Review: could Mirena cause Mood swings?
Summary: Mood swings is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Wellbutrin, and have Birth control. We study 62,616 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 995 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.
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Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 62,967 Mirena users)
Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 24,788 Mood swings patients)
On May, 14, 2015: 62,609 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 995 people (1.59%) have Mood Swings.
Time on Mirena when people have Mood swings * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Mood swings||10.31%||28.70%||19.28%||17.26%||18.61%||5.83%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Mirena * :
|Mood swings||0.00%||0.00%||2.43%||38.54%||42.18%||16.31%||0.54%||0.00% |
Severity of Mood swings when taking Mirena ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Mood swings||0.00%||33.33%||55.56%||11.11% |
How people recovered from Mood swings ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Mood swings||0.00%||10.00%||90.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (673 people, 67.64%)
- Menorrhagia (81 people, 8.14%)
- Premenstrual syndrome (16 people, 1.61%)
- Vaginal haemorrhage (10 people, 1.01%)
- Anxiety (9 people, 0.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Wellbutrin (12 people, 1.21%)
- Cymbalta (10 people, 1.01%)
- Zoloft (10 people, 1.01%)
- Yasmin (7 people, 0.70%)
- Clonazepam (6 people, 0.60%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (11 months ago):
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.
Mandy on Mar, 10, 2013:
I have been having some of the same effects I informed my OB/GYN that I would probly want top have it removed. They told me that the insurance said when they paid for it I would have to try it for six months.I didn't remember them telling me that nore did I sign an agreement. When I got upset about this they sent me a letter that they dropped me as a patient. Now how am I supposed to get this thing out?
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