I've just started TTC. I had the Mirena IUD for six years, one year more than suggested. I had it removed on August 6th. My first visit to the gyno for this was on August 1st, but since the doctor couldn't even see the string, he gave me an appointment at the hospital the next week where there is better equipment. Turns out the IUD was impacted in the lining of my uterus and upside down. The IUD was removed through hysteroscopy (they called this a surgery, though I went to work the very same evening). I bleeded for about half a day after the removal, but felt fine afterwards.
I know it's probably too early to be pregnant yet. I'm guessing there was a scar left in my uterus that had to heal, hormones from Mirena still flowing in my body. But since my last period started July 23, I was mid-cycle at removal. I also believe I ovulated right after having it removed. The Mirena had killed my sex drive for years and I felt incredibly sexy right after it was removed. I BDed with my spouse two days after removal and quite a few times in the days following (though nurses at the hospital suggested waiting at least a week to prevent infection... since I felt totally fine and knew I was mid-cycle, I decided to try anyway) and I'm just hoping that maybe, maybe... I'll beat all the odds and be pregnant right away.
Right now, I'm probably 9 or 10 DPO. I'm having symptoms that could be PMS, or could be signs of something else!! Water retention in my legs for the last two days, I have painful upper-back muscle cramps (had trouble getting up this morning because of them) and begged my spouse for a massage (he's lazy when it comes to massages!). My breasts are also very sore, which I know is good sign. Never had this on Mirena (except maybe the water retention), but could be that my body is just getting reajusted and since I've been on Mirena for so long, I have no clue what are regular PMS symptoms. I also have very light brown spotting, but so light it doesn't show on my panties or when wiping, just when checking cervix directly with finger.
I'm sharing my story. My rational side is saying I'm probably not pregnant, just PMS, but there's this little hope that maybe, just maybe I'll be super lucky and get what I want right away... the days waiting for period to start (or not!!) are pretty difficult, as this seems to be all I can think about!!
I'm 31 and trying for my first. My spouse is 38 and we've been together 10 years. We each went to grad school and the conditions were never "right" before now. Now that they are, I want it to happen right away!!!