Review: could Mirena cause Sciatica?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 4.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 62,555 people who take Mirena. Among them, 13 have Sciatica. See who they are, when they have Sciatica and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,806 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control, endometriosis. Commonly reported side effects of Mirena include device expulsion, vaginal haemorrhage, device dislocation, pregnancy with contraceptive device, abdominal pain aggravated.
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 42,347 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 58,883 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 14 people (0.02%) have Sciatica.
Time on Mirena when people have Sciatica * :
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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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I have been suffering from IBS since July 15. I am not on anything for it now because I tried taking Bentyl and it made me SO DIZZY I couldn't take it. I went on line and found "helpforibs.com" and it has helped me a lot. Anyway, I now have some sciatica and some problems with some neuropathy and ...
- I have the mirena now for 2 months, when the mirena was inserted i started having acne after the 1st month and it just gets more., does some one know if the acne would go away and what should i use.
My face and shoulders started acne and hurts what can i do to treat them, i have the mirena inserted 2 months ago and does it go away in time.
- Mirena and parkinsons
Attention : Parkinsons after using Mirena. It seems Parkinsons, but is not. Dońt take drugs, do sport every days and you fell better. I have been diagnosed as Parkinsons, treated for 3 years, stop all drugs since July 2013 and feel better. From France.
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