Mirena=mood swings? anyone else have this

Stefanie - posted on 06/28/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I have been on mirena since the last week of may. & i know that all birth controls have the hormones stuff, but i was wondering if anyone else has had any problems with mood swings since they have been on mirena?

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Sarah - posted on 12/30/2012

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I have had Miranda in for 3_4 yrs. I think it's made me crazy moody.I have been trying to"fix" myself and I'm coming to realize it's this iud . Each time I don't get a period I get worse . Like a build up of PMS. I hope this helps someone . I think it's time to get it out....

Jessica - posted on 09/13/2011

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I thought I loved mine,got it in Nov.08 but 10months ago it was like a bomb went off in my body .I would have stabbing pains that put me to the floor,my hair started to come out,started to get acne bad,gained 10 pounds,my back pain started to drive me nuts,loss of feeling in my hands,boobs hurt,headaches,leg cramps,I had a scent like sugar cookies(my kids and husband could even smell it),my bones would hurt and I would bruise for no reason,and I feel like I could just sleep or lay around all day no energy at all but lay in bed at nite and just can't fall asleep.By the way my libido was gone 1 month after I got it put in, but that was blamed on my breastfeeding,but none of that came close to the depression I have had in the past 6 months,after trying 3 anti-dep. with no luck the doctor said lets try some hormones then asked me what birth control do you use?When I said mirena he looked at me and said maybe that is the problem.I made an appt. to have it removed at the obgyn that inserted it and after 15 mins. of pure torture 2 doctors looked at me and said you need to see a specialist,we don't feel it in your uterus.With all the bad symtoms they said it needs to come out.They got me an appt. at a different obgyn office since this doctor has more implements available for this situation. I wish mirena had listed all those warnings back when I researched it...because I never would have chosen it.Hate it!Can't wait to get this thing out.I hope my body goes back to normal and all these pains go away.Wish me luck.

Jerica - posted on 11/17/2011

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i have had the Mirena in for almost three years now .. 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
Unusual hair growth or loss
Skin irritations (such as hives, rash, eczema or itching)
Feeling bloated
Swelling of hands and feet
so i am getting it out tomorrow.... i hope everything goes away.... i want my life back........

Melissa - posted on 03/14/2012

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I have had mine in for just under 4 years. I get moody a lot but just figured it was because I was tired all the time (which could be part of it). One minute I am happy and literally the next minute I am mad or upset (not crying upset but aggravated upset) over something really stupid and it takes me several hours to get over it. Just thought about it being Mirena recently and wanted to check it out online. Might get it taken out at the next doc visit but want to talk to the doctor first.

Katie - posted on 09/02/2010

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I definitely have had hormonal moods since getting the mirena. The first few months were the worst, and since then it's been 1-2 times per month. It kind of sneaks up on me, too, sometimes: I think I'm having a good day, and then over the course of an hour, my mood clouds up, and the smallest thing will make me resentful, easily offended, and weepy. What's funny is that when I'm hormonal, I hate being reminded that I'm so moody because of hormones, because I feel like my husband doesn't take my concerns seriously (even if they are silly things that aren't a problem normally). But I keep reminding myself that it's only temporary, and my husband and I help each other through it each time. He feels like he can't say anything right when it happens, and I try to give him feedback about what it is that sets me off during a mood, and what could calm me down, such as reminding me that he's on my side.

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Terita - posted on 02/09/2014

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I was happy to find this forum. I am 47 yrs old and had the mirena for 4 yrs. Never knew about the mood swings and never was told By my Dr was not in the brochure at time I guess cause it was fairly new, until last night at a meeting was talking about the mirena was asked did I have mood swings and acne problems my answer was yes. I can't Stay in a relationship because of this. I was told I was mean had attitude and crazy. I thought I was going through the change because of my age. I will be calling my Dr's to have remove and yes I gained like 15 pads too.

P - posted on 11/30/2013

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I've had Merina for 3 years now. At first, it was awesome. By the second year, I've notice a lot of changes in my body and mind.

I never really understood why I was having sudden mood changes. There are days when I am happy which is typically but when I am sad or angry, it affects everybody surrounding me and I feel like a fool or a child. Sometimes, I can't control what I feel.

I gained about 20 lbs since I had it. What is worst is that nothing is happening in bed for almost a year. Talk about self-esteem killer.

I am consulting a specialist to get my IUD remove. I hope this works but we'll keep you girls updated in a few months if I see any changes.

Roxanne - posted on 03/17/2013

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I had Mirena put in nearly 6 months ago and I have regretted it ever since. I've had continuos spotting to light periods the entire time, headaches, cramps, rash on my torso, virtually no sex drive at all and of course I am a moody and crazy person who can go from laughing hysterically to losing it on my husband for throwing out leftover Spaghetti. The thought of spontaneous intimacy and the convenience of not having to remember to take birth control was what inevitably helped me make the decision to get Mirena , however, had I have known just how horribly it would alter my body and mind I would never have done it. Making an appointment to get it removed ASAP and I would never recommend an IUD to any woman.

Christina - posted on 03/13/2013

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I had this put in about 6 weeks ago and I feel like I want to rip everyones head off. I cant stand anyone. Literally. The only thing it could be is the mirena. I thought it would be okay since I have a huge sensitivity to birth control but I am clearly mistaken. I have no sex drive and when I do have sex it hurts. After reading this I am getting it removed.

User - posted on 12/19/2012

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I had the mirena put in 6 weeks after my second child was born in may, and it has been awful!!! I have a 5 year old daughter with cerebral palsy and of course my infant baby so life was stressful at times but this was unacceptable.. I went from loving my life and family to hateing everything. The first couple months I just had headaches and cramps. After about the second month I started feeling depressed if that is even the word for it I felt crazy!! I really freaked myself out. In November I had it removed and the headaches and night sweats have now went away thank goodness! It has been a little over a month and I still have anxiety and panic problems with depression. I have not had a period yet due to the fact that I am still breast feeding my baby. I just need to know that these symptoms will leave and my hormones will adjust. This is a very scary feeling.

Jessica - posted on 11/29/2012

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Help! Ive had the Paraguard (generic form of Mirena) put in after my son was born in 2010. I am constantly on the verge of a breakdown daily. I have been diagnosed with depression and my symptoms there are very seasonal. (Winter is just to gloomy). Ive had a unusual discharge, no pain, and the terrible mood swings. Trying to figure out if its the IUD or something else. These posts have been helpful to read and great to know Im not alone

Jennifer - posted on 11/20/2012

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I had mine put in nov 2 2012 and i have been so mooded. I want to keep it but i just cant keep feeling this way. It sucks !!!! And i have had a loss of appetite. what do i do this sucks

Nicole - posted on 06/15/2012

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so i been on the mirena since nov 2011 and i been really bad with the mood swings. like crazy bitch mood swings. and not only that but since i have it i havnt had my period AT ALL and im just starting to think about getting it removed. does anyone know if once removed can i start a different kind of birth control asap or so i have to wait till i have my cycle? it was a bitch getting my insurance to cover it and im not sure that they will cover the paraguard. but i guess its something to talk to my doctor about. im 26 and i have 2 kids and i dont see anymore in my future so i dont want to take no chances...

Grace - posted on 05/16/2012

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I have ParaGard simply because there are no hormones involved. I just past 3 years and I'm A ok.

Stephanie - posted on 03/10/2012

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im scared now! i just had mirena put in about a month ago because the hormones are supposed to be so low in it amd my body does not respond well to other forms of birth control. i have been a little more tense than normal lately but i just went finished midterms. i guess i will have to watch it carefully. i guess mirena is paying to have all bad things said against them removed from the internet as soon as its posted

Brandy - posted on 02/12/2012

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I've heard that ParaGard is better than Mirena. I currently have had the Mirena for about 4 months, and I have been having some pretty severe mood swings along with headaches. I'm contemplating switching.

Stephanie - posted on 01/30/2012

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I had crazy mood swings while on the Mirena. I had it taken out 3 months later. My entire household is much happier now that its out. I couldn't take it... Not to mention I bled the entire three months I had it in.

Tiffany - posted on 09/01/2011

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I just got mirena put in on Monday and I am crying one minute and mad the next. I am scared. Should I have mirena removed? These horror stories are freaking me out!

Mabel - posted on 01/05/2011

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Yes and I actually thought I was going through postpartum but I am looking into having mine removed asap.I am constantly on edge and I dream of hurting my son who is 2.I have so much stress that my neck won't pop and my shoulders are constantly feeling like they are on fire and tight.This damn thing needs to go ,If I could grab those strings I would take it out myself.

Holly - posted on 09/21/2010

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I HAVE MOOD SWINGS ON MIRENA!! I feel moody quite a bit actually. I was thinking of having it removed because its affecting my moods almost daily.

Jessica - posted on 07/27/2010

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I had the Mirena for over a year and I know I was very irritable but my husband actually referred to me as Crazy when I had the mirena.. He has seen major differences since I've had it removed in 08 and I'm not sure if it's all due to having the IUD removed but I'm happier..

Holly - posted on 09/21/2010

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I HAVE MOOD SWINGS ON MIRENA!! I feel moody quite a bit actually. I was thinking of having it removed because its affecting my moods almost daily.

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