I had a number of those symptoms as well--pins and needles in hands/feet as well as an elevated he...
I had a number of those symptoms as well--pins and needles in hands/feet as well as an elevated heart rate (including, at the worst point, palpitations and a racing heartbeat that lasted for days, making it impossible to sleep) and elevated blood pressure. You will find MANY women on this forum with all of those issues. I didn't have back pain while on Mirena but I did get some killer pain in my lower back about six weeks after it was removed (this was the week before my second post-Mirena period, part of my "crash")--a PMS symptom I had never had before and haven't had again since.
A lot of people think that these issues are from the silicone, and that may be true in some cases, but all of these symptoms can result from hormonal imbalances, and I think that that was the case for me (my symptoms post-removal have followed predictable patterns that track my menstrual cycle—I've been using the fertility awareness method since the IUD came out, so I have a good idea of when I'm ovulating, etc). But even with some lingering issues that often happen in the week before my period (though this seems to be getting better each month!) it is SO SO SO much better than when I had the Mirena. I feel like a new person!! It is worth getting it out and trying to get your body back to a healthy hormonal balance. Our hormones affect everything in our bodies!
You won't know if Mirena is the cause of--or at least contributing to--your issues unless you have it removed. And if you have underlying hormonal issues that are causing heavy bleeding, etc, synthetic hormones will not fix those issues--at best they only temporarily cover them up, at worst they create new, and often much worse, problems. There are natural ways to improve your hormonal balance (e.g., eating a good diet with lots of veggies and healthy fats and cutting out certain kinds of vegetable oils, like corn and canola, as well as processed foods).
Hi so I know this is a really old forum but just in case people are looking for answers because I ...
Hi so I know this is a really old forum but just in case people are looking for answers because I was looking at this forum when I was having the exact same problem. About 3 months in of having the mirena, out of no where I started having really bad neck pain and shoulder pain and then after that just constant headaches and migraines 24/7 for 4 weeks straight. First doctor said it was tension headaches so I tried PT, chiropractor, massages and nothing helped. After the 3rd week I started to think it was the mirena iud so I got it removed. By the 4th week I had so much pressure behind my eyes I couldn't even see straight I was seeing double vision. I ended up having pseudotumor cerebri where so much spinal fluid builds up it puts pressure on your brain and optic nerves causing the headaches and blurry vision. I got a spinal tap and normal spinal fluid pressure is 10-15 and mine was 80. I got all of it removed and I felt instant relief. No more headaches no more neck pain and since I got the mirena removed it has not built back up again since! My biggest regret ever is getting the Mirena and it's frustrating that every doctor and gynecologist I've seen says they've never heard of side effects like this when clearly many people do.
I just had my Mirena removed yesterday after just 6 weeks since insertion. I have been having swe...
I just had my Mirena removed yesterday after just 6 weeks since insertion. I have been having swelling in my hands and feet, tingling on my left side (mostly hands and feet), I'm very fatigued, and I feel so achy. I feel like I am 80 years old but I'm only 41 and have always been extremely active.
I am curious how long before people have started feeling improvements in swelling and other symptoms caused by the Mirena.
I only had mine in for 6 weeks, so I am hoping the symptoms will start subsiding relatively quickly. It has been an awful experience with the Mirena!!!!
I am new to this forum and posting in general so please excuse me if I don't use proper etiquette. I. Am. Desperate for information pertaining to Cat's Claw supplements. I have read EVERY page of information I can find online. My question is this, does anyone know the specifics on it's use as birth control? Possible sterility effects? Lasting YEARS!! Temporary infertility etc. I have been taking Now brand Cat's claw for over a year at 500mgx2 twice a day. I started this regimen for inflammation and pain reduction. I researched it before I started and of course like most things it say not to use while pregnant or nursing. A year later I am wanting to get pregnant. So I did some more searching on a whim and discovered it's possible use as a contraceptive. Ok. Fine... Searching further I came across information that says it potentially has sterilising effects lasting 3 or 4 YEARS. Specifically in high doses during your menstrual cycle for three cycles. Not only do I not know what a high dose is but also how long the effects last. I am 39years old and have no question about my fertility,until now. My partner and I have been having unprotected sex for over 5 months and nothing. I am devastated. Have I poisoned my chances?!? Possibly for YEARS. I'm saddened that my attempts to help myself while remaining drug free may have left me ovulating (which I am sure I am physical signs AND ovulation test strips as confirmation) but and I quote "unable to produce a viable oocyte" I have two older children but want another child with my spouse. There just isn't enough definitive information. One fear is that bc cat's claw is used for arthritis, users may be considerably older minimizing the chances that childbearing is an issue. I've read pretty much EVERYTHING available online. Again I'm desperate. Pretty sure my OBGYN won't have any answers either. This is sort of consuming me at the moment. Bad dreams. I'm really really down thinking that I may have done this inadvertently. Again I'm 39 so the possibility that I'm sterile for 4 years is devastating. Thanks so much in advance.
Yes I’ve had the same problem. Normal paps until I get the Mirena. Had A LEEP and got another one ...
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...
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 problem—our 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 I’m 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 don’t 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 body’s ability to secrete natural progesterone—negative feedback loops might instruct the pituitary gland and the adrenal glands to stop making the body’s own progesterone."
Just wondering if anybody can tell me if I'm crazy or if the Mirena IUD has ruined my life indefinitely.
Originally had the WONDERFUL Mirena inserted in October 2011 after my 2nd child. No problems stemming from that Mirena. Decided we wanted to try for another child so in January 2011 had that IUD removed and by March of the same year I was pregnant. No complications or side effects at all.
Then after my 3rd child I decided THAT WAS IT FOR ME...no more kids!!! So in January of 2012 I had a new Mirena IUD inserted (why wouldn't I...it did great the first time!)
Beginning in July 2014 I began having these terrible chest pains to when I would inhale my chest was in extreme pain. I went to the emergency room and was told I had "costochondritis". Went to my GP and had every X-ray done just to be told I was fine. Phewwww. Well that side effect susided...so I must've been healed.
Fast forward to September 2014 and I began noticing that around the time my period was set to come I started getting a numbness in my arms/legs and it would alternate. Along with that began this awful shoulder pain, jelly like legs when standing at times, dizziness, brain fog, headaches/migraines, joint/muscle pain and muscle fatigue (holding my arm up for longer than 1 minute hurts) and constant bloating that I couldn't explain and wasn't normal based on the periods I had had prior to the IUD. Not to mention I had the pain underneath my rib cage that no doctor could explain. Weird.
All of this continued until September 2015 when I was having this unbearable lower back pain to where I couldn't sleep through the night. So I went back to my general Dr who advised me that it was my gallbladder!! FINALLY a solution right! (I have had gallbladder issues in the past & I was ecstatic to have a solution). In October 2015 I had the gallbladder removed and was looking forward to having my life back!!!!
We are now in 2016 and all these GALLBLADDER side effects are still happening. The most worrisome being the numbness in my fingers and toes (primarily on the right side). In January of 2016 it dawned on me that if all this is happening close to my menstrual cycle...it HAS to be related to the Mirena. That same month I had the IUD removed.
Upon having it removed I understand that it was stuck and took about 20 minutes to remove it (need I add the MOST pain I have ever felt...right up there with child birth). BUT it was out!!!!
I left the office happy that this nightmare was over. I WAS WRONG. Within a few months some of the symptoms disappeared. Sore lower back, soreness under rib cage. I went to the OBGYN and explained everything I was experiencing and he stated it was my hormones working themselves out and he prescribed me birth control pills to start. (I knew there was no way I was taking anymore birth control due to what the Mirena has put me through). In August 2016 I found out that I am AGAIN PREGNANT....SURPRISE!!!
Now that I am pregnant and dealing with the normal pregnancy issues I am STILL dealing with the numbness on my right side and joint/muscle pain, headaches/migraines on a weekly basis and jelly like legs and brain fog at times.
I want to know if anybody else is as miserable as I am 1 year post removal? Or am I simply undiagnosed with something more serious?
Hi ... I have had ny mirena coil removed after six years as I was starting to feel really tired an...
I have had ny mirena coil removed after six years as I was starting to feel really tired and had started to bleed. My gynaecologist removed it as he said it wasn't working no more. Had it removed two weeks ago and I have felt awful ever since. Extreme heart palpitations, even my doctor was alarmed at how fast my heart was beating, I feel sick tired and generally unwell, I also have inflammation of stomach lining. She has put me on Hrt, but getting side effects from that too. Just want to feel myself again. I am not normally like this, I just get on with things. but this has really floored me.