I had the Mirena inserted this last June. I spotted for about 2 months and haven't had any spotting or periods since sometime in August. LOVE it! And yes, it is still in place.
Sometime in the last month, I've felt a lot of changes in my body. I have felt extremely fatigued, breast tenderness, chronic heartburn (which is very abnormal for me), going to the bathroom all the time, changes in vaginal discharge (haven't had this type of vc since I went through puberty over a decade ago), aversion to food with nausea despite avoiding junk foods, heavy bloating and water retention, weird pains in my abdominal that kind of feels like stretching, and my skin below my belly button and inner thighs turn a blue-ish purple while in the shower.
If I were pregnant, I'd have to be at least 4 weeks from day of conception since my husband and I both got a cold and avoided intimacy for a couple of weeks. I've taken a couple home pregnancy tests and one at the doctors office earlier this week and they've all come up negative. I understand and realize that the chances of me being pregnant are incredibly small. But I can't help but feel like my body is telling me yes but science is telling me no. I plan on taking another test in a week if symptoms don't improve.
While the bottom line is that only time will tell, if I really am not pregnant, how long do these phantom symptoms last? Anyone have similar experiences?
First off, i am glad that you enjoy yours, i NEVER liked mine. I had mine put in march of 08 and spotted none stop until june 08. Although it is extremely unlikely for you to be pregnant with it still in place it can happen, like it did to me. i got pregnant that aug-sept. It fell out when i was 5 weeks pregnant. Mine was not placed in right(as i think) but if it is placed right, you still feel the string when you check every month, you should be fine. It is very rare to get prg with the mirena. And the changes you feel are very normal and mimic pregnancy symptoms. I dont think you are but just in case, i would wait another couple of days and test again b/c it is not safe to have the mirena in while pregnant.
The mirena messes up your hormones, so it could just be hormone imbalance, i have had major hormone imbalance with all of the symptoms you described for the last 2 months since REMOVAL, so having it put in or taking it out could just be screwing up your body.
Marie- I had my Mirena placed in and a year later I fell pregnant with twins. One was ectopic and the other was in utero. I felt... off for a while, breasts seemed heavier and swollen, my waist was disappearing, and (as to be expected with an ectopic) I had pain in one side. I finally decided to take an hpt and was floored when it came up positive. Rushed to my ob/gyn and had bloods done and after the bloods confirmed, my doctor removed the mirena. Long story short, the mirena was "placed correctly and just simply failed"... my doctor's words. (She was quite surprised to say the least). Long story short: I lost the pregnancy as it is with ectopics. I was measured to be about 6 weeks (I had an ultrasound before removal). I know that a mirena is 99.99% effective, I know that... but I will never get one again and I want you to trust yourself. If you think something is wrong, get it checked out. If it's not a pregnancy, perhaps it is an infection or something else. I wish you luck sweets. FX it's nothing serious.
Heyaa I had similar symptoms to you while I had the Mirena coil fitted, that was one of my reasons for having it removed and I had the symptoms still for a month after removal. Saying that though I have a friend who not long ago got pregnant while her mirena was fitted so it can happen. I would have thought that a test would have shown you were pregnant by now, especially if you think u would be at least 4 weeks, the Mirena does give symptoms that make you think you are pregnant I was convinced at one point I was but just turned out it was my hormones. Hope that its sorted soon xx
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