I am SO mad, I have to blog this rage. When I was pregnant, and even before, I had chronic hypertension. When I was preggo with Gory, this turned into Pre-acclampsia, and…well……that was that.
So after my 6 week check up, my doctor informed me that any birth control ill would not work, because it would cause my BP to go up, so either I use condoms (not gonna happen…ever) get tied, or use this Mirena. Well, I thought, since she puts it that way, and I am not sure if I want any more spawn, the MIrena looked to be a good choice.
So I went in and had the thing inserted. And lemme tell, you, it was NOT pleasant. The blog post is here. I bled on and off for about 3 months AFTER the insertion, and I thought that was weird, but when I called the OBGYN to ask about it, she said to give it some time. Around that time, I started having SEVERE back aches, and aching in my joints. It was so bad, that I spent some days laying on the floor in pain. Nothing would help, nothing seemed to be working, not a new mattress, not laying on the floor or couch, the chiropracter….nothing. I thought I was just getting old….
Also, I started getting really down. I do have a history of depression, but NOTHING like this. I am a BITCH! I yell at Greg and Evan, and Gory too. I hate myself, and my life, which in all reality, is pretty damn good. I am just so depressed, I cannot function some days.
I have acne REALLY bad on my back, chest, and face that was NOT there before. I mean……2 weeks before I GOT pregnant, I was wearing a BACKLESS wedding gown, and did not have a zit ANYWHERE. Or WHILE I was pregnant, for that matter!
I have gained close to 20 lbs since I had the thing put in, and the weird thing is…I have a VERY LOW caloric intake. Like 800-900 a day low! And I do not exercise (see previous mention of pain like….everywhere) but I am active running after Gory all day, and walking almost 2 mines a day either outside, or at the indoor mall doing laps.
So, somehow, (I forgot how) I started talking to my Twitter mamas about it today, and some of them have the SAME symptoms! HOLY SHIT! I NEVER connected any of my issues with the Mirena! I thought my pain was maybe never damage from having Gory, and the rest was…I dunno? Getting old? Being depressed?
SO I called, and the IUD from the bowls of hell is being taken out at 1 on Thrusday. I did not even give them a choice, I called, and said “HI! You are taking out my Mirena, give me the soonest time slot!”
I al also a member of this site now, that is a support group for Mirena users. Do any of you have the Mirena/ have had it/ have a similar story?