I am 20 years old and have always had an irregular extremely painful period. I could go months without any sign of a period but when it came it was heavy and the pain was unbearable. I have never had children but after reading that the mirena could help with cramping and stop periods I decided to give it a try.
I’ve had the mirena iud for a week now. When I got it put in place the pain wasn’t as bad as I thought. I guess after so many years of unbearable cramps this was a breeze.
For the first couple of hours I was cramp but that went away with the medication. My doctor warned me that because I inserted the iud about two weeks after my last period ended that my mirena could trigger a period. And that it did. I had what seemed to be the start of a normal period about 2 days after getting the mirena but that only lasted for that day. Since then I’ve had light spotting and light cramping every morning but usually it goes away after a few hours and the spotting stops. I find It strange that this only happens during the morning. But overall I am satisfied with the experience I have so far. Ill keep you posted on any new side effects.