I've had Mirena for about 9 months now (had it placed at my 6 week pp visit) and I've never been very happy with it. I've had off-and-on spotting for almost the whole time that I've had it, and plenty of dull cramping. I've had 2 ultrasounds to determine if it's in the correct place, and both times I was assured that it is and to give my body some time to regulate. The side-effects were definitely bothersome, but I put up with them because, well, I really didn't want to get pregnant. Both of my children were conceived while I was on the pill, and my doctor told me that Mirena would be the best option for me to avoid another unplanned pregnancy.
On to my main point- the last few weeks have been different. I had spotting about a month ago and since then I've had nothing. I'd be really happy about that, but I've had some suspicious symptoms. My breasts have all the sudden grown a noticeable amount and I''ve been getting lightheaded and have had some nausea. I'd be able to ignore those issues, but I've also had some intense fatigue- which has always been my number one symptom in early pregnancy. I've taken a home pregnancy test several times this week and they were all negative, but I feel pregnant.
I'm not sure what to do. I think I might be pregnant. I know that pregnancy with an IUD is rare, but I've gotten pregnant on hormonal birth control twice before, so maybe my body just doesn't respond well to birth control? I know pregnancy with an IUD is also dangerous, but should I go and seek medical attention without getting a positive result? If I am pregnant, is it possible that the Mirena could be giving me a false negative? Also, if the pregnancy were to be ectopic, would I still get a positive home result?
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