My name is Nicole I am 33 Iím the mother of two wonderful little boys. I have had my first IUD put in after my 2 child in 2007. I noticed having some weird anxiety feelings and problems sleeping but didnít really think anything of it. I definitely didnít link it to the IUD. When I had it put in the only thing the Dr. really warned me of was blood clots, and not to smoke. At one time in 2008 I woke up on my kitchen floor with a sore tongue and no explanation as to why.. Later that year I had the IUD removed due to a P.I.D that the E.R. said was caused probably by the IUD. July 2010 I had another Mirena IUD put in at the Public Health Nurse. Again they said the biggest risks were blood clots, and smoking increased these risks. They also said my period would slow down and probably eventually quit altogether.
Right away my breasts were so super sore and swollen but that went away after a while and I figured it was normal. In a couple months my right leg hurt so badly I was almost limping for what seemed like a month. My period stopped coming after about 4 months. The weird anxiety feeling started coming back. My heart starts racing and I feel like Iím going to throw up. There is this heavy sense of doom it happens usually when Iím about to fall asleep or right when I fall asleep it wakes me up with a quick jerk. Then in February 2012 That feeling hit me but this time it lead into a grand-mal seizure. My husband took me to the E.R. I had a Cat scan which was normal and followed up with a neurologist. The neurologist gave me a MRI, and even an in hospital EEG but I didnít have a seizure during the study. I have had 2 More Grand-mals and several focal (partial) seizures which is that aura feeling I have been having. On top of that I have been losing hair, foggy thinking, memory loss, insomnia, fatigue, my moods are insane, and my sex life is zip. One of the seizures I had when I was driving. Luckily my kids were not in the car, and I hit a tree and came to a stop. The paramedics found me wandering in the ditch confused with only one shoe on. My last on was on 12/21/13 I woke up in the middle of the night having an aura then the next thing I know I donít know where I was and all of my muscles hurt, and my tongue is all bite up again. Then I realized I had had a seizure. Now my neurologist has Keppra which seems to be working when itís not giving me terrible migraines. I have an appointment with a gynecologist on 2/6/14. I never even thought it would be the IUD. I just have been so frustrated and looking over every little thing. Like what is it that is different!!! I was so healthy before!! Now I seem to be falling apart!! After my last seizure I started my period for the first time in like 3 years. Then I started looking into women/seizures/anxiety/ anything.. and my husband said what about that IUDÖ and it hit meÖ Like OMG thatís IT!! Iím going to request my silicone level be checked as well to, because studies show that silicone toxicity syndrome can cause neurological disorders. I would have never gotten this had I know some of these side effects.