I am getting this health destroying IUD removed today. I have had 3 Mirena IUD's over 13 years & a baby I between. This last time I have had 2 different IUD's for 10 years now.
I have had horrible debilitating side effects & many diagnoses of autoimmune diseases to neurological problems. I feel POISONED!!
My latest symptoms are those of silicone poisoning- dizziness, debilitating fatigue, chronic joint & muscle pain, numb tingling extremities, epic brain fog... I found Standard Process supplements were recommended for silicone detox- Has anyone tried these??
Also if you have had an IUD as long as I have, will the healing take a much longer time??
I am SO angry I was totally misinformed by 4 doctors in 3 States over the years who all said the horomone was very small & localized to the uterus!! They lied!! And I nursed my baby almost 2 years with these chemicals in my breast milk!!!!
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."
I have had really good luck with feeling much better by illimination silicone from life, like makeup, hygiene products, etc. I would like to know if anyone thinks that items like my silicone keyboard protector need to be discarded as well?
Thanks in advance