Lovely Little Owl (lovelylittleowl) wrote in vaginapagina,
Lovely Little Owl

Switching BC due to pulmonary embolism

I was hospitalised last week for a pulmonary embolism caused by the pill (Cilest) and the doctor suggested I switch to the Mirena. I'm hesitant to do this as I've heard so many stories of it fusing into the skin and it also seems very permanent and invasive. I also only use the pill for controlling heavy, painful periods (I am suspected to have endometriosis with no formal diagnosis) so now that I have come off the pill I am nervous as to what my periods are going to be like again, especially now I have to take blood thinning medication (clexane injections and warfarin) for six months.

I'm open to hearing all suggestions, and I'd definitely love to hear from anyone who has a PE or Mirena. How was the insertion; was it painful? And how have you found it, any complications etc? And to those who have PE, how are/were your periods while taking blood thinners?

Any words of wisdom, advice, education, comfort you can provide is much appreciated. Thank you!
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