Review: could Mirena cause Fibrocystic breast disease?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
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, 16 have Fibrocystic breast disease. See who they are, when they have Fibrocystic breast disease 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.
Fibrocystic breast disease
Fibrocystic breast disease (a condition causing breast pain, cysts, and noncancerous breast lumps, affects many women) (latest reports from 12,759 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, hormone replacement therapy, depression, high blood pressure.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 58,883 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 16 people (0.03%) have Fibrocystic Breast Disease.
Time on Mirena when people have Fibrocystic breast disease * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Fibrocystic breast disease||0.00%||0.00%||80.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Fibrocystic breast disease when taking Mirena * :
|Fibrocystic breast disease||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||7.69%||53.85%||23.08%||15.38%||0.00% |
Severity of Fibrocystic breast disease when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Fibrocystic breast disease||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Fibrocystic breast disease ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Fibrocystic breast disease||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (9 people, 56.25%)
- Menstruation irregular (2 people, 12.50%)
- Uterine leiomyoma (2 people, 12.50%)
- Birth control (1 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol (1 people, 6.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 days ago):
I had mirena coil and TVT done about a year ago. Swelling started gradually. The last few months it has been much worse, hardly able to walk some days as even the soles of my feet are water logged. Cannot bend my knees properly as the back of my knees are so fluid filled.On the occasions that it is red, it is extremely painful. Fluid pills from the doctor were doubled in strength, yet even they do not help.
From this study (4 days ago):
E/LFT BLOODS ABNORMAL, LIMBS STIFF AND ACHE, LACK OF ENERGY, SPOTTING.HIGH BP, OCCASSIONAL TENDER BREAST.
From this study (6 days ago):
Began taking sleep aids 15+yrs ago.Can not nap or sleep without.Had the Mirena IUD inserted over 10yrs ago, shortly after it was approved.Began exp sever mood swings and depr. Was put on anti-depr. Began having chronic pain.Most sever in the neck,shoulders,arms and hips.Drs were unable to determine the cause.Several yrs later it was determined that I had PMR.I was only 40 at the time.I was put on a high dose of prednisone.I was on prednisone for about 5yrs.Even the slightest reduction in the dose brought back severe pain.I am now off prednisone.I continued to experience full body pain but not so much the severe stiffness. I experience severe perspiration. It was discovered that I had a VitD deficiency.Test around 7. I currently take supplement and test around 35.During all this time I was experiencing severe abdominal pains and began experiencing very severe, sharp "ice pick" type pain throughout my body.Pain occurred regardless of time of day, awoke me from sleep and occurred in random spots often within just a few seconds of the previous pain.I began experiencing bloating, golt, & constipation after getting the IUD. A few yrs ago I began experiencing severe twitching, mostly in my legs, day and night. Finally, the 3rd GYN I was referred to was able to remove the IUD, in December 2013. Since having the IUD removed I am no longer constipated, no longer have golt, and much of the ice-pick type pain I was experiencing is gone. I continue to have sharp abdominal pain, although it feels different. My menstrual cycle has not returned. I am currently taking Ambien 5MG or 6.25 slow release nightly, Cymbalta/DuloxetineHCL60mg, Adderall 20mg 1 or 2x/day, Meloxicam, 15mg, Vitamin D2 (1.25 MG 50k unit) 2XperWk and Fenofibric. I suspect silicone toxicity from the IUD has brought on or exasperated my conditions over the past 10 years. Please help me to understand and recover.
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