So…in a fit of paranoia last night, and reading exactly HOW they remove the IUD of satan, I decided to pull the plug myself. Literally. I pulled it out myself. Now, I am NOT recommending that anyone ELSE do this, I am not advising anyone, and what I did was maybe stupid. I dunno. But I did it.
Here is the thing. SINCE I removed it, some amazing things have happened. This morning, for the first time in almost 6 months I WOKE UP AND SAT UP IN BED! Usually, I have to roll sideways, and have Gerg literally LIFT me out of the bed. Then I went into Gory’s room and LIFTED HIM OUT OF HIS CRIB! To most of you this is trivial, but to me….well…it brought me to tears….of joy. I would say my pain has been reduced to about only 30% of my day. Which is AWESOME! And only about 2 hours post-removal!
The other things I have noticed is a really big change for the better in my mood! SO much in fact, that Gerg, my mom, AND Evan have commented on it! I am moving really well, and even went for a long walk with Gory in his wagon, and moved PAIN FREE! I am amazed.
And also really angry. I am really angry that doctors are allowed to do this to woman. I have met some other amazing moms on Twitter, that have blogged similar experiences. Alexandra’s post is here about her horrible experience with the IUD from hell. Kristin blogged about her Mirena hell here. Amanda talks about her Mirena experience here. Sick, right? This makes me SICK! These women are a SMALL majority that have actually BLOGGED about their Mirena horrors! There are SO MANY women being effected in a negative way because of this horrible IUD! It can cause PERMENANT DAMAGE!
I still have my doctor’s appointment on Thursday, and you bet your ass I am marching in there armed. I am DEMANDING that she record all my negative symptoms, and report them to the FDA. I am DEMANDING that she check my progesterone levels and thyroid levels (these can both be affected in a severe way by Mirena).
Please help spread the word about this! Tweet about my post, go read the other women’s stories, tell your friends! If we can help spread the word, then we may be able to help other woman! I have had MANY woman tell me they were considering the Mirena, and will now go a different routs because of my blog, and experience! I even have two other moms getting theirs removed this week!