Food allergy/ intolerance and Mirena
Forum: Mirena IUD Forum
When I had Mirena in, I noticed that I would get extreme stomach pain and diarrhea when I ate shrimp. This had never happened until Mirena, I'm a seafood lover. So being the hard headed woman I am, I would refrain from it but every couple months I'd give in and eat it thinking maybe I wouldn't get the symptoms again. One time my mouth got all tingly and I started having shallow breathing. I recognized the signs as my daughter is food allergic, so I took a Benadryl but had an epi-pen ready. The next day I made an appointment for an allergy test, and a few weeks later tested negative for shrimp allergy.
Fast forward to earlier this year, I had increasing stomach pain and my gyno told me it was IBS, and gave me medicine. It didn't really help. I was researching some health issues for my daughter and realized maybe I was suddenly gluten intolerant. Cut out gluten. I felt much better. I've been gluten free for about 5 months now.
I had my Mirena removed 3 weeks ago. Things have been crazy around here and I've been eating worse. Funny thing is, my body isn't reacting crazy like before when I would eat gluten. Has anyone else experienced any food related issues with Mirena? Does anyone believe all of this is somehow linked together?
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