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Review: could Mirena cause Underactive thyroid?

Summary: Underactive thyroid could be caused by Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Synthroid, and have Contraception.

We study 62,483 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Underactive thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Underactive thyroid and more.

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Mirena

Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,832 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Underactive thyroid

Underactive thyroid (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) (latest reports from 128,814 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 62,483 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 31 people (0.05%) have Underactive Thyroid. They amount to 0.02% of all the 128,082 people who have Underactive Thyroid on eHealthMe.

Trend of Underactive thyroid in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Underactive thyroid * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Underactive thyroid0.00%7.14%7.14%14.29%35.71%35.71%0.00%

Age of people who have Underactive thyroid when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Underactive thyroid0.00%0.00%0.00%36.00%36.00%24.00%4.00%0.00%

Severity of Underactive thyroid when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Underactive thyroid0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Underactive thyroid ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Underactive thyroid0.00%75.00%25.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (17 people, 54.84%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 9.68%)
  3. Menorrhagia (3 people, 9.68%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (3 people, 9.68%)
  5. Uterine leiomyoma (2 people, 6.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Synthroid (4 people, 12.90%)
  2. Humira (3 people, 9.68%)
  3. Gynokadin (2 people, 6.45%)
  4. Thyroid medication (2 people, 6.45%)
  5. Pristiq (2 people, 6.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • the dizziness, fatigue and muscle issues started after i had a cold in June 2013.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Amber Carr on Sep, 7, 2012:

    I have an fnh the size of my head on my liver that formed and grew from the time I got mirena inserted until it was taken out 4 weeks ago. Next week i'm having a left hepatic lobectamy. I am only 25 years old and my insurance lapses this month. Thanks mirena.

    Reply

    Jess on Oct, 18, 2012:

    Can anyone tell me what "fnh" stand for?

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Don't get a Mirena IUD until you thoroughly research all the suffering it is causing women.

    Reply

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