I have had the IUD for four years now. I have had terrible moods swings and have been in a severe depressive state. I thought it may have been to do with my past, but I now am believing this IUD is what pushed me over the edge into maybe irreversable damage. My long time boyfriend of five years has just told me he would like to seperate. I have no job and no money I have basicaly become very dependent on him. My only hope is to show this to him to show him that these last few years have not been me that it's been the IUD. I initially took it because I get migranes and heavy periods. I was on a three month birth control pill cycle and would get terrible migranes after three months. This just horrible to think I am loosing the love of my life because of this Mirena IUD. I am 28 and haven't had kids, and this thing may have pushed me away from my dreams.
I think that there is a hell of a lot of people that would love to take on this company, but without cold hard fact we will be walking into a already lost battle. Most women that come to this site don't have that much money. I have the mirena in and doing test with it in and then after. I am horrified with what I am reading.
I am suffering from terrible mood swings, black outs, terrible temper and suicidal thoughts. I have 2 kids and I get so angry sometimes I am scared I do something to them. I am lucky I live in the same complex as my mom so she helps me with them. I have never in my live has such a temper as I have now. I have had it in for 2 years now. For the first time in my live I have acne, not even as a teenager did I have one pimple. I got the Mirena because I fall pregnant on every thing else. I would love to take these people on. Every gynecologist I have gone to says I am mad. So I am going to a normal GP to do all my blood test etc. We would have to find some one who is willing to be a Ginny pig, have test done before the mirena, during and after.
I know how you feel about the mood swings and such. I have had mine in for a little over a year and am going to get it removed on wednesday. i have decided that this is it. NO MORE HOMONES at all. I will have my tubes tied first. I have gained 35lbs in the last year - more than with my last pregnancy.
I also agree about the lawsuit. as much as i would like to stick it to them, there is just no proof.
I had mine in for 1 year (and a few months). I had went from 190lbs to 224lbs; before that I'd weighed 190 for a few years; 175 all through high school; 150 in 8th grade and 125 in 7th grade (and if I could go back and not listen to the girls who'd called me fat in 7th grade I probably wouldn't have given up and just started eating. Bitches. <--- still bitter, but they got older and uglier... haa haa; right.. point... on it.)
I took my IUD out May 19th; its now the 29th and I've had some SERIOUS mood drops. Severe depression, strong suicidal thoughts... and I don't know what to do about them. A lawsuit would be good, and would perhaps encourage somebody to do testing. You need to find a lawyer who is interested in money, and interested in tackeling a big company... and media attention, and you won't need to pay anything. The attention of the trial ought to be enough.
If somebody gets something going, email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
i am reading all these horrible stories. i would like to suggest to each and every one of you. get a msh test and a vcs test (if effecting your vision) the msh test if low can tell you if your messed up from the foreign objects in your bodies. it will tell you if there is something abnormal. the vcs test is more for people with blurred vision. these symptoms i am wondering is from infection that is not detected early on when inserted. it could also be from bio-toxins in your bodies, from the foreign object. if you have a foreign object in your body, some peoples bodies will reject. if you have auto immune illness symptoms, this is the answer. is there no specialist who help women with the iud's. my niece is sick from her iud and she has auto immune type illness symptoms. when your body has a foreign object your auto immune system attacks the object. messing up ones thyroid, thinking, etc. it also could be from infection that was never treated in the beginning. putting your bodies into a lot of trouble. if your msh is low then good chance you could have bio-toxin disease. i wonder if these products could grow fungi, mold or bacteria on them. there has to be a doctor to help women like you? the same thing with breast implants even saline ones. i myself had saline breast implants, have alot of the same symptoms as you all have. i had them taken out by a specialist, and found that i have bio-toxin disease from mold. my niece and i talked about our symptoms and we share alot of the same. i am now wondering three things could have went wrong. number 1 either infection when getting it inserted. number 2 rejection and over acting auto immune system. number 3 bio-toxin from mold or the product material itself. if there is any type of silicone this could happen with out the mold. if any of you have the iud still in you, when you have removed. write a letter to your doctor, stating you would like to keep it. put in fridge, do not freeze. find a lab to test it. lab corp would be a good place to start. this is a serious problem that no doctor is a specailist in this field and i will research for all of you to see if i can locate one. sorry about your illnesses, my heart goes out to you all. i am very sick from saline breast implants and know how it feels to be lied to and left for dead.
oh my gosh.. I have a mirena and am having alot of these same issues! I was perfectly healthy until it was placed about 8 months, now I feel like hell all the time. I ache all over, I'm tired, cranky, my lymph nodes are enlarged etc etc.. I've been referred to an immunologist, a rheumatologist, internal medicine specialist and a dermatologist.. no one can figure out what's wrong with me... bloodwork is perfect. my primary care doctor thinks it's all in my head and has prescribed antidepressants, but I really feel like this all started when my mirena was put in.. I know this is dumb, but it was expensive.. am hesitant to have it removed, but I feel like there's really something wrong with me. What if I have it removed and don't feel any better? ugh.... does anyone know if there's been any real legal action against mirena yet?
I wonder what test they would ahve to run, I still have mine in and I feel the same as you! I would be willing for them to pull my blood work and check my hormone levels but I'm not sure what eles they can test?? Let's see I have thought for the last 6 months that I was losing it, I thought I hhad a nervous break down, I am now wondering if it was thie darn IUD causing all my problem and for my "new hubby" to almost hate me, I feel so angry and hate for almost anyone I come in contact with....I feel like a ticking time bomb just waiting on the timer to click! I have been being treated for a depressed mood and they have me on Xanax .5mg 3 times a day. I bet as soon as I get the thing out of me with in no time I will feel so much better! Please anyone doing a lawsuit count me in.....Please contact me @ email@example.com!!!