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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 62,559 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 62,914 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 Oct, 13, 2014: 62,559 people who reported to have side effects when taking Mirena are studied
Most common side effects over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified |
|Device Expulsion||Device Expulsion||Device Expulsion||Device Expulsion||Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device||Device Dislocation||Peritoneal Lesion||Device Expulsion |
|Device Dislocation||Device Dislocation||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device||Device Expulsion||Amenorrhoea||Endometriosis||Device Dislocation |
|Procedural Pain||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Amenorrhoea||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Adenomyosis||Vaginal Haemorrhage |
|Abdominal Pain||Abdominal Pain||Device Dislocation||Device Dislocation||Device Dislocation||Procedural Pain||Pyrexia||Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device |
|Uterine Perforation||Iucd Complication||Abdominal Pain||Abdominal Pain||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Depression||Procedural Pain||Amenorrhoea |
|Iucd Complication||Uterine Perforation||Pain||Pain||Abdominal Pain||Breast Cancer Female||Abdominal Pain||Abdominal Pain |
|Uterine Rupture||Uterine Rupture||Genital Haemorrhage||Iucd Complication||Ectopic Pregnancy With Intrauterine Device||Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device||Pain||Iucd Complication |
|Vaginal Haemorrhage||Genital Haemorrhage||Iucd Complication||Amenorrhoea||Abortion Spontaneous||Anxiety||Uterine Leiomyoma||Medical Device Complication |
|Pain||Pain||Menorrhagia||Pelvic Pain||Uterine Perforation||Breast Cancer||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Abdominal Pain Lower |
|Complication Of Device Insertion||Abdominal Pain Lower||Amenorrhoea||Uterine Perforation||Pain||Weight Increased||Panic Attack||Genital Haemorrhage |
Most common side effects by age * :
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Alopecia||Device Expulsion||Device Expulsion||Device Expulsion||Device Expulsion||Device Expulsion||Device Dislocation |
|Premature Baby||Pain||Abdominal Pain||Device Dislocation||Device Dislocation||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Abdominal Pain |
|Device Expulsion||Hunger||Device Dislocation||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Device Dislocation||Breast Cancer||Device Expulsion |
|Death||Skin Disorder||Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device||Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device||Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device||Abdominal Pain||Device Dislocation||Abdominal Pain Lower |
|Intrauterine Infection||Thyroid Disorder||Vaginal Haemorrhage||Abdominal Pain||Abdominal Pain||Procedural Pain||Procedural Pain||Ultrasound Breast Abnormal |
|Haemangioma Congenital||Uterine Perforation||Amenorrhoea||Iucd Complication||Iucd Complication||Genital Haemorrhage||Amenorrhoea||Uterine Cancer |
|Foetal Growth Retardation||White Blood Cell Count Increased||Abdominal Pain Lower||Amenorrhoea||Procedural Pain||Amenorrhoea||Breast Cancer Female||Vaginal Haemorrhage |
|Intra-uterine Death||Feeling Abnormal||Procedural Pain||Procedural Pain||Amenorrhoea||Menorrhagia||Genital Haemorrhage||Pruritus |
|Placental Disorder||Cystitis||Iucd Complication||Abdominal Pain Lower||Uterine Perforation||Iucd Complication||Menorrhagia||Urticaria |
|Insomnia||Headache||Pain||Uterine Perforation||Pain||Headache||Endometrial Cancer||Rash |
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Jenn (2 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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