Miren Coil

by Joan
(Northern Ireland)

Is it okay to use natural progesterone with a mire a coil!!!

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Nov 10, 2007
Mirena coil
by: Wray

Hi Joan The answer is yes, but it's rather like eating junk food and taking vitamin supplements to protect you! The coil releases the synthetic progesterone levonorgestrel, which comes with a long list of adverse side affects. Far better to use the copper T, which is not impregnated with any drug, and only releases a minute amount of copper which the body needs anyway. Take care Wray

Nov 10, 2007
Mirena Coil
by: Joan

Thanks for your point of view I will investigate further. I am using a natural progesterone cream Natpro at the moment ( 1 week ) and I am feeling a bit hyper do you know is this usual? I also drink a bit too much black coffee!

Thank you again for your interest.

Regards Joan

Nov 21, 2007
Mirena coil
by: Wray

Hi Joan Only just seen your reply! When first starting progesterone it is possible to suffer from oestrogen dominance symptoms for the first 10 days or so. So the hyper feeling could be from that, although I think it's more likely the coffee!

Any chance of cutting down?! Do hope its passed by now. Take care Wray

Apr 22, 2009
I have a Mirena too
by: Lori

I can't have it out for about another year. I have lost my periods (which I don't really mind) but my PMS symptoms are still present, more harsh and long. Cramping, irratablity, bloating, sore breasts, depression, etc. I am also almost 40. Should I just try some Progesterone Therapy maybe?
Lori

Apr 26, 2009
I have a Mirena too
by: Wray

Hi Lori. There is nothing stopping you from having the Mirena removed today! Rather use the copper T for contraception. Progesterone will certainly help with the symptoms you are having, but it will be an uphill battle against the synthetic progestin which is leaking into your system. You will probably have to use 200mg/day of progesterone, reducing slowly as symptoms abate. Take care, Wray.

Jun 17, 2009
Miren Coil
by: Bozley

I have small fibroids and have had heavy bleeding for 6 months. However, since taking two different type of tablets the bleeding has stopped. I am 43, do not want any children and have been asked to consider the Miren Coil.

I'm so confused, will it hurt, will it stop the bleeding etc.

Jun 21, 2009
Mirena Coil
by: Wray

Hi Bozley. The tablets you were given were probably synthetic progesterone. This is not a good choice. Natural progesterone, however, stops heavy bleeding, but without any adverse side affects. The Mirena contains a progestin, a synthetic progesterone, which slowly leaks into the body, it comes with many adverse side affects.

It would be far safer and as effective to use progesterone. The best delivery systems are injections, suppositories and creams. If you need a contraceptive, then the safest is the copper T, this does not leak progestins into the body. Take care, Wray

Aug 17, 2010
Mirena coil
by: Anonymous

I've had the Mirena coil fitted for the last 4 years and since then have put on a stone a year, the doc says its cos I'm 47 now and entering that age, but its a bit of a coincedence that this happened after it was fitted.

Aug 20, 2010
Mirena coil
by: Wray

Hi there The Mirena leaks a progestin into the body, these are known to cause insulin resistance. For more info please see our page on Insulin Resistance. So you are right about the 'coincidence'. Progestins stop ovarian function, so little to no oestrogen, testosterone and more importantly, no progesterone is made. It's only after ovulation do we make this. Progesterone is thermogenic, so speeds metabolism slightly. Fat cells are themselves a non-ovarian source of oestrogen, so although you ovaries are making little to none, your fat cells are. But oestrogen is a mitogen, causing cells to divide and multiply, including fat cells, so a vicious cycle ensues. With no progesterone to suppress this oestrogen, it doesn't surprise me you have put on weight. If you should consider progesterone, please see this page we have on Peri-menopause. But before you do, please read this web page on Oestrogen Dominance. Take care Wray


Nov 26, 2011
advise please!!!
by: Anonymous

Hi wray I'm hoping you can give me some advise. I have endometriosis and have a real bad reaction to bc pills and hormones,I would like to try the copper coil and also some natural progesterone cream which I already have,can I use the coil and the cream together ??? Many thanks

Aug 20, 2014
fibroids
by: Anonymous

been fit with miren coil for 3 years for fibroids but get lots headaches the fibroids are big intrested trying the progestogen cream

Aug 31, 2014
2nd Mirena Coil - can't loose weight
by: Anonymous

Help!

I got my first mirena coil fitted after my last child 5 years ago, took a while but eventually lost baby weight going from 76 - 61kg....But over the last 2 years my weight has crept back up to 66kg despite working out 5 days a week and eating very well. Got my second mirena coil fitted 2 months 6 weeks ago...was immediately bloated within a few days which to be fair decreased, but now finding it impossible to shift the weight from my belly no matter how hard I train and how careful I am with my food (actually I very strict)... What would you recommend, I'm firstly thinking some blood tests to see whats going on...but which ones do I request


Dec 22, 2014
mirena coil
by: karen

I have coil in 3 weeks , so far bleeding since, sire stomach, headaches pains in arms , moody , tender breasts , very tired have to nap in d evenings is all thus normal when dies it stop,

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