Mirena Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Mirena by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. link Yvo
    Farewell to Mirena
    After 13 months of (in no particular order) random periods lasting up to 15 days each, increased discharge, severe bloating, abdominal pain, nervousness, weight gain (8 kg), breast tenderness, low mood, loss of emotions and a waistline that evolved i - 57% more...
    Yvo- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Mirena
  2. link Sami66
    Hi Yvo, woop woop, mines gone too! Tried posting on here a few times but there was some kind of tech problem. I started my period, again, on monday, straight to heavy bleedingl a week early, i wasnt too bothered, thought it would make removal easier, - 83% more...
    Sami66- over a year ago
  3. link Sharonkt2000
    Mirena eye twitch, eyelids, mirena, hormones, good luck
    Has anyone had any eye twitching? I had Mirena inserted early December. In addition to the swelling to which I looked like I could burst (eyelids included) I've had an eye twitch for the last 6 weeks.
    Sharonkt2000- over a year ago - 7 Replies - in Mirena
  4. link Abnyc
    Thank you to everyone for posting. I've had an annoying eye twitch for almost 2 months now. It wasn't until yesterday that I it dawned on me that the twitching started just after I got the Mirena. No other symptoms for me though, and I like the conve - 31% more...
    Abnyc- over a year ago
  5. 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
  6. link Twinmama!
    I took mine out myself. Totally painless. If you can handle the pain of a period, you can remove your own IUD. If you can feel/find the strings, just give a little tug - you don't need to wait and have a doctor bill you to do it!
    Twinmama!- over a year ago
  7. 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
  8. link Twinmama!
    Terrifying... and my gyno called me a liar
    I had the Mirena inserted in June 2011 because I'd had increasingly terribly painful and heavy periods since giving birth to twins in 2008. I cannot take the pill because of blood clotting issues, so my gyno told me this would be my solution. After i - 85% more...
    Twinmama!- over a year ago - in Mirena
  9. link Sami66
    this thing is dangerous
    due to heavy bleeding every month, after coming off the mini pill, i had the mirena coil fitted in april, 2011, i had it fitted while under anesthetic, as i had a camera examination to find out if anything was causing heavy bleeding, it wasnt! From d - 78% more...
    Sami66- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Mirena
  10. link Yvo
    Thank you for all your comments. I think I may well be going down the same route as you in getting the Mirena removed. I'll see what my GP has to say next week. Please do report back here later and let us all know how you get on and what life is like - 22% more...
    Yvo- over a year ago
  11. link Sami66
    Thankyou so much for the reply, yes, i forgot to mention iv also had swabs done for infection, twice, both came back clear, i was so bloated over xmas i couldnt eat, iv never been a big eater but i too have put weight on, round my hip area, tender bo - 72% more...
    Sami66- over a year ago
  12. link Yvo
    I’m very sorry to hear about your awful experiences and I hope things improve very quickly once you’ve had the Mirena removed. I had Mirena fitted in Dec 2010 due to extremely heavy periods/flooding. In hindsight, I didn’t feel it was an ‘informed ch - 88% more...
    Yvo- over a year ago
  13. 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
  14. link Kshae
    In november itll be 2 years that ive had Mirena. For about a year and a half now ive been not feeling myself. Headaches, migranes, fatigue, weight gain, back pain, depression, loss of memory and a lot more. I have always been healthy but lately I hav - 68% more...
    Kshae- over a year ago
  15. link Xxx312
    Of course ,healthy food is important , but in our cases the Mirena caused all the illneses . I had mine removed two days ago and I felt better stright after removal ,and my depression gone next day .
    Xxx312- over a year ago
  16. link Stellastar808
    Ha! I concur with the two other replies. I've lived a healthy lifestyle for years and had been in good health until the Mirena. Glad you got healthy!
    Stellastar808- over a year ago
  17. link Hyperfatigue
    I agree, I was healthy until the Mirena infested my system. The doctors didn't believe removing it woukd change my list of sudden health problems, they were upset by my refusal of medication to treat the illnesses, and now 6-7 months post-mirena remo - 40% more...
    Hyperfatigue- over a year ago
  18. link Battagliak
    SORRY HAD IT REMOVED JAN OF 2012 OOPS!!!
    TO MY POST ABOVE I HAD IT REMOVED JAN OF 2012.
    Battagliak- over a year ago - in Mirena
  19. link Battagliak
    Removal of Mirena NOT GOOD
    I had Mirena inserted in June of 2011 had it removed in January of 2011 from bleeding all the time Low sex drive etc, I had the Mirena out for about 5 days now I HAVE BEEN BLEEDING VERY VERY HEAVY CLOTS ARE HUGE WENT TO THE ER MY BLOOD COUNT WAS GOOD - 53% more...
    Battagliak- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Mirena
  20. 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 - 12 Replies - in Mirena
  21. link Xxx312
    stellastar808 ,I understand how you feel right now :( ,but I've read many stories with happy endings after mirena removal . only these stories keeps me believing i will get better ,and my hair grow back .... I have had my mirena for nearly 5 months, - 52% more...
    Xxx312- over a year ago
  22. link Stellastar808
    Please HELP-I've had the Mirena in for almost a month and a half. Dr is insistent that the hair loss is not from Mirena. Or the mood swings. Or the backpain. Or the bouts of depression. Or the INSANE acne. I want to cry every time I shower and I cant - 61% more...
    Stellastar808- over a year ago
  23. 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
  24. link Xxx312
    I know how u all feel about this damn little thing :( ... I had my mirena for nearly 5 months and it did so much harm to my body :'((( ,I often cry ... I have lost more than 50% of my beutiful hair ,I was deeply depressed taht doctors prescribed me s - 75% more...
    Xxx312- over a year ago
  25. link Cham
    side effects of no period
    hi i have mirena for 2 years now and i haven't had my period for a while now is that safe for when u want to have another baby or from blood clots.
    Cham- over a year ago - in Mirena
  26. 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
  27. link Hatty
    I have had my Mirena in for about 2 and half years and for the last 12 to 18 months my heart jumps every now and them and leaves me breathless, I didnt do anything about it as it only happened every now and then but 2 months ago I had a bad attack an - 66% more...
    Hatty- over a year ago
  28. link Sadmama
    Multiple miscarriages after Mirena
    My first two pregnancies went pretty much perfectly and both resulted in a healthy baby. I had the mirena put in at my 6 week check-up after my second baby. I kept it in for about 2 years and I had no adverse effects while I had in it. I cramped mild - 88% more...
    Sadmama- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Mirena
  29. link K-owens
    K-Owens I had a feeling I wasn't the only one. I had a perfectly healthy 2 1/2 year daughter. I had no problems during my pregnancy with her. I had the mirena placed in on my six week check up. I had it removed in July of 2011 2 years later. I got pr - 75% more...
    K-owens- over a year ago
  30. link Youwillgetbetter
    Mirena womens hormones, anxiety and depression, extreme fatigue, mystery illness, extreme weight
    THERE IS HOPE ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OUT THERE, I PROMISE YOU. THESE SIDE EFFECTS WILL REBALANCED ONCE YOU GET THE MIRENA TAKEN OUT. It may take anywhere from a few weeks to many many months, but it will get better, i've been where you all are and w - 96% more...
    Youwillgetbetter- over a year ago - 14 Replies - in Mirena
  31. link Christie9982
    The Mirena Crash is so real...if you haven't been through it, you don't know!!!! I have hormone tests to prove how low my hormones have been at 1.5 months post removal!!!
    Christie9982- over a year ago
  32. 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
  33. link Hyperfatigue
    Definitely listen to your body, don't try to "hang in there"..it may set you up for long-term damage. You know yourself best. Documentation is the key. Keep track of blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and Dr results like thyroid levels (TS - 74% more...
    Hyperfatigue- over a year ago
  34. 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
  35. 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