Mirena Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Mirena by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. link Sophee
    Mirena libido
    I have had mine for about 3 months. The only side effect i have had is a huge increase in spotting and bleeding. My period was very light and only lasted 2 days. Now its about a week and a half, but im hoping this will die down soon. I have also had - 9% more...
    Sophee- over a year ago - in Mirena
  2. link Nikki79
    Mirena pain during intercourse, sex drive, insertion, pad, period
    I had no pain during insertion, only some mild cramping afterward. My periods were really crazy for several months and then they just stopped, but I had discharge all the time. I had to constantly wear a light day pad and I hated that. I had a major - 53% more...
    Nikki79- over a year ago - in Mirena
  3. link Lhairs1
    Mirena birth control pills, painful cramps, loss of sex drive, local anesthetic, american doctors
    I've had Mirena for 4 1/2 years. A doctor in Australia recommended it to me since I was very sensitive to birth control pills and could not use them. Yes, it hurt the first 3 months, but no more than the years of painful cramps I got every month with - 72% more...
    Lhairs1- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Mirena
  4. link Abbyfree
    I got the Mirena 2 months ago and have experienced a *total* lack of sex drive, mental fogginess, severe insomnia, and constant spotting. I thought my symptoms were a result of post partum issues, but when I began to have heart palpitations and panic - 57% more...
    Abbyfree- over a year ago
  5. link Mickylou
    Mirena lack of sex drive, breast tenderness, heart palpitations, pms symptoms, lack of sex
    Oh yes, I also forgot: lack of sex drive (non-existent), had very healthy sex drive before 2 episodes of heart palpitations (not sure if related) breast tenderness for 2 weeks out of every month increase in cramping and PMS symptoms (never had crampi - 22% more...
    Mickylou- over a year ago - in Mirena
  6. link Mickylou
    Mirena mirena iud, lower back pain, chin acne, medium flow, medical reason
    I had the Mirena IUD inserted in March 2006, 6 weeks after my first child was born. I had it removed on July 26, 2007. At first, I didn't notice any symptoms. I had spotting for a while and then just regular shortened periods after that. My first not - 85% more...
    Mickylou- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Mirena
  7. link Jamilynnfitz
    Mirena change my mind, ovaries, abdomen, scars, insertion
    I had my mirena inserted back in May 2007. The insertion was the most painful experience of my life. The Dr. could not get in on the first 3 tries! She said, "well, one more try," and got it in. I almost passed out from the pain. I can coun - 77% more...
    Jamilynnfitz- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Mirena
  8. link Mwardlaw
    I had the Copper IUD put in 5 months ago. It isnt any better from what Ive read on here. Acne, abd pain, heavy discharge, irregular periods, bloating, and painful intercourse. It sounds like all Im missing are the hormone changes.
    Mwardlaw- over a year ago
  9. link Kellykat
    Mirena acne medication, absolutely perfect, perfect skin, family doctor, irregular bleeding
    I had it inserted in June of 2005 by my family doctor. I couldn't believe how painful the insertion was -- I nearly passed out and afterwards I had to call for someone to pick me up and take me home. At first I had some irregular bleeding but this st - 71% more...
    Kellykat- over a year ago - in Mirena
  10. link Cri980105
    Mirena water retention, mushrooms, wedding ring, pantyliner, heavy bleeding
    I had my mirena inserted May 30, 2007. Since my insertion, I have experienced the same scaring acne that others have complained. As soon as one painful pimple goes away, the next one pops up. The other side effect that I have experience is the water - 72% more...
    Cri980105- over a year ago - in Mirena
  11. link Jwcl1012
    Mirena lower abdominal pain, tender breasts, body odor, chin area, bcbs
    I have had mine for about 4 months now. I have acne on my chin area which I never had before and brown, stringy discharge (TMI- I know).. It doesn't have a smell thank goodness, but I have noticed that I have developed a slight body odor. I am a clea - 64% more...
    Jwcl1012- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Mirena
  12. link Scicco
    Mirena heavy periods, light periods, low sex drive, leg pain, iud
    I had the iud inserted last September due to very heavy periods. My doctor told me I would have very light periods or none at all. It was very painful to have it insered. I experienced heavt bleeding for 3 months straight which has since become very - 67% more...
    Scicco- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Mirena
  13. link Rebgrac81
    Mirena heavy periods, long periods, prepregnancy weight, ovarian cyst, prune juice
    I go t mine inserted 8/05, 3 months after birth of daughter. I spotted for off and on for 9 months, which didn't bother me much. I got down to 10 pounds below my prepregnancy weight during this time. Then when I quit pumping when she turned 1, I had - 82% more...
    Rebgrac81- over a year ago - in Mirena
  14. link Nomoremirena
    Mirena anxiety and depression, decreased sex drive, severe anxiety, emergency appointment, birth control
    I had mirena put in 15 months ago. This was 3 months after my son was born and before I had a period. Haven't had a period since. I thought this was great and a constant form of birth control. I have a SEVERELY decreased sex drive that has ruined my - 73% more...
    Nomoremirena- over a year ago - in Mirena
  15. link Anonymous26
    Mirena yeast infections, going back in time, birth control, weight gain, goodness
    My experience with Mirena has been mixed. I was semi-painful to be inserted, but not nearly as much I was expecting. I had spotting the first 5 months with no period. No weight gain thank goodness, but recently I have developed some acne... which is - 56% more...
    Anonymous26- over a year ago - in Mirena
  16. link Taburl
    Mirena alesse birth control, light periods, getting fatter, birthcontrol, mid section
    Everything everyone else said. Got it 3 years ago. Within 2 months, went from 130lbs to about 155... break out all the time... mid-section weight where I never had it before. By the time I figured out what it was - went to the doctor, and it's " - 64% more...
    Taburl- over a year ago - in Mirena
  17. link Nicolelynn02
    I got my mirena put in November,2006. I faithfully spotted for 1 week then a full blown period for 5 days. This is every month. Then all of a sudden this month I missed my period. I am having to pee like every 20 minutes. Even waking up in the middle - 48% more...
    Nicolelynn02- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Mirena
  18. link Marienap
    If I were you I would see a dr asap as there could be a pelvic infection or ectopic pregnancy. I hope this is not the case, but to protect your health you should see your doctor and find out what's going on. i wish you all the best.
    Marienap- over a year ago
  19. link Nicolelynn02
    It feels like I am going to start my period, sort of, but it just cramps then goes into my lower back. I know i do not have a uti for a fact. so are these just side effects. that are suddenly coming on??? after what 8 months
    Nicolelynn02- over a year ago
  20. link Rigobecca
    Mirena mirena iud, birth control pills, extreme anxiety, coinside, hormone progesterone
    I had the mirena put in after my fouth child in December 2004. I continued to have my period like normal for about 6-9 months, then my period stopped. I began to have problems with anxiety, and they seemed to be worse when I was suppose to get my per - 79% more...
    Rigobecca- over a year ago - in Mirena
  21. link Ashleyban
    Mirena sharp abdominal pains, proof is in the pudding, poor husband, mood changes, zits
    MY doctor laughed in my face when I expressed my concern with the side effects that I was experiencing. "There are NO side effects" he urged. But still I would get sharp abdominal pains, the cramps were sometimes unbearable, my back broke o - 69% more...
    Ashleyban- over a year ago - in Mirena
  22. link Jham05
    Mirena operative hysteroscopy
    I had my Mirena since 01/19/07. I had to have a Operative hysteroscopy to have it removed on 7/13/07, because the couldn't get it out in the office. I had so much pain that I couldn't take it anymore. After having it removed I'm having more problems. - 25% more...
    Jham05- over a year ago - in Mirena
  23. link Sncmom05
    Mirena IUD and weight gain?
    Has anyone experienced significant weight increase following implant of Mirena IUD. I had it placed 6 weeks after the birth of my second child two years ago. I have now gained approximately 20 pounds within the last 2 years! I have never been overwei - 54% more...
    Sncmom05- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Mirena
  24. link Kjj
    Mirena tyroid, fat person, birth control, afterall, depo
    The Mirena was inserted in June 2004. All was good until last Summer. I started to put on weight, I went from a size 8 to a size 12. so I exercised even more and reduced my intake of carbs and fat. In fact I changed my diet, more veg and fruit. I hav - 69% more...
    Kjj- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Mirena
  25. link Shantell07
    Hi all I had a merina inserted on 10th of april 2007 and I just got it taken out today, I had majord headaches, bloating, sever abdo pain and they found that i was getting infections. when they pilled the mirena out they found green stuff on it, I ha - 49% more...
    Shantell07- over a year ago
  26. link Sarahbaby81
    Mirena iud, acne, severe back pain, pelvic pain, leg pain
    i had the coil fitted feb.28,2006. since then i have expierienced horrible pelvic pain,extreme weight gain,bloating,nausea,stomach pains,acne on chest and back,severe back pain, leg pain and cold all the time,cold feet,dry eyes,anxiety,major loss of - 70% more...
    Sarahbaby81- over a year ago - in Mirena