23 4 / 2014
How many phone calls do I have to make before someone decides to help me. Please don’t force me through the cracks.
22 4 / 2014
i want to live by the ocean but also in the forest but also in the mountains but also in a big city but also in the countryside u feel me
That place is called Salt Lake City
22 4 / 2014
When someone asks you how you feel and you have to decide between making someone comfortable and telling the truth
22 4 / 2014
Brain fog is the worst thing on earth because your thought process slows to that of a goldfish
Yesterday I had to ask someone the time of an event three times in one hour
22 4 / 2014
"If they don’t need you, it’s okay, you do not live for other people."
21 4 / 2014
I know a lot of women with reproductive issues or diseases that impact the reproductive organs turn to an IUD to help with the disaster that is our period. I know I did.
After years of trying to take a pill at the same time every day when I was just a kid, my gyn mildly, kindly suggested mirena as an option. He told me it would stop my periods and stop the pain. That was pretty much all I needed to hear. I didn’t research anything, I didn’t think about it, I trusted my doctor and I figured he knew best. So I went for it.
All I can say is that when I had it inserted it was the absolute most pain I’ve ever experienced. It was abhorrent. I was in so much pain that they called my husband into the room to make sure I was okay. This is coming from the girl who had double dry socket when she had her wisdom teeth removed and wanted chicken nuggets - it fucking hurt.
It took a few months for my period to stop. That is the only positive thing that came from mirena for me. I didn’t have a period, I wasn’t going to get pregnant, I didn’t have to worry about taking a pill. That was it.
About four months after having it inserted I developed a very acute point pain in my lower left abdomen. I had multiple internal ultrasounds done - it was all fine, in place, right where it should be. There was no reason for the pain. I felt frustrated and sad - was this it? Is this my life?
I began to develop anxiety, fear that people were following me, fear of being alone in my own house, severe depression, a seriously low sex drive, and still the continuous pain. I gained 40 pounds, I felt horrible about myself, and I felt horrible about my outlook on life.
That’s when I started to do some research, and found that hundreds of women were sharing experiences similar to mine.
Eventually we moved to phoenix and I found an awesome Obgyn who removed the mirena IUD. I can’t tell you the relief I felt. Instantly I felt lighter. I’m sure some of it was in my head, but i felt better immediately after it was removed. I lost those 40 pounds. I felt better. I still experience anxiety, but nothing like that.
He’s the same Obgyn I went to when I was still in a lot of pain. He referred me to a pelvic pain specialist who eventually performed a laparoscopy and removed endometriosis, and found varicose veins on my uterus, known as pelvic congestion syndrome.
And you know what causes pelvic congestion syndrome? Pregnancy, or an IUD.
Here’s what I’m saying - please do your research before you take the IUD plunge. Look at the benefits and the negatives. It’s not just another form of birth control, it’s in your body. Ask me any questions you may have. Because knowing the truth and doing research about these devices can be the difference between joy and ease and pain and frustration.