Nurse who suffers chronic tailbone pain

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I am a Registered Nurse who has suffered with tailbone pain for over 8 years. Like all chronic pain, it is essential that sufferers get the correct support, diagnosis and treatment appropriate for them as an individual. This blog follows my journey with chronic pain, it expresses my personal opinions and thoughts. It is not intended as a replacement for advice or treatment from your normal Healthcare Provider.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Mirena coil

Someone on Facebooks Coccyx Suport Group mentioned that her coccyx pain could be due to a badly inserted Mirena Coil. Obviously this can't apply to men out there: sorry!!

But it got me thinking, as I too have the mirena coil. Too much information maybe?! As I've shared most things on this blog, and my mission is to try and get this condition more widely discussed and help other sufferers it seems worth discussing.

When I googled 'mirena coil and coccyx pain' I was surprised....really surprised by the amount of results. Is this just coincidence? Or can the coil really be responsible for some women's tailbone pain? It may have been inserted incorrectly, moved position and be pressing on the tailbone. Also tenseness during insertion may have a bearing. It also allegedly causes back pain and lower back pain if inserted badly. Plus the hormones in the Mirena are accused of loosening ligaments and aggravated any back pain or coccydynia.

So, New Years Resolution number one may be to get it removed! Like many women I had it inserted for heavy, painful periods. However I am now menopausal (sorry- too much information again?!) Some women are between a rock and a hard place : they may still need this coil for its beneficial results. I however do not. 

Every cloud!! And in my mind, it's certainly worth a try. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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