors have told me the mirena is great, but doctors also told me that the intense radiating pain in my pelvis was not caused by my copper IUD, and that 13 day periods were, you know, normal. With the copper I had really bad cramps, pretty much all the time, I felt sickly, and had insanely long periods. It makes me nervous, but if I can just have something inserted that will regulate my shit for me AND keep me baby free, it would be like a dream. Have any of you tried both, or have had good experiences with Mirena? Or have you ever been on progesterone and been fine, and then had a poor reaction to Mirena? Thank you thank you!