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Date: 07.12.2011
From: Kim

Subject: Mirena Coil- can you have whilst on anti tnf's?

Hi everyone

I have had some real problems with very painful heavy periods, I think I have fibroids (on top of ra and possibly crohns!) my gp wants me to have a mirena coil fitted but Im a bit wary having it as im taking humira injections, metho, cocodamol and prednisolone. Does anyone have any experience of having the coil who has immune problems?
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Date: 08.12.2011
From: Kirst

Subject: Re: Mirena Coil- can you have whilst on anti tnf's?

I had a merena coil when i was on mtx and never had a problem. Its definetly the one to have for heavy periods ect, having heavy monthyls definelty increases pain and fatuge when you have arthritis so anything wich helps with that can only be a good thing.

My mum had fibroids and the coil helped shrink them.

Dont think being on the meds you take will effect having one put in but if you have any questions about it the best people to ask would be your rhumatilogy nurse and if that isnt possible ask ur gp because they will certainly be able to help :)
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Date: 02.01.2012
From: Lynne

Subject: Re: Mirena Coil- can you have whilst on anti tnf's?

I did some research and looking at the Mirena coil (I've been offered the chance to haver one), it said it's not suitable for people with compromised immune systems, which those of us on Humira & Methotrexate are. will be getting a lot of advice before going ahead I think.
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Date: 02.01.2012
From: willis

Subject: Re: Mirena Coil- can you have whilst on anti tnf's?

hi have one of those and docs actually thought it might help. can't say i feel any different, not any worse or better than i was, i'm on methotrexate.
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