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Review: could Mirena cause Sciatica?

Summary: Sciatica could be caused by Mirena, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Vicodin, and have Contraception.

We study 62,483 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Sciatica. Find out below who they are, when they have Sciatica and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 62,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 14 people (0.02%) have Sciatica. They amount to 0.03% of all the 44,301 people who have Sciatica on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sciatica in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Sciatica * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sciatica0.00%0.00%0.00%12.50%12.50%75.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Sciatica when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sciatica0.00%0.00%0.00%7.14%21.43%64.29%7.14%0.00%

Severity of Sciatica when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sciatica0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Sciatica ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (8 people, 57.14%)
  2. Endometriosis (1 people, 7.14%)
  3. Pregnancy (1 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vicodin (1 people, 7.14%)
  2. Nexium (1 people, 7.14%)
  3. Celebrex (1 people, 7.14%)
  4. Ibuprofen (1 people, 7.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year 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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