Diane Porterfield-Bourne Menopause Nurse Practitioner
- Diane Porterfield-Bourne
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Thank you for your message. If you have a mirena, you rarely have any periods so assessing menopause is based upon your symptoms and age. You can still be having regular monthly periods ( ie Peri-menopausal) and have horrendous symptoms.
I think the Mirena is a great part of HRT, controls bleeding and is a contraceptive. This won't stop your other menopausal symptoms so worth talking to your GP about HRT. Ask if this is something you'd like? Can have etc.
HRT would help with your fatigue, memory loss and aches. Obviously if your GP thinks there is another cause, they will look into this but menopause is most likely the reason.
Diane Porterfield Bourne.0April 16
I have had a Mirena coil for almost 15 years for dysmenorrhoea and menorrhagia, due to be changed in August. I have been having perimenopause symptoms for a couple of years now, but been bearable. How do I tell where I am in the menopause when I don't have periods? Will I be better getting another mirena to see me through another 5 years? The only symptoms that bother me are my memory, aches and fatigue.0April 15
Thanks for sticking with us for 2 years.April 7