I had mirena for 16 months my insomnia started a month after mirena and I always had spotting every day , insomnia got worse over time so did the severe anxiety I suffered so badly could not take care of anything started closing my doors and crying one and half year later someone told me it might be mirena I had it removed next day I felt better couple of days later for one day it's been a struggle still every night I pray to go to sleep
One year after the removal now I still have the insomnia not as bad as it was. I can only sleep some nights of the week For 5 hours†
I still can not plan anything and have to stop everything I am doing by 7 pm if †it I absolutely can't sleep anxiety feelings come of and on with no rhyme or reason†
If I talk for more than 10 min with anyone that day I can't sleep if I watch a movie I cannot sleep
It's like I can not do anything I want to do
Mirena totally wrecked my life
Any suggestions to improve insomnia ?
I tried everything from otc sleep meds to prescription none of them helped I tired massages etc also
I hope to sleep all days of the week and be back myself†
I heard about dr fein in Dallas Texas about checking testosterone levels and treating as mirena depletes testosterone
Any one had experience there ?
I had the Mirena in for just shy of 2 years, and I too had/have the same symptoms. I have a swollen lymph node on my neck, and I am also having issues with acid reflux (never had issues with digestion before). I had Mirena removed almost a week ago, but I don't feel that much has changrd. I have digestion issues, anxiety, insomnia, night sweats, headaches, mood swings (severe pms), etc. Can anyone tell me if their acid reflux ever resolved?
Hi wanted to know if your palpitations went away? I have been suffering from the same symptoms as you and its been 2 months since i had mirena remove,i had the mirena in for 4 years.I had tachycardia before removing mirena so i had to go to the er but everything was fine they said i have anxiety attack, so i had my mirena remove thinking that was the cause.
I know this is an old post...
But I couldnt help it.
I am 28... I have had mirena lodged in my cervix since 2014... And I already had PCOS. Like these ladies above, I was researching PCOS and IUDs (or mirena) and found this. My PCOS has gotten especially worse since my doc suggested this shit birth control to me. And I really like her.... So it sucks. She has been the only doctor to help me and get it all right with me...she even found a chiari malformation (in my brain) which lead to brain surgery and saved my life. She's a damn good dr.... I wonder how she missed this?! She knows about PCOS... Maybe the fact that mirena, on top of being a legitimate torture device alone without the PCOS addition or magnification, causes it to get worse... And may actually cause this horrible syndrome...just slipped passed her brilliant brain? I use mirena because I have endometriosis and adenomyosis and it helps with all that slightly. It's all pretty severe... And I just happen to have PCOS also. Now I know why everything has been hell since it was put in! It a) makes since now... To a certain extent. Now to bring it up to my new Dr (I moved away from the be brilliant one... Back home so I could have brain surgery in the best medical center in the world) Hopefully my new Dr can handle all this. She already wants to put me through another round of depo lupron.... And I just can't do that again. No way. It was hell. Well not as bad as all the pain. I just couldn't sleep at all for a week.
Thanks for the OP. I needed that! And thanks also for all the replys!! It really helps to see that others are going through the same and I'm not just a crazy person LOL!
Have a good one
And good luck everyone!
Hello Diana! Are you still here? I'm 8 weeks post mirena removal. I've had it for 2,5 years. Having a crash with lots of anxiety and severe muscle twitching. I had also a weird feeling of weekness in my rigth leg. Problems in ankles and lower back are mostly gone. I have mainly the big anxiety problems when I try to sleep at night. I'm on my period now. The crash began 3 days before period. It is normal to have them before period or they come at any time? Thank you for your posts. I was very worried. They've been very helpful
Hello all, I am at my wits end and sat at my desk in tears wondering if there is anyone in the world dealing with the mirena coil removal side effects and would appreciate it if anyone, anywhere with a similar story could relate.
Basically, I had my Mirena coil removed on (9.1.17) after a year, because of 3 stone weight gain!! (I had all the tests to rule everything out it advance).
Anyway, my period was due around the 15th feb and I came on, on the 13th Feb. Now this was a relief thinking it was all running clockwork, but it seems that today (7th March) I am still bleeding, very very heavily with mega cramps and blood clots bigger than I have ever seen before (Sorry for TMI). I went to the DR yesterday and apart from a 3 day course of blood reduction pills she thinks that my only option is to try the Mini Pill or go back on the COIL!! either way, I am not anemic YET so I am just going to have to suck it up. Today I am in so much pain and I am sick of waking up every morning with my bed and pj's looking like something out of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and I am just terrified this is never going to stop. Has anyone had anything similar???
Omg!!!! I'm sooooo happy that I found this post! And I know now that it's not just me!!! I had my Mirena put in April 2012 and I am having it removed tomorrow (Feb 6 2017). I have gained over 100 pounds and have a fluctuating case of Edema. I didn't think about it's relation to Mirena until today!!! Googled it and found you! If I can post the picture I took today I will. I will also come back and post an update. Do you have an update? I'm so anxious!
For most people, it seems that the symptoms are worst when the IUD is in your body, so try not to worry too much about symptoms you haven't had. You'll probably never have them! The consensus on this forum (and from what I've read elsewhere) is IUDs with progestin can confuse our bodies' hormonal balance. It takes time for it to right itself after the IUD is removed--usually three months or so, sometimes longer. But you only had it for six months--a pretty short amount of time compared to many others. Many women have a "crash" between four and six weeks after removal, as the artificial hormone works its way out of your system and before your body's own hormones have had time to re-balance themselves. But not all women experience that.
My own impulse would be to wait with the birth control pills until your body has had some time to right itself, and maybe consider non-hormonal forms of contraception. Some people are more sensitive than others to the artificial hormones. Also, keep in mind that anxiety is one of the most common side effects of the hormonal IUD. If you're feeling really anxious right now, it might be because of that--and it will get better!!
I had the Skyla inserted about 6 months ago, I finally got it removed yesterday. The first three months weren't so bad. I had irregular periods. But then I started getting cramps, my menstrual cycle lasted up to three weeks, it wasn't my normal blood. I know it's TMI but I just need to be honest and get some advice because I'm nervous, in pain, and anxious. I keep thinking this is going to be worse or have a negative outcome. I did have hot flashes occasionally (I'm 24). I could no longer be intimate because it was painful for me and I bled afterwards(spotting lasted for days) my husband said he could feel something plastic like as well. My medical insurance at my new job just kicked in, I got an appointment immediately and had it removed yesterday. My doctor gave me free trial of birth control pills. Is it too soon to begin taking something else? He said I can begin on Sunday if I choose to take the pills. I'm NOT planning on being intimate anytime soon. Since yesterday's removal, I have had horrible cramping. I can't even get comfortable in bed to sleep bc I'm in pain. I honestly feel as if my ovaries are the ones that are hurting the most. I'm nervous with all that I have read on some of your side effects. At the moment it's just terrible cramping and bleeding. Is this normal? I just want to feel better again. I have never regretted something so much in my life!! This was the first ever birth control I have ever had. I've never tried pills, I went with Skyla bc it seemed easy. It'd be for three years then I'd remove it, & I figured that'd be perfect timing for my family planning. I can't emphasize how much I regret getting this inserted into my body. What was I thinking.....
Yes I've had the same problem. Normal paps until I get the Mirena. Had A LEEP and got another one pap came back normal. But I kept getting cyst so I went back and my pap was abnormal once again. So now I'm convinced it's from the mirena
I don't know anything about silicone poisoning and I don't want to suggest that it's not a problem with Mirena; I have no idea one way or another. But a lot of the symptoms that people here associate with silicone poisoning are also symptoms of hormone imbalances (especially low progesterone). I saw this website arguing that it's BECAUSE the hormones are localized to the uterus that's the problemóour bodies get confused and stop producing progesterone in sufficient amounts. But the entire body (including the nervous system!) needs progesterone, not just the reproductive organs, so when there isn't enough of it, bad things ensue. (Because progesterone is important for calming the nervous system, it gets overstimulated when there isn't enough progesterone, leading to things like heart palpitations, elevated heart rate and blood pressure, anxiety, and peripheral neuropathy--all things that I experienced, and that I've seen on this forum over and over and over.) Since I've had the Mirena out I've been tracking my fertility signs with the Fertility Awareness Method (not trying to get pregnant--actually trying to avoid it, and also trying to better understand what's going on with my hormones), and recurrences of my symptoms (which are almost but not completely gone) are definitely tied to hormonal shifts, which at this point (8 weeks post removal) are not back to normal.
"It seems that Mirena is a common factor in the majority of the cases Iím seeing. The possible reason is that, although Mirena provides progestins to the uterus, its hormones do not reach progesterone receptors in other areas of the body, for example the breasts, adipose tissue or brain, where progesterone normally will have an effect. While oral contraceptives act by preventing ovulation (some women donít even menstruate while using the IUD), which in turn prevents the secretion of natural progesterone from the corpus luteum (formed in the ovary after ovulation), many of them also supply a dose of synthetic progesterone. Since the Mirena IUD only secretes progesterone to local tissues and therefore only acts at local receptors, it may be turning off the bodyís ability to secrete natural progesteroneónegative feedback loops might instruct the pituitary gland and the adrenal glands to stop making the bodyís own progesterone."