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Review: could Mirena cause Mood swings?





Summary: Mood swings 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 Wellbutrin, and have Birth control.

We study 62,581 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

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

Mood swings

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 Mood swings 24,705 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 62,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 995 people (1.59%) have Mood Swings.

Trend of Mood swings in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Mood swings * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood swings10.31%28.70%19.28%17.26%18.61%5.83%0.00%

Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood swings0.00%0.00%2.43%38.54%42.18%16.31%0.54%0.00%

Severity of Mood swings when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mood swings0.00%33.33%55.56%11.11%

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mood swings0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (673 people, 67.64%)
  2. Menorrhagia (81 people, 8.14%)
  3. Premenstrual syndrome (16 people, 1.61%)
  4. Vaginal haemorrhage (10 people, 1.01%)
  5. Anxiety (9 people, 0.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Wellbutrin (12 people, 1.21%)
  2. Cymbalta (10 people, 1.01%)
  3. Zoloft (10 people, 1.01%)
  4. Yasmin (7 people, 0.70%)
  5. Clonazepam (6 people, 0.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 24 year old woman who has Vitiligo, and takes Mirena)
    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.
  • Mirena causing infected ingrown toenails?
    (Asked by a 37 year old woman who has Joint Stiffness, Ingrown Toenail, and takes Mirena)
    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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    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.
  • How do i at least try to get the psychiatrist doing my follow up assessment to consider the possibility that the mirena iud was the cause of the acute psychosis i experienced?
    (Asked by a 37 year old woman who has Acute Psychosis, Mental Status Changes, Sleep Disorder, and takes Mirena)
    I had a Mirena IUD inserted on December 9th. Insertion was fine (but I think I have a pretty high tolerance for pain); but things started going downhill fast. On December 15th I had a blackout drunken episode and in January I had two puffs of a marijuna joint and believe I went briefly Psycotic. I've tried marijuna at most maybe 10 times in my life and aside from once in Amsterdam over 10-years ago (where I likely had more than I should have); I get nothing out of it, don't see what the point is (aside from the possibility maybe I'll realize what all the fuss is about and I might eventually find it relaxing? Thus the ~9 other lifetime attemts.



    I just attributed both of these events to bad behaviour and too much alcohol (blackout drunkeness is not new to me, nor are mental health issues). But things have been very stressful in my life, as owing to my personality and upbrining I am just an anxious person and I have some stress management issues. I like to think this is relatively normal human behavior and not means for locking me up and lecturing me for getting someone to buy me a $10 phone card when the call was worth over $100 and I likely make more money than any of the nurses that are working in the psych ward. But alas I have been labelled bi-polar and someone with mental healt issues so I must be both (a) an excessive spender and financially irresponsible and (b) paranoid and dellusional when I believe I have a well paying job (sorry small rant break...)



    Anyway starting ~early-mid January I started waking up really early. Not a big deal for a few weeks and I am generally a 'bad' sleeper but generally that manifests itself in having a hard time falling asleep, not staying asleep until the morning. I kept waking up earlier and earlier and sleeping less each night, this early waking up (at first 5am, then 4am and in the last few days before I was locked up, more like midnight after ~1 hr of sleep) happened to a much lesser extreme in 2011 with my first real noticable experience with 'elevated states' of mental health; it was terrifying then because I didn't understand if I was going crazy or just making stuff up in my head (to get attention? I don't know, but I don't have the most consience ingrained 3-meals/day eating habbits at the best of times and after long enough with no sleep I no longer feel hungry and I have to consciencely remember that I should eat and I think I've gone days without food in these states. Eventually in 2011 after too long with not enough sleep (and feeling wired, but not generally exhausted) and after consulation with various phone crisis lines I took myself into the ER to get checked out. I came with a binder of notes regarding my mental health history (mostly self observed and not in my medical files anywhere except for the 2008 ER visit and subsequent 'mild depression' diagnosis) and they were great because they listened to me and did not discount everything I was saying just because I have mental health issues. They also were not willing to provide any official diagnosis, even after a number of follow up sessions. I also very much appreciated this because I don't believe there is a whole lot of value to mental health diagnosis aside from necessairy critical assessments and short term action plans; however I don't know (or don't believe owing to my experiences and general 'normailized' cynical outlook on life?)



    I was referred elsewhere for official assessment and subsequently my diagnosis of mild depression and drug regime of antidepressants changed to a bi-polar II dignosis coupled by a doctor who provided 'drug therapy' in the form of lithium and some other mood booster; regular blood tests and monthly lectures wrt if I was aware smoking was an unhealthy activity (yes I have mental health issues, but that does not mean I am stupid nor illeterate; I believe the knowledge that smoking is not healthy has been generally widly accepted as truth long before I was born. i don't actually smoke becuase I think it's the healthiest thing I could ever do for myself!!!). I was either told (or it was just the message I received from the experience?) that I basically had to be on lithium for life, there was no better alternative. This doctor diagnosed me based on the ER medical records; he diagnosed me without even ever talking to me and he never bothered to consider any other options and/or assessments. I am bi-polar II, I am no longer normal or human or really a valuable memeber of society, I need to be drugged so I don't become even more of a problem to society.



    I don't think lithium ever did anything for me, I don't think it did anything to me aside from confusing me and allowing me not to have any confidence in myself and my own ability to manage my health or that the meditation/sun lamp therapy/CBT and other various techniques I started were of any value. I do believe that the antidepressants helped me; but I'm not sure if it was the actual drug or just the placebo effect that gave me hope and allowed me to pull through a 9-month period that made me believe that I really wasn't a valuable memeber of society. But if that's the message I have I don't see why I would stick around in society and waste everybody's time just to be a worthless druggie. I don't see why it's such a horrific thing that I've done, smoking pot ~10 times in my life and using alcohol and ciggarettes to self medicate; these are terrible things that I've done I should stop all of this and become a worthless, lesser version of myself and a prescription-druggie. If it comes in a bottle at the drug store, then it's definitly 'good' drugs?



    Anyway, I was definitly not in a good place mentally but I stayed at home riding it out (using non-mental health help lines to benchmark my physical condition; which I've given some stress with no sleeping and little eating and generally just being stressed out). I've been making decisions on which is the best of all my bad options with a timeframe that kept shrinking (e.g. warm bath is good because it calms me down, but it's bad because heat is problematic and makes the rashes worse which will add at least a little anxiety for a few hours after the bath; wine makes me a little less anxious so I'll drink it when in this state; but I can't afford not to be aware so I can't get drunk so I drink it slowly, maybe I'll have a small buzz on, maybe a little drunk enough to allow myself to go to bed and help me fall asleep - yes, not ideal but how is this better than being on the drugs they kept feeding me in the psych ward that after the first (maybe second?) night that they did help me sleep at night I felt nasuated, confused, dull and stupid? Why is it ok for other people to drink way more than me and have worse hangovers for the next day but I should get the message that I should never drink alcohol but I should always feel worse than horribly hungover so I don't ever cry, snap at someone too loudly again because I might hurt someone's feelings?



    I was planning to go to the ER if that's what my friends and family doctor wanted me to do, owing to my state. I already know I can manage this better and I already know at that point none of the 'professional's' are likely to believe anything I say so I doubt anyone will pay heed to my suggestions that this IUD had any effect? I was admitted to the psych ward but unfortunatly my timing was terrible - it was march break, a lot of the psychiatrists were off skiing so no one could give me any clear indication of when, if ever I would be assessed. I saw the last 30 years flash before my eyes and I can see all of the terrible ways I've been treating myself, I also now believe I was likely sexually assulted by my peditrition (which might explain some of my angst wrt doctors and hospitals and the terror of being locked up in one?) but they told me I was not a good candidate for one on one therapy. I'm posting this annonynously but it's not really something I want to start looking at in detail in a group therapy setting, is that crazy? I'm worried I will be given yet another diagnosis and told I need to take drugs; which will likely make my short term disability claim be denied (as I don't intend to comply with this action plan), and I can't find much on the internet aside from personal experiences individuals have posted wrt the Mirena IUD and psyhcosis so I can't imagine the phychatrist will be interested in listening to my opinion.



    Do I need to go back to school for 8-years and get a PhD in psychatry before anyone will believe I am 'qualified' to assess what I know of myself, given that I am the only one who might have a hope of understanding exactly what has happened in the last 30+ years? Can anyone help me in my fight to be myself rather than a prescription-druggie duller and much less interested version of myself that I know I don't like?
  • My wife of 14 years is seeing people following her. also i cant leave my home without being accused of multiple women
    (Asked by a 54 year old woman who has Hallucinations Paranoia, Mood Swings, Rubbing Her Nose, and takes Marijuana, Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen)
    my wife thinks people are following her. she also thinks when i go to work i'm seeing a woman. if i sit at home i'm going to the neighbors and seeing a woman. i cannot leave my home or go to work without her accusing me.

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  • Mirena and the paranoia
    (Posted by a 21 year old woman who has Extreme Paranoia, and takes Mirena)
    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.
  • Diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome after mirena
    (Posted by a 34 year old woman who has Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Fatigue, Nausea, Dizzy, and takes Mirena)
    After getting the Mirena put in, I got really sick. I went home and got super dizzy, nauseous, and tired. I felt so sick and could barely function. I called the doctors office and they said it couldn't be from the Mirena. She said that I must have the flu. Well, I kept it in for a little while longer. I then started losing my hair. I went back into my doctors office because they thought I was experiencing the symptoms for the Mirena going through my uterine wall. The ultra sound was fine. She reassured me that the Mirena could not be the cause of my complications. So, a week a later I went to another doctor to have the Mirena taken out.
    Never quite felt like myself and a year later I got diagnosedI with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, after a tilt table test was performed. It's weird to me that my symptoms started almost immediately after the Mirena was put in.
  • Lo loestrin and breast plate pain
    (Posted by a 33 year old man who has Severe Acne And Facial Cysts, Mood Swings, Costochondritis, and takes Lo Loestrin Fe)
    This has to be the worst birth control I have ever taken. I felt like two different people. I turned into a lunatic when I was in my cycle - which I never knew when I was on my cycle because I bled for two days here, four days there, 5 days another time. I never knew when I was going to bleed. My face had cysts and I was breaking out like I was going through puberty-I'm 33! I was having pain in my breast bone where the cartilage meets the sternum. I am talking about serious pain! It felt like I had slept on my side for hours with a boulder on me. I would never recommend this birth control to anyone. If you are taking it and feeling these symptoms, talk to your doctor about switching birth control immediately!
  • Mirena /pulmonary embolism
    (Posted by a 35 year old woman who has Pulmonary Embolism, and takes Mirena)
    Hi , I was on mirena @ six weeks post delivery of my second sons birth in August of 2011. In march of 2013 I felt extremely tired , sluggish , like I was sick . I also was experiencing tachycardia and fever . I went in to docs and he said I had a respiratory infection and sent me home with an inhaler . The next day it just didn't seem right why wasnt I getting any better ? I couldn't take care of my kids , my chest was racing , pushing a shopping cart was like trying to push a car !! I went into the ER thinking maybe I needed done kind of antibiotic nope I was wrong . They quickly hooked me up for EKG monitoring a speedy heart rate of 160 Bpm! Tested lung function , cat scan all to find 3 blood clots in my left lung ;( a 5 day hospital stay rushed by ambulance I must say the care was incredible and triaged very appropriately . They saved my life ! Now my questions ring loud !! Why ??? I was 33 years of age , healthy , low blood pressure , excercised on a regular basis . I smoked occasionally but not daily . I spoke with many docs and none of them felt mirena played a part in clot ! I'm shocked ! Really ? I had the iud removed by my choice not my docs revommendation but just letting all you ladies know that this was my experience and I am very skeptical of the mirena !! It's great not to get pregnant but it's better to be healthy and alive just saying ;) do your research ladies !! ;) I would love to hear from anyone that had similar experiences !!
  • Mirena and iritis connection??
    (Posted by a 35 year old woman who has Chronic Iritis, Intolerable Uterine Cramping /pain, and takes Mirena, Pantoprazole Sodium)
    Was healthy 31yrway old with 3mothe baby when iritis began. It lasted nearly 15moas never fully healing before flaring again. Otho considered Methotrexate it was so bad and life altering buying was breast feeding. Maybe could have treated differently if not nursing but with my baby's GI issues breastfeeding and a strict dairy, soy, casein, whey-free diet was best option.

    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.

    Still puzzled. IUD is only real reliable birth control option for me now nursing baby #2, my body would not tolerate another pregnancy.

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