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Mirena causing dysphagia???

By Anonymous March 17, 2015 - 10:18am
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I had the Mirena IUD inserted a month ago now all of a sudden out of no where I cannot swallow any food. I am on a liquid diet. I have been having anxiety attacks, headaches and a very stiff neck. The doctors wont help me.

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I'm not sure if this is still an active thread, but I'm having the same issues! I had Skyla put in in March of 2018. Not long after swallowing became a problem slowly. Now it's to the point where I can barely swallow solids. The doctors are treating me for eosinophilic esophagitis but I don't think that's the issue. Has anyone been able to resolve their swallowing issues following the removal of their IUD? On a sidenote, I was on the pill back in 2017 and started having occular migraines, extreme dizziness, etc to the point of the doctor thinking I had MS. MRI came back normal, but once I stopped the pill I felt better instantly!!!! Please help if you have any suggestions!!!!

May 12, 2020 - 5:18pm
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I am currently experiencing difficulty swallowing as well. I’ve had a few tests done but doctors cannot figure it out. My husband looked up my birth control side affects (nor-qd) and found that “difficulty swallowing” was one of them. I just had a baby and have been on the mini pill for about 6 months and my symptoms started around the same time I started taking it and have progressively gotten worse since. I’m stopping the pill immediately in hopes that this is my answers. I have resorted to a liquid diet and have lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks. Not fun! And my symptoms are exactly as you both have described them.

Just curious if you gals have had any luck and found any answers!

March 19, 2018 - 10:17pm
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Did yours go away?

September 27, 2019 - 7:33pm
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Omw! I have been researching my swallowing problems for months and have been to several doctors but no one could find anything medically wrong with me.

I had a C-section with my second baby and the doctor inserted the Copper T IUD. A few months later, I was having supper and as I was swallowing, my throat kept pushing the food back into my mouth. It was as if my throat was rejecting the food. I was not at all anxious while I was eating and this happened out of nowhere. I found it very strange. A few days later, it happened again. It got progressively worse that it started becoming a phobia (fear of swallowing) so much so that I ended up on a liquid diet.

I also experienced terrible headaches initially, hair loss, and other symptoms.

I would love to know whether you can swallow now? How long did it take for your swallowing abilities to return after having the IUD removed?

I though I was the only one. The copper is non-hormonal but someone else also reported swallowing difficulty due to copper IUD.

October 2, 2017 - 8:55am
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Your story sounds identical to mine. I had mirena put in January 26th2015 and then 5 weeks later all of a sudden I could not swallow solid food. It is now April and I still cannot swallow I have lost 25lbs and no doctor will help me. To top it all of I have also been diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease! I had the Mirena taken out today but, i heard it could take months or years for your body to get back to normal. All I want is to be able to eat again.

April 10, 2015 - 9:21am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Are you still experiencing difficulty swallowing or did you figure it out? I’m currently experiencing the same thing but I’m on a mini pill for birth control. Just looking for answers.

March 25, 2018 - 6:26pm
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