Mirena Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Mirena by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. link Saramama
    Mirena Side Effects or not?
    I am not sure if I want it taken out (partially because it hurt like a beast to insert it and I am sure it will hurt just the same to remove it if not worse) I have had the Mirena in for only 6 months, everything was going good except for the bleedin - 92% more...
    Saramama- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Mirena
  2. link Valerie T
    With rare exceptions, removing an IUD is quicker and easier than getting one put in. Once everything is set, it's as quick as a cough. That said, it's not a given that the symptoms you describe are from the Mirena. Have you ever been on combination P - 74% more...
    Valerie T- over a year ago
  3. link Mojito4me
    Love It!!!!!
    I have had my mirena for 2 years and if you can hang with it for the 1st year you will be set. The first year is real crazy heavy bleeding bad cramps, but believe once that year is up the next 4 years will be wonderful. All I can say is NO BLEEDING y - 4% more...
    Mojito4me- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Mirena
  4. link Valerie T
    No contraceptive is a fit for everybody. (On the other hand, thank goodness we don't have to have 9 babies on average like our hunter-gatherer ancestors!) Some bodies seem not to tolerate any synthetic hormone. (A copper IUD is the most effective rev - 61% more...
    Valerie T- over a year ago
  5. link Audrey1284
    I am having minimal side effects and also love it. The symptoms I do get are better than the alternative: take a pill daily to have a period for a WEEK.
    Audrey1284- over a year ago
  6. link Sherilyn1968
    Wll glad to hear it for YOU. I loved it as well, until I lost my hair that is. Im sure in some people it does nothing, and I hope your the one. But for me it caused a great deal of heartache, depression and sadness. I am almost completly bald. Thank - 47% more...
    Sherilyn1968- over a year ago
  7. link S5secmemgirl17
    should i do it
    hi im 21 my name is stephenie: i want to get mine out but i dont know if i should, every day i have pain were the mirena is it happens at least 3 times a day the pain is so bad i have to stop doin what im doin and after the pain slows i have hot flas - 61% more...
    S5secmemgirl17- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Mirena
  8. link Valerie T
    Hey, Stephenie - I'm not a medical provider but I've seen photos showing that uteruses come in many different sizes and shapes, and it's possible that a Mirena either doesn't fit or is mislocated (ie partially expelled). It sounds like you've had you - 78% more...
    Valerie T- over a year ago
  9. link Tmw1979
    Mirena preventing pregnancy, pregnancy test, moodiness, ectopic pregnancy, yipee
    Hi all... Well, I first posted when I got the Mirena out on Feb 13th and I just wanted to give an update. I am STILL having migraine type headaches and a "morning sickness" of sorts. The moodiness is NO MORE! YIPEE!!! I was wondering if any - 84% more...
    Tmw1979- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Mirena
  10. link Valerie T
    The risk of ectopic pregnancy with a Mirena in is actually lower than the risk without--because pregnancy itself is such a lower likelihood (85 women/100 with no contraception; 1/700 with an established Mirena.) That said, *if* you should happen to g - 70% more...
    Valerie T- over a year ago
  11. link Starburst23
    Mirena extreme fatigue, deep penetration, mood swings, x rays, iud
    I had my Mirena removed yesterday and I immediately felt the difference. I too like so many was having several health issues that could have been related to the IUD. I had headaches, mood swings, extreme fatigue, hand tingling, soreness in legs, and - 65% more...
    Starburst23- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Mirena
  12. link Jamesbrown143
    I also have had horrible syptoms..extrememe fatigue,pain in stomach,pain in legs,pain in back,that pretty much radiated through out my entire body..i have high anxiaty,depression..all around feel sick..im getting it removed on the 28th..i cant wait..
    Jamesbrown143- over a year ago
  13. link 80011207
    Mirena tingling hands and feet, numbness in face, chest pain shortness of breath, anxiety medication, heart palpatations
    I have had heart palpitations, Tachycardia (heart rate over 100), chest pain, shortness of breath, irritability, low back pain, muscle aches, depression, and nausea. I have had the mirena in for 2 years and didn't realize it was the Mirena until rece - 59% more...
    80011207- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Mirena
  14. link Laceyjo
    I have also had these exact symptoms. I have had my Mirena in since March this year. My feet actually go numb and turn white, my heart rate gets as high as 135bpm and i have bouts of angina and anxiety as well. When my heart rate gets that high, my h - 21% more...
    Laceyjo- over a year ago
  15. link Hailey56
    Mirena has destroyed my daughter's life!
    My 22 year old daughter had the Mirena IUD put in 2 years ago. In the last six months her health, which has always been very good, is now so bad she can barely function. The extreme leg/foot pain (breaking/burning sensations), numbness/tingling in ar - 83% more...
    Hailey56- over a year ago - 15 Replies - in Mirena
  16. link Hailey56
    Yes I agree, and unfortunately there are hundreds if not thousands of women that are having very severe and debilitating reactions from Mirena. It can start with fatigue, headaches, hairloss, vision issues, bloating, allergy reactions, etc.... but th - 85% more...
    Hailey56- over a year ago
  17. link Hailey56
    I wanted to post an update on my daughter, after having the Mirena for 2 years, her health had deteriorated to the point she could not function, and her pain was severe. At 7 weeks post Mirena removal, she is almost back to normal. All symptoms have - 78% more...
    Hailey56- over a year ago
  18. link Hailey56
    Hi MJ, I just wanted to give you and update. My daughter has had the Mirena out almost five weeks now and in the last week she has starting feeling much much better. We can't believe it! We are finally starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel - 66% more...
    Hailey56- over a year ago
  19. link 1205
    Hi Hailey, I cant tell you how much I appreciate your reply and helpful knowledge, I had a bad day at work today with the nerve endings and burning legs and was starting to think maybe something has been missed, it has only been two weeks this friday - 79% more...
    1205- over a year ago
  20. link Blueiceprincezz
    Mirena mood swings, excruciating pain, wedding dress, fiance, fibromyalgia
    I am a 19 year old with fibromyalgia that makes it deadly for me to get pregnant; carry past three months. My periods were irregular(I started at 6) and would bleed heavily for weeks. So I got Mirena in August 2009, and it has been hell. When I got M - 78% more...
    Blueiceprincezz- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Mirena
  21. link Sherilyn1968
    Well, I can't believe such harshness for a young girl who feels like crap. First, garbage mouth? Really? She's hurt, depressed and scared, as she should be. Second "Fibro" as you call it (Idiot) IS real, your the fack one, so get off your h - 65% more...
    Sherilyn1968- over a year ago
  22. link Good26
    Stop blaming just the Mirena!
    To all of you women who are having problems with the Mirena...I was blaming it also and had it removed. I came to find out, everything we are using is full of propylene glycol and so many chemicals. OUR LIVERS CAN NOT PROCESS IT ALL! The Mirena just - 79% more...
    Good26- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Mirena
  23. link Sherilyn1968
    I was healthy until the mirena but thaks for the info
    Sherilyn1968- over a year ago
  24. link Schreibermom
    Mirena fever chills, ringing in ears, neck pains, clear discharge, neck pain
    I had my Mirena inserted in May (2010) and I had it removed yesterday, July 28, 2010. Since the insertion this has been what I have experienced. I apologize for the blunt nature of how I list my symptoms but I think you should know them all: Suspicio - 79% more...
    Schreibermom- over a year ago - 7 Replies - in Mirena
  25. link Aksarah85
    I have had the same experience with bloating. It's awful. Getting my mirena taken out today. Will let you know what happens.
    Aksarah85- over a year ago
  26. link Kaseylee99
    I have had my mirena for 2 years and am Having majority of these symptoms. The bloating is the WORST and is progressively grttin worse as is this ear ringing. I would love to hear that when you had it removed it all went away. Please reply...going cr - 2% more...
    Kaseylee99- over a year ago
  27. link Frani
    Mirena bleeding gums, bad acne, dizzy spells, severe headaches, brushing my teeth
    I had Mirena in for 3 1/2 years. The first year was basically a fog. I started spotting, moodiness was ok, bad acne. The next 1 1/2 years I experienced light bleeding, acne , slight dizziness, some fatigue. On the third year that I was on mirena that - 87% more...
    Frani- over a year ago - 13 Replies - in Mirena
  28. link Emk8555
    It went beyond teeth for me to jaw bone and that loss is irreversible....PLEASE keep reporting anywhere all the agony I was in and had never had an infection before---uterus infected, cervix infected, vaginitis, sinus infection, tooth after tooth inf - 86% more...
    Emk8555- over a year ago
  29. link Ameigh
    Long-term Side Effects Despite Removal
    Like many here, I had the Mirena, developed many neurological side effects (migraines, numbness/weakness, tingling, dizziness, fatigue, low libido, back pain, and depression). I had every test done to rule out MS, Guillaine Barre, etc. I was also tol - 76% more...
    Ameigh- over a year ago - 16 Replies - in Mirena
  30. link Suffering75
    Currently suffering...
    I got the Mirena after suffering very heavy bleeds and cysts, had one out after a cyst grew and pushed it sideways and had a second inserted. First 8 months were fabulous, my period lasted half a day once a month but for the past 2 months Ive had not - 66% more...
    Suffering75- over a year ago - in Mirena
  31. link Ganaev
    2 years in hell with Mirena
    I got Mirena inserted to help with my very heavy bleeding (sometimes for 2 months straight) for a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Initially I loved the Mirena because it lightened my periods into non-existence, which I of course tho - 87% more...
    Ganaev- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Mirena
  32. link Shannanrn
    I have had the horrible side effects of this medication as well. I am glad to hear there are others like me but sad that it has happened to us. I am just 6 days post removal after having this horrible thing for 1 year and glad I had it removed. I too - 80% more...
    Shannanrn- over a year ago
  33. link W8n2xhl
    Mirena shoulder pain, range of motion, numbness, gyn, joint pain
    Has anyone experienced shoulder pain or decrease in range of motion in their arms or numbness/tingling in their arms? Well that's the latest side effect I've been having. It's been going on nearly three months now; even after having the Mirena remove - 53% more...
    W8n2xhl- over a year ago - 11 Replies - in Mirena
  34. link Shannanrn
    I am glad I found this site as well. I had my IUD for a year and it was horrible. The first 6 months were fine but after that it was like h***. Constant mood swings, lack of energy, unpredictable periods, joint pain, chest pain, back pain, insomnia @ - 63% more...
    Shannanrn- over a year ago
  35. link Carcon1
    Mirena iud, numbness, ob gyn, blood tests, ekg
    I had my Mirena inserted in June 2009 and a few days ago and I started to feel numbness and tingling in my right arm,hand and fingers. Then it spread to my left arm, right side of my face and right leg and both feet. I called the OB/GYN to see if thi - 67% more...
    Carcon1- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Mirena
  36. link Shannanrn
    To all that are considering the mirena IUD. Please be very careful in choosing this for contraception. My OB talked me into after I had my second child and she said after 8 years of placing them she had a wonderful success rate with them. So I agreed - 81% more...
    Shannanrn- over a year ago
  37. link Moomoomom
    My friend got pregnant whilst using the IUD, then she was bleeding heavily not knowing she was actually preg. Her doc removed the IUD without checking if she was pregnant or anything and consequently she started haemorraging severly. She went back to - 72% more...
    Moomoomom- over a year ago
  38. link Jamiek
    Mirena crash
    I have had the IUD for 3-1/2 years. Haven't had a period in probably 2 years. I have had nausea, anxiety, nervousness, spacy feeling in my head, motion sickness, and acne. I'm ready to get it taken out, but I have heard about the Mirena crash and nee - 60% more...
    Jamiek- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Mirena
  39. link Christie9982
    How are you doing now...going through the crash, it is horrible!!!
    Christie9982- over a year ago
  40. link Kellyf
    help me please
    ive had the mirena fiited a year ago n past two days ive flodded constantly headache n weakness n dissiness could it b the mirena as ive only had spotting over the year n never had a period as bad until now? xxx worried should i go docs?
    Kellyf- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Mirena