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Review: could Mirena cause Hunger (Appetite - increased)?

Summary: Hunger is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Levothyroxine sodium, and have Birth control.

We study 62,602 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 101 have Hunger. Find out below who they are, when they have Hunger and more.

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Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 62,955 Mirena users)

Hunger

Hunger (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, quit smoking, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 9,321 Hunger patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 62,602 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 101 people (0.16%) have Hunger.

Trend of Hunger in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Hunger * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hunger3.23%35.48%32.26%12.90%16.13%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Hunger when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hunger0.00%1.43%4.29%35.71%47.14%11.43%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Hunger when taking Mirena ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hunger ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (64 people, 63.37%)
  2. Anxiety (6 people, 5.94%)
  3. Thyroidectomy (6 people, 5.94%)
  4. Premenstrual syndrome (5 people, 4.95%)
  5. Menorrhagia (4 people, 3.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (8 people, 7.92%)
  2. Wellbutrin (5 people, 4.95%)
  3. Cymbalta (5 people, 4.95%)
  4. Xanax (4 people, 3.96%)
  5. Lutenyl (2 people, 1.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Karen (4 years ago):

I have felt nothing but severe hunger pangs since I got the Mirena put in. I eat healthy, exercise, and am eating the appropriate diet. I am getting it taken out ASAP because it has become unbearable. I gained 2 lbs. the first week it was put in and that was without changing my diet.
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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.
  • Are an increase in appetite & tiredness side effects of the birth control tri-sprintec?
    In the past I have taken the birth control Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and have never had any problems. I just switched to the generic brand, Tri-sprintec. I have now officially been taking Tri-Sprintec for 2 months. I recently started to notice that my appetite has increased and I've been eating A LOT more than normal; I have definitely started to gain weight. I also have been a lot more tired than usual.
  • 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.
  • Hunger from tylenol and coedine? (1 answer)
    I'm 17 years old and I started taking Acetaminophen w/ Codeine No. 3 for pain due to complications from wisdom tooth extraction (I had two dry sockets and one of them was infected). I don't have any known allergies to medication, though I do take about 10 different medications for severe season allergies. Since starting the medication, however, I have noticed that around an hour afterwards, I started having a great deal of hunger and was drowsy about a half hour after taking the pill.

    I just wanted to know. Are these normal side effects people have with this medication or is it just me?
  • Breast cancer of former norplant users (2 answers)
    Patients who had a norplant that developed breast cancer after it's removal. I know of 3 young women who have aggressive breast cancer and they all had norplant at some point.

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    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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    Meanwhile a few months into having Mirna I began with uterine cramping so bad I was unable to sleep. Chose to suffer through for I think about 8mo before getting it removed as I paid cash $1500 for the device placement and troubleshooting no thanks to insurance. Couldn't take it, finally removed. Last flare of iritis began shortly after removal so unsure if the two were related. I have no underlying inflammatory or other disease as proven by a full rheum work uptrying to figure out the causes of my pains.

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