Review: could Mirena cause Headache?
Summary: Headache is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lexapro, and have Birth control.
We study 62,602 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,425 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 62,955 Mirena users)
Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,378 Headache patients)
On Feb, 12, 2015: 62,602 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 1,440 people (2.30%) have Headache.
Time on Mirena when people have Headache * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Headache when taking Mirena * :
Severity of Headache when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headache ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (863 people, 59.93%)
- Menorrhagia (108 people, 7.50%)
- Endometriosis (20 people, 1.39%)
- Uterine leiomyoma (16 people, 1.11%)
- Dysmenorrhoea (14 people, 0.97%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lexapro (16 people, 1.11%)
- Topamax (15 people, 1.04%)
- Zoloft (14 people, 0.97%)
- Ibuprofen (12 people, 0.83%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (11 people, 0.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I DO NOT recommend this device for ANYONE. I have had it for 13 months and it has completely changed every aspect of my life. All of my symptoms began around the 12-month mark except the excess vaginal secretions and odor which began almost instantly. I also blacked out for the first time in my ife while using Mirena which was the most terrifying experience I have ever had.
It does prevent pregnancy but it is ruining my physical and mental health. I hope to have it removed soon.
Hopefully this will help anyone out there in my situation. You don't have to take my word for it either. Research it on your own.
Vee on May, 30, 2014:
I should add I have also gained a,lot of stomachs weight!!! This med should be banned my body is not right!! Aches all over
Lisa on Mar, 9, 2013:
I am 34 yr old female who chose to have the IUD placed for painful/heavy periods after having side effects from oral birth control. I had it placed 3 months ago. Since then I have had severe mood swings ranging from anger/aggitation to severe depression. I have gain 15 pounds (in 3 months), all in my abdomen- I look 6-7 months pregnant and no longer fit in any of my pants. I have severe headaches from the moment I wake up until I go to bed- to the point it feels like my head will explode- I take 3 aleve daily and that does nothing for the pain. I have no sex drive, and started having vaginal dryness- for which I was prescibed a vaginal estrogen cream.When the IUD was placed, I bled for almost the whole 3 months to the point I am anemic. I have changed NOTHING in my lifestyle since having the Mirena placed- I am active, work out 3-4 days a week, eat healthy. So, since having the Mirena placed I am on Iron for anemia, been on 2 different anti-depressants, have a vaginal cream. I have called my Dr who said all these side effects are 'normal'. It is not NORMAL for me- I am NOT the same person I was only 3 months ago. I am having this taken out as soon as possible. I am a nurse, and thought I researched this enough, until I started reading these blogs and see how many women have had the same side effects. Some women have had none. I STRONGLY encourage any woman to read more than what the medical and IUD websites state- read what real women are feeling.
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