Prior to becoming sexually active I was put on microgynon 30 when I was about 15 for regulating my periods, so I could correctly medicate on mefenamic acid to reduce really painful periods. This worked really quite well and was very handy when I became sexually active. I came off it when I was 18 because I had no boyfriend/sex life and forgot to take my pills the whole time anyway.
A few months of no contraception I decided to get the Mirena coil fitted because I wouldn't have to remember taking a pill every day but I'd still be covered against pregnancy. Since then (April 2011) I have gained about 1 and 1/2 stone and suffer from random, severe abdominal cramping. I also get pain during and after sex on occasion. I get my period maybe once every 3 or 4 months with no cramping. Go figure.
I'm thinking of getting it taken out and going back to microgynon 30 once my cycle returns to normal and I've got my weight under control. I didn't really realise any of these symptoms might be related to the coil until recently. I'm quite ambivalent about it all because removal/insertion procedures are pretty painful. My insertion upset my body for a while after so it's not a decision to be taken lightly.
Anyone got any advice or been through anything similar?
Over the Easter break