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Review: could Mirena cause Fibromyalgia?





Summary: Fibromyalgia is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Amitriptyline hcl, and have Birth control.

We study 62,581 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Mirena and have Fibromyalgia >>>

Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 62,930 users)

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, depression, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure.(view latest reports from 24,072 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 62,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 29 people (0.05%) have Fibromyalgia.

Trend of Fibromyalgia in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Fibromyalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fibromyalgia0.00%25.00%37.50%0.00%12.50%12.50%12.50%

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%0.00%13.64%63.64%13.64%9.09%0.00%

Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fibromyalgia0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (11 people, 37.93%)
  2. Depression (3 people, 10.34%)
  3. Menorrhagia (2 people, 6.90%)
  4. Fibromyalgia syndrome (1 people, 3.45%)
  5. Hay fever (1 people, 3.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Amitriptyline hcl (2 people, 6.90%)
  2. Sertraline hydrochloride (2 people, 6.90%)
  3. Gabapentin (1 people, 3.45%)
  4. Seasonelle (1 people, 3.45%)
  5. Sertraline (1 people, 3.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Does anyone experience heart palpitations causedby their acid reflux ?
    I have had acid reflux/Gerd for 4 years + Was not believed that symptoms were real for a while as had no heartburn and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia which even now some medics think is imaginary...it's NOT!!! Following a demeester score of 45 ( very high confirmation of acid reflux) and discovery of a large hiatal hernia, ( a classic physical cause of acid reflux) I had hernia repair operation and LINX anti reflux surgery. Throughout the four years a major symptom of my acid reflux were heart palpatations. They started at the same time I started with reflux and cleared up after the surgery. I have been reflux free palpitation free and antacid free for four months. then I was put on Gabapentin for back spasm and the reflux returned along with the palpitations. Medics keep insisting this is just anxiety yet eat a food that gives me reflux also starts the palps which is the indicator of the reflux as I do not have heartburn. Comes on when relaxing and eating watching tv ( no anxiety present) and when I am sleeping peacefully ( no anxiety present) my heart wakes me up and fires off into tachycardia. Recently a doctor has said it is now known that acid reflux irritates the nerves in the solar plexus area and that triggers the palps. Anyone else experienced this? Are there any studies on it at all? Thanks all.
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  • Soon as i got the mirena two months later i started getting spots of vitiligo what should i do get the mirena removed and call and lawyer
    I got the Mirena inplanted In My uterus in Dec 2012 and Feb 2013 started to see spotes of Vitiligo I went to the dermatologist and was told that i for sure have Vitiligo.
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  • Mirena causing infected ingrown toenails?
    I've had mirena for 3 months and I've already noticed regular joint stiffness even after brief periods of rest. To boot I've gotten several ingrown toenails on each foot which is very unusual because I've not changed anything in my hygiene and I've never had ingrown toenails before mirena. It's quite painful and I have at least one ingrown toenail on each foot.
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  • Has abilify affected your ability to make good decisions?
    My husband and I are 73. We had a paid off home and money in the bank until the past 3 years. We have made some terrible decisions and now we are practically penniless. We couldn't understand why we had made such bad decisions and let someone talk us into losing our money. We have also been on Abilify about the same amoount of time and I noticed that the commercials say a side affect can be lack of judgement or something to that effect. Has anyone else had this happen?
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  • Does mucinex guaifenesin help treat fibromyalgia? (3 answers)
    I have tried so many treatments for fibromyalgia. I am going to try guaifenesin next . Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Okay, I will get one thing straight, I DO love my IUD. Luckily I'm one of the ones where it doesn't fall out of me or migrate. It stays put and does it's job.

    I know there have been endless reports of symptoms. I will admit, I have a few of the more common ones, such as false pregnancy symptoms, or cysts, but recently, a new symptom has developed.

    I've had my IUD for just a little over a year now and a few months ago, I had a horrible paranoia and anxiety attack. Let me give some examples in what I mean.

    When I'm feeling "normal", I don't really care what my S.O does in his spare time because I DO trust him and I know deep down that he's faithful. Every other month, it seems that my hormones act up and I go into panic fits when bad thoughts come to mind and I misinterpret almost everything he says and think that he's now suddenly against me and I freak out.

    I know many people are probably thinking that I'm just having trust issues, I'm really not, let me explain more. He can say the same things one day, and I wouldn't care, and the week (yes, my paranoia seems to last a week or two) I'm anxious, he can say the same thing and I'll panic to the point of passing out. And it's not just him, this goes for my friends, or coworkers. I begin to think that they're all changing when in reality, it's me that's acting different. Again, it's not immature trust issues, I got bad paranoia. I couldn't eat, I couldn't focus. I only focused on the bad and made up thoughts in my head of being left by him or betrayed by my friends, I would get very dizzy and shaky with my muscles aching. My pulse would be calm for a bit and then it would shoot back up as I got panic attacks.

    Luckily my S.O is patient with me and helps me through it, but the first time this happened, it scared me beyond belief. After my paranoia stopped, I reflected on that week and thought "My God, did I seriously freak out over that??" it seems to happen a bit before my period or after.

    Let me also say that I've been on the pill for years and none of this happened. It all started around a year of having Mirena and I've looked up that paranoia is a VERY possible side effect. I will say it HAS frustrated me because every time it stirs up a paranoia episode, I feel like a child being backed into a corner with my anxiety. Again, I still know and trust my S.O and friends, but the paranoia fogs my mind and hijacks my emotions to where a simple text that usually means nothing to me, makes me panic, "Omg!! omg!! Why are they texting them?! Why did they say that to me?!! It's not normal!!". If my real personality could jump out during the episodes, I would be smacking myself silly.

    I use Mirena as a birth control, but if this keeps up, I may abandon it ASAP but I have to find another solution, so whenever my S.O is able to get a vasectomy, I'm probably getting this IUD removed. Again, it does a good job, but it's getting to the point where these horrible panic attacks aren't worth it.

    I'd like to know if anyone else has had similar paranoia or anxiety attacks when having Mirena.
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    In 2005 I had NMS, which was not detected by my drs for 4 months. I'd been on Lexapro & Seroquel for 2 yrs, but was weaned from Lexapro & placed on Lamictal 3/05. Began getting low-grade fevers, which I was told were not caused by the Lamictal. I quit taking it anyway, fevers (along with uncontrollable shivering) continued & got higher. By 5/05 my temps were reaching 105 deg F. Husband said I became combative, refused to go to hospital. Early June/05 he came home to find me wrapped in blankets, with a temp over 105 F. He tried to place me in a tub of cold water, said I was rigid & screamed when he tried to move me. I was in the tub, speaking "in tongues" (his description, I have no memory of this). He called 911, took me to hospital. I woke, no idea where I was or why. After a lumbar puncture & 2 days in ICU I went home. The fevers continued...2 weeks later he came home to find me wrapped in sheets, towels, blankets, with the heat on full (it was in the 90's outside) he called ambulance again. I awoke to find myself under an ice blanket with nurses pushing large vials of dantrolene into both arms, several liters. Another LP, a stint in ICU...this time they told me it was NMS. The dr who dxd me said he was surprised I was alive, & not a vegetable, as my temp had peaked at 109 deg F. I suffered brain damage; short-term memory loss, brain can't control my body temp, my blood pressure went up. An arteriogram showed completely healthy heart & arteries, no plaque at all. I lost all body fat as well as some muscle mass. The fevers continued even after stopping the Seroquel. I visited my PCP for a checkup in 9/05, temp was normal. I started shuddering, my temp went up a full degree every 5 minutes. PCP admitted me to ER, my heart rate was over 272 B/M; they stopped my heart 3 times to "reset" it, which didn't work. I spent 3 days in hospital. Several months later my P doc tried me on Lamictal alone; I got Stevens-Johnson syndrome. I stopped the drug as soon as the signs appeared. I've been untreated, except for Neurontin & Primidone, until my manic episodes became unlivable. 3 weeks ago I went 8 days with no sleep, became psychotic. My P doc gave me Trileptal, which has evened my moods, but I've been getting low-grade fevers (highest was 103.6). Would having had NMS in the past make me more prone to falling to it again with the Trileptal? It's the only new med I've taken in over a year.
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