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i have had alot of issues with birth control what does everyone think about the mirena? ive heard alot of bad things about it. my doc said he would fix me if i really wanted him to but now im now sure.

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Definitely do not get fixed unless you are 100% ready! Without knowing what kinds of problems you have had with birth control it  makes it pretty difficult to know if mirena would be the right choice for you. I have heard alot of very good things about Mirena. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor about the pros and cons of each type of birth control.
I love my mirena. It is a little uncomfortable when it was inserted, and I was really sore for like an hour or two after but after that I never notice it. I have had it for a little over a year now and couldn't be happier. I highly recommend!
I had a Mirena and hated it. I had constant spotting and even thought I had a miscarriage. I had it removed after that because it was just too stressful for me. Having gotten pregnant while on bc before I definitely needed to know when to expect a period, just for my own peace of mind. I had a lot of problems with bc pills after that (breakthrough bleeding, non-existent sex drive, etc.) so I finally gave it all up. I just bought ovulation tests instead and figured out exactly when I'd be ovulating. It was kind of a pain at first but it definitely made things easier in the long run. Once we're done having kids my husband is going to get a vasectomy because it's an easier, less risky procedure than tubal ligation.

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