i cant believe that seems that a lot of our doctor visits are the same
I am a little suprised but not sure why. I got my iud put in after my third child and the doctor didnt really give me a lot of info either. They didnt talk about it much while i was pregnant or anything. But at my 6 week check up the doctor asked me if i had thought about birth control this time. And I said not really because i have bad side effects and she suggested this miracle birth conrol-or so it sounded. She told me how it was not like the others and same stuff you were all told basically. Then my medical coverage was ending in 2 weeks so she told me that they would not be able to get me back in to get it if I left without it today. So basically if I wanted to do it I had to make the decision in 5 minutes so that she could let the nurse know and they could squeeze me in between other appointments. So I should have just said no and went home, but I called my husband and asked what he thought and we dont want to have anymore children right now or maybe not at all so he said do whatever you gotta do. Not much help so I just made a hasty decision and got it done. The first time my husband and I tried to...well the wire strings were scratching and stabbing. It was kinda horrible so I went back in and had to pay $150 for them to cut the strings shorter. So occasionally my husband could feel the tiny poke of the strings so we just had to deal with it because we can't afford $150 everytime. Within a couple weeks I noticed I was not producing enough breast milk for my baby and I couldn't figure out why. I had no problems breast feeding before. When I finally had to break down and buy formula I started talking to people and realized, duh, it was the iud! The doctor knew I was breast feeding and that is what I have always done and she also knew that birth control can dry up your milk. Well she didn't tell me that, but I am sure she knows, she has to know because my children's pediatrician knew when I talked to her about my milk supply. Basically everyone I talked to knew.
After that, the heavy 20 day periods and mood swings and pretty much feeling like a basketcase half the time in the first few months made me decide to get it taken out. But my medical coverage was gone and when I called the nurse to find out if the things I was experiencing would go away she informed me that all of this was normal and that at around 6 months everything would even out.
So now it has been a few months, I am on month 7 and I am still having pms worse than ever and moodswings, the periods have lightened up but the cramps and pms is enough to make me want it out. Today I am feeling like I may have the symptoms of a bladder infection but of course part of me is concerned that my iud has moved because i think the strings have came off it or it is moved. So I was looking for some symptoms of iud problems to see if I could maybe diagnose myself and I found this so I had to tell my story because if anyone is looking this up prior to getting a mirena iud, I SAY " DON'T DO IT!!" It has been way more trouble than it is worth for us, anyway.