Mirena and Bleeding
Things were going wonderful for Jenny. She and her new boyfriend had just decided to move in together. With plenty of chances for more sexual encounters, Jenny decided to go for a more dependable, less annoying method of contraception. They discussed several birth control options with their primary care provider, and they finally agreed on an IUD– Mirena.
Jenny can still recall her day of procedure, which was more painful beyond her expectations. The insertion of her IUD felt like a strong pinch in her pelvic area. Her friendly doctor informed her that these symptoms are pretty normal, especially in women like Jenny, who had never been pregnant. But that was just the beginning….
For ten months, Jenny suffered terrible agony, long-lasting discomfort and persistent vaginal bleeding from the Mirena IUD. Furthermore, Jenny was never in the mood for sex with her boyfriend. How long could she live with the bleeding and physical pain, not to mention the emotional distress with her and her boyfriend?
Jenny’s doctor advised her to wait for one year until her body accepts Mirena completely. With all the cost and agony they already went through, a couple more months might not have been a bad idea. But for Jenny, ten months were more than enough. Two weeks ago, Jenny finally decided removed her IUD, but unfortunately, it will take a long time before things are the same again.
If you’re a Mirena user and you suffer from severe bleeding and physical problems like Jenny, read on. Removing your Mirena IUD may be your best option, and the Mirena Detox Program can help you bring your body– and your life– back to normal.
How Bleeding Affects You
One of the most disturbing effects of Mirena use is how it changes your menstrual cycle. Clinical data shows that most women using Mirena experience heavy menstrual bleeding in the first few months of insertion. One of most common causes of Mirena removal is irregular spotting or intermenstrual bleeding (bleeding between cycles). Though results may vary, many women on Mirena experience irregular bleeding for 35 days on average during the first three months of insertion. (Some even as long as 55 days!) Though it is believed that this is reduced in most females within a couple of years, not many prefer to bleed for 30 days straight.
For most women, this persistent and abnormal bleeding would definitely affect their quality of life. The bleeding is often accompanied by abdominal cramps, low energy, or dizziness. (See your doctor if these symptoms are severe. You may be at risk for anemia.) Because the bleeding is so unpredictable, the personal, professional and social aspects of your life become inhibited.
What Cause Bleeding with Mirena?
The human body is amazingly self-regulating. A key factor in your body maintaining its equilibrium is through hormonal metabolism. However, introduce a new hormone into your body– such as the levonorgestrel (pronounced “Lee-va-nor-jess-trel”) found in Mirena– and this natural balance is altered. Frequent bleeding, pain, and other symptoms are the results of your body’s attempt to achieve equilibrium after inserting Mirena.
I Removed Mirena…Why Am I Still Bleeding?
Again, this is a case of hormonal balance. When you suddenly remove the Mirena– the current source of external hormones– you deprive your body of its daily dose of levonorgestrel (progesterone). This creates a state of hormonal shock, because now there is excess estrogen. It is this excess estrogen that ultimately causes the uncomfortable symptoms in your body after Mirena removal– including heavy, irregular vaginal bleeding and severe cramps. The body eventually achieves its normal balance, but not until all remains of levonorgestrel are gone. This takes time, normally 6-8 months, especially without any aid.
How to Manage Bleeding Caused by Mirena
If your bleeding is excessive but you choose to keep Mirena, your doctor may prescribe medication for you. There are also several natural supplements and herbs you can use, like Shepherd’s purse, Lady’s Mantle, yarrow, red raspberry leaf, and chasteberry (Vitex).
However, if you choose to get rid of Mirena, the Mirena Detox Program is a preferred solution for the long-term management of withdrawal symptoms. Using natural ingredients and holistic techniques, this detox can remove Mirena and other toxins from the body.
It is essential for you to use natural products to balance the hormonal system after the Mirena is removed from the body. The use of excess estrogens and synthetic products can further delay your body’s return to its natural balance. The solutions offered in the Mirena Detox Program allows your body to heal, repair and regenerate, so you can live a life worth living!
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