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Old 06-14-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Question Endometriosis Treatment - Mirena??


My OBGYN has suggested that I try Mirena to deal with my endometriosis. I also have a blood disorder (Factor V Leiden) which prevents me from using any other birth control. I had laproscopic surgery two weeks ago and I know he will be asking me at my follow-up whether I want to actually try the Mirena. He makes it sound like the best treatment ever but I am skeptical as he is a representative for this company (not that it should impair his decisions) but from what I've read on the internet (granted, not the most reliable source), many women have experienced awful side effects from this. I am hoping there are some out there that have used this treatment method for endometriosis and would be willing to share their experience before I make a decision.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-10-2010, 12:04 PM   #2
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Re: Endometriosis Treatment - Mirena??

hi, i also have bad endo and have for 10 years now. I have tried everything from bc pills, 3 laps and 2 rounds or lupron shots. this last round was for a year. after 6 months off the shot the pain came back, My doc also recomened merina and i had it put in 2 weeks ago. I havent noticed any side affects yes but i will warn you it is a horrid painfull 5 min procedure when they put the iud in. I almost leaped off the table from the pain. I was in awful pain after for a few hours. I seem to be ok now with just minor cramps here and there and spotting but the doc said that would be normal. My only concern is that my BF thinks he feels the iud, but when i try to feel for it i cant. I dont have my follow up ultra sound till the 3rd. I hope this helps you some. I went the iud route also due to my heath ins will not cover anything that has to do with birthconrol so it was my best option since its good for 5 years with a one time out of my pocket cost.

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Re: Endometriosis Treatment - Mirena??

Wow, I hope you have great success with it. I had an IUD years ago, and I had the same response from my husband, he could feel it, and I could too during sex. I had it taken out right away.

Good to know there is this treatment available. I hadn't heard of it until now. With it hurting so badly for so long, I would try anything. I am hoping for some ideas when I see this new specialist on Monday.

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