Sunday, May 16, 2010

More On The Mirena IUD

It can't have been more than about 6 weeks ago that I was complaining about my all-over-body rash. I managed to mostly conquer it although it raises its head every now and then and I have to beat it down with allergy meds. If that were my only problem, I'd gladly live with it.

But increasingly over the past few weeks I have been feeling extremely agitated. And not only that but people are making comments. Like The Marshmallow and my sister specifically. It's not like I haven't noticed. My post from the other day about my job is likely not really due to the stress I'm feeling at work - anyway not ALL of it.

I am angry all of the time. I feel it just below the surface about ready to burst out. Talk about a short fuse, now I know what that really means. I have absolutely no tolerance and even the slightest thing can make me snap and when I snap, watch out. I'm not liking it. I just don't know who I am! I feel so out of control, so far from The Lord, and really just barely getting by. I was even thinking of talking to my doctor about anxiety medication. I'm really just not a pleasant person to be around (or to be!)

So for no reason in particular I started looking at the Mirena bulletin boards again checking side affects and such. Turns out that nearly all of the women complaining of side affects listed anxiety, irritation, intolerance, anger ..... at least one of them or a combination of them but there they were! I'm not losing my mind! Perhaps I am an intolerance person by nature but this IUD is doing nothing for me if side affects are causing my birth control to be abstinence because I'm freaking my husband out!

I've decided to take it out. I really feel like I've given it a good shot. It's not for me. I hope that I can go back to who I was before and that the hormones can cleanse through me quickly. I hope the vasectomy is still on the table...

5 backward glances:

Lesley said...

I'm sorry that it's not working out for you. I have loved mine but hontestly, several of my friends that have it don't. Sounds like it's not worth the side effects it's causing you! Hopefully you can get it out soon.

Amy said...

I have an appointment on Thursday thank goodness. I'm not necessarily looking forward to the extraction process but it'll be nice for it to be done. Thanks for the well wishes. :)

Katie said...

yeah- I don't like the hormones. I have loved the Copper IUD for that reason. I did the Mirena once- not again.

Ginger_Curls said...

The extraction is sooo much easier than insertion - I barely noticed! Also, the hormones pass through your system really quickly. When I had mine taken out with the intention of getting pregnant I wasn't really expecting to be pregnant before I even had a period - apparently your body returns to normal within days.

It is one of those things that you either love or hate. I love mine and strangely I notice that I am LESS anxious, grumpy and miserable with Mirena. I get a touch of PMS but nothing like it used to be.

I hope you find something that suits you.

Amy said...

Ginger, i read your response before I got it out today and i was glad I did because it did put me at ease a little bit about getting it out so thank you! hopefully i found a good option now.