I had mirena put in toward the end of my period. After it was in, I continued to bleed for quite a while. That whole month my bleeding went up and down and only just briefly stopped. Because of this, I didn't know when my next period would be, once the bleeding finally did stop. The next period seemed to be at a reasonable time although I don't remember how many days after the original bleeding it started.
Now I'm waiting for my next period after that one. I haven't kept track as well as I should but what I do know is that it's been at least 30 or 31 days since the first day of my last cycle. I had some odd cramping and bloating a couple weeks ago. I also have had occasional headaches, although nothing too bad. The headaches have almost been negligible. The cramping was as if I had my period, but it was obviously too early for it and I wasn't bleeding, although I did experience some spotting for a day or two. The cramping is also starting to return. I'm also experiencing soreness in places that shouldn't be sore.
I know mirena throws off your period for the first 3 to 6 months. I also know that spotting is typical... but is it typical for it to delay your period by almost a week? I think my normal cycle is 26 days, opposed to my current count of at least 30 but possibly 31 or more. For a few reasons that I don't want to take the time to explain, I'm not sue exactly how long my natural cycle is... perhaps my cycle actually is 28 days... but I think it's closer to 26. Also, what about all the other stuff? Just typical symptoms?
I had Mirena inserted during my first period after I gave birth to my daughter. This was in October.
Following the insertion, I bled straight for 7 months.
It finally stopped after the 7 months and hasn't returned.
Irregularity in periods is very normal and common on Mirena.
When I had Mirena put it (I was on my period like they suggest) and my period stopped immediately for 3 years until I just had it removed. I had some spotting and breakthrough bleeding last year once or twice but that was it.
I got mine put in on 01/02/09 and i have had cramps ever since, but what concerns me most of all is that i normally bleed for no more than 5 days on my period and im going on day 9 now. is this normal? its driving me nuts!
I was using the Paraguard (copper IUD) for 6 months and found my periods to be heavier and more cramps. It was tough, so I switched to the Mirena a month ago and haven't had any period for over 40 days. I am not in a relationship so I'm not pregnant.
My concern is I do want to have a normal period and wonder what these hormones are doing to my body long term?
Does anyone know the effects of NOT having a period for a month or even 3 years like some of you have mentioned?? really 3 years and you're ok with this??
I had Mirena inserted in the middle of may and I had bleeding almost everyday for 2 months! Then all of a sudden the bleeding stopped and now it is december and I haven't had bleeding, a period, or period symptoms since.
I had Mirena inserted March 11, the day after I finished my last menstrual cycle. I know that it has only been 3 weeks, but I have started spotting heavy. This would be when my normal cycle would start, and I am just curious if this will be what I should expect. I have a very active personal live with my fiance, which is why I went on Mirena in the first place, we don't want babies until after we are married, I just really am disturbed by not knowing if I am on my cycle or not.
ive had mirena since may of 09 after i had my son. my period comes maybe 3 to 4 times a year and its very light. ive been on it for a few days but its so light i dont even need to use a pad or tampon. every ones body is different and apparently mirena affects everyone different. mirena isnt for everyone
I chose mirena just a month ago and my period started march 25 and is still going on and its april 15th...i cant get to a hospital until next week...is this bad or has others had this problem? im freaking out i never had my period more than a 4 to 5 days
I had my mirena put in at the end of January 2011. My first period came in February and lasted over two weeks. Now I am an every other month girl. And when it does come, it is only for 3-4 days and is very light. Still waiting to get it for June, but not yet. Hopeful that it will be here soon since I am having some cramps. As someone said before, everyone is different. Just depends on your body chemistry. I came from having every period last 7 full days. I am totally enjoying this! Any problems, just check with your doctor. Best of luck!
I have had mirena in for 8 months i bled for the first three months staight then it stopped and for the next 6 months no periode at all untill now I just suddenly got my period, it's not light at all so not sure if thats normal but it goes to show that everyone is different.
I am 39 years old, no children. Ihad Mirena inserted on like May 7th and I had cramping and spotting for 3 days,bloating,and craving for sugary snacks especially at night more than I normally would, plus it decreased my libido. Then after that (FINALLY) went away, 10 days later I got my period and I am still bleeding for a month straight! I am just disgusted because although my periods are very light now,I just keep on bleeding which is affecting my sex life because now my libido has returned to normal (in fact it increased) but, I'm STILL bleeding. I hope it goes away soon because for other women, it sometimes goes away fast. If this goes on for the next few weeks, I am gonna have it removed. It was the main reason I had it inserted. I seemed to have taken control of the sugar snacking after I gained like 4 pounds.I had to workout extra hard and discipline myself to take these 4 pds off. Is anyone feeling this same frustration?
I also have mirena. I got it after my son was born and that is 2 years ago. I have not have a period since. Very nice!! I know there is always the irregular periods for some which is normal but is it normal to get my period almost 2 years after having it when I never did before?!
I have had the mirena for 2 years now and I was wondering if anyone has a problems with their periods? I have had a period every month since I got mine put in they never went away. But for about 3-4 months now I have had a period and it will last about 2 weeks then I will quit for a few days up to about a week then I will start back again. I feel like i'm the only one with this problem because most people on the mirena doesn't have period. So I dunno whats going on with me I'm worried and I hope this is normal!!!
I've had mirena for almost 2 years. I had 3 months heavy continual bleeding, then it got lighter. Usually 1 nine day period every 24 days. But the last 3 months I have had at least 2 periods a month, not too heavy but lasting about 9 days still. This month I am on my 3rd period. Mirena is crazy!
I had Mirena put in on 03/06/13. And I still have my period. I guess asking when it will end is fruitless, since it could go on forever. I am going to give this another month, and if I am still bleeding, I will have it removed.