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Mirena
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Nita in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: April 13th, 2011 10:04AM
With or Without Insurance: withInsurer:: Select plan
Policy/Plan:: Doctor or Clinic: Southeast Health Action
I have had my IUD going on 5 yrs. come July. It worked like a charm absolutely love it. I had taken ortha tri cyclin and got pregnant and even tried the patch. The pill didn't work and I didn't have any side effects. For some woman it does work. I tried the Ortho Evra patch and also ended up pregnant, but with the patch I had horrible cramps. After my 3rd child I decided to try Mirena and had success. I did spot, but nothing like a normal period. No cramps, No headaches, No Infections yet I did gain about 10 - 15 lbs. though.
Every woman is different and knows her own body for some the pill works others the patch but as for me the Mirena is my 1st choice.
Hopefully this helps someone decide what is right for them.
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Paragard
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: mishy in Supply, NC.Posted: April 6th, 2011 03:04PM
With or Without Insurance: WithInsurer:: Medicade
Policy/Plan:: Doctor or Clinic: Dr
I had my IUD in for 11 years. I did have stronger cramps and periods but it was worth it to me. My husband could feel the strings but it never seemed to mind. I plan on getting another one.
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Okay, i guess
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: Paraguard in Rva, VA.Posted: March 18th, 2011 12:03AM
With or Without Insurance: WithInsurer:: Anthem healthkeepers
Insertion was extremely painful. You expect it, but if you've never had children, you can't really expect it. Make certain they have back-ups because my first appointment was unsuccessful as my gyn dropped it on the ground. Thus, I had to return to experience the same pain.
It's only been some months and I believe I want it removed. I did contract BV shortly after insertion, despite never having ANY infections in this area (okay, once a dual yeast infection and UTI in college). I was given meds for the BV, but the meds opened me up to thrush! I rid of the thrush by drinking apple cider vinegar water and it cleared in a matter of days. Yet, now I'm paranoid about getting another BV as the smell is crippling.
The fear is not the main reason I wish for its removal, but the fact in my case, sex has become extremely painful. My sex drive is hindered due to this forsight, when my sex drive is the main reason I wanted its insertion!
It's not all bad, though. No crazy mood swings as w/BC.
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Mirena IUD
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: DollHouse Diva in Atlanta, GA.Posted: March 17th, 2011 05:03PM
With or Without Insurance: withInsurer:: Medicaid
Policy/Plan:: Doctor or Clinic: Women for Women
The whole process of inserting the IUD was fast and simple and I only had mild cramps. Every now and then I would get sharp cramps that lasted for like 30 min. I tried to lose weight but I cant. I weigh the same as when I was 8 months preg. I lost 5 lbs at the most on Mirena and like a couple of days later on the same diet gained that 5 lbs back plus more. My child is two and Im so ready to get rid of this extra weight. 190lbs!!! I used to weigh 135!! My sex drive has also plumeted. Some months I would be so ready and some months I would withhold sex. this has been very stressful on our relationship. Im looking to get my IUD removed tomorrow. I thought it was a good idea, but its not for me.
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Paraguard
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Danyiel in Conway, AR.Posted: March 4th, 2011 06:03PM
With or Without Insurance: insuranceInsurer:: TRicare prime
Policy/Plan:: Doctor or Clinic: DR gullic
Ive had the paraguard nearly 5 years now, its been the best birth control Ive ever had. No issues what so ever.
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Mirena IUD
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in washington, DC.Posted: February 14th, 2011 05:02AM
With or Without Insurance: withInsurer:: tricare
The insertion process was very painful! As for now the mirena seems to be working fine for me. I will definitely be keeping it in the full 5 years bc the pain that it caused me going in was almost unbearable.
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Amazing Experience!!!!!
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Maddy in New York City, NY.Posted: February 13th, 2011 09:02AM
With or Without Insurance: withInsurer:: Medicaid
Policy/Plan:: Doctor or Clinic: Phylips Family Health Center
I got my iud because I was going to college ( 4 yr degree) and wanted to make sure having a baby would never stop me in my tracks. 3 years in and I love it. The first hour I must say was quite painful , i wasnt able to walk or do much. But as the day progressed it was fine and I even went to work where I had to stand for 6 hours. The first month was uncomfortable as the iud was getting situated in there. My spotting lasted a whole year but that wasnt enough for me to want to take it out. I think all college females should get one to ensure no mishaps along the way. Oh and I have never had complaints about the strings. I check for them once a week in the shower just to make sure I can still feel them.
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Paragard/ Mirena
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: Christian Mom in Cleveland, TN.Posted: February 10th, 2011 11:02AM
With or Without Insurance: withInsurer::
my doctor referred me to a nurse practitioner who put it in, apparently did not know what she was doing. Driving home i though i was going to die the craps hurt so bad. i called the next day and she said it was perfectly normal. For the next few months it felt like something was stabbing me in my bladder when it was full, so i went to MY doctor and she could not find it and we did an ultrasound and it was gone. She sent me to the hospital and did an x ray and it had attached its self to some fatty tissue next to my bladder, so when it was full it was hitting it. I had to have the iud surgically removed 3 years later i decided to have a Mirena put in, i have had no problems with it and have had it for 3 years. After being on some form of birth control 15 years i decided to look into how it actually works and learned it prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus so if you believe life begins at conception then this is abortion so i have decided to have mine removed.
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Paragard Nightmare
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: jt58 in PHOENIX, AZ.Posted: February 10th, 2011 10:02AM
With or Without Insurance: withInsurer:: health new
Policy/Plan:: Doctor or Clinic: DR
Insertion was a horrible experience. The pain was severe. I had immediate bleeding that lasted for weeks, had several follow up appointments to see what was wrong and finally was told I was having a reaction to the nickel in the paragard that was not disclosed to me or my DR by the Paragard rep. Finally have it removed and felt great immediately. DO NOT GET THE PARAGARD IUD it is horrible and should be banned in the US. ParaGard prompts the release of leukocytes and prostaglandins by the endometrium. These substances are hostile to both sperm and eggs; the presence of copper increases this spermicidal effect. So with that said the Paragard is hormonal. The company is faulsly advertising the product.
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Paragard nightmare
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: Jenn27 in Cumberland, MD.Posted: January 18th, 2011 04:01PM
With or Without Insurance: withInsurer::
I had the iud placed 1 1/2 yrs ago. My life has gone down hill since. Within 2 wks of having it inserted I ended up in the ER. Since I have been diagnosed with Interstitial cystitis and vaginisms which both suck. nI have recently went to the Dr and was told the strings were cut too short and I will now require surgery to have it removed. I would not recomend thtis for everyone. I have not become pregnant, however I have horrible periods have felt horrible for the past 1 1/2 yrs.
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I love the Mirena
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: M.Eldridge in euless, TX.Posted: January 17th, 2011 08:01PM
With or Without Insurance: withInsurer:: Medicaid
I have had my mirena for 3 years and i absolutely love it , i went two years without a period. My periods are lighter and hardly any cramping. I have told many many friends about it and those that had got it , have fallen in love also , best birth control i have ever used !!!!
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Mirena-getting another
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Georgia girl in Augusta, GA.Posted: January 3rd, 2011 02:01PM
With or Without Insurance: with- now withoutInsurer:: medicaid
got the IUD after my third (surprise) baby five years ago. No problems other than spotting instead of normal periods and husband could feel the strings sometimes. Would love to get another one and I'm looking around at prices now since I don't have a regular doctor
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Not recommended
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in Battle Creek, MI.Posted: December 7th, 2010 10:12PM
I have had the mirena in for about 2 1/2 years. It was great at first, but i started having dizzy spells, nausea, abdominal pain, and worst of all weight gain. After, i had my son, i lost 20 pounds of the baby weight i gained. I started gaining it back after having the mirena. I always feel sluggish and downright awful. I am getting it removed this week and I can't wait. My body is telling me to get this thing out of me asap. This may not be the case for everybody, but it's just not working well with my body. Yeah, i haven't gotten pregnant with it, but the side effects are just too much to handle.
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iud
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a girl in knoxville, TN.Posted: September 26th, 2010 05:09PM
i have had the oud for 4 years and i can honestly say this is the best birth control i have every had and when my 5 years are up i think i will try for another kid..
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Paraguard
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Ada in Amherst, MA.Posted: September 20th, 2010 04:09PM
With or Without Insurance: with insuranceInsurer:: medicaid
I had Paraguard for 3 1/2 yrs, and I found it to be very convenient. I never had to worry about pregnancy or taking a pill or the nasty side effects of hormonal methods (I had horrible mood swings on the pill). Sometimes my partner could feel the strings. And recently my doctor discovered that the IUD was positioned way too low and they had to take it out, though I was told that there wouldn't be a problem if I wanted to get a new one. Also, the doctor could not tell just by feeling that it was in the wrong place. I had an ultrasound for another reason, which was the only reason they found that it was in the wrong place.
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IUD removal
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Zulaika Reyes in Houston, TX.Posted: July 5th, 2010 05:07AM
With or Without Insurance: withoutInsurer::
Policy/Plan:: Doctor or Clinic: Dr. Eraj
I had the IUD for 3 years the IUD has giving me a lot of problems. Yeast inf, bladder inf, and bacti inf. years after year. i am so sick if it I need it out of me now. I am going back to the doctor who put it in me. So please pray that it get removal my boby belongs to god not birth control.
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Mirena IUD
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Sarah715 in Lebanon, OR.Posted: December 12th, 2009 01:12PM
With or Without Insurance: With, but not coveredInsurer:: BCBS
Policy/Plan:: Oregon TeamstersDoctor or Clinic: Corvallis Clinic
I was appalled to not be told how much it cost beforehand, or that it was not a covered benefit under my insurance plan. That being sad though, I have been very pleased with the IUD.
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IUD
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: IUD user in Chicago, IL.Posted: November 4th, 2009 09:11AM
With or Without Insurance: withoutInsurer::
Policy/Plan:: Doctor or Clinic: Chicago
I have had my Paraguard (copper/non-hormone) IUD for about 9 years. I am in a monogamous relationship. The IUD has saved me money on birth control such as condoms or the pill. IUDs are generally more effective than condom use, and the pill has the negative hormonal side effects such as weight gain. Also you have to remember to take the pill, which is difficult for some people. The negatives of the IUD for me have been that in some scenarios, my partner says he can feel the string, which feels scratchy. This is only rarely though. Also, I have had three occasions over 9 years when I experienced severe localized cramping which my doctor told me was due to a slight misplacement of the IUD. I went to the doctor immediately on all three occasions, but by the time I had my appointment the IUD was back in place. I even had an ultrasound to check it out. All in all, while not a perfect method, I am a proponent of this method.
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Harmones
Amount: $113.00
Posted by: a user in El Paso, TX.Posted: October 29th, 2009 08:10PM
With or Without Insurance: withInsurer:: Aetna
Policy/Plan:: basicDoctor or Clinic: Doctor
Before the IUD I was experincing extremly heavy cycles to where I had embarressing moments. My harmones must be playing tricks I am 47 years of age after the incertion my face has broken out with pimples. I feel like a teen fighting this battle all over again.
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Mirena is Great!!!
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Carrie Lynd in Lansing, MI.Posted: August 23rd, 2009 05:08PM
With or Without Insurance: with HMOInsurer:: Blue Care Network
Policy/Plan:: HMODoctor or Clinic: OBGYN
It has been fantastic for me. I suffer from PMDD=PMS on steroids and by not having periods there is no PMDD or cramps. I am having it removed tomorrow since my 5 years is up. I am hoping Planned Parenthood will discount the cost enough so I can afford another Mirena since I am unemployed and no longer have insurance.
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