Does anyone know if it safe to use a natural progesterone cream with the mirena iud???
Wanting to get off IUD causing issue but in mean time wondering if I should use a progesterone cream in addition to the Mirena due to mental, mood, spotting, long periods, depression, cramping any ideas??
Progesterone cream won't help you to relief the side effects caused by IUD. Mirena IUD already contains progesterone that releases it. If irregular bleeding and long periods become intolerable you can remove the IUD.
I have read that synthetic progesterone (progestin)which is contained in coils progesterin only pills etc can reduce the natural progesterone thus making all symptoms such as pms, depression, water retention worse (this is something alot of doctors fail to tell you)
i have had mirena since dec.10 and was feeling very hormonal. went to talk to my doctor and she tested my blood levels and my progesterone was so low they couldn't even trace it. no wonder i was feeling so crazy she said. anyway, i'm now on a progesterone cream 1xday and i'm wondering if it decreases the efficacy of my mirena? i do not want 5 kids under 5!