I have had the Merina for about two years now and I have been searching online for the past two hours trying to find out what to make of my symptoms. about two months ago I started to feel a change in my body such as:
Difficulty losing weight/Gaining weight slowly
Breast Tenderness
Night Sickness (which is common for me while I am pregnant)
very short tempered
And lately I have felt "flutters" in the lower abdomen.

At first I thought I was going through some stress/anxiety thing but when the breast tenderness came I knew it was something else. Of course I thought pregnancy so I took the home pregnancy test, first one was a negative so I waited a week felt the same so I took the second and another negative. I would love to go to the doctor but due to the whole insurance mess I am still waiting to hear if the insurance company accepted me. So I don't want to spend hundreds or thousands of $ for something that may be a common feeling. I am planning on taking it out as soon as my insurance accepts me but for a peace of mind I am writing you guys. If you had experiences and know the outcome please HELP ME!! Smile
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replied July 6th, 2014
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Although rare, women have reported getting pregnant even while having the IUD in place. The symptoms that you describe could be few of early symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. If you suspect pregnancy chances, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets confirmed, or if you develop any other new symptoms suggestive of ectopic pregnancy, consider getting ultrasound scan done to confirm the gestational age and location of pregnancy/gestational sac (intrauterine or ectopic). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to look for underlying cause for your symptoms. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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