has mirena caused anyone else to lactate?

Michelle - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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I have had my mirena for over a year and had no problems until this past week. My period is over a week late and I started to lactate. I have a 16 mos old daughter but I stopped breastfeeding in December. I have had 2 negative pregnancy tests and I was just wondering if anyone else has had a simlar experience?

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Heather - posted on 11/13/2011

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THANK GOODNESS I found this!!! I thought I was going crazy! I have been on Mirena for 4 years now, and lately my breasts have been really tender, I just thought it was to much coffee... but just last night I was rubbing my breast because it was sore, and it looked wet, so of course I manually expressed and SURE enough MILK!!!!!! There is NOOO way I could be prego, but I still got a little freeked out at this whole thing.... Circle of Moms to the rescue!!!

Joanna - posted on 07/14/2013

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my son is a year old andd i quit breastfeeding at threee months old and now im lactating

Christina - posted on 01/08/2014

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Hi my name is Christina now i have never been pregnant before but I have been on the marina for 4 years and lately have wanted to get it removed. Now about a week ago I started lactating and every time I'm around food I throw up and or get super nauseous, I took a pregnancy test but it said not pregnant has anyone who hasn't had kids experienced this?

KeeAnn - posted on 05/17/2013

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I have had mine almost five years and it has happened to me several times... so glad I'm not the only one!!!

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Catlyn - posted on 03/19/2014

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Im reading all these replys with similar experiences with lactation w/ mirena but havent read what was the outcomes....What ended up being your outcome Michelle Hawkshaw-Loucks

Catlyn - posted on 03/19/2014

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What ended up being the case? A lot of women experience tenderness and lactation to the point that I feel Mirena needs to add this side effect to their list online. There were even women that have been on Mirena for years and are experiencing the same thing. Although I think everyone should follow up with their OB dr.s but in most cases it seems to be hormones.

Catlyn - posted on 03/19/2014

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I had lactation happen to me on Nuva Ring and now I am experiencing it again on month 2 of my Mirena, IUD. Also Neg. preg test (just had surgery so had to be neg for hernia surgery). You are not the only one! They should add this to their list of side effects.

Kyla - posted on 12/10/2013

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Oh thank god!! I thought it was just me for a minute my son is 16 months old and I stopped nursing 7 months ago and yesterday I just started lactating. And I can't be pregnant... Have you had any other problems with the mirena?

Tatjana - posted on 11/10/2013

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I have a boy two and a half and stopped breastfeddinng when he was 13 months. I have Mirena for more than a year and sometimes I dont have a period at all or have it longef thN before putting Mirena. Two days ago, my breast started feeling swollenA nd lactating and I am really worried, although I can feel the thread, but this thing with breasts is making me crazy...

Tuenika - posted on 11/07/2013

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I just googled exactly what I thought and found this post. I have taken 2 pregnancy tests that came back negative. I still need to schedule and appt though. Glad to know I'm not the only one who has experienced this.

Serena - posted on 08/20/2013

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YES!! oh wowo...me too!! i had to google this because i got the mirena in Jan 2013, my son was born in Nov 2012, i stopped breast feeding months ago and now all the sudden my boobs hurt and i am lactating and no period for months, not alot, but enough to make me go buy a pregnancy test...took two, both negative...thought it might have been too early to tell, so i was going to buy another test...but apparently im not the only one. My husband has super sperm so i figured anything was possible as far as getting pregnant on mirena ...i suppose its the hormones in the mirena.

Nicole - posted on 06/03/2013

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I am having the same issue and have had it in for 3 years now. I haven't had this problem before, but now my boobs are so sensitive and are lactating. I thought about calling my ob doctor to see what she has to say. My son is 3 years old now so I'm not sure what is happening. Me and my fiancé will be happy if I am, but that would mean that no bc works for me. I have 3 kids that all got conceived from bc. My oldest was the pill, my middle was the patch, and my youngest was from a different pill. Ugh... This is frustrating!!

Ashley - posted on 03/18/2013

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glad see im not alone. though think i was crazy. at lease the doctor trhink so just say hormones. ive been on it since sept and started lactating few month ago., my son will be 3 in may

Silvia - posted on 12/31/2012

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i ve been on Mirena for a year now, and i stopped having periods two months ago< i took preg test and negative, i am so scare im pregnant because i started feeling tender breast and lactaring !!! i am so worried but i see im not the only one, i need to go to the doctor but they are on vacation i guess because they dont answer! nothing i can do but wait!

Tommi Lynn - posted on 09/17/2012

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I have had my mirena for seven months & my daughter is 18 months. Ever since I've gotten it placed some how the strings wrapped around it. I cant feel it. The doc wanted me to go for a pelvic ultra sound, but dont have the money. I had some weird feelings i was prego agian. My BF went & bought a 3 pack, i took the one came back negitive. I also got online that night & did some research. Everything i read said when placed prego test come back negitive. Also, told me having it placed can make u feel prego. All of those feelings went away. Just recently Ive been having the crazy feelings again, "movement" (cant be possible, keep thinking its gas), Headaches/Migraines, Sleepy, Hungry, Bloated, lactating, & body pain. Also, last month i finally stopped getting my period so that scared me alot. Im really scared but I dont know what to do. I will be super happy if its happened. Online it said the baby & yourself can die with mirena in. Im freaking out & IDK if its worth me going to the doc to find out its just the side effects. What should i do?

Chris - posted on 08/27/2012

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It's so unconfortable ! I have been lactating non stop for the last two months ever since I had mirena put in. I've put on about ten pounds and I always feel sick after every meal. I told myself I would give it six months and then if I don't feel better I will have mirena taken out. It's so nice to know I'm not crazy and this happens to other women.

FATIMA - posted on 06/12/2012

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Omg... After 2 yrs with no period I got a spotty period last week and I started lactating right now just when I squeeze making appointment 2moro but glad to know I'm not crazy btw my son is 21 months so I hope its just the iud ......

Kimberly - posted on 11/25/2011

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I just started lactating last night. My boobs felt odd, buit my son just turned 23! I got the Mirena device 2 months ago and have not had a period. They have been feeling wierd again today. Glad to know I am not alone. Lactation is not listed as a side effect on the Mirena site...

Jerica - posted on 11/17/2011

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My OB said u can get pregnant on mirena for the first year on mirena and the 5th year .. i have had Headache/Migraine, Acne, Depressed mood, Vaginal discharge, Breast pain or tenderness, Nausea, Back pain, Weight increase, Decreased sex drive, High blood pressure, Pain during intercourse, Skin irritations (such as hives, rash, eczema or itching), Feeling bloated, Swelling of hands and feet...... thats why im getting it out tomorrow but i dont want to get pregnant yet but i was on here reading stories that sperm can live inside a female for 5-7 days amybe longer and it will be the 6th day since i did and im scared if i will be pregnant after i get it out.. do you know if i will be pregnant still??

Jennifer - posted on 05/12/2011

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this is so weird i have been lactating off and on for the past couple months and i have gained a bit of weight and i was worried i was pregnant

Rebecca - posted on 05/11/2011

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Oh wow, so glad I found this! I have a 6 month old son, never BF. I got mirena on 12/29. Gained roughly 20 lbs since, which is odd cuz with my baby I gained 25 lbs total start to finish in pregnancy. My boobs have slowly gotten bigger and I noticed they look like they did while pregnant and I messed with em and sure enough, they're lactating. I've been so freaked to say anything to my fiance because it's like man oh man, do I wanna bring this up? Both my boys (2 yrs & 6 months) were conceived while on the pill but I randomly missed pills so that was understandable. But this time around, I've been on mirena, so what the heck, yanno? I can feel the mirena, it's in place. I think I've also psyched myself out and made my body feel pregnant.... I'm gonna go get a test tomorrow and see what's up.

Jennifer - posted on 04/10/2011

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i have had the IUD in for almost 2 years and a couple months ago i started noticing i was lactating i took 2 test and both came back negative and i went to the doctor and they did blood work and everything came back fine and they don't know why i am lactating and i haven't had a period in over a year so wierd

Jennifer - posted on 04/10/2011

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i have had the IUD in for almost 2 years and a couple months ago i started noticing i was lactating i took 2 test and both came back negative and i went to the doctor and they did blood work and everything came back fine and they don't know why i am lactating and i haven't had a period in over a year so wierd

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Happened to me.... after IUD for 2yrs I missed a period and so I was worried about being preg. I took 3 tests (lol) and all were negative. I was showering one day when I felt a total "let down" . I squeezed myself a little and there was milk... I felt preg and really believed I was. I called my doctor and they told me that there is no way, if you can feel the strings, that you could be pregnant. I think I psyced myself out and made my body feel pregnant even tho I wasn't.

Michelle - posted on 04/22/2010

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I went to my OB yesterday and he told me that he has never run into it before with one of his patients, but some women just spontainously latcate. My sister just had a baby and my brother and his wife have been talking about another one, and all this baby talk must have been what set me off into lactating mode I guess. I guess I have super lactating powers LOL!

Lauren - posted on 04/22/2010

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Michelle, I dont have a period anymore because of the IUD. I didnt take a pregnancy test because there is no way i could be pregnant if you know what I mean. So that is why it is especially wierd for me. My OB said that he didnt know what was wrong but he didnt think that it was anything to really worry about.

Michelle - posted on 04/18/2010

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Lauren, did you take a pregnancy test? Was your period late? I had a bunch of bloodwork done and I go to the OB this wednesday to get the results. I had quite a bit of milk at first but now it has kind of slowed down, so I guess I will find out this week what is going on!

Lauren - posted on 04/16/2010

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Yes! I thought I was insane. Mine isnt bad though. I have a nine month old son and I never breastfed but it is really kinda freaking me out. I have an appointment with my ob/gyn next week so will hopefully get some answers then. If you find anything else out please post! Good luck!

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