Review: could Mirena cause Back pain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 24, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 62,555 people who take Mirena. Among them, 1,181 have Back pain. See who they are, when they have Back pain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,806 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control, endometriosis. Commonly reported side effects of Mirena include device expulsion, vaginal haemorrhage, device dislocation, pregnancy with contraceptive device, abdominal pain aggravated.
Back pain (latest reports from 647,530 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Feb, 16, 2014: 58,883 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 1,183 people (2.01%) have Back Pain.
Time on Mirena when people have Back pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Back pain||15.77%||35.14%||15.99%||14.64%||15.09%||3.38%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Mirena * :
|Back pain||0.00%||0.00%||2.28%||44.52%||35.61%||16.18%||1.19%||0.22% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||0.00%||61.54%||23.08%||15.38% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Back pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (804 people, 67.96%)
- Menorrhagia (66 people, 5.58%)
- Vaginal haemorrhage (21 people, 1.78%)
- Anxiety (14 people, 1.18%)
- Premenstrual syndrome (12 people, 1.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Yasmin (16 people, 1.35%)
- Yaz (14 people, 1.18%)
- Synthroid (13 people, 1.10%)
- Zoloft (12 people, 1.01%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (11 people, 0.93%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Had Mirena IUD put in and within 1 yr I started having all these problems. Thought it was menopause. Had to quit working due to swollen legs and headaches back pain. My stomach was always bloated and went to doc over and over and had gall bladder checked, kidneys checked. Nothing. Am in menopause for 1 1/2 year and none of the symptoms went away. Thought I was going insane with all the different pain and no answers from the doctors and different tests. Went to chiropractor last week and he told me my IUD had shifted and I should get it removed. I am doing this next week. hopefully these symptoms will go away.
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