This forum has helped me alot. I have been on the Mirena for 3 years now. When I first got it I had horrible mood swings, feeling so tired all the time. I snapped at everyone. I knew it was the problem. The dr thats inserted it was on vacation. So I went to the er. No dr. Would take it out because they were not the ones who put it in. Which to me, this was outrageous. So by the time my dr came back from vacation, it was as though the symptoms just disappeared. Now that I have had it for 3 years, I am having aweful anxiety, depression, mood swings, loss of appetite, always feeling sick to my stomache, severe headaches to the point I cant open my eyes, and now for the past 2 weeks I am having hot flashes day and night. So bad that I have to change clothes and sheets in the middle of the night. I am the kind of person that can be cold at the beach. Now I never want sex. I have never been this way before. I was always the one pushing for it. Now my husband is not happy with me because I never want him to touch me. I have been snapping at him cause I dont want to when he does. Which is not alot because of his work schedule. I suffer from severe anxiety anyways so Ive been thinking I was just nuts. Now I have no insurance and have no idea how I will get it removed. I need my normal function of life back. I never want to get out of the bed. My 5 year old and my husband are suffering and I feel like there is nothing I can do about it. Im stuck.
To All Women confused about IUD symptoms,
I feel your pain! This is my first post to a forum of any kind. It is so important that others know they are not alone.
Urinary Stress Incontinence is not OK. Wearing a pad everyday is not OK. Soaking through them after running 2 miles is not OK, especially if my bladder already seemed empty. Definitely not OK if there is any alternative. I did experience stress incontinence after my 7 pound son was born, the first time in my life. After 2 months of physical therapy, it was 90% better. I got the IUD when my son was 8 months old, 3 months later, I could not take it any more. Unquestionably, this device brought incontinence back, worse than ever. My doctor went through a lengthy explanation of why it could not be the IUD. I wavered, and kept it 4 more days. Terrible. It had to go.
The day after it was removed, I noticed improvement on a 5 mile run. MINIMAL leaking now, 10 days later!!! Amazing. Plus my moods are in check, another side effect for me.
Ladies, trust yourselves. We deserve to feel amazing, and to be the best versions of ourselves. Wishing health, hope, and healing to all who come across this post.
I am a 32 yr old wife & mother of 3. My husband thinks ive gone Over the Coo Coo Nest when i explain my symptoms. However, I know what im feeling is 100% FACT! I have had the Mirena for 4 yrs in April. After i had my last child. Terrible head aches, mood swings, very little patents<~~(SOOO NOT ME)Cry baby(<~~seriously) My own hubby has told me that I have changed. But has very little understanding of how the IUD works. How it affects hormone levels. I sometimes wake in night sweats, flip 0 to 100 FAAAAAST smh.I explained to my OBGYN how i was feeling. She told me mood swings were temp. Perscribed me Depression pills. I NEVER TOOK EVEN 1 PILL. Instead i have been saving my money to have this burden REMOVED! It will cost me $270 they DONT JUST REMOVE IT. I live in SOUTH CAROLINA, so to the young lady in TEXAS ~~~>>I THINK THEIR ALL IN IT TOGETHER! Just tryna MAKE SOME MONEY NO MATTER THE EFFECTS. I ALSO HEARD THIS MIRENA COULD CAUSE CANCER. Im ready to go back to NORMAL I MISS ME BEING ME~so does my husband.
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.....