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Review: Mirena side effects
In this review, we analyze Mirena side effects by the time on the drug, and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Mirena. The review is based on 62,568 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What is Mirena
Mirena (latest outcomes from 62,918 users) has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.
Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (levonorgestrel): Norplant, Norplant System In Plastic Container, Norplant Ii, Levonorgestrel, Plan B, Plan B One-step, Skyla.
On Nov, 12, 2014: 62,568 people who reported to have side effects when taking Mirena are studied
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Jenn (3 years ago):
Got Eirena inserted two weeks ago. Twenty minutes After insertion I blacked out while driving my chest tightened I couldn't breath I couldn't feel anything from the waist down my arms and head went numb and the EMS ended.up taking me to the ER. The doc there said I was experiencing anaphylactic shock. They gave me benadryl and I had no clue what was going on the entire time in the hospital. The doc wouldn't remove the IUD because it was too dangerous. In the past week and a half I've had a constant period cramping in my abdomin and legs and am ill as a hornet. My back aches as well as my feet. After I eat my chest tightens and I can't catch my breath. I can't walkg too much BC I her winded. I'm not overweight and I didn't feel like this before the IUD. Considering taking it out. Too many scary side affects.
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Klarice (4 years ago):
Have suffered from side effects including: hair loss, weight gain (25 pounds in 15 months), fatigue, moodiness, hypertension, TIA, indigestion, edema, tinnitus, abdominal pain radiating into right leg, Class II pap smear result, edema in face, edema in extremeties, cystic acne, hyperhydrosis, joint pain. 47 years old, no children, no prior medical or weight problems
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Rachel (4 years ago):
Mirena makes me feel pregnant all the time. I hate it. I'm so moody and exhausted all the time. I drink a ton of caffeinated beverages including energy drinks just to stay active. Now my inactivity has caused me to start gaining weight which is not like me. I have three children and I cannot go through life feeling this way!
I used to be so motivated and happy most of the time or at least only sad when I had a good reason! I'm drowning in these side effects.
I had actually gone to my family doctor because of how I have been feeling and I had some vision issues as well, and constant headaches. He found nothing wrong with me at all. Mentioned something about a brain tumor possibility and never ran that test.
I have to say that Mirena is probably to blame but I have not made the appointment to have it removed. I do not know what other options are covered by my insurance company.
Any birth control suggestions from anyone who previously used Mirena?
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My teeth have been decaying about 3 years after the insertion of mirena. At first, I thought that it was because I did not take calcium after I gave birth to my last child in 2003. But as the years passed by the only conclusion I find for the reason of my tooth decay is Mirena. Because I don't smoke, drink or do any drugs whatsoever.
From this study (5 days ago):
Was passing out 10-15 times a day, for about 45 seconds to 1 minute or so. Now 4-7 times a day for 5-8 minutes. Have had all kinds of tests done, eeg, ekg, mri, ct scans, blood work, neurological work up nothing found. Only medication I have been taking is the mirena birth control for about 2 years now. I have been out of school for 2 months now, not allowed to drive, can't be left alone anytime. Can the Mirena be causing this. My chest hurts really bad right before I pass out. They cannot find anything wrong with me. I want to know if the mirena can cause this.
Joanne on Nov, 8, 2014:
I am 34 had the IUD 17 months. Tried asking OB to remove after 7 days. Took going to the ER for someone to help me get this thing out. It has been 2 weeks and a day. I'm telling you reading this page makes me want to get the lot of us together to make a stink. I too have lumps in my breasts. Under my arm on left side occasionally right. I had them when on Yaz too. ( same company different name) both progestin based. Stabbing pain relatable to that of delivering my daughter. Death in silicone. I asked the Dr who placed it to take it out 3 times. At which point I spoke up and told her I was worried about the RA, Endometriosis, Adenomiosis and how the drug fact sheet said that they were ALL CONTRADICTIONS to taking the IUD . :-( She actually said Joanne there's a lot of people in the world with pain you have to learn to deal with it. :-(. I was so sad and so chicken I said nothing. Took it and now. I was waking up every night if I could get around the pain to sleep. Had to give up my job on the run way. ... Barely able to lift my daughter, do basic chores. Keep my house in check. I'm OLD school and OCD. The thought alone of the state of my house made me sad. And anxious. I was angry sad angry happy sad. All the time. All over the place. Foggy mind. Just not right in general. I was shaking. Feeling Strang even running unexplained fever. Vomiting chills. Migraine headaches so bad that I would have to throw up all day. Finally I reached my limit, and went to URGENT CARE. At which point I was told they weren't going to be taking it out , she was such an awesome lady she suggested that all of the problem was anxiety and depression. . Two hours wasted. I show up at the ER at 9 pm the attending said my cervix was so angry it was bleeding at the slightest touch... fasting glucose 110 bp was awful. . Odd it's been two weeks and still NO FLOW. Kills me now that I didn't insist she remove it. 7 days at 2 months when I asked her to remove it. Then again at the 7 month mark which point she sends me for a V. Ultrasound. "It's where it's supposed to be" ... Rrr I now have 6 food allergies. SEVERE Rheumatoid arthritis, I tried passing out while driving which made me reclusive for a long time. My Feet grew an entire size, arches fell. I'm Waiting for the U/S Monday. I am so mad at Bayer /Mirena. They know about this effect yet you've got to be the diligent type to dig through pages of crap to find the tiny sentence stating may cause arthritic effects. ... rrrrrrrrrrr. And It's in the findings of concern on reports that they submit to the FDA. I have been stranded at home for almost two years. UNFORTUNATELY we have a group of Lobbyists double checking things... I have studied a lot. Sometimes arguably too much. Would be glad to share any and all the facts. Here's my email email@example.com
Seriously ladies we have to stop this. From what I hear Bayer was throwing in home parties to boost usage of this thing. Teaching doctors to persuade US to forgoes the pain for the benefit of the research. I don't know about you but I love my self enough to want payed for being a RAT. LIVING WALKING HUMAN LAB RAT!!!!! First Jasmin, Yaz, Ocelo, the patch. These busters have been using the excuse of we do not know what causes endometriosis to push pills on me. And you. From my study the answer is easy. Yeast overload in your stomach. ?'s write me. I just want to help anyone, anyway I can.
Neveah on May, 5, 2014:
I experienced extreme moodiness, and crankiness. Severe cramps, back pain, and weight increase. Also; thick vaginal discharge, breast pain/ tenderness, nausea, nervousness, large amounts of hair loss, severe bloating, fatigue, and severe acne including sebaceous cysts. The cysts may need to be surgically removed. I am waiting to see if they clear up. I also felt confused a lot and had trouble focusing on tasks. Also increased my libido to the point it was very distracting. This birth control was hell for me and drove my poor boyfriend away.
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