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Effects of sudden removal of Mirena coil

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Effects of sudden removal of Mirena coil

Just wondering if other people here have had their Mirena coil removed as a result of diagnosis? It was one of the first things that the surgeon said to me, that it would have to come out, she removed it while I was under for the lumpectomy. I now feel very odd, but I don't know how much of this is the effects of the op, anaesthetic,  lack of sleep etc. 

I have had a Mirena for around 18 years, I had my first one fitted when my YD was less than a year old and she will be 19 in November. I have always been fine with it. I now have the nagging doubt about it and the BC, but I will probably never know the answer to that. Just wondering if I am now in for a rocky ride with mood swings etc. I am 50 and no idea what menopause stage I am at. My mum's was pretty much done and dusted by my age.

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Yes thanks, DS seems to have sorted his argument with his girlfriend and was quite chirpy when he got in from work. Even did some shopping for me on the way home and then fed the chickens and watered my tomatoes. So I made him a cup of tea. Waiting for YD to get back from Cornwall now then I can go to bed.

hope that we all have a good night tonight x

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Hi chaffinch hope you had a successful chat with your son hope you have managed to have a rest x
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I love colouring but right handed and right side lumpectomy so I find the repetition a bit painful x can still read though xx
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It is just so weird having been so fir and well only a few days ago. Treated myself to some colouring this afternoon, helped keep me occupied!

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Chaffinch my lumpectomy was last Tuesday so nearly a week in but still need a nap every afternoon xx
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Thanks for that, I suspect that I am at a similar stage, to you. My DS has taken this hard and had a migraine yesterday but still did a full days work but was very bad tempered in the evening and ended up having a big row over Skype with his girlfriend who is currently in America and he hasn't seen her since May which is always tough for them. They are at uni together in the U.K. but spend most holidays apart. He went off to work again at 5:30 this morning. I will have to try and have a chat with him this afternoon and make sure that he is ok.

Don't feel as hormonal today but despite a pretty decent night's sleep I am still very tired - 3rd day post lumpectomy. 

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i was described as starting the change at 47 ... i have had Mirena coils for 20 years 

My BC is oestrogen and progestrone positive so had my coil out .... i havent had a period but have certainly had hot flushes 

Was the coil a contibutary factor to my BC ... no idea

Is being overweight a factor ?

Is being a ex smoker a factor?

 

i really have no idea but I have decided not to look back on what if's and worry about this as I have to accept I have BC ... lumpectomy has removed my 'body invader' and now i need to face the rest 

 

Today I can do it ... tomorrow I cold be a wreck again ..I really dont know

I snapped at my 20 year old son yesterday he was getting ready for work and  he asked 'what time is dinner' my response was surely you should be asking what can i cook you for dinner. His eyes filled up with tears and I immediately felt like the worst mom.

Today my son and daughter have cooked lamb dinner between them and my daughter (26) has done the ironing 

 

I am unpredicatable, irrational and emotional is this BC or menopause I guess that is a rhetorical question and probably a combination of the 2 xx

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I had a mirena coil in situ at the time of diagnosis last year (I'm 49). I had had it in nearly 5 years and because my cancer was hormone receptive I had it out - not sure if I NEEDED to have it out as I didn't really ask, I just WANTED it out as didn't like the fact I had something in me producing progesterone. I've heard it's only locally produced (i.e. in the cervix/uterus) but I still didn't want it in. Did it cause my BC? I've been told no, but suppose i'll never know. Once it was removed I had the period from hell (I had it in place for heavy periods in the first place rather than contraception) so I suppose i've just returned to my menstruative state pre-coil. That was in January and since then they have settled, still heavy but i'm glad it's out.
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Don't beat yourself up about it.

I am 56, post menopause, never had any hormonal birth control (except for about 6 weeks when I was 19), never smoked, prefer to eat whole foods rather than processed, and I got BC. And my BC is ER+8/8.  I am fat, though, and fat creates oestrogen (so I've heard) and so I keep thinking What if I had lost that weight all those years ago.  Hey if it's going to happen, it's going to happen, and maybe we did do something that might have made it more likely, but maybe we didn't. 

 

As far as the mood swings go, I reckon the diagnosis can be blamed for all of the above, mood swings and all.

 

Cathy