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Review: could Mirena cause Sciatica?
We study 62,559 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Sciatica. Find out below who they are, when they have Sciatica and more.
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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,895 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.
Sciatica (a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots of each sciatic nerve) (latest reports from 45,041 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis.
On Oct, 13, 2014: 62,559 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 14 people (0.02%) have Sciatica.
Time on Mirena when people have Sciatica * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Sciatica when taking Mirena * :
Severity of Sciatica when taking Mirena ** :
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How people recovered from Sciatica ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (8 people, 57.14%)
- Endometriosis (1 people, 7.14%)
- Pregnancy (1 people, 7.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vicodin (1 people, 7.14%)
- Nexium (1 people, 7.14%)
- Celebrex (1 people, 7.14%)
- Ibuprofen (1 people, 7.14%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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