Did anyone have mood swings on Mirena?

Shenice - posted on 12/23/2009 ( 33 moms have responded )

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I feel like I have been over reacting on some small stuff lately...I mean like make me cry over reacting and then after it is all said and done I wonder what was I tripping about in the first place. So I googled it and people are talking about mood swings, depressions, and that it can risk you not being able to have kids again. I just wanted to hear what my circle of moms advice.

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Kim - posted on 05/07/2013

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I had two years of problems stemming from this IUD and the mood disturbances it caused. I was initially diagnosed with depression and given meds. The meds made the mood swings worse and worse until I was prescribed mood stabilizers. Continuing issues and side effects from this and these medications caused me to be diagnosed BIPOLAR and prescribed ANTI PSCHOTICS. IT ALL STEMMED FROM THIS IUD. Once the IUD was removed and I was weaned off the meds all returned to normal, but none of the docs I saw ever suspected the IUD. My husband and I had to figure that one out. That's 2 YEARS of my life. Home, with 2 boys under 4 years old. 2 years i had to fight to retain my sanity. 2 years I will never get back. If you're having any mood disturbances, get the thing OUT of you! I hope my story helps someone.

Chandra - posted on 02/27/2013

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I have had a Mirena for nearly 5 years and until now haven't really thought that my mood swing might be attributed to it. But after reading the other womens comments I think it may have. I have had bouts of mood swing and emotional outbursts over small things that I never would have worried about before. Crying and feeling so emotional more and more. I had started to feel like there was really something not right with me. Glad I am not alone

Carissa - posted on 04/26/2013

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Granted, I am not a mother. But I had my IUD inserted so that I could control when I have children. I've only been on the Mirena for a week and have had two violent outburts that were not in my character. I almost quit my job of 7 years and almost left my husband of 2 years. I am undecided if I should try to work it out and let my body adjust or find another alternative.

Melanie - posted on 11/03/2012

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I am considering having it removed. I have a 17 month old, and have not been the nicest person since having put in over a year ago. There have been stressful events over the past year, but I always seem to be angry. This is very unlike me. I have also experienced headaches.

Tatjana - posted on 09/21/2012

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YES! YES! YES! It's disturbing how upset I get so easily. This is not me and this is the only change I can think of. I'm affraid to get it out because of how horrible it felt getting it. I have constant back and pelvic pain. My husband can feel it sometimes( if thats not TMI) it feels like getting stabbed. Im so affraid it's attatched to my uterine wall and they're just gonna reach in and rip it out.

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Janice - posted 6 days ago

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Thank you for these posts! I was on birth controls for over 10yrs, and depo for 3 yrs- and I switched to IUD. Ive been on it for just over a year now and I am one crazy bitch!!!!! I can cry then laugh then be psyco angry over nothing!!! As well, I have had the worst ache of my life on my back- huge cyst type ones. I also have been suffering from depression on and off for the first time in my life. My partner keeps telling me that it has to be the IUD, but my dr. assures me it not.
Thanks for these posts, I am beginning to think that it really could be the IUD.

God'des - posted on 06/21/2014

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I literally signed up to this website so I can tell you the dangerous effects of this birth control. The doctors told me this would be a great fit for me so I won't get pregnant again. Don't believe the hype! My boyfriend have had countless fights and he's called me crazy on several occasions. It's a serious outter body experience. You know something is wrong with you and can feel it but can't change it at all. It wasn't until a week ago that I realize it was mirena. Stay away from this.

Kathryn - posted on 05/14/2014

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I have always been an emotional person but recently I have noticed Im get violently angry at my fiance and other situations. I have a stressful job so I just assumed that was it but I am worried now that me emotions will scare away my fiance. I heard a friend of a friend had her IUD removed immediately because it made her crazy and it has been in the back of my mind that it is causing my outbursts. I love not getting a period and avoiding pregnancy while I build my career but Im beginning to wonder if its worth it.

Krystal Lee - posted on 03/30/2014

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ok thank god I found this bc I have been having major anger issues that I never had before... like ill get mad at nothing basically and just I don't know im almost never happy anymore, (I currently have the IUD in) and im really thinking about getting it out, but I mean these mood swings are causing major issues with my boy friend, we've been together two years and Ive never pissed him off to the point where we might break up so, I am most definitely getting this p.o.s birth control remove... I don't want the love of my life leaving me for something so small. ugh... -krissie

Angelo - posted on 02/16/2014

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I am a single man and I can tell you firsthand I have experience the side effects of this with two different women also my best friend of 20 years the second she started taking this just changed , violent fits of anger she is extremely moody cries all the time very sensitive her mood has completely changed she's a different person, my take is use the normal birth control this just seems so unnatural it goes against everything god intended for a woman, it's been bothering me for years and I did not give up on her until I looked into all three women are on the same type of birth control and I knew all of them before they started the birth-control I'm telling you it's definitely mood altering and not good if you want to keep your man

D - posted on 01/26/2014

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Doubts and convictions about my Mirena just dawned on me. Had one since 2008 and the second now about 1 year. Having read all your posts I am certain Mirena has been the culprit of an extra EDGE in all my emotions over the last 5+ years. you know how I figured? cause.... i went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain
There's more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line...

What will happen when it is all of the sudden removed?

D - posted on 01/26/2014

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I agree with all the negative emotional swings that must be related to Mirena (5+ years). And you know why I think it must be related? Because, I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains,
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain
There's more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in crooked line.......
BUT what's gonna happen when I get it out?

Sarah - posted on 07/11/2013

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I have had my IUD for about 5 months, and my youngest is 7 mos. In the beginning, I had the "spotting" every other week, LITERALLY! I was previously diagnosed with PMDD ( prior to the Mirena) which now seems more severe. I saw a therapist today, believing medication would be my answer. I brought up the fact that I believe my severe mood swings have to do with my IUD. Well of course the therapist doesn't prescribe medications, and is unable to state if he believes the IUD is what's causing all my mood issues. So I am waiting for the DOCTOR.. Meanwhile, I went on with my day, I went to my evening class and ended my day with another severe headache I've been having this past week. By the time I Layed down, just rolling over in my bed caused dizziness. Previous birth control methods have caused the headaches with me and I will be getting this IUD removed immediately!

Gina - posted on 02/28/2013

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I've had the Mirena twice and I'm about to have my second one out soon. The first time, I had it in for about a year and felt a huge difference in my mood. Once I had it out, I felt relieved. I'm just very sensitive to hormones. Some days I felt like a monster and occassionally had rage fits. I'll admit it wasn't as bad the second time around, but I got my second Mirena because I was having heavy periods every other week after I gave birth to my daughter. I'm curious how I'll feel afterwards :)

Leslie Ann - posted on 04/06/2012

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There is no medical evidence that says you must have a monthly period.

Leslie Ann - posted on 04/06/2012

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I am about to have mine taken out I have had it for about 5 years ( a little less) I am due for removal. Regardless I have had many mood swing issues. The exceptionally light period is a plus but I have had miserable PMS. I have had almost uncontrollable fits of crying for absolutely no reason. I never really thought about it being related to my birth control, but then I started tracking when it happened. I sometimes even feel aggressive it is sooooo weird. I am thinking of going to something without progesterone.

Autumn - posted on 09/21/2011

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You know, now that you mention it I have been more of a witch since I got on it!!

Melissa - posted on 09/20/2011

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I have had Mirena twice. The first time I had it I didn't have kids and I got it after my second child (they are 14 months apart). The first time, I didn't have any mood swings or any side effects (other than loss period). The second time, I have mood swings every now and again and wanna pull out every stand of hair on my head. I can't just put it on the Mirena considering I have a 19-month and 5-month old. I'm sure it could be normal to have mood swings, you have to consider that everything is going to have different side effects on people. Especially when a foreign object is introduced into your body. Just hang in there, it gets easier.

Shenice - posted on 09/13/2011

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I haven't had mood swings and I have been on it for a year and a half.

Traci - posted on 09/07/2011

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I have it and I get brown spots...aka a period. Right now I'm going through that and all I feel like doing is crying. Granted I'm going through many other things (a separation, workers comp issues, etc...) so that doesn't help. However, this 'sadness' feels different than true depression. I know the difference.

Tiffany - posted on 09/01/2011

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I got mine placed on Monday and I have been crying one minute and mad as hell the next..I am a little scared myself..

Ronna - posted on 01/02/2010

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i have had in for 7 months w/no problems, but if you look at the mirena website it totally tells you that if you have had a history of any type or depression that this may not be the birth control choice for you. additionally, some one mentioned something about ovarian cysts...it warns you that this is possible & that if you have had a history of them w/in a certain time frame it should not be used. birth control of any kind w/a high hormone level can cause cysts...i had several large cysts while i was on a mid level hormone birth control cysts 3 of which ruptured & 4 which were 6 cm or larger. then i was switched top yasmin on which i had 2 ectopic pregnancies, & then was put on the mini pill & got pregnant w/my baby girl. umm, history of ectopic pregnancy & fibroids are also listed as pecautions or reasons to consider not having mirena put. as far as the getting pregnant after having it removed, i believe the website mentions something like it is difficult to get pregnant w/in the first 2 months after having it removed...now if the body reacts badly to the iud it can cause scarring of the uterus walls which makes it harder for a baby to implant in the uterine walls. this is the common though w/the traditional iud also. i am planning on taking mine out in july or august as i am getting married in september & my fiance & i would like to have a child together as soon as possible (he has a 7 year old from a previous marriage & i have a 10 month old from a previous relationship) so i will find out in the near future how had quickly you can get pregnant after removal.

Shenice - posted on 12/31/2009

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Has anyone had one taken out and had a child after? I don't want to have one soon, but I do want to have more. I love not having to worry or pay for bc pills every month. I just dont want convenience to come at e major cost.

Barbara - posted on 12/26/2009

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I've had mine alittle over a year and i too have had mood swings never thought that it was from the mirena. I've calmed down since just have to pray alot lol, and have a quite time for yourself thats what I do.

Kacy - posted on 12/26/2009

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I had mirena for a little while and I had some mood swings, but they are worse when you take them out. But Mirena can't be good for the human body. Just my opinion, mostly because its is GOOD for us to have a cycle once a month. The period isn't just a reproductive thing. It hlep keep us healthy and in the long run might cause complications. This is all just opinion, but it does seem to make sence.

Laura - posted on 12/26/2009

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I had not heard of the not having kids again side effect, but mood swings happened to me for sure for the first few months. Also, it created two cysts in my right ovary which was very painful and required surgery. My doctor talked me into keeping it inserted, but now I wonder if I should just use a condom. I am not sexually active anyway. My daughter is 9 months old now, and I have had Mirena for 6 months.

Sandra - posted on 12/25/2009

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i feel like i have a bad attitude too, and i have blamed the mirena for it. remember it does adjust hormone levels. Hey laura, has ur attitude changed back?

Laura - posted on 12/24/2009

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I have been a raging Bit&% since I had it put in. My husband and I are going through a divorce cause of my massive mood swings. I had it taken out!!!!

Annette - posted on 12/24/2009

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Hi. I just had mine put in about 3 weeks ago and im starting to feel the same way already..the only thing i can think of is that maybe it's maternal. Knowing that i can't have any more kids even though i'm not ready to have anymore, just knowing that it would almost be impossible, might be why.

Jo - posted on 12/23/2009

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I know many women who have a Mirena, most w/out issues. I have had one for 3.5 years, and I had PMS issues and heavy periods prior, so I found it helpful--plus not worrying about pregnancy, or taking a pill. If it is a glaring negative difference with no benefits, TELL YOUR DR.!!!!

Ashley - posted on 12/23/2009

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No i had mood swings ALL THE TIME... but only for the first three months. but yes i had them relly bad. i cried over eveything lol. its not just you honey

Heather - posted on 12/23/2009

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no i have been on mirena for 7 months or so now and have had no problems. I love it because I dont have to worry. My only problem was spotting for a while but I got it done after I had my son anyways so I cant blame it on the mirena for sure. THe Dr told me I would be cramping for a while but I only did the day they put it in and that was it. So far...love it.

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