emrg0310

396d

I'm just a little frustrated. I'm supposed to get a laproscopy done but my insurance won't cover it unless I do the Mirena iud for 6 months. I've been totally against having an iud but am going to get it tomorrow. Anybody else deal with this? How did the Mirena effect you?

Chronic Generalized pain

Morphine

Misoprostol

Generalized pain

Endometriosis

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  • endo94

    395d

    I have never had an iud I refuse to get one. Why will your insurance not cover it without an iud why not a different birth control? I had a friend who had an iud and it kept falling out but it wasn't painful

  • emrg0310

    395d

    I'm on state insurance so I'm guessing the want to go with the cheaper option first.

  • BirdNerd

    395d

    I have the Mirena! I'm on my second one and I've had it for 7 or 8 years altogether. It's absurd that your insurance won't cover a lap unless you have the IUD in for 6 months. It's not like the IUD is going to fix your endometriosis if you have it. The only "treatment" is to get the endo lesions removed, and it's not a cure or even a permanent thing.

  • emrg0310

    395d

    Yes. I know but apparently it helps the heavy bleeding associated. They couldn't get they iud in anyways because my cervix wouldn't open. I have to reschedule and use misoprostol before going in next time.

  • Mars

    395d

    I’ve never had an IUD because I have the Nexplanon implant, but I also had a lot of trouble with my insurance when I was trying to get my diagnosis, so I want to let you know that it might help to write an appeal for your insurance company to see if they’ll change it and also just to offer my support. The community is behind you!

  • emrg0310

    394d

    Thank you 💕

  • Skylar

    394d

    Where are you from? I didn't have to do that but i heard some places do require it not sure why

  • Cindy33

    393d

    I have the mirena. When I was first diagnosed with endometriosis my doctor suggested to insert it to help control my heavy bleeding. It did help though I still have pain. Maybe in the future I'll also consider to do laproscopic surgery but for now it is good enough for me and I prefer taking NSAID's during my period than going through surgery.

  • emrg0310

    392d

    I'm from Oregon.

  • emrg0310

    392d

    Unfortunately nsaids hardly touch the pain. Even morphine hardly touches the pain.

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