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Review: could Mirena cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia 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 Sulfonamides and trimethoprim, and have Birth control.

We study 62,602 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 248 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia 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)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,888 Insomnia patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 62,602 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 249 people (0.40%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia15.00%25.83%20.00%20.83%15.83%2.50%0.00%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.99%0.00%0.99%33.66%43.56%19.80%0.99%0.00%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%44.44%22.22%33.33%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (156 people, 62.65%)
  2. Menorrhagia (32 people, 12.85%)
  3. Blood triglycerides increased (6 people, 2.41%)
  4. Depression (5 people, 2.01%)
  5. Dysmenorrhoea (5 people, 2.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sulfonamides and trimethoprim (6 people, 2.41%)
  2. Triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide (6 people, 2.41%)
  3. Lovaza (6 people, 2.41%)
  4. Synthroid (3 people, 1.20%)
  5. Amitriptyline hcl (3 people, 1.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Support group for people who have Insomnia
    Hi Everyone - I am desperate to talk to people who suffer like me. I have RLS and insomnia. I take Mirapex, Gabapenten, and have tried about 6 different kinds of sleeping pills and for the last 3 years I sleep about 3 to 4 hours a night. I can fall asleep but I cannot stay asleep. I am so sick of living like this. Nothing helps to keep me asleep. I go to bed at the same time every night (9) and around 1:00am, I wake up to go to the bathroom then the nightmare begins.... I cannot go back to sleep. I feel tired, depressed, alone and desperate for help. I have been to the Mayo Clinic twice and to numerous doctors and although they try, I can't get better. I exercise everyday for 1 - 1&1/2 hrs a day. I do not have any other health issues at all. This is a real big problem and a awful way to live. I just feel so alone and sad.

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  • the dizziness, fatigue and muscle issues started after i had a cold in June 2013.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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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