Re: Would love to hear more stories about Mirena and Insomnia...
Yes, yes, yes to ALL OF THESE THINGS. Holy cow. So the worst part about the insomnia symptom is that for many of us, the Mirena is inserted after the birth of a child, so it's easy to ignore/downplay the insomnia because you expect to be sleepless with an infant. My insomnia got dramatically worse around the 3 year mark of having my Mirena, although I've never slept well since having my son.
I've had thyroid tests. I have had a sleep study that I'm still waiting a month later for the results of, but after reading this thread and others I know, KNOW that Mirena is a factor. Everything you're describing, from the aches and the fogginess and moodiness. Man, that's all happening to me! I felt like I was literally going crazy. I keep asking my doctor if it could be hormonal because I notice it's always worse at the beginning of the month (I don't have periods because of the Mirena, but I can only assume it relates to my cycle), but she said the Mirena should level out my hormones. Every single night, I take Ambien or Trazodone and wear earplugs. On a good night I get more than 5 hours of sleep, but I still have plenty of nights where I'm up 4 or more times. Without sleeping pills, I wake up about every 20 minutes which means I feel like I never sleep.
With the exception of during my pregnancy, I've never experienced insomnia in my life. And the anxiety is totally new to me. I love sleeping! I'm as laid back as they come, so all of this is just...insane! I'm having mine out five days, and I hope I get some relief soon.