The after-removal bleeding reached a point that it was having a miserable effect on my day to day life, so I condensed the experience to a couple videos for ease. Enclosed here.
And part two, because my phone cut me off and made me delete things for space.
I made those videos on Tuesday, and it is now Sunday. I ended up taking my last dose on Thursday evening, just before noticing I’d developed a miserable bacterial rash on my abdomen, presumably because my immune system backed down against the pills. The pills worked, however, because the bleeding quite suddenly became perfectly manageable. I haven’t taken anymore and the bleeding is still normalized. I am incredibly grateful and relieved to be able to use my Diva Cup again without misery.
As the Crash continues, I am sleepless, moody, and weak. I went out for St. Paddy’s and my ankles still kill from all the walking, and it couldn’t have been more than a few miles in total.
Moral of the story thus far: Mirena Crash is real, and one must be prepared to take steps to cope with it until it passes. So far I’ve been bleeding and symptomatic for twelve days straight. Sigh.