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Review: could Mirena cause Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) (Polycystic ovary disease)?

Summary: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Birth control.

We study 62,602 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos). Find out below who they are, when they have Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) 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)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) (cysts in the ovaries that occurs when the follicle stops developing) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, migraine, depression, epilepsy. (latest reports from 3,273 Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) patients)

On Feb, 23, 2015: 62,602 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 34 people (0.05%) have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (pcos).

Trend of Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)0.00%18.18%27.27%9.09%27.27%18.18%0.00%

Age of people who have Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)0.00%0.00%14.29%66.67%14.29%4.76%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (17 people, 50.00%)
  2. Dysmenorrhoea (2 people, 5.88%)
  3. Menstrual disorder (2 people, 5.88%)
  4. Birth control and family planning (1 people, 2.94%)
  5. Birth control (1 people, 2.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (2 people, 5.88%)
  2. Multi-vitamin (1 people, 2.94%)
  3. Methotrexate (1 people, 2.94%)
  4. Biotin (1 people, 2.94%)
  5. Elidel (1 people, 2.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Does urinary retention cause bad dizziness and how can I help the symptoms because the back and kidney pain along with the lower stomach pain keeps me up for most of the night I am getting about 4-5 hours sleep I work as a nanny so I am constantly feeling exhausted

    Thank you
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    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.
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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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