I have a mirena and i hate the side effects anyone else have side effects from theirs, if so what??

Britney - posted on 02/14/2010 ( 38 moms have responded )

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I've had everything from massive mood swings, cramps that drop me to my knees and cramping itself is unusual for me. sleepless nights, cold sweats, and hot shivers. spouts of crying and not knowing what brought it on, pain during... you know, just not myself at all. anyone else having problems??? any advice is helpful at this point. thanks in advance for any help.

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Candance - posted on 05/10/2013

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If You have Mirena - IUD Get it out NOW!

Mirena - 'Taken out in 2007 - Left Small Piece inside - embedded into Uterus
Started Experiencing Severe Bleeding off and on & Infections -
Mirena Piece Located 2009 - ob/gyn performed surgery - did not get out stated piece was too far in uterus to locate could be a fibroid & not to worry!
2nd opinion - If not broke let's not fix it! Gave medication to control bleeding and clear up infection!

2012 - Emergency Room Visit 2 days - Vomiting Blood, High BP, Adominal Pain & lethargic, blurred vision, Ache Bones - Admitted into Hospital, Ran several test trying to figure out what was going on finally Gastrointerologists performed Endosopy found Unknown Visible Ulcer! Did not have any reason to all of sudden have ulcers & Unknown the pathologists did testing and never had seen them before??

Realized it was the Mirena piece broke off inside of me since 2007!
2/2013 - After several Ob/gyn Found a Ob/gyn Oncologist - A cancer/Ob/gyn whom is a specialist- Removed piece - Thought All Ok! Bleeding/Cramping & High BP
Back To Emergency Room Admitted Again into Hospital with Elevated BP@ 200 for 2days in a row - Again Doctors rushed to find out why BP was so Elevated - Ran several tests from Head to Toe All organs all OK! Contacted Ob/Gyn ask about Recent Iud Removal - to hospital to contact Infectious Disease Dr's - The end result a Severe Case of PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease that could of spread throughout my body into my brain eventually ending my LIFE - Given penicillin every 4hrs for via IV for 3days and Now have to take Penicillin for 2Mths. to clear Disease out of my system, Along with many other medications!

Then I also have a newly formed cyst the Ob/Gyn Oncologist is concerned about due to the PID infection - if that is not cleared up in 6wks. he will have to go in through my belly button to draw blood from the Ovarian Cyst. I pray it goes away!

Then the Gastroenterology's states they have to do another endoscopy to see if ulcers are still there, and the penicillin will tear my stomach into pieces so they want to look at my stomach! Then do a colonoscopy to see if the disease has not spread to my colon area!

I can't sleep at night knowing that this thing is still on the market and women have no idea what HAVOC it can cause on their body, there are hidden factors the piece they found inside of me was the size of the tip of your pinky fingernail!

Please be aware of the life-threatening dangers this can cause you, I am living proof and wanted to share my story to all, I have been through so much, and have more to endure I needed to share and let other women BE AWARE Mirena Is not a Safe Product to have Inside Your Body!! Beware when the Doctors Take it out make sure A Piece is not Left Inside of you - LIKE ME!!

Yvette - posted on 03/23/2010

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I've got mirena and it's been fantastic. The first few months I spotted a lot but have been period and pain free ever since. Sorry to hear that you're having such problems. Sounds like it's time to look at some other options.

Renita - posted on 03/18/2010

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I guess I should discuss my mood swings with my doctor. Since giving birth and getting it I've become very sexually active (more desire than usual) and very easy to anger. I've had my mirena for 16 months now and never thought to make a connection to maybe its because of my bc. I thought my hormones were changing because of my age. Thanks guys...

LAURA - posted on 03/16/2010

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Contraception sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most are dangerous and are abortifaciant in nature. My husband and I have never contracepted in our marriage. My husband loves my body too much to subject it to destructive and degrading methods of reducing my body to something he can use whenever he wishes to satisfy his sexual urges. Natural Family Planning, 99% effective in postponing pregnancy less than 5% divorce rate among those couples who love and faithfully follow the method, no side effects but a clear conscience and a loving husband who knows how to sacrifice his urges through the virtue of self control and self mastery. Us women suffer the pain of childbirth, abstaining one to 2 weeks out of the month is their participation in the pain. We had to use it for 4 years in between babies number 5 and 6 because of my poor heath. We are now using it due to my poor health. All of our 8 miracles were planned with precision. No surprises when you know your bodies fertility. I have total confidence in it working a 100% for us. My fertility is a beautiful and incredible gift from God. I want to respect it and protect it and utilize it in an heroic way because at the hour of my death I want to show God how well I used this gift He entrusted to me and my husband. Besides I don't want to have anything to do with Contraception (ie the pill born in 1963 soon after our culture changed quickly from Leave it to Beaver to Family Guy) because it is the major root cause to the destruction and demoralization of our culture. High divorce rate, spoiled children, adultery, pornography, zillion STDs, female organ cancers at an all time high, no replacement rate for population to thrive are the shriveled up infertile fruits of contraception. It is not freedom for women it is total enslavement to men and their uncontrolled pornographically fueled sex drives. If you want to learn true sexual freedom and true sexual liberation ccli.org will lead you to it! Fertility is a healthy and beautiful aspect to being a woman!!!!!!!!!! I will morn the day I lose it!

Kassia - posted on 03/15/2010

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I had a Merina put in at my 6 week check up after having my second child. I absolutely despised it. Aside from my skin breaking out, I too, had cramps so bad most days (even when I wasn't on my period) that I would collapse to the floor, shaking I was in so much pain. I also have Narcolepsy, and became so tired I couldn't even have shower without my husband sitting in the bathroom because I would fall asleep in the shower. . . Needless to say I had it taken out after 10 or 11 months. The cramping IMMEDIATELY disappeared, my skin was clear as day a week later, and my energy levels are back up to "normal" (unfortunately I'm always exhausted because of my Narcolepsy, but not nearly as bad as when I had the IUD in. . .) I really think you have to think about whether or not the side effects you are experiencing are worth keeping it in, if not, talk to your Dr about switching to a different type of birth control. . . My husband thankfully had a vasectomy a few weeks before I had mine taken out, so I didn't have to worry about finding another birth control form.

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Jasmin - posted 9 hours ago

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The mirena causes serious damage to the female body, and the only way to get rid of these side effects for good is to remove the mirena and take natural supplements, herbs and foods and consider natural therapies that will eliminate estrogen dominance, help restore the balance of progesterone and estrogen hormones, and detoxify the body from all the toxins present in mirena such as silicone and copper.

Jasmin - posted 9 hours ago

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The mirena causes serious damage to the female body, and the only way to get rid of these side effects for good is to remove the mirena and take natural supplements, herbs and foods and consider natural therapies that will eliminate estrogen dominance, help restore the balance of progesterone and estrogen hormones, and detoxify the body from all the toxins present in mirena such as silicone and copper.

Tylynn - posted on 09/17/2012

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I had the mirena for 3 years and had all of those side effects. I got mine taken out in May and started on the pill but I quickly found out that after having the mirena I couldn't remember to take the pill religously. I had a cyst on my left ovary the sixe of a softball that was caused by the mirena and that was why I had the cramping. All the others were from the horomones. But since I have gotten it taken out I have experienced odd cramping still.

Crystal - posted on 08/04/2012

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I had mine removed and had another baby. I got the paragard this time. NO HORMONES! It's as natural as I could get

Sarah - posted on 08/04/2012

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Have had it for 2 weeks - tingling hands, sweats, spots, head hair loss, body hair gain, weight gain, anxiety attacks to the point of wanting to suicide, cramps, crying fits, crushing fatigue, period has arrived and is MORE painful. I just want to yank the vile thing out. Cannot wait the 3-6 months to see if it settles - is just too too much. So glad (in a perverse way) to know I am not alone ....

Cassie - posted on 04/04/2010

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Wow I cant believe how many of you had issues with the Mierna. It took 10 monnhs for me to adjust to it. My only issue now is the spotting that comes and goes. Hope it works out for you.

Myla - posted on 04/03/2010

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I've had the mirena since 10/27/09. I've been spotting ever since! I have a regular cycle then spot in between. I stopped for maybe 2-3 days after I had a deep tissue massage but then it came back! I have not had sex in about a year so I don't know about that part. Recently I did have cold sweat and hot shivers lasted about 10min. Even had to vomit but it only happened once. On the good side my cramps are not as bad and neither is my blood flow! The reason I got the mirena was for birth control and I had fibroids so instead of having the surgery again my doctor told me to try mirena. I've been contemplating if I should have it removed. A friend who has it spotted for a year. I don't know if I wanna go that long.

Betsy - posted on 03/22/2010

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I haven't had any of those types of side effects, they sound pretty bad. The only side effects I have experienced is occasional spotting, and acne worse now then when I was is high school. I'd talk to the dr. about what you are experiencing, there may be an under lying problem..

Liezl - posted on 03/22/2010

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I had the mirena put in about 1 & half years ago. It was so painful after about 2 weeks from inserting the mirena. I could not stand up straight at times with cramping. I insisted that the Dr. have a look at it because it is not natural to be in such agony. The Dr. did a scan & noticed that the mirena dropped a few cm & that was what caused the pain. The Dr. was honest & admitted that he did not insert it properly the & I had to go in to hospital in order that they may remove the mirena & insert it properly…at the Dr.’s cost. I have since not looked back…no pain no trouble. Ask your Dr. to check. I'm 100% convinced it is not in place any more...once the pain is gone you'll feel much better.

Sylvia - posted on 03/21/2010

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I'm sorry to hear your having issues, I love my Mirena, my friend experienced these symptoms with the Copper one, I have the plastic. These are normal however if it is causing misery I suggest getting it removed and trying another contraceptive. You shouldn't have to go through that.

Viola - posted on 03/20/2010

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I plan on getting the mirana possibly next month because i just had a baby Jan 29th and my middle son will be 2 june 26th I just don't want to have any more right away and i don't wear tampons because they are uncomfortable i told my dr i don't think this would be comfortable for me but he wants me t give it a try first. After reading some of this I am definitely going to talk to him about these things because i want to definitely make sure this thing is right for me

Rosanna - posted on 03/19/2010

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I have an iud also and I do experience some of those symptons . My gyno said tht craping and hevier periods are normal when you have iuds . I just take alot of midol and paprin to deal with it.

Julianna - posted on 03/18/2010

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I have it now for 1.5 years and no problems at all. Check with your ob to make sure its in ok and no other probs.

Kadie - posted on 03/18/2010

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how long have you had it? i've had mine almost a year and a half and i hated it the first 3 months or so. now i like it. also i saw someone said something about the copper iuds....my mom had one and had constant bleeding for almost a year until she had them take it out. just something to think about if you do want to switch!

Stefanie - posted on 03/18/2010

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I have it and I am having the same results. Pain during intercourse, mood swings and cramping sometimes. I thought it was just my body changing after having my daughter but it been almost 2 years since her birth. I wasn't aware of all the side effects. Maybe I will consider geting it removed.

Whitney - posted on 03/17/2010

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as to Laura's reply, i agree. surprising i know. but as i was 15 when i had my daughter, the OBGYN asked me what kind of birth control. not if i wanted it. and being 15 i had no idea what was going on and did what i was told. and seeing as i have not had sex at all since having her i have aborted no child. and i am afraid to take it out before the appointed time for fear of it having bad side effects. i learned much more later on, actually a few months ago, the effects that the birth control methods of today have on our bodies and our possible children. so Laura i agree with you :)

Deanna - posted on 03/17/2010

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yeah, I might go with Laura's idea from now on, my hormone levels never evened out and I got more "surprises" as the the months went by with the bc methods I've tried. on the bright side, I've been blessed with wonderful pregnancies :) nothing like being on birth control, quite the opposite.

Laura - posted on 03/17/2010

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The sad part is, doctors are getting kickbacks and bonuses for prescribing these devices to women. So they will probably lead you to think it is something else. Trust your instincts and listen to your body! Your body is telling you everything you need to know. Best of luck to all of you!

Nocona - posted on 03/17/2010

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i had no idea so many women have these side effects! i've had mine in for about 9 months and just chaulked my hormonal issues up to being crazy :) gonna have a talk with my doctor about what i'm feeling! thanks ladies!!

Whitney - posted on 03/16/2010

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i have mirena and the side effects were only really bad for the first few months. i was pretty emotional and cried a bit much yeah but it has pretty well evened out and i feel fine.

Deanna - posted on 03/16/2010

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yikes! that's good to know. I had the same problem with Nuva Ring and had major withdrawal symptoms when I went off it. my dr suggested I don't take the pills for the same reason so I will be looking into a non hormonal IUD after I deliver this one. good luck!! can't wait for the men birth control! lol.

Crystal - posted on 03/16/2010

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I've had Mirena since Sept 2008 and other than the occasional spotting, I've had no issues. I love it!

You should consult your doctor about the symptoms you are having and have him/her evaluate if Mirena is still the right choice for you.

Stephanie - posted on 03/16/2010

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I have had lots of problems wight gain and BAD abdominal pain being the worst of it. I went a whole year with out having a real period which was nice, but now I've had my period for almost 3months. I think I'm ready to get it taken out but I don't have health insurance any more. That was the reason I got it put in, so when I lost my insurance I wouldn't have to worry about birth control. :(

Jandy - posted on 03/15/2010

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I have had the Mirena IUD in for 18 months. I experienced cramps,pelvic pain, and pain with intercourse for several months. I went back in and had the string trimmed which helped a lot. I have only had 3 periods since having it put in (which kinda freaks me out sometimes). I'd say after about 4 months the discomfort subsided.

Laura - posted on 03/15/2010

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I had Mirena put in aboput 6 months after my daughter was born and it was a horrible experience! It caused me to have horrible mood swings, cramps, weight gain, acne, you name it! I actually had to pay 600.00 for mine because my insurance didn't cover it, but let me tell you, it did not stop me from having that thing yanked out within a few months! I will never use hormonal birth control again, it took my body almost a year to get back to normal.
I realize everyone is different but I don't think that most women realize that this type of birth control puts you at a huge risk for stroke or blood clot, much more than pharmaceutical companies would have you believe. I have been researching these things ever since my bad experience and let me tell you the horror stories and deaths just blew my mind!! I had no idea and many healthy young women die of blood clots and strokes every single day because of these hormonal birth control methods.
If there is anyone out there considering getting off hormonal birth control, DO IT!! You will be so glad you did.

Trish - posted on 03/07/2010

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I had it in for 5 years and absolutely loved it! I wish my insurance paid for it again cause I would get it in a heartbeat. The only side effect I had was the occasional pelvic pain. I loved not having a period and not having to remember to take a pill or when it was time for the next shot. I would do it again.

Britney - posted on 03/06/2010

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ive had mine for 20 months. and i hate the thought of periods on top of everything else and remembering to take pills and worrying about it failing because when i got pregnant with allyssa i was on birthcontrol so im afraid of that but these side effects make me hate me "easy way out" form of bc

Raelene - posted on 03/04/2010

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those symtems sound pretty severe .. definately think you should go back to your doc & discuss your options. I have had the Mirena for about a 1 & 1/2years now & the first 8 months were trying .. non stop spotting thru whole month - first 3mths almost every day ... then it settled down to which Now i have spotting maybe once every 2mths ... i also had the Terrible MOOD Swings that came over me like a wave for the smallest thing .. i would snap in anger .. awful ! .... but once i realized it must of been my Mirena hormones i seem to be able to control it now & i am able to take a breath & calm down before its crazy days ;o) ... I LOVE not having a monthly period & would cry now if i had to have it removed ... but like it says on the packet it does not suit Everyone - how long have you had it in for ?.. again speak to your doctor for other options .. good luck :)

Crystal - posted on 03/04/2010

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I have the same thing you do and the same mood swings, cramps and sleepless nights. I got it because it is easy birth control for me and I was told no more periods. Now my periods are worse than without BC..I'm actually thinking about having it removed and going on the pill or something else. I love the convience but hate the side effects just like you. I've read that the hormones are the cause of the problems and that if we take the pill for a few months it will level them out. That's what I've read and heard from my OB.

Allie - posted on 02/22/2010

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I have mirena as well, but I haven't had many side effects. I definitely think that you need to talk to your doctor if you're having those problems, and maybe consider getting it taken out. The only thing I've experienced is the occasional pelvic pain when I move an awkward way. I was kind of weepy when I was still nursing, but since I've weaned my son that has stopped so I think it was natural hormones. Also, my husband got poked during intercourse, but I just went to the doctor and got it trimmed and that fixed the problem.

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I got an IUD, but not mirena, because mirena has hormones as well. Not every birthcontrol method is for every one. You might want to consider talking to your OBGYN and removing mirena and replacing it with a copper IUD, which has no hormones and hence, most probobly, none of the side effects you are currently experiencing,

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Thats the IUD with Progesterone? I had one in after having my first daughter, and all i had was more pain during intercourse. I don't recall any of those symptoms but yet again i was breast feeding too. I remember being weepy too actually, but thought it was from not enough exercise and getting fresh air. I know when i started exercising and getting outside i felt like normal again. I know i got it removed because i thought it was messing with my hormones, and felt better once it was out.

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