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ask: Do You Have Side Effects Caused By Mirena IUD

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Anonymous

I got mt mirena in sept. 2011. Shortly after i started getting skin ulcers/sores. I have also got eczema and psoriasis now. After a bunch of testing and medications, there has been no improvement but worst of all no answer. No doctor can tell me what's wrong and after some internet searching it sounds like what I'm experiencing right now is something other women are experiencing because of mirena. Or maybe it's not the mirena.

May 30, 2013 - 5:42pm
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Anonymous

Hi,I got the Mirena inserted 6 weeks after having my second baby, April 2008, I had finally stopped bleeding so they put it in. The insertion didn't hurt that bad and as soon as it was done I started bleeding and hurting but just thought it was normal since a forgien object was just inserted. Well I went in for a check up after insertion since my OB didn't put it in he asked how everything was I was already having a lot of side effects but the main concern was my bleeding I bled for 3-5 months heavy he told me if it didn't stop it would be removed luckily I stopped bleeding. The pain was horrible during sex it was so painful I didn't want to do it, this was hard on my marriage. I had head aches which I never had before, mood swings, I was never happy because I was in pain, I was light headed a lot, nauseous , trouble sleeping, I would have hot flashes. I refused to have it removed because I didn't need a 3rd kid at my age. Then in may 2010, I was at a friends house with the kids and got real sick, pale, sweating, nauseous, cramping but wasn't on period. I stood up and something pulled in my stomach and I fell to the ground I went to the dr and did a pregnancy test came up negative so did an exam and told me I needed it removed ASAP but the dr that put it in had to remove it. Made my appt and because I had no insurance it was 100 for removal if I wanted to know what was wrong it was another 80-100 if needed to be removed still had to pain the 100, I knew it needed to be removed so I did that and it hurt so bad being removed. Afterwards, I started to slowly feel better still hurting some in November I got pregnant and some complications. I had him in July 2011, I started having horrible pains, migraines started, pain before during and after periods, pain before period around 2 weeks I was diagnosed with endometriosis I had my scope done dec 2012 still haven't had anything done, we think the Mirena had something to do with it because I had no problems at all until I had it. Even though it served its purpose as birth control I regret ever having it and do not recommend it for anyone.

February 11, 2013 - 11:01am
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Anonymous

these is my second time getting the mirena,first time i got it was about yrs ago i was healthy nothing wrong well about 2 yrs having the mirena i started to get lightheaed all the time,headaches,feeling like i was gonna pass out at anytime i thought maybe its anxeity went to pcp she gave me anti depressant pills but still i was getting these symptoms.went back she uped the dose still having symptoms but not as bad i was fine with that. on some days all i wanted to do is sleep very moody. went to obgyn had to get it removed after removal about a week later all my symptoms went away everything i was normal again. got off my anti depressants everything. well ended up being pregnant with my fourth child everything was great for the 9 months. after i had him went for check up she asked if i wanted the mirena again i said idk cause all my symptoms went away and i dont want them back she said its not from the mirena. she ordered the iud i said yes big mistake i had it in for about 8 and a half months now all my symptoms are bad but full force this time. pcp put me back on anti depressant pills. they said i have panic disorder and depression, how is that cause for 9 months i had no symptoms at all after i get it inserted the symptoms come back full force. im gonna get it out soon and get another form of birth control. im not gonna be put on pills for something that i may not have i really think its the iud side effect,but the doctors aint gonna tell u the truth no matter what. i will get the answers its my body and i want to be back to myself again.

January 30, 2013 - 10:50pm
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Anonymous

I got the mirena after I had miscarriage & started to feel bad.But my mom told me it was normal because of the misscarrige.I had headaches ,stomach pain,fatigue, mood swings ,trouble sleeping.Now Iam having breathing problems as well & chest pain .Its being 7 days that I haven sleep more than 4 hours, & that I haven been having breathing problems.I call the Er & I ask if this were systomes of the mirena ,because I have always been healthy & I have no medical condition.the only health problem was. When my baby die & I was suprise then.The ER nurse said that mirena doesn't cause chest pain, & difficult time. sleeping & breathing .It's all was a lie because I have check the side effects on line & I have the mirena systomes.Headaches,trouble sleeping,fatigue,trouble breathing,pain on abdominal, mood swings.If i was you will take out as soon as possible.that's what Iam doing .Iam tire of being sick I can waite to be healthy.

January 9, 2013 - 9:27am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I'm a guy and I've had those symptoms, and obviously the mirena isn't my cause. For me it was stress and anxiety. You state your a feeling bad from the miscarriage, so I expect your are also stressed and anxious.

There are both medicated and non medicated solutions to stress an anxiety. Don't rule out either. Short term use of the medications may give you enough relief from the symptoms to get the non medicated solutions working.

January 17, 2013 - 5:49am
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Anonymous

I had a lot of nausea, fatigue, weakness, headaches even throat issues. I thought I was going to die and actually went to the ER. It turned out I had developed a stomach ulcer from all the pain medication! I was being careful eating and drinking a lot with every dose of ibuprofen, but for some reason I still developed one. I did not realize a stomach ulcer could have so many side effects. Stomach pain could be dismissed and attributed to cramps from insertion. Although I also learned that not every one experiences stomach pain or it can be very mild. Everyone is different and their body can have very strange reactions to the same illness.

Ulcers can heal on their own, especially when you stop the pain killers, but it's better if you can get medication to avoid complications or a longer recovery.

I wanted to post my experiences in case someone else happens to come across this issue and tries to google for advice! I understand some women have had scary experiences where it turned out the Mirena had embedded or perforated their uterus. I was afraid that had happened to me.

November 29, 2012 - 9:23am
Annief

I had the Mirena IUD for 3 years. I got the IUD for the hormone therapy because I had heavy periods. I didn't get it for contraception. Since getting the IUD I have experienced chest pains, heart palpitations, memory loss, & light headedness. I repeatedly asked my gynecologist if the symptoms were from the IUD and she said no. I ask my primary care doctor and she said the same thing. I've had EKG's, worn a heart moniter for 30 days & did a stress test. They found nothing wrong. I just got out of the hospital for chest pains. . I am so glad I came across the comments because I felt strongly that my symptoms came from the IUD. I've had the IUD removed for about three weeks now and the heart palpitaions & chest pain are faint, nearly non existent. The lightheadedness is gone and it seems like I am getting my memeory back. The only thing I will hate is to have my heavy bleeding again but I would rather have that instead of the heart symptoms. I hope I don't have heavy bleeding though. I never had sex while I had the Mirena because I was divorced and I didn't have a boyfriend but I didn't want to be bothered with a man. I had no desire to have sex. Maybe it was because of the IUD. I will never know.

November 5, 2012 - 10:21pm
jackie.10

Hi, well I'm worried now I got the IUD for 5 years. I just recently got it last November. Now every time I have sex (which is almost never) I get this abdominal pain and I'm just not comfortable having sex. Also eat I gained a lot of weight. I don't healthy but before I got pregnant I weighed 125 pounds. Now I weigh around 150ish and its so frustrating that I'm just gaining weight like crazy. My sex drive is super low and its causing me problems with my boyfriend. We used to have sex all the time and it was all crazy and good.Now its just so painful I just don't want to do it. Yeah i do feel chills and excitement but with pain so its not good. The more i say no to my boyfriend the more we fight. I just want this thing out of me already, but the bad thing is that i don;t have a lot of options because i suffer from Chronic Migraines so the pill the patch and many other things don't really work for me. If I should mention I never used birth control with my boyfriend before i got pregnant because we wanted a baby. We tried for almost 9 months until i got pregnant so that's why I didn't worry about BC back then. This is just bad, gaining weight, low sex drive, abdominal pain, mood swings, wanting to throw up ughh not good. I have never been regular with my periods and this didn't really change my periods, but when I get it its annoying. I get it one day then the next day is gone and then I'm just spotting on random days so that sucks. But yeah. I have nothing good to say about this other than I have to go and get it removed ASAP before something bad happens or it moves :(

October 12, 2012 - 10:13pm
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Anonymous (reply to jackie.10)

My wife got the mirena and she had similar symptoms of pain during sex. Several visits back to the OB-GYN during which ultrasounds all showed correct insertion yielded no answers. She had it removed and the pain went away. The Ob-GYN said about 3% of women have feeling at the cervix, and maybe my wife was one of those 3%.

I don't know for sure, but if it is causing you pain, don't keep it in. There are other methods of contraception available.

January 17, 2013 - 5:56am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to jackie.10)

Hi Jackie

It's your body - if you're not happy with it in, by all means get it out and see how you feel. Good luck!

Susan

October 22, 2012 - 12:16pm
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