Has anyone used Mirena or know someone that has? I am looking into it and all over the internet I see horrid reviews but most are older.
The Mirena was not made 30 years ago. The IUD, yes. But, not the Mirena.I work with a lady who conceived while on Mirena, that was almost 30 years ago now though. I assume things have changed since then
Oh, well dang. Either way, she had something up in there that was supposed to stop her from getting pregnant and when she went in for her annual pap they told her she was FIVE MONTHS pregnant!!! and no, she's not overweight, not at allThe Mirena was not made 30 years ago. The IUD, yes. But, not the Mirena.
Oh and I conceived while using Mirena (6 years ago). So no, it's not 100%.
Norplant (multiple rods) is off the market. Implanon (single rod) is what is currently available. I had Implanon for the full period (3 years) and had no issues with it. No crazy periods, no crazy hormones, no crazy weight gain (or inability to lose weight).I'm seeing about half good and half bad responses from all sorts of people. I guess it depends on your body. What about one the rods that is inserting in your arm?
Fact is, only abstinence is 100% and all forms of BC have side effects.Norplant (multiple rods) is off the market. Implanon (single rod) is what is currently available. I had Implanon for the full period (3 years) and had no issues with it. No crazy periods, no crazy hormones, no crazy weight gain (or inability to lose weight).
It does leave a scar. Small, circular one upon insertion, then they cut the same place to take it out leaving a centimeter long scar. You can feel the rod while it's in (it's a weird flexible, bendy material), but it's generally not noticeable unless you are fiddling with it.
For IUDs, I've tried ParaGard (the no hormone, copper IUD) and had it removed after several months because of ridiculously heavy periods.
I'll be trying Mirena this time around. If I have lousy luck with it I'll probably go back to Implanon. Or just tell my husband that he's S.O.L.
So I'm right, thank youMenopause is a generalized term. Any time you are without a cycle(s), is menopause.Not true. If you're without a cycle it's menopause or pregnancyMeno=Menstration...Pause=No cycle/stopped, even in temporary circumstances, other than pregnancy.