Mirena Coil

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Hi, I have been on HRT for 5 months and I have started getting migranes. My doctor said that I have to stop the HRT and she would like to try me with the Mirena Coil. How successful  is the Mirena coil at  stopping menopase symtoms?

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    Can I ask why the Dr wants to try Mirena? Is the migrane only reason? I have Mirena but no one told me it has any function with peri menapause. However I cannot take HRT and wanted to try myself. I am not sure how much it is effecting me or controlling my symptoms. Perhaps I would have been much worse without it. Who knows. But there are days that I feel I need help and some medication to get me through my day. Good luck with it.
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      Thank you. This is what I want to know, ImagineCelebi.  I know nothing about the Mirena coil.  The HRT is causing migranes and not helping my menopause symptoms.  My friend has the Mirena Coil and she is older than me and has not had any menopause symptoms.
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    I've had the Mirena coil for about 5 years but I've never heard of it helping with menopause symptoms and the doctor never mentioned this to me. I have wondered if the coil does play a part in the symptoms, either relieving them or making them worse but I don't know.

    We're all different so what helps one person might not help another. If I was you Maxine, I'd ask about this and try to do a little research. Maybe your doctor means you need it for heavy periods..that is if you have heavy ones? 

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      Dr's say different things making us confuse. I never heard mirena helping with symptoms. But followed my instinct and wanted to try. Plus I didn't want to have hectic bleeding on top of all the other symptoms. All I know is mirana has small amount of hormone release but it also ends after a period of time but I can't remember how ling; 2-3years? I hope it helps with your migrane. Do you feel HRT helped you with other symptoms? Best wishes
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      Ah I see. What is bizarre Maxine is that an aunt of mine has been on HRT now for 13/14 years mainly because she has migraines. Couldn't the doctor try you on another one? My aunt is scared to come off it, it's worked so well. Have a word with another doctor and see what they say x.
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      As far as I know ImagineCelebi, the Mirena works for about 7 years. I've had mine for about 5 years now and I'm hoping it keeps working for a while longer as I dread the heavy bleeding again. Makes you wonder if it does help with peri symptoms, it would be nice if it did.
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    The HRT helped all of my menopause symptoms for a number of months, but then the symptoms returned. It was going onto a higher dose of HRT that brought on the migranes.
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