FDA Calls Mirena, Byetta, Cymbalta Claims Misleading

The FDA has warned four drug makers that they have made false and misleading statements about several different medications, including the diabetes drug Byetta, the antidepressant Cymbalta, the lymphoma treatment Treanda and the birth control implant Mirena.

The FDA letters were sent to Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Co., Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Cephalon, alerting the companies that federal regulators were aware of statements made by representatives that provided misleading or false information about the benefits of their products. In some cases, the companies also promoted their drugs for uses not approved by the FDA.

In a letter to Amylin Pharmaceuticals regarding Byetta (exenatide) , the agency said that representatives speaking at the Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting (ENDO) in June promoted the drug for off-label uses, saying that it could be used as a stand-alone diabetes treatment, when Byetta was only approved at the time for use with other diabetes medications. Since that time, Byetta has been approved for solo use. The letter also says that representatives exaggerated the potential weight loss benefits of Byetta, and overstated its efficacy.

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Byetta is a type 2 diabetes drug that is used to control blood sugar levels. It is part of a class of medications known as incretin mimetics, which imitate natural hormones that lower blood glucose levels.

The letter is just the latest problem for the drug maker. In November, the FDA issued a new warning indicating that they have received at least 78 post-marketing reports that link Byetta side effects to kidney problems, including 62 cases where the users experienced kidney failure. And in October 2007 and August 2008, the FDA issued safety alerts about reports of Byetta pancreatitis problems, including severe cases of hemorrhagic pancreatitis and necrotizing pancreatitis, which can be fatal. Symptoms of pancreatitis, which is an inflammation of the pancreas, include nausea, vomiting, severe pain in the upper abdomen and back, a rise or fall in blood pressure, and increased heart or respiratory rates.

The FDA letter to Eli Lilly was sent over their antipsychotic Cymbalta (duloxeitine hydrochloride), citing the company for direct-to-consumer print advertisements that made false or misleading claims about the drug’s effectiveness while failing to note any Cymbalta health risks in the main ad. The health risk information was on an adjacent page in a way that appeared unconnected to the main advertisement, FDA regulators noted.

The warning letter regarding Bayer’s contraceptive intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena (levonorgestrel) claims that the company overstated the drug’s effectiveness, made unsubstantiated claims and minimized the risks in a live consumer-directed program, where representatives travel to consumers’ homes.

Bayer has run into trouble in the past with the FDA over marketing claims involving its contraceptive products. In late 2008, the FDA and several state attorney generals forced Bayer to run a $20 million corrective advertising campaign for its Yaz birth control pills because prior marketing contained false claims about the drug’s acne and PMS-fighting benefits, and did not clearly state all of the known Yaz side effects, drowning some of them out with loud music. As a result of the misleading advertisements, Bayer agreed that the FDA will screen future Yaz ads for six years before they can be aired.

A fourth letter targeted at Cephalon’s leukemia medication Treanda (bendamustine hydrochloride), citing problems with pocket dosing cards that omit information on Treanda health risks and dosing information.

All of the companies have been warned to immediately cease any false or misleading advertisements and have been ordered to explain whether they intend to comply with the request and how or why they believe the false and misleading drug advertisement claims are incorrect.

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  • MaureenJanuary 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I'm on byetta for at least four years,it has worked for me but my aic is still 7.2 I have taken myself off it due to the cost I'm on metformin and seeing another dr in three weeks.

  • TrisJuly 16, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Over a period of 5 years my world fell apart. I went from loving life, lots of energy, being very social, life of the party, happy go lucky positive, quick witted and intelligent friendly female to a hermit. Suicide and depression were constant, my beautiful hair was falling out, dull and breaking. I couldn\\\'t hold a conversation because I couldn\\\'t get words out (I likened it to mental dyslex[Show More]Over a period of 5 years my world fell apart. I went from loving life, lots of energy, being very social, life of the party, happy go lucky positive, quick witted and intelligent friendly female to a hermit. Suicide and depression were constant, my beautiful hair was falling out, dull and breaking. I couldn\\\'t hold a conversation because I couldn\\\'t get words out (I likened it to mental dyslexia - words, sentences were in my head but when I tried to speak everything became jumbled and lost). Fatigue overwhelmed me. My eyes became sensitive to light and there seemed to be a film covering them making everything blurry. Memory loss. Anxiety. Lesions, horrible things that wouldn\\\'t heal and looked like I had picked at them when in fact I hadn\\\'t touched them. I felt dirty and ugly and embarrassed when someone saw them. For four years I wore nothing but long tops that covered my arms. I still have horrible scars but they will fade. AND I could carry the list on. Since the majority of my problems were not visual, it was very hard having to explain to friends, family, partner, doctors and welfare ( I couldn\\\'t work) that I was ill, that I did have all these \\\"problems\\\" and I wasn\\\'t a Hypochondriac. I\\\'ve never felt so alone and scared. Maybe I was going crazy. My doctor made me feel like a drug addict...I have lesions, I\\\'m depressed etc etc - I must be on drugs, even when bloods came back negative but also perfect. So I stopped going to the doctors and I started doing internet searches, tried natural remedies and sprayed for mites and cleaned for mold and looked to the skies for chem trails. This was my life for 5 years. Then one day I came across a comment about the Mirena and it\\\'s side effects to name one SILICONE POISONING. Two days later I removed it myself since my doctor refused to acknowledge that the Mirena might be responsible and didn\\\'t think taking it out would benefit me. 5 months later nearly all my symptoms, problems, have 90% disappeared. My lesions have 100% gone. I have detoxed with Chlorella and cilantro and taken detox baths to help removal of poisons......this time they are working because I removed what was making me ill. I still have a long way to go to get my life back on track . I\\\'ve nearly lost my home and my mental well being took a smash in the face.

  • brandiMarch 31, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I too had Mirena at my 6 week PP checkup. I bled for a month. That stopped but I believe I got silicon poisoning too.Have severe nmigrating joint pain. Hair loss. Memory loss...feel like I got Alzheimer's! I'm 25 this is ridiculous. It hurts so bad to pick up my 15 lb baby. Let alone my 3 year old. I do not feel myself. I just had it taken out after 6 weeks. I wish I never got it. I just pray I ca[Show More]I too had Mirena at my 6 week PP checkup. I bled for a month. That stopped but I believe I got silicon poisoning too.Have severe nmigrating joint pain. Hair loss. Memory loss...feel like I got Alzheimer's! I'm 25 this is ridiculous. It hurts so bad to pick up my 15 lb baby. Let alone my 3 year old. I do not feel myself. I just had it taken out after 6 weeks. I wish I never got it. I just pray I can detox this horrible poison out of my body n I can be myself again.

  • KathyMarch 10, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Cymbalta is a very harsh drug. As an RN who knows and seen side effects of medications, I feel for all those who suffer from it. I had only taken Cymbalta 20 mg for 48 days when my heart started racing. Off one starts having heart problems from a medication, I was told that they should stop it immediately....and I did. The 14 hour half life is a lie. I had severe tremors, arrythmias, lymphati[Show More]Cymbalta is a very harsh drug. As an RN who knows and seen side effects of medications, I feel for all those who suffer from it. I had only taken Cymbalta 20 mg for 48 days when my heart started racing. Off one starts having heart problems from a medication, I was told that they should stop it immediately....and I did. The 14 hour half life is a lie. I had severe tremors, arrythmias, lymphatic colitis, severe agitation, depression etc. And I did the right thing by stopping it. I started getting stomach pain within 2 days of taking it. Blood in stool and I felt like an electrical misfire. I was severely I'll for 8 months and my doc did not listen to me. It did help my pain, however gave me more sever forever pain and anguish. My father n law died from it....his tremors were so severe he could not write or feed himself. Do not take the chance...there are other medications that do not cause permanent damage.

  • TessaFebruary 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I can relate my story with Diane regarding Cymbalta has changed my husband s personality within 2 weeks. I was happily married to a Jordanian Canadian man for the last 2 years. Though it was tough because he was diagnosed with panic attacks and anxiety, I was still madly in love with him and took good care of him. Finally the last 2 months, Dr psychiatric prescribed him Cymbalta, and he becam[Show More]I can relate my story with Diane regarding Cymbalta has changed my husband s personality within 2 weeks. I was happily married to a Jordanian Canadian man for the last 2 years. Though it was tough because he was diagnosed with panic attacks and anxiety, I was still madly in love with him and took good care of him. Finally the last 2 months, Dr psychiatric prescribed him Cymbalta, and he became so much better and I thanked God for the strengh and patience he has given me. To celebrate the new him, we went to London last week and while we were there, he ditched me to hang out with his female childhood friends and cousins and didnt even invite me to go along with him. My husband has been a quite serious loyal man and he was such a loving husband eventhough he had anxiety order.Anyway, As we had only 4 days in London , I didnt spend tiime with him there and thought maybe something was not right so I confronted him the morning we were leaving to Dubai (im currently residing here) and on the plane home, he asked for divorce. This is a shocking thing for me because it was just last week he told me that he felt so blessed to have me in his life. He has completely changed within a week and I couldnt understand why and will never understand . Im truely madly in love with my husband but hes leaving me for good because he needs to find his path in life. Hes very confused but at the same time very adamant to divorce me , and emotionless.We are only 30 years old and have been happily married for the last 2 years. I am still fighting for my marriage and have booked an appointment with his psychiatric dr but he refused to go with me and warned me that if I were to interfere with his Dr, he would make the divorce process nasty and harsh. Im still in shock and clueless and devastated. Diane, I am with you in this .

  • JenniferDecember 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I had the Mirena inserted on 12/12/12. At the same time I had a large fibroid removed - the Mirena was inserted to prevent future fibroids. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, which was known to my OB/GYN prior to this procedure. Almost immediately I began to have tingling and numbness in my right leg. Then it was my right arm/hand/fingers, as well as pain and a sensation of freezing. It has begun to aff[Show More]I had the Mirena inserted on 12/12/12. At the same time I had a large fibroid removed - the Mirena was inserted to prevent future fibroids. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, which was known to my OB/GYN prior to this procedure. Almost immediately I began to have tingling and numbness in my right leg. Then it was my right arm/hand/fingers, as well as pain and a sensation of freezing. It has begun to affect my left side within the past few days. I have insomnia, and whe I do try to sleep, I cannot roll over onto my side at night, as it cause whatever side I'm on to go numb and cold. On Christmas Eve I began to have periodic episodes of sweating. Today I began to have heavier bleeding, intense cramping and low back pain. Based on what I have read here, on other sites, and on symptoms of silicone toxicity, I am having this removed immediately. Considering that I have an autoimmune illness, and it was known to my doctor beforehand, I cannot imagine why it was thought that I would be a good candidate for this device.

  • jodieNovember 12, 2012 at 4:24 am

    jayde it's not normal. i can barely sit down to write this so i'll be short and sweet. go have it taken out, i will be having mine removed tomorrow. having mirena inserted was a huge mistake on my part. i have every symptom listed above except for hairloss but i have gained over 20lbs in 2 or 3 months. i look 6 months prego. i even went to my ob/gyn to test for pregnancy and then had an ultrasound[Show More]jayde it's not normal. i can barely sit down to write this so i'll be short and sweet. go have it taken out, i will be having mine removed tomorrow. having mirena inserted was a huge mistake on my part. i have every symptom listed above except for hairloss but i have gained over 20lbs in 2 or 3 months. i look 6 months prego. i even went to my ob/gyn to test for pregnancy and then had an ultrasound and ct scan to find out why i was in pain. my doctor even told me that mirena wasn't making gain weight that i just wasnt a teenager anymore. i wanted to say no SH**! i am 25 years and have one son who is now 3. i really want another baby but my hubby and i decided to wait a few years thus why i got mirena. my doctor also talked me into it and acted like it was the best thing ever. i was skeptical but eventually gave in. now mirena is sideways but my dr. says it is still in place... how i have no idea. i haven't had a period since it was inserted but have had a brown discharge at random times. i started having pain in my abdomen about an hour ago and along came the bleeding. i wont even mention the acne or mood swings or increased sex drive. i just dont feel like me especially when laying in bed and can't move because it's too painful! i read almost every comment on this page and i don't see how it's still on the market....

  • JaydeNovember 8, 2012 at 5:30 am

    i have had the mirena since june 23 2010 ever since, it has given me pain in my pelvic area that gets so bad i feel weak and shaky. my gyno said it was normal but it doesnt seem so normal to me has anyone else experienced this? and what was the outcome

  • DanaNovember 5, 2012 at 1:19 am

    I had the mirena put in 6 wks after having my 2nd child. I now know from reading all these comments that the acne scars not just on my face but on my back and stomach were caused from the Mirena. So just wondering if the knot behind my nipple that has now turned into a breast abcess that I can't get rid of, could be caused by the Mirena also? I never had any breast trouble until after insertion, h[Show More]I had the mirena put in 6 wks after having my 2nd child. I now know from reading all these comments that the acne scars not just on my face but on my back and stomach were caused from the Mirena. So just wondering if the knot behind my nipple that has now turned into a breast abcess that I can't get rid of, could be caused by the Mirena also? I never had any breast trouble until after insertion, has anyone else had breast abcesses or abcesses they have had to have surgically removed or drained to occur while having the Mirena? Thanks

  • ShirleyNovember 4, 2012 at 12:07 am

    i been so depression since i got the mirena i was bleeding for 2years on and off night sweats day sweats abdomin pain mood swings headaches hurt to have sex dizziness . am about to get it taken out.

  • EARLENENovember 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I'VE HAD THE MIRENA FOR OVER A YEAR AND I "THOUGHT" IT WAS A GREAT IDEA UNTIL I STARTED EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS THAT INCLUDED: HEADACHES, STOMACH PAINS, MOOD SWINGS, IRRITABILITY DURING SEX, AND HAIR LOSS. I THOUGHT THE HEADACHES WERE JUST REGULAR HEADACHES UNTIL THE OVER THE COUNTER MEDS STOPPED WORKING. I EVEN WENT BACK TO THE DOCTOR THAT INSERTED THE DEVICE AND COMPLAINED ABOUT THE STOMACH P[Show More]I'VE HAD THE MIRENA FOR OVER A YEAR AND I "THOUGHT" IT WAS A GREAT IDEA UNTIL I STARTED EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS THAT INCLUDED: HEADACHES, STOMACH PAINS, MOOD SWINGS, IRRITABILITY DURING SEX, AND HAIR LOSS. I THOUGHT THE HEADACHES WERE JUST REGULAR HEADACHES UNTIL THE OVER THE COUNTER MEDS STOPPED WORKING. I EVEN WENT BACK TO THE DOCTOR THAT INSERTED THE DEVICE AND COMPLAINED ABOUT THE STOMACH PAINS AND HEADACHES, HOWEVER I WAS GIVEN A STRONGER DOSAGE FOR THE UNBEARABLE PAIN. IM HAPPY THAT THERE ARE USEFUL WEBSITES SUCH AS THIS ONE TO HELP ONE TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY SHOULD OR SHOULDNT SEEK THE DOCTORS ADVICE IN REFERENCE TO THE STYLE OF BIRTH CONTROL ONE SHOULD USE. IM GOING IN MONDAY OF NEXT WEEK TO HAVE IT REMOVED AND I PRAY THAT I CAN RETURN TO MY NORMAL LIFE.

  • HollyOctober 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I was on the mirena for 8 months and after those 8 months I started noticing some possible side effects! I never in my life have had a problem with headaches and since it was put it have been suffering from headaches. Felt pregnant a few times tender breasts ect. Anyways at about the 8 month mark I started to get this really sharp pain in my back but deep almost as if it was my kidney or something[Show More]I was on the mirena for 8 months and after those 8 months I started noticing some possible side effects! I never in my life have had a problem with headaches and since it was put it have been suffering from headaches. Felt pregnant a few times tender breasts ect. Anyways at about the 8 month mark I started to get this really sharp pain in my back but deep almost as if it was my kidney or something! So I started to do research amazing how all of these side effects aren't listed in the pamphlet from your doctor! Then I call to have it taken out and they wanna charge me $300! Can you believe that. I ended up taking it out myself. Other side effects I've been having problems with this last week have included headaches, low fever, hot sweats, horrible back pain, dizziness or light headeness, hurts to have intercourse! I think the doctors should have to go over in more detail the things that can happen from this horrible thing!

  • jenOctober 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I had the Mirena IUD in for 2 yrs and just got it taken out last week. Sense I have had it in I have had many health issues. Bladder spasms...frequent urination with pain/preasure, which effects my sleep at night. Also nerve pain and numbness going down my legs into my feet.I am crampy and bloaded, very achy..prob have fibromilgia and IC or irritable bladder now, intestinal issues, fatigue, hard[Show More]I had the Mirena IUD in for 2 yrs and just got it taken out last week. Sense I have had it in I have had many health issues. Bladder spasms...frequent urination with pain/preasure, which effects my sleep at night. Also nerve pain and numbness going down my legs into my feet.I am crampy and bloaded, very achy..prob have fibromilgia and IC or irritable bladder now, intestinal issues, fatigue, hard time breathing, hair loss.etc... also have been more irritable and anxious. I still got periods every 3 weeks.. along with PMS for a few days. I wld turn into crazy women. Negitive thoughts, jealousy etc. for the last year I have been meditating, doing yoga and eating healthy which has helped me cope but still have most the physical stuff. I do not have insurance other than PCN so I can not get tests done. My midwife didn't believe me that the IUD is a lot of the problem but I feel strongly it is. Now that I see all the other women on here with these issues I know it is. I hope i dont have permanent damage and will soon start to heal now that I have it out. My bladder actually seems more irratated and I feel like my body is trying to detox.

  • kristinaOctober 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I have had the Mirena Since the birth of my second child which was June/ 2010. I am 23 years old and I only weigh 125 pounds I am not a smoker with not health issues before the mirena now I had a episode as i like to call it where it felt like I was having a stroke and tingling in my body where I cannot walk right. I also have an infection in my stomach and my doctor does not know how it was cause[Show More]I have had the Mirena Since the birth of my second child which was June/ 2010. I am 23 years old and I only weigh 125 pounds I am not a smoker with not health issues before the mirena now I had a episode as i like to call it where it felt like I was having a stroke and tingling in my body where I cannot walk right. I also have an infection in my stomach and my doctor does not know how it was causes. I have not been myself since I had the mirena inserted over two years ago but hopefully they can get it out because when i had it checked at my doctors they had to schedule an ultra sound because she could not see or reach it which no i see the law suit i am very concerned. My sypmtoms of have the mirenca is I have sharp pains in my vagina like some one is stabbing it which happens once in a while, when me and my boyfriend had sex it feels like he's always pushing it back IDK thought, I have been very irratitable since i have had it in. I am emotion sometimes like i am pregnant, I have tenderness in my breast like i just brest feed a baby which I have not breast feed in over 2 years. My boyfriend thinks the mirena is causing all my health issues and after seeing all these comments I don't want it in now more, and hopefully find a birth control pill that will let me have another child with out complications. I will repost and let you know how my removal went.

  • DenaOctober 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Hello- I too am a former Mirena patient that will never ever, ever get the Mirena put in my body again!! I am so mad that there was no warning AT ALL for HAIR LOSS. My main symptoms were depression, hair loss, and pain in my knees and in my back area. I never had this problem before so I knew it has to be the Mirena. My thyroid was fine etc..As soon as Mirena came out I felt better right away it w[Show More]Hello- I too am a former Mirena patient that will never ever, ever get the Mirena put in my body again!! I am so mad that there was no warning AT ALL for HAIR LOSS. My main symptoms were depression, hair loss, and pain in my knees and in my back area. I never had this problem before so I knew it has to be the Mirena. My thyroid was fine etc..As soon as Mirena came out I felt better right away it was a relief! I am upset about the hair loss because for a woman it's traumatizing, I want all of my hair back! I have started a petition through change.org I encourage people that have had hair loss due to the Mirena to sign it, I am trying to bring legal awareness to this side effect Mirena DOES NOT MENTION. I have attached a link for change.org Also please feel free to contact me with any questions. https://www.change.org/petitions/mirena-birth-control-and-hair-loss-put-hair-loss-as-a-side-effect-on-the-warning-for-mirena

  • ChristineOctober 30, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I had my second Mirena put in in June and now have to have it taken out due to it partially falling out. I have back problems for about five years with it getting worse and now I am wonder if its from the Mirena

  • NicciOctober 28, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Had the Mirena taken out on May 2/3 (around midnight). Went to the Women's ER because of how I had been feeling since I had it inserted. A general feeling of doom and death accompanied me from the 2nd day. I felt *wrong* for the 3 days leading up to having it taken out. Not being able to eat anything because smells were making me sick, along with having the shakes again, was the last straw. I c[Show More]Had the Mirena taken out on May 2/3 (around midnight). Went to the Women's ER because of how I had been feeling since I had it inserted. A general feeling of doom and death accompanied me from the 2nd day. I felt *wrong* for the 3 days leading up to having it taken out. Not being able to eat anything because smells were making me sick, along with having the shakes again, was the last straw. I can't describe how I felt, but I can describe the symptoms I had: • my blood pressure rose---a lot. 185/110 when I went to the ER on the evening of day 2. They put me on blood pressure medication. I have never had high blood pressure. • I constantly felt as if I was being pinched inside. • I had no energy. • I was constantly hungry. • Full body shakes (started a week before I had it taken out). • Headaches. • No libido. • Hurt to have sex anyway. • Night sweats. • Insomnia. • Crying. • A general ill feeling all the time. • Foggy brain. • Couldn't concentrate. • Clumsy all the time. • Forgetfulness. • I never had a full night’s sleep. • Constant brown sludge has replaced my period (no wonder it is great birth control. You don’t want to have sex with no libido and brown sludge). • The feeling I need to gulp for air. I am 6 months post mirena and still suffering from hot and cold flashes, extreme emotions, general ill feeling, insomnia, headaches and loss of libido. New symptoms are monthly yeast infections and pelvic pain. The mirena should be banned! I was told "virtually no side effects." What a lie!

  • StephanieOctober 28, 2012 at 1:32 am

    I developed an Autoimmune disorder after using the Mirena. I have become allergic to my own progesterone. I have found links on bayers web site that says Mirena can cause Immune system Disorders.But these warnings are not listed on Mirena pamphlet or in the side effects on the website. I had to go in under the physicians side to view it. And on the Mirena Data sheet.Description of post market adve[Show More]I developed an Autoimmune disorder after using the Mirena. I have become allergic to my own progesterone. I have found links on bayers web site that says Mirena can cause Immune system Disorders.But these warnings are not listed on Mirena pamphlet or in the side effects on the website. I had to go in under the physicians side to view it. And on the Mirena Data sheet.Description of post market adverse reactions Pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions When a woman becomes pregnant with MIRENA in situ, the relative risk of ectopic pregnancy is increased. Breast Disorders Cases of breast cancer have been reported in MIRENA users (frequency unknown, see "Warnings and Precautions"). Immune System Disorders Hypersensitivity including rash, urticaria and angioedema Reproductive system disorders: The removal threads may be felt by the partner during intercourse. Injury, poisoning and procedural complications: The following ADRs have been reported in connection with the insertion or removal procedure of Mirena: Procedural pain, procedural bleeding, insertion-related vasovagal reaction with dizziness or syncope. The procedure may precipitate a seizure in an epileptic patient. Investigations Blood pressure increased http://www.bayerresources.com.au/resources/uploads/DataSheet/file9503.pdf http://www.mirena.com/en/professional/contraception/adverse_effects/index.php

  • BrittniOctober 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Hi I had the mirena inserted in 2010 and had it removed this past May 2012. I was experience extreme sharp cramping in my lower abdominal that would occur on random occasions. I could never pin point what made the cramps start but when they came they felt like contractions where I could not sit down I was hunched over or laying down until the pains subsided. I complained to my doctor on several o[Show More]Hi I had the mirena inserted in 2010 and had it removed this past May 2012. I was experience extreme sharp cramping in my lower abdominal that would occur on random occasions. I could never pin point what made the cramps start but when they came they felt like contractions where I could not sit down I was hunched over or laying down until the pains subsided. I complained to my doctor on several occasions and she just informed me that it was a normal side effect. Just in September I conceived and miscarried. I pray to God that I can conceive and I am sooo sorry for going against what was natural and His will in the first place. I hope my impulsive decisions did not ruin my chances of having another successful pregnancy because I am 26 and I want more children! My advice to those considering the Mirena, think else where because the side effects are not worth it.

  • TanyaOctober 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I have read these stories and I am concerned now,even though i havent had any huge issues to me but now they add up,i am concerned. I had the Mirena put in after my son in Sept.2007 and since 2009 I havent had a pap and i keep blowing it off but now i am scared because I have alot of these symptoms and when pregnant i had a blood clot in my leg and preeclampsia and high risk factors,so my son was[Show More]I have read these stories and I am concerned now,even though i havent had any huge issues to me but now they add up,i am concerned. I had the Mirena put in after my son in Sept.2007 and since 2009 I havent had a pap and i keep blowing it off but now i am scared because I have alot of these symptoms and when pregnant i had a blood clot in my leg and preeclampsia and high risk factors,so my son was month early. i am planning on having another soon,and noticed many stories leading to miscarriages:( I have diabetes,blood clot condition,so think i need to make an appointment.Thanks ladies and sorry for all who lost.

  • CandyOctober 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I had the Mirena IUD put in eight weeks after my second daughter was born. She was born on October 26, 2009. The insertion itself was painful but it didn't last very long and it stopped my periods completely. It was wonderful .... so I though but I was completely WRONG! After about a month of having it inserted, I started noticing that my left foot was tingling and falling asleep more than I t[Show More]I had the Mirena IUD put in eight weeks after my second daughter was born. She was born on October 26, 2009. The insertion itself was painful but it didn't last very long and it stopped my periods completely. It was wonderful .... so I though but I was completely WRONG! After about a month of having it inserted, I started noticing that my left foot was tingling and falling asleep more than I thought it should. It wasn't long before I could not feel my foot at all. I went to my family doctor and she said that I had a drop foot. I could not even lift my left foot anymore. She sent me to a neurologist, a place where I could get an AFO (brace for my leg) to help me walk and to therapy to help hopefully regain some strength in my leg. I went to the neurologist and she ran a series of test ... but she had no clue on what was going on. She even performed surgery on my left leg because she said it had to be something with my nerves. This doctor still had no idea so she referred me to a bigger city to another neurologist. I had to undergo all the test again and some that were very painful. The neurologist told me that she thought that I had some kind of autoimmune disease but she wasn't sure what one. At this point I had lost all feeling and use of my entire left leg, my right leg from my knee down, both my arms from my elbows down, and I could not remember even daily tasks. In March of this year my doctor put me in a wheelchair and said that she didn't know how I even walked in the office because my legs were completely gone. I have not been able to work for the last two years because it was too hard for me to even perform normal day task much less a job as well. I worked with special ed children and was no longer able to lift or chase after them. My loved ones pointed out that it appeared that I was a different person. I was severely depressed and at one point thought it would be easier not to continue with life. It didn't take much to make me VERY angry and irritated with everyone. My doctor was trying to help with antidepressants and trying to put me in the Behavior health center. I really didn't know where to turn and no one had answers for me. Three weeks ago I went to the restroom and to my surprise my IUD had just fallen out and was in my hand. I was alarmed and called my doctor and she told me that she had never heard of it just coming out on its own in just two years. That day I noticed I could do things that I have not been able to for the last two years. I could WALK NORMALLY!!!!!!!!!!! The last two years of my life have been stolen from me! I have not been able to lift my beautiful daughter or run and play with her like her 30 year old mom should. My husband could not understand what was going on and we fought all the time until he no longer wanted to be with me. He did not understand why I couldn't walk or why I seemed to be a different person. He said that I was not the person he feel in love with .... and honestly I wasn't. I didn't like who I was and didn't understand why I was like that no matter how hard I tried. I am overjoyed that I can walk again and lift my daughter again, but really?!?!?! Why was it even allowed to get that bad? (it was not the lack of me trying ... it seemed that I was at the doctors offices all the time) I lost two years of my life and that is something that I will never get back and I will tell everyone for the rest of my life that the mirena was the worst thing I have EVER done!

  • JodySeptember 22, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Got the mirena inserted very painful had it for almost 2 yrs .I t caused weight gain, hair loss, greesy hair, pelvic pain, infections, back pain, discharge with odor, headaches, mood swings that made me nasty and out of control, fits of rage and then crying, acne, so much more got it removed thank god.

  • jenniferSeptember 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    im 26 and had the mirena put in 5 years ago. I have never had any prob with it. Haven't had a period in 5 years its been great. I'm dissappointed I got to have it removed, but going to have another one put in.

  • beccaAugust 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    hi all i just had the merina fitted in (4 days ago) and im doubled over in pain it feels worse than when i went into labour with my two children. my groin has sharp pains shooting threw it i carnt sit upright because it feels like im crushing it and and i can feel my string everytime i goto toliet to wipe myself is that normal how long it is im already thinking about having it removed as i have a [Show More]hi all i just had the merina fitted in (4 days ago) and im doubled over in pain it feels worse than when i went into labour with my two children. my groin has sharp pains shooting threw it i carnt sit upright because it feels like im crushing it and and i can feel my string everytime i goto toliet to wipe myself is that normal how long it is im already thinking about having it removed as i have a thin womb and bleed lots in last childs delievery and i also have polysistic ovaries can anyone help me please

  • mandyApril 21, 2012 at 5:15 am

    I had my merina placed 3 months after having my 1st child. For several months I had severe Rt thigh cramps. The pain ran medial of the thigh about half way down thigh. Though they were very uncomfortable I was assured by my OBGYN that it was not related to the iud and it should subside and it did. 6 months later I discovered i had a very large kidney stone and strictures in my ureters. Three mont[Show More]I had my merina placed 3 months after having my 1st child. For several months I had severe Rt thigh cramps. The pain ran medial of the thigh about half way down thigh. Though they were very uncomfortable I was assured by my OBGYN that it was not related to the iud and it should subside and it did. 6 months later I discovered i had a very large kidney stone and strictures in my ureters. Three month later i started getting abscsses under my arm.it was diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa. I had 3 that had to be drained anderson was on antibiotics 4 other times over a peroid of 6 months. In those 6 months i also had an episode of palpitations and endocardits. I then had a few months with no symptoms the I started noticing my right hand was loosing grip. I felt more clumbsy and felt like i was more forgetfull. I shook that off for a couple of months thinking i am loosing my mind. December of last year my Rt thumb at the pip joint swelled and started freezing and popping. I saw on ortho and he put me in a brace and the swelling went down but the freezing and popping didnt. New years eve i went out and had to come home early due to severe foot pain. That pain has not compleatly resolved and its worse in the morning when waking or when i have been sitting for a while. Then my Lt toe started swelling, my rt 4th toe mtp joint swelling, then my rt 2nd pip finger swelling. My blood work showes a positove ra factor but the rheumatologiest says its not ra. I am going to have this removed because so many strang things haz happened to me since i have had it in.

  • ShariiMarch 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I got the mirena in May 2007 after having my first child. I have had nothing but trouble from this procedure. Initially, I had only cramps and heavy bleeding. I started experiencing mood swings, headaches, ovarian cyst, and graves disease. One year after the first mirena was inserted it has become lost somewhere in my body. I have constant stomach pain. In 2008 I was inserted a second mirena. Sinc[Show More]I got the mirena in May 2007 after having my first child. I have had nothing but trouble from this procedure. Initially, I had only cramps and heavy bleeding. I started experiencing mood swings, headaches, ovarian cyst, and graves disease. One year after the first mirena was inserted it has become lost somewhere in my body. I have constant stomach pain. In 2008 I was inserted a second mirena. Since I have had both insertions sex is painful and very bloody. The second mirena has also disappeared, but the bleeding continues for weeks at a time. I have never had any health problems. Before, having the mirena my period was normal. My doctor persuaded me to believe that this was a low risk birth control method.

  • MoniqueFebruary 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I have been feeling pain in my abdomin alot since I have had the mireana put in place and i had originally thought that it was healing from my c-section.Well while having a gen.conversation my ex-fiance told me about the recalls. For me I guess it's just time for another plan of contriception

  • mercedesFebruary 3, 2012 at 3:29 am

    i got mirena december 22 2011 its been 1 month it hurts to have sex my husband cant go deep without me in pain around my cevix area i went in last week for a ultrasound to make sure it was in the right place he says it was i told him it hurt to have intercourse he said he thought i may have a little bit of pelvic prolapse i wasnt in agreement because i had no pain before i got this put in im reall[Show More]i got mirena december 22 2011 its been 1 month it hurts to have sex my husband cant go deep without me in pain around my cevix area i went in last week for a ultrasound to make sure it was in the right place he says it was i told him it hurt to have intercourse he said he thought i may have a little bit of pelvic prolapse i wasnt in agreement because i had no pain before i got this put in im really depressed does anyone have any suggestions i dont want more kids but dont want to get my tubes tied and i have very heavy pierods i need somethbing for that also i just dont understand i hear oh it very safe and nothing was told to me about pain with sex i cant keep this in if i cant be intamint with my husband i had a baby 5 months ago why would my cevix be so sore ive been tested for infections i am clean has this happened to anyone

  • LaverneFebruary 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Since our daughter had Mirena inserted two years ago her personality has completely changed to the point that her family and close friends no longer recognize her as the same person. She has five children wo are suffering through this with the subsequent breakup of the marriage when she became so angry that she demanded that her husband of 15 years leave the home, claiming that he was abusive. S[Show More]Since our daughter had Mirena inserted two years ago her personality has completely changed to the point that her family and close friends no longer recognize her as the same person. She has five children wo are suffering through this with the subsequent breakup of the marriage when she became so angry that she demanded that her husband of 15 years leave the home, claiming that he was abusive. She had 10 years previously been on a birth control pill that had a similar effect on her personality and their relationship so I was able to make the connection to progesterone. She however is in complete denial that there is any connection. She has also all of her life been a person who had strong religious convictions and devotion to God which she has turned aside from and is living a completely opposite lifesyle having abandoned her lifelong friends and family. I believe strongly that mirena has destroyed our family and our daughters life. Her children are suffering as they watch this happening to thier mother as are we her devoted parents. I pray every day that she will one day realize what this terrible device has done to her and our family.

  • renaeDecember 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I had the mirena put in spring of 05 after my 2nd son was born. I was assured that it would be good for me to control my period and that i would like it. Worst mistake in birth control I made. I had periods of the room turning sideways, floor getting waves in it, extremely depressed, angry all the time, insomnia, constantly felt like i was pregnant and always felt bloated etc. Plus spotting all th[Show More]I had the mirena put in spring of 05 after my 2nd son was born. I was assured that it would be good for me to control my period and that i would like it. Worst mistake in birth control I made. I had periods of the room turning sideways, floor getting waves in it, extremely depressed, angry all the time, insomnia, constantly felt like i was pregnant and always felt bloated etc. Plus spotting all the time in between my light period. Had it for 2yrs. , b/c the dr. kept telling me it would get better, never did. Just had a gyn the other day tell me that all of my symptoms were put in my head and there's no way that came from that. I'm still so furious and upset, b/c i know they were. Pretty funny, on there website, most of the listed side effects on there, weren't on there when i had it. I think doctors should be more educated on a product and listen to there patients before judging them and telling them there problems from it were b/c they put it in there head.

  • MKJOctober 1, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I can completely relate to what Rachael is saying.I have been on Cymbalta for about 3-4 months now and I do not like how I feel on it. I was prescribed it for depression. I have had some problems/possible addiction has been making me feel depressed I think because of a lot of guilt and shame. I have been feeling exactly the same way you have, no happiness or excitement, feeling emotionless (which[Show More]I can completely relate to what Rachael is saying.I have been on Cymbalta for about 3-4 months now and I do not like how I feel on it. I was prescribed it for depression. I have had some problems/possible addiction has been making me feel depressed I think because of a lot of guilt and shame. I have been feeling exactly the same way you have, no happiness or excitement, feeling emotionless (which seems to be making me feel depressed, that's ironic, jeesh) and not being able to think and focus. I don't like these feelings at all. I think it has helped with some depression (not sure how much) but I don't think that is really my major issue. With the state I was in though things had not been very good, not working, feeling tired, fatigued but again I think that was because of other problems which I feel I have been getting under control yet still working on. Because of my not working I had to rely on family for finances, etc. and now that some of my depression is gone (because of the Cymbalta) they are seeing that I don't feel so tired, maybe some more motivation. So they are thinking this is a good thing when I do not like how I am feeling at all. I want to get off this because of the symptoms above (also because of the withdrawal stories, etc) but am feeling an obligation to my family (I have been feeling a lot more pressure from them lately) because they think this is a good thing and they have helped me out. Maybe another med would work but I am scared to go off of this and be depressed and not be able to work as obviously this is important. Does anyone or Rachael have any thoughts about this? Any info would be much appreciated as I feel I'm in a tough position right now.

  • Samantha CorbinSeptember 13, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I am 22 year old female i had my IUD Mirena inplanted in 2008 after the birth of my second child with in 14 month time period. with in 2 weeks after the iud was inplanted the pains n cramping never went away. I always have pain in my lower abdominal area. keep getting infections in the uterus all the doctor will do is treat me for the infections. Then was told i have ovarian cyst which started abo[Show More]I am 22 year old female i had my IUD Mirena inplanted in 2008 after the birth of my second child with in 14 month time period. with in 2 weeks after the iud was inplanted the pains n cramping never went away. I always have pain in my lower abdominal area. keep getting infections in the uterus all the doctor will do is treat me for the infections. Then was told i have ovarian cyst which started about 3 years ago they come n go doctor hasn't dont anything about it. with in 6- 1year after having the IUD when i first was told i had a ovarian cysic the ER told me i had PID which i never had before having the IUD. i know all these are side effects but it is making me lose my mind with pain all the time cant have intercourse with out wanting to scream out in pain. was told my uterus has dropped doctor dont want to do crap about it. I asked to have the IUD removed n to be honest he acts like he really dont want to do anything about it. about every two months have vagianl discharge from having the infection in my plevic or uterus area. come on now whats is really going on with this IUD. Another thing is my other half claims he can feel it when we can have intercourse and the doctors claims that it is inserted fine has't not moved n has cut the string short as it can go. in my opinion i think there can be something done.. anyone else having issuse with this?

  • TresaSeptember 3, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Are you ppl serious. you say cymbalta has helped with your depression? Eli lily has made billions since releasing this drug to the public and ohhh the lives that have been lost and torn apart It is unreal that they are still marketing this drug. on 3/21/2007 I lost my husband while he was on Cymbalta he could not handle the drug dr. put him on starting at 30mg then the dr. doubled it to 60mg My [Show More]Are you ppl serious. you say cymbalta has helped with your depression? Eli lily has made billions since releasing this drug to the public and ohhh the lives that have been lost and torn apart It is unreal that they are still marketing this drug. on 3/21/2007 I lost my husband while he was on Cymbalta he could not handle the drug dr. put him on starting at 30mg then the dr. doubled it to 60mg My husband left us with a gunshot to his heart in our livingroom I am appaled someone needs to take a stand against Lily this needs to stop.

  • TanyaAugust 17, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Ok I had the mirana put in june 19th of 07 because thats what my doctor told me I should do after having my fourth child. I have had four kids in a matter of 5 years so I have never had a problem getting pregnant ten minutes after having it put in I was told the cramping and bleeding would go away in 6/24 hours well not 30 minutes after I left my docs my right leg went numb I thought it was weird [Show More]Ok I had the mirana put in june 19th of 07 because thats what my doctor told me I should do after having my fourth child. I have had four kids in a matter of 5 years so I have never had a problem getting pregnant ten minutes after having it put in I was told the cramping and bleeding would go away in 6/24 hours well not 30 minutes after I left my docs my right leg went numb I thought it was weird so I called my doc and they said that people have different reactions to the insertion prosess not only was it really really painfull having it put in but I was cramping really bad bleeding and now my leg had gone numb that part passed after about 12 hours but the cramping, bleeding back pain, mood swings, sleeplessness, painfull intercorse and head aches never did after about 9 months seems like too long to go with out medical attention but my medicade had ended after the mirana was put in so I didnt have the money nor insurance to go back so I finally I went to the er the did the whole s.t.d check ruled that out and finally told me that it was probably just my body trying to adjust to the mirana. Well two 6 more months went by and still no change so I went back and it was the same story I went back about every 6 months because it never got better or let up it was driving me and my husband nutz... As well as afecting my children because mommy couldnt play with them like they wanted well I was finally able to get it removed in aug of 2010 I would say thank god but if the pain and all the other problems werent enough when I went to get it removed when he went to take it out he couldnt find the string so to find it it felt like he was trying to rip me open and when he finally found the string he pulled and pulled and pulled all the while im laying there crying and screaming after about fifteen minutes of the pulling and pain he gave up when he stood up and was taking the gloves off he had blood all over them like he just got dont killing someone when I left I could barely walk I had to leave my car and call someone to drive me home the dr told me to go home and take these two pills the night before my next appointment to soften my uterus i did and after more pain a whole hell of a lot more blood and pulling he was able to get it out ... Well its been a year and me and my husband have been trying to have one more child and I found out I am probably infertile like I said in the begining I have never had a problem getting pregnant my last three children are only 11 months apart so noooo problem till now... that mirana should not be on the market and the makers of it should be punished and everyone that has gone through anything with the mirana should be able to sue the pants off of them because they got rich off of our pain

  • DestinyJuly 28, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I had a laparoscopic surgery Wednesday 7/20/11 to rule out endometriosis. My new doctor performed this procedure for me since my old doctor wouldn't. I have been having some problems with massive bleeding. I cannot take oral contraceptives due to the side effects. My original doctor would not speak to me in detail about other options or testing, she kept pushing the Mirena on me and actually ma[Show More]I had a laparoscopic surgery Wednesday 7/20/11 to rule out endometriosis. My new doctor performed this procedure for me since my old doctor wouldn't. I have been having some problems with massive bleeding. I cannot take oral contraceptives due to the side effects. My original doctor would not speak to me in detail about other options or testing, she kept pushing the Mirena on me and actually made me feel low, dumb and like a child. I gave in and said ok, i'll try it but was nervous about it. They had the device ordered and a year later they convinced me to come in and get it inserted. I was told it will really help slow my bleeding down but not stop my periods. I have tried Depo shots and they have bad side effects too so I didn't want to try Mirena if was going to stop my periods, give me acne, mood swings or gain weight. I was told it wouldnt do these things. Was instructed when I got my period to call and they would have me come in for insertion. In the meantime my periods stopped, I had a lot of complications going on and I told my ObGYN that I wanted to know what was wrong with me before inserting a foreign object inside me. She gave me medication to jump start my period so I could come in and get the Mirena inserted.I told her no I was in pain and my periods were always on time every month but had gotten heavier each month then BAM they stopped from March until June. I wanted to know what was wrong and get things normal. She kept pushing the issue until I found a new doctor. My new doctor said he would perform the laparascopy to rule out the endometriosis since my old doctor would not and convinced me to get the Mirena inserted at this time. What is it with doctors and Mirena? They will badger you to death. He explained my situation a little more to me and had me eating out of the palm of his hand by the time I left his office with my pending surgery scheduled and me on my mission to my old doctors office to pick up the Mirena that they had ordered for me over a year ago that I had already paid for. I go in for surgery with the Mirena in my hand, he assures me before surgery that since ultrasound was fine, lab work was ok, pap results good that I more than likely had endometriosis and the Mirena would help my bleeding and pain. Here it is a week later and I feel worse than I have ever felt. I am running a low grade fever, I feel like I have the flu, I am on an emotional roller coaster ride, I have severe pain in my sides, groin area, private areas, lower back and legs. If I had to describe the pain I would say it is like labor and there is pressure there with the urge to push almost as though I had two tampons stuck inside me or something. I have been dizzy, nauseous, headaches, and now I am breaking out all over my chest, back, shoulders and face with what looks like acne. I want this device removed ASAP. I have been calling my doctors office since Monday but no one will call me back. I was in tears begging them to please schedule me an appointment before my already scheduled post-op appointment which is mid-august. She said I had to talk to a nurse she couldn't make me an appointment, all nurses were busy assisting other patients. I was stunned, well what am I? I have just had surgery at the hand of this doctor and no one will talk to me or schedule me an appointment? The last time I called I said it was urgent I want this thing out of me and I am on the verge of removing it myself to get some relief, she said a nurse would call me tomorrow!!!!! Why am I being neglected now that I have given in and already had this device inserted in me. My family is being affected by this too, I have four small children and a husband that works. He cannot miss work to take care of me while I a sick in the pain from these symptoms and pain. It is affecting my grades in school too, I am failing this quarter due to surgery and now the bad side effects from the Mirena. What can I do? Someone should stop the use of Mirena or explain the side effects better. I was told it would not stop my period, it would not bother me, it would be as though it wasn't even there, no symptoms from the very very low hormones that it contained, no weight gain or acne. So far that was all lies and then the other symptoms are worse than one can imagine. I wish I had seen all of these reviews and possibility of a recall. But of course I looked on Mirena's website only, of course they have nothing but good reviews and posts on there! How dumb was I not to research it better! I pray this doctors office does call me back tomorrow or I will look into reporting him fore negliengce or whatever I have to do. I was informed the ER will not remove it due to liability purposes. So does this mean I am stuck with this torture device palnted inside me? Please someone help me, what do I do?

  • DianeJuly 26, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    My husband was initially given cymbalta for leg pain. He had suffered from anxiety in the past also. The drug was wonderful, he thought. He had immediate relief from pain and no anxiety. But.....his personality changed within two weeks. As his wife, I watched the changes every day. I called the doctor who prescribed the cymbalta and told him what was happening. He immediately took him from a[Show More]My husband was initially given cymbalta for leg pain. He had suffered from anxiety in the past also. The drug was wonderful, he thought. He had immediate relief from pain and no anxiety. But.....his personality changed within two weeks. As his wife, I watched the changes every day. I called the doctor who prescribed the cymbalta and told him what was happening. He immediately took him from a large dosage to a smaller dosage and sent him to a doctor for his anxiety, stating that he would not prescribe any other cymbalta. Here are some things that I noticed. My husband, usually a quite person, was now so very very happy. He was up and down with his emotions. About 4 days he was quite and then for four days he was really really happy. On the happy days, he ordered everything on the internet. He thought he was super man. He would spend up to $10,000. per month on toys. My husband had always been very frugal but now Fed Express was at my door every day with 10 or more boxes. By now, my husband had found a doctor who said cymbalta was not the cause of any problems. She started giving larger and larger dosages of cymbalta. My husband was not able to think or make sound decisions. He had no memory. My life was so bad that I started emailing him about important things because he would say that I did not tell him. We went to a marriage counselor but after two visits he told me that I was wasting my money. My husband was not capable of remembering what was discussed and therefore he could not help us. My hustand would go outside to his shop in back of our property in the early hours of the morning and leave the doors unlocked leaving me unprotected. When I would tell him about this and how upsetting that was for me, he would say he did not remember going outside. Now it gets worse. He started shop lifting and was arrested for a felony. He could go to prison. He took a computer. But he also took small things, like a candy bar while I was checking out my groceries. I could have easily paid for the candy but he needed a high or challenge of taking and getting away with the theft. I went to visit his psy. and tried to tell her of the problems. She ordered a MRI and other tests but basically brushed me off. She was the doctor and I was only the uneducated wife. I wrote a two page letter, listing all the problems and all my concerns with cymbalta. I again begged her to take him off cymbalta. I explained that I could not live with my husband and if she did not take him off cymbalta, I would have to divorce him. He was putting me in harms way. I asked my husband to fire the doctor and get help getting off cymbalta. He would not because his thinking was not very sound.. So, I divorced him. I was so afraid that he would take something and I would be taken to jail with him. After our divorce, my husband started to change. He was on his own and having problems getting things done, like paying bills, etc. He realized that he had to get off cymbalta. He started slowly but was having awful withdrawal problems. Since I still love him, I tried to help. I feared for his life so I brought him to my home and cared for him for a while so that he could eat and I tried to be sure he was ok. He had bad swelling of both legs. He was having trouble breathing and brain sparks were bad. I took him to a doctor who basically could not find a reason for his problems. He did give him something for the swelling. My X has now been off cymbalta for a few months. He is starting to become the man that I married. But he now faces the charges for his shop lifting of the computer. Even his attorney does not believe the drug caused his problems or thinks that the fact that he took cymbalta will help his case when going before a judge. Cymbalta must work for some people but cymbalta cost me my marriage. I need some documentation of the same problems with other people. I am upset with a doctor who would not listen to a wife who was crying out for help. My husband was on cymbalta and not able to make sound decisions and his doctor did not help. I really do not think that I will marry my X again but still love him and wish him well. Cymbalta has harmed me also. I lost a way of life and the man I love.

  • HeatherJuly 8, 2011 at 5:10 am

    had my second son on december 09. I needed a great birth control. I have tried the patch, and was unsucessful with the pill, so the nurse practitioner recomended mirena. I agreed a birth control with little to no period/ minimal spotting. sounded like this is the right birth control for me. Well laying on the table with my legs open and spectrun holding my vaginal area open, for insertion of my mi[Show More]had my second son on december 09. I needed a great birth control. I have tried the patch, and was unsucessful with the pill, so the nurse practitioner recomended mirena. I agreed a birth control with little to no period/ minimal spotting. sounded like this is the right birth control for me. Well laying on the table with my legs open and spectrun holding my vaginal area open, for insertion of my mirena, was not fun. The huge needle that was used to so call numb my cervix, to insert this straw that the merina is inserted into, to be slid threw the straw into my uterus, was not fun It hurt because they have to dialate your cervix to insert the straw for proper instetion of mirena. After the sucessful insertion of merina I felt horrible cramping, I could not bend it hurt i took advil like it was going out of style. I got my period almost instanlt and had a steady flow moderate to heavy for a steady 3 months, which I was informed this is normal and I was expected to have cramps and irregualr bleeding for the first few months or so and then it will clear up and then i will only have spotting 3 to 4 times a year. well month four my period gave up for about two weeks and then picked up verry heavy for every other two weeks. In fall 2010 I enrolled in my first college classes, very proud of myself, I some how contracted meningitice, and was hospitilized with viral mengitice, I missed about two weeks of school. With the help of my teachers I was able to pass with An A, Bplus, B-, C-. Shortly after still having irregular moderate periods, the cramping never got better. every time I have sex it would hurt, and my stomach would blow up and look like I was 5 months pregnant. I told my doctor, but I was told to take it easy dont over exery myself and tried to put me on sike meds, because my emotions were out the door, I was very emotional over everything for no reason. I had started to get these sharp pains every time I sit down or bend on my left and right sides. The pains are constant sometimes pulsating. A few more months go by, and I noticed my stomach looks as if im 6 months prego, which I know im not, and every month i see my doctor telling her of the same irregular periods and problems, but still no advice, nor action was taken, nor given.So I took it upon myself to call my obgyn doctor's office.I was seen and was diagnosed with pid (Pelvic inflamitory disease), She gave me an internal exam and told me that its only caused by an std, so the she did a pap and a bunch of std swabs,I had a shot in my buttox, and was put on antibiotics. a week later when the results came back negative, I saw her again and she tested my ph levels and every thing again, finally she sent me for an ultra sound. during my ultra sound I was in so much agony I had to have the ultrasound technician stop and I ended up being emitted into the hospital, because the pain was so unbariable. Then about 11 30 pm I was seen my the oncall ob doc who came in and talked to me and removed my mirena. my vagina throbed for about a few hours after and I was released, to follow up with my obgyn a few days after. My pelvic area had clamed down, but im still not back to normal. Im afraid it will hurt to have sex, sice its hurt for the past year ive had the mirena. Being a single mom is hard work and i thought that the mirena was the right birth control method for me, I was wrong. I dont have the time nor the money to have to pay for perscriptions and babysitters and xtra pads, gass, and the aggony of and harsh scarring memories of what the merina had done to me. I was just in the hospital because I was sick after a week not having merina, and then back in a few nights after and was diagnosed with gastrointestinal disease, the doctors are working close with me to find out if its a cause of this mirena or not. The worst thing of all is when your so sick in the hospital and the only thing you can thing about is your children, missing you or getting hurt in you absence, and not being well enough or not there to comfort them, because your too sick/ in painful agony to help them. When in doubt morning after pills work well or old fashoned condoms, all depending on beliefs, but remember its your body and you can choose what you do with it and what you put in it, just think twice, and always get a second opinion. These symptoms need to be reported lets come together as one to stop the spread of this nightmare before it hurts another young life from a life time of agony.

  • NicholeJuly 1, 2011 at 6:25 am

    I will try to make this as short as I can, as I could write a BOOK on the problems I have been dealing with after getting Mirena put in. After 2 years and 7 months, this thing is still hell for me. I have Endometriosis stage 4 and Mirena was supposed to help slow my periods resulting in less pain for me. Yes I now have lighter periods but they are now 10 days long rather than 5, and my cramps have[Show More]I will try to make this as short as I can, as I could write a BOOK on the problems I have been dealing with after getting Mirena put in. After 2 years and 7 months, this thing is still hell for me. I have Endometriosis stage 4 and Mirena was supposed to help slow my periods resulting in less pain for me. Yes I now have lighter periods but they are now 10 days long rather than 5, and my cramps have actually gotten WORSE. I seriously have almost every single negative side effect you can possibly have from this thing! Yes I have severe Endo but before I had Mirena, I never had sharp stabbing pains so bad that they have almost brought me to the floor, with NO warning might I add! In 24yrs, I have never had skin problems what-so-ever and I now have the worst acne on my face that nothing I have tried will even somewhat relieve it, there is NO sex drive at all for me anymore, I swear I am slowly slipping more into depression every day with this thing, I get lower back pain for no reason at all, and since about the 3rd month after insertion I have had to wear liners every single day because of the small discharge that will not stop!! I began going to the gym the same year that it was inserted and lost 25lbs, but my stomach still looks like I am 6 months pregnant!! This thing should be BANNED, and I am waiting for the day that lawsuits are all over TV about it!! I wish I would have researched the effects for myself before getting it, as my doctor, then and even now, will not agree that my problems are because of Mirena!! I wish I never would have done this to my body and I am seriously considering having it removed even before we get our health insurance around October. I am just terrified of the "crash" afterward..

  • JennahJune 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Cymbalta is destructive no doubt but I think its good to die with out having any depressed thoughts in your head. As compared to depressive death like suicide or anything.

  • DMOOREMay 8, 2011 at 4:26 am

    help mirena is a killer of women!!!!!!

  • LJRettieMay 1, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Cymbalta may work wonders for awhile, but many of us who have used this drug experience MANY horrible side effects including liver and kidney failure that could kill us. Don't even get me started on the withdrawals when trying to get off this drug. NOBODY should be promoting drug use to anyone UNLESS they are a well-informed Doctor.

  • TerryApril 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I had fine results with Cymbalta while on this drug. However, I have been living a nightmare trying to get off of it. The brain zaps are frightening and I have a horrible fear that they will never go away. Lilly needs to create a process for weaning off of this drug. Going from 30 mg to 0 will make you very ill and the brain surges are disabling.

  • TiffanyMarch 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I had Mirena placed in Decembe 2008. I was a healthy 33 year old woman. By December 2009 I began to become ill. I started having fatigue, breast tenderness, depression, anxiety and knee/leg pains. By March 2010 I was in severe pain. I could barely walk up and down stairs. I went to see my doctor on several occassions and was tested several times. At one point they thought I had Lupus. I saw[Show More]I had Mirena placed in Decembe 2008. I was a healthy 33 year old woman. By December 2009 I began to become ill. I started having fatigue, breast tenderness, depression, anxiety and knee/leg pains. By March 2010 I was in severe pain. I could barely walk up and down stairs. I went to see my doctor on several occassions and was tested several times. At one point they thought I had Lupus. I saw so many doctors. Finally I was told that I had arthritis in my knees. This was something that I never had and happened quickly. After several tests, my rheumatologist suggested I get the IUD mirena removed. Once the IUD was removed many of my symptons disappeared immediately like anxiety and depression. The fatique also faded. However the knee pain was better but the damage was done. I believe that the lower level of estrogen caused by the increase of progestrine in my body caused the arthiritis. In Octobe 2010 I had to have knee surgery on both knees. My knees looked like a 70 year old woman. I sent all this information to Mirena, because my medical bills are ridiculous. I'm slowly recovering but my hormones are all out of whack. It's been a slow recovery and I think this information needs to be told to the people that are being placed on Mirena. A warning needs to be placed on the label. Folks need to know that this form of BC has the potential to cause great harm to your body.

  • shaynaMarch 11, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Just wondering if after getting the IUD out, if a complicated pregnancy was 'normal'. My IUD came out on its own, and a little over a year ended up pregnant. The pregnancy its self went ok, but my son was born premature and now has breathing complications (since birth) and is developmentally delayed further then the 6 weeks he was premature. Thanks - Shayna

  • VickiMarch 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I was given Cymbalta for my chronic pain. I didn't get a chance to find out if it would help. I took only one pill and end up having rapid heart rate, high energy levels, the shakes, muscle tighten and elevated blood pressure. I finally got to see the doctor 7 days later and was still going through the side affects, my blood pressure was 159/102 and rapid heart rate. The doctor put me on a beta b[Show More]I was given Cymbalta for my chronic pain. I didn't get a chance to find out if it would help. I took only one pill and end up having rapid heart rate, high energy levels, the shakes, muscle tighten and elevated blood pressure. I finally got to see the doctor 7 days later and was still going through the side affects, my blood pressure was 159/102 and rapid heart rate. The doctor put me on a beta blocker to bring my blood pressure down and lower my heart rate. I have a abnormal heart rhythm now and have to stay on the beta blocker to keep it low and my blood pressure now. I need help for pain, not another problem. Do research on medicine before taking it, so you know all good and bad affects to know if its right for you.

  • mrsdrpJanuary 18, 2011 at 4:59 am

    I had mirena put in jan 07 after our 4th child was born. It was very painful and I could feel it on my left side for a long time. I had started to have my periods again in july 08 only they kept getting longer and longer so finally after having my periods 3wks out of the month I had my mirena removed in nov 08. My periods have never been right since, I have been spotting or having irregular bleed[Show More]I had mirena put in jan 07 after our 4th child was born. It was very painful and I could feel it on my left side for a long time. I had started to have my periods again in july 08 only they kept getting longer and longer so finally after having my periods 3wks out of the month I had my mirena removed in nov 08. My periods have never been right since, I have been spotting or having irregular bleeding ever since. Until last mo dec 10 I started spotting like normal a week before my period should be only never stopped bleeding/spotting. Went to dr after 3wks of this bleeding to find out I was pregnant. I knew something was wrong after having 4 children and no problems getting pregnant and pretty normal pregnancies to be bleeding for this long and have a pregnancy test be positive was not right. So after a week of blood test finding out it is an ectopic pregnancy. There is no heartbeat or anything to say it is a viable pregnancy, I had to get a shot of a cancer treatment drug so my body would absorb the eptopic pg. And this is where I am now I had the shot a week ago and I will still have weeks of going back to dr to be sure my htc levels go back to normal. I have asked every dr I have been to if my mirena would have caused this and they all say no. But I didn't have any troubles with any womens stuff till I had that mirena put in. I think mirena should not be on the market at all. My husband and I were not trying to have another baby but to lose a baby has been very hard, also makes me so thankful and blessed for the ones God has given to me. Please think long and hard before getting mirena, if it works for you then great, but if you end up like me and others that has had troubles it is aweful and you will wish you could turn back the clock and not get it, but it will be too late. Its not worth the risk!

  • ThenaJanuary 14, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Mirena users: I forgot to mention. Ask for a silicone blood test. Find out what your level is. Insist on it. While we will have a small amount of silicone in our bodies regardless you will find that with Mirena that level is well above normal. This is what I believe the culprit is.

  • ThenaJanuary 14, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Regarding Mirena. I believe after quite a bit of research that the issues involved may be related to the fact that Mirena is made of silicone. While the medical community as a whole disregards silicone sickness I have found many people listing symptoms all similar and related to silicone in their blood. I myself have not been able to wear silicone based contact lenses without severe red eye and[Show More]Regarding Mirena. I believe after quite a bit of research that the issues involved may be related to the fact that Mirena is made of silicone. While the medical community as a whole disregards silicone sickness I have found many people listing symptoms all similar and related to silicone in their blood. I myself have not been able to wear silicone based contact lenses without severe red eye and irritation. My eye doctor says it must be something else as silicone is an inert substance making it impossible for me to be allergic to it. I don't care what doctors say (once upon a time they also said cigarettes were harmless and yet another doctor was laughed at by his peers for believing that washing his hands between baby deliveries lowered infection in the mothers and saved lives), I only know what has happened to my body and nobody cares about my body more than myself. Perhaps it is a small percentage of people who are sensitive to silicone? I unfortunately was not informed of the fact that Mirena is made of silicone and was led to believe the side effects are minimal or much like the pill to give me an idea of what to expect. I read the listed side effects and expected to experience something similar to being on the pill as birth control for women does not come without a price. I have had Mirena for 2 months now and did not even realize at first that the odd pain in my spine/neck/shoulders/lower back could be related until finding information on silicone poisoning. I have many of the listed side effects but the worst is the pain I just mentioned. I also have developed a twitch in one eye which I thought was related to stress and lack of sleep...another excuse I gave for my spine/neck/shoulder/lower back pain. Of course these issues did not exist prior to Mirena in my body a mere 2 months ago. I am 34 years old and I do not intend to allow silicone to build up in my body and ruin my life just because some pharmaceutical company wants to make money and deems my life worthless in the long run. Lawyers won't do anything right now because it's not a sure thing apparently and pain doesn't make them money. They prefer cases where idiots spill hot coffee on themselves. Please...if you have any reason to believe you might have a problem with silicone...DO NOT get Mirena. Good luck to you all. Know that a lot of politics go into what gets approved and what doesn't. The monster that rules is money in the end...

  • RachaelJanuary 3, 2011 at 12:52 am

    PLEASE READ!!!! Some people wrote that Cymbalta is a "wonder drug" and has truly "saved their lives." Although I am glad some people are doing well using it, make sure you log onto cymbaltawithdrawl.com BEFORE you take this serious drug! I was on it for 8 years, and learned the hard way that it was 8 years too long!!! I have been going through withdrawls for 3 weeks now (after tapering off the dru[Show More]PLEASE READ!!!! Some people wrote that Cymbalta is a "wonder drug" and has truly "saved their lives." Although I am glad some people are doing well using it, make sure you log onto cymbaltawithdrawl.com BEFORE you take this serious drug! I was on it for 8 years, and learned the hard way that it was 8 years too long!!! I have been going through withdrawls for 3 weeks now (after tapering off the drug for 2 months), and am MISERABLE!!! I learned that while helping a small amount with depression, it also took away my ablilty to be happy and excited. It made me emotionless. I have wasted 8 years of my life with no emotions/feelings, gained 50 pounds (even though the side effects page of cymbalta says you might "loose weight" the majority of people actually gain weight). Now, I am struggling with my 3rd week of withdrawls, and have been told this can last up to 8 months. Cymbalta has completely RUINED my life, but I will NOT allow it to continue. I will get through this. To all the MANY people going through what I am - good luck :)

  • SandraJanuary 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    i had mirena placed in sep of 07 when my son was born they said it was so great not too many side effects etc etc. i started getting really bad mood swings i thought for a while it must just be horomones still from just having a baby then camepanic attacks anxiety weight gain sleeplessness terrible headaches all the time,and i always got a vaginal infection every month. my sex drive decreased dram[Show More]i had mirena placed in sep of 07 when my son was born they said it was so great not too many side effects etc etc. i started getting really bad mood swings i thought for a while it must just be horomones still from just having a baby then camepanic attacks anxiety weight gain sleeplessness terrible headaches all the time,and i always got a vaginal infection every month. my sex drive decreased dramatically.i was at the doctors constantly to figure out why i was having all these symptoms and they couldnt figure out why. it ruined my relationship with my sons father that i dont think i will be able to ever get it back how it use to be. i had it taken out in 2010 who wouldve thought something so little could do anything to that extreme

  • BeverlyDecember 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Cymbalta OMG this is a wonder drug for my back nerve pain. It is a nightmare drug to get off. The benefits is NOT worth what you go thru to get off. The surges are worse than you can imagine. You have to be STUPID if you consider this drug. I can't get off been on for 5 years. Tried coming off slow with other meds. It makes your heart feel like it's coming out of your chest. I have never been on a[Show More]Cymbalta OMG this is a wonder drug for my back nerve pain. It is a nightmare drug to get off. The benefits is NOT worth what you go thru to get off. The surges are worse than you can imagine. You have to be STUPID if you consider this drug. I can't get off been on for 5 years. Tried coming off slow with other meds. It makes your heart feel like it's coming out of your chest. I have never been on any meds. and wish I never took this one.

  • dkDecember 6, 2010 at 2:04 am

    I have had absolutely no problems with mirena for the past 5 years. Just had it replaced. Sorry so many of you are having problems - the irritability and tirednes makes sense - hormones and hormonal changes. The rest.....? I just thought there should be a positive response after all of the negative. Everyone reacts differently to medications and it shouldn't be expected to be any different with Mi[Show More]I have had absolutely no problems with mirena for the past 5 years. Just had it replaced. Sorry so many of you are having problems - the irritability and tirednes makes sense - hormones and hormonal changes. The rest.....? I just thought there should be a positive response after all of the negative. Everyone reacts differently to medications and it shouldn't be expected to be any different with Mirena. However, I am in low 40s the reason for the Mirena was to continue birth control until menopause so maybe that is why many of the issues do not affect me.

  • JulieDecember 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I just wanted to voice MHO regarding Vic's comments on Cymbalta. First of all, I'm so glad you're feeling better Vic! That's great to hear. Yes, Cymbalta can be a great drug - I also take it. Initially it was prescribed for chronic pain and depression, now I take it for major depression, as it did nothing to quell the chronic pain. However, Cymbalta's not just for anyone with depression. My docto[Show More]I just wanted to voice MHO regarding Vic's comments on Cymbalta. First of all, I'm so glad you're feeling better Vic! That's great to hear. Yes, Cymbalta can be a great drug - I also take it. Initially it was prescribed for chronic pain and depression, now I take it for major depression, as it did nothing to quell the chronic pain. However, Cymbalta's not just for anyone with depression. My doctor refers to it as "the big guns". I started on it both parents died and I developed post partum depression within a 6 mo period. It's for people with major depression, not mild or seasonal depression. I'm not a doctor, but this is what my doctor has told me. I'm not saying it wouldn't work for the latter, but other medications would probably be tried first. And that's best because of the type of thing Suzi is experiencing - the brain surges, or brain zaps! Weaning off of Cymbalta isn't supposed to be so difficult - not anywhere near like the nightmare it is to get off the drug Effexor. They're both SNRI's, but with vastly different 1/2 lives - which is why getting off of them is different. At one point I also tried to get off of Cymbalta, and had the brain zaps, dizziness, etc... I went back on when I realized the post partum depressed was still there, but when I forget to take a dose or two, I get the brain zaps and dizziness again. I'm sure it's not to the extent Suzi gets this, but it was uncomfortable. There's no documented withdrawl syndrome from Cymbalta, so many doctors will say you can just wean off, but I dont' think that's the case for everyone. Suzi if you're still out there, you can go to a web site - I think it's dr-bob.org and go to psychobabble withdrawl for great info from some really well informed people who can often be of great help. Of course there are others who aren't - but such is the way of the web! There's also a page called psychobabble medication - so people can avoid some of the more awful side effects of medications - like the ones you which can make you gain 20 - 40 pounds in a month, and cause diabetes! Of course, those same medications can save lives, but they're not always prescribed properly. : / As for all of you who've taken Mirena, my heart goes out to you! I've never heard of anything SO awful, and I'll be sure to tell our daughters, when they're that age, to stay away from Mirena!

  • momnattyNovember 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I am recovering from surgery removing the Mirena that was imbedded in the utuerine muscle. Since I can't do anything else, I decided to research and am completely blown away! The last five years of my life now makes sense. The pain, hot flashes, mood swings, hair loss, symptoms of pregnancy...I though it was all stress-related and that I just neeed to "bow up and deal with life". Ever since I [Show More]I am recovering from surgery removing the Mirena that was imbedded in the utuerine muscle. Since I can't do anything else, I decided to research and am completely blown away! The last five years of my life now makes sense. The pain, hot flashes, mood swings, hair loss, symptoms of pregnancy...I though it was all stress-related and that I just neeed to "bow up and deal with life". Ever since I came home from the hopsital a couple of days ago, all I have done is yell at my two boys (ages 5 and 7). They are naturally loud and rambunctious, but I'm not usually that short-tempered with them. Then, I found an article on the "Mirena Crash" which explains that also. ....and, the saga continues

  • LoisNovember 10, 2010 at 7:35 am

    I have two wonderfull children, a girl and a boy and after I had my son in december of 2007 I had the mirena put in February of 2008. It was so painful that the doctor had to do an untra-sound then and there to see if it was placed in properly. I had to stay at the doctors office for an additional 45mins before I was able to stand up and drive home. I bleed and was in pain for the next two months[Show More]I have two wonderfull children, a girl and a boy and after I had my son in december of 2007 I had the mirena put in February of 2008. It was so painful that the doctor had to do an untra-sound then and there to see if it was placed in properly. I had to stay at the doctors office for an additional 45mins before I was able to stand up and drive home. I bleed and was in pain for the next two months. I have had headaches, back pains, feeling of depression, sleeplessness, obdominal pains, tiredness, rashes and a slu of other side effects. My husband kept telling me from the beginning that I was changing and was not the bubbly person he knows since I put in the mirena put in. I was happily married then but now seperated. I cant go to work, get out of bed or even get in bed as some times I will stay up for days. I am having mirena revomed in two days, it wont undo the last two years but I pray I can get my life back together without further losses. I would advise any woman thinking of birth control to stay away from mirena if you want to safe your life, family and liveliwood.

  • LoisNovember 10, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I have two wonderfull children, a girl and a boy and after I had my son in december of 2007 I had the mirena put in February of 2008. It was so painful that the doctor had to do an untra-sound then and there to see if it was placed in properly. I had to stay at the doctors office for an additional 45mins before I was able to stand up and drive home. I bleed and was in pain for the next two months[Show More]I have two wonderfull children, a girl and a boy and after I had my son in december of 2007 I had the mirena put in February of 2008. It was so painful that the doctor had to do an untra-sound then and there to see if it was placed in properly. I had to stay at the doctors office for an additional 45mins before I was able to stand up and drive home. I bleed and was in pain for the next two months. I have had headaches, back pains, feeling of depression, sleeplessness, obdominal pains, tiredness, rashes and a slu of other side effects. My husband kept telling me from the beginning that I was changing and was not the bubbly person he knows since I put in the mirena put in. I was happily married then but now seperated. I cant go to work, get out of bed or even get in bed as some times I will stay up for days. Had to start taking sleeping pills. I am having mirena revomed in two days, it wont undo the last two years but I pray I can get my life back together without further losses. I would advise any woman thinking of birth control to stay away from mirena if you want to safe your life, family and liveliwood.

  • amberNovember 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I had mirena and experienced weight gain about 5 lbs that won't come off - even with low carb diet and eating clean - i have been having a period for three weeks now - though its light it is aweful to have a period for so long...as time goes by it is getting longer.

  • TiffanyOctober 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I have had mirena for a year now. I have been depressed, crying spells, dizzy spells, painful intercourse and i'm sure more. I have been in pain for several months, i finally went to the doctor and discovered that it is no longer where it's supposed to be that it has moved to my stomach so now i have to have surgery to get it removed.

  • VeronicaOctober 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I had Mirena for five years and recently had it removed. It wasn't until four days post mirena that horrible symptoms started. Depression, horrible anxiety, strange thoughts, nausea, feeling like I have the flu, diarrhea, crying spells...... the list goes on and this has devastated me. I had Mirena taken out September 17th, 10 and I have lost a month of who I really am, and it infuriates me!!!! I [Show More]I had Mirena for five years and recently had it removed. It wasn't until four days post mirena that horrible symptoms started. Depression, horrible anxiety, strange thoughts, nausea, feeling like I have the flu, diarrhea, crying spells...... the list goes on and this has devastated me. I had Mirena taken out September 17th, 10 and I have lost a month of who I really am, and it infuriates me!!!! I have seen 4 doctors, have been laid off of work until my symptoms go away. I can not afford to be off work and the doctor bills are piled high. I wish I would have never gotten Mirena or could have been advised of symptoms post Mirena. This really has happened to me and I can't believe it. I understand this doesn't happen to all, but this truly happened to me and women need to be aware of what is could possibly happen and be able to get the help they need if something like this happens. I was not like this before and never have been, I was the happiest person on the planet, really!

  • EMILYOctober 12, 2010 at 4:09 am

    well i have had the mirena put in 4/16/08 at first i loved it but now for a little over a year i have be haveing dizzy spells severe abdomial pain headaches back pain but now fro almost three months i have had so many symptoms i just want to know what is wrong with me and i have been to the dr. at lest 8 times since the dizzy spells started they gave me some pills to take when i have the dizz[Show More]well i have had the mirena put in 4/16/08 at first i loved it but now for a little over a year i have be haveing dizzy spells severe abdomial pain headaches back pain but now fro almost three months i have had so many symptoms i just want to know what is wrong with me and i have been to the dr. at lest 8 times since the dizzy spells started they gave me some pills to take when i have the dizzy spell but last week when i had a dizzy spell the pills didnt help just made me worst so im go to the dr. again to find out what is wrong with me but after reading very thing i can find on the mirena iud for the last week i think i know what is wrong and that is this thing needs to come out now so i can start feeling better

  • TonyaOctober 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I had my mirena inserted in dec 09 after my 2nd child was born. My doctor insisted it was a better option than tieing my tubes. Insertion was so painful I had to lie down for 30 minutes after just so until the dizziness and faintness went away enough so I could drive home. I cramped and bled for about a month afterward. Since insertion i have constant pain in my lower abdomen, pain/bleeding after [Show More]I had my mirena inserted in dec 09 after my 2nd child was born. My doctor insisted it was a better option than tieing my tubes. Insertion was so painful I had to lie down for 30 minutes after just so until the dizziness and faintness went away enough so I could drive home. I cramped and bled for about a month afterward. Since insertion i have constant pain in my lower abdomen, pain/bleeding after sex, and constant headaches/migraines. I am even being treated for anxiety. And all of this isn't even the worst part. Thurseday of last week I woke up with a cramp in my left leg. the cramp spread to my entire leg and my toes went numb. When the pain got unbearable i went to the ER. They found a blood clot in my left leg. I spent 2 days in the hospital, I have been on bedrest since to prevent a pulmonary embolosm, and I have been taking blood thinner shots in the stomach twice a day and am on 3 blood thinner pills a day for at least the next 4 to 6 months. The other night I went back to the ER for severe abdominal pain and after many medical tests and several hours of horrible pain the ER doctors found nothing (except the existing blood clot) that could cause so much pain. And as soon as the doctors were aware that I am being treated for anxiety their attitude changed. They treated me like some drug addicted who was just there for more meds. It was humiliating. I HATE my mirena!!!

  • AmyOctober 1, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Just another woman whos life was screwed by the Mirena. Sure I didnt get pregnant but now Im 26 with a real bad case of Alopecia and spent months on end anxious and paranoid. Developed lesions and rashes, was treated for fungus infections, anxiety, depression, chronic fatague...I could go on and on. Why the hell dont doctors know to look to that evil thing when patients come in with every single s[Show More]Just another woman whos life was screwed by the Mirena. Sure I didnt get pregnant but now Im 26 with a real bad case of Alopecia and spent months on end anxious and paranoid. Developed lesions and rashes, was treated for fungus infections, anxiety, depression, chronic fatague...I could go on and on. Why the hell dont doctors know to look to that evil thing when patients come in with every single symptom that is listed in the "less then 5% of the population". I cant even go out without a hat. No one will even tell me what happened to me. I just keep hearing " the mirena cant do that". Bayors disgusting marketing tactics have the doctors spittting the same bogus crap the commericals do. Its not fair that woman have to go through this. My kids saw me thinking I was dieing! I looked like I had a nervous break down!

  • AmySeptember 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I had switched to Mirena as I was told by myOBGYN it would be a better option since there wasn't estrogen. I had been struggling with melasma and acne for years and was told shouldn't use estrogen. Insertion was HORRIBLY painful and lasted for about 2 days. Could feel it was there but after a few weeks I got used to it and enjoyed that I no longer had period. However, the melasma on my face co[Show More]I had switched to Mirena as I was told by myOBGYN it would be a better option since there wasn't estrogen. I had been struggling with melasma and acne for years and was told shouldn't use estrogen. Insertion was HORRIBLY painful and lasted for about 2 days. Could feel it was there but after a few weeks I got used to it and enjoyed that I no longer had period. However, the melasma on my face continued to ge worse. My OBGYN and dermatologist said it wasn't the Mirena making it worse, so i kept it in. 2 years later melasma and cystic acne is so bad that i am embarrased to show my face, i found a new dermatologist and he says to remove it immediately as its making my hormone out of whack.... Appt is tomorrow, hopefully it won't be as painful coming out as i was going in. DRs need to have more information on how Mirena can really screw with a persons hormones. Can't wait for tomorrow, I WANT THIS OUT OF ME

  • ChristieSeptember 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I had Mirena inserted and 2 months later Cystic Acne took over my back and below my chin. Acne is one thing but this Cystic Acne is painful. After going to the dermatologist and told what was going on with me I had the Mirena removed the following week. However now I'm spending hundreds of dollars to try get rid of the Cystic Acne and the scars that it left. My lower back is horribly scarred and I[Show More]I had Mirena inserted and 2 months later Cystic Acne took over my back and below my chin. Acne is one thing but this Cystic Acne is painful. After going to the dermatologist and told what was going on with me I had the Mirena removed the following week. However now I'm spending hundreds of dollars to try get rid of the Cystic Acne and the scars that it left. My lower back is horribly scarred and I'm mortified over it. I do not recommend Mirena to anyone.

  • LMDSeptember 23, 2010 at 3:43 am

    I have an appointment to get my Mirena out next Monday after about 10 months having it in. I have been a completely different person this past 6 months. Thought I was going crazy; have had anxiety attacks, uncontrollable rage, depression - completely unlike me. Complete lack of sex drive, cramping for 18-24 hours after orgasm. Headaches, insomnia, lack of appetite. Had a child 2/08, another 9/09,[Show More]I have an appointment to get my Mirena out next Monday after about 10 months having it in. I have been a completely different person this past 6 months. Thought I was going crazy; have had anxiety attacks, uncontrollable rage, depression - completely unlike me. Complete lack of sex drive, cramping for 18-24 hours after orgasm. Headaches, insomnia, lack of appetite. Had a child 2/08, another 9/09, Mirena went in after the second one. Lost baby weight within 3-4 months the first time, lost most of it before Mirena, gained back within 5 pounds of delivery weight and have been unable to get the weight off. Fatigue/lack of energy. Very strange back pain, made me think I was having kidney failure until I realized I didn't have any other symptoms; intense dull ache in kidney area in waves for 1-3 days at a time, then it would go away, and return a few weeks later. But the worst has been the personality change. I lost about 6 months of my life. Can't wait for Monday.

  • melissaSeptember 17, 2010 at 5:44 am

    About 5 years ago i had the mirena iud inserted for birth control. I was recently divorced and had worked my way to management in retail cosmetic working for Dillards. Within a few months I started experiencing muscles spasms in my back neck and groin. Then nerve pain that made standing, walking and even laying down extremely painful. Each doctor i was referred out to was told about the iud and i [Show More]About 5 years ago i had the mirena iud inserted for birth control. I was recently divorced and had worked my way to management in retail cosmetic working for Dillards. Within a few months I started experiencing muscles spasms in my back neck and groin. Then nerve pain that made standing, walking and even laying down extremely painful. Each doctor i was referred out to was told about the iud and i questioned many times if it could be causing this. I was told i had shingles, possibly fibromyalgia. I was legally declared disabled and unfit to work due to severe pain and sedation. Typical pain pills were not effective, so i was on anti spasm and nerve pain meds such as lyrica. as the pain and spasms grew worse it not only debilitated my body but my mind as well. after suffering in a traumatic violent act against me, I suffered from a mental breakdown and was sedated even more. All tests were coming back normal with the exception of a cat scan that shows my whole back in spasms. I had my gallbladder removed as it became sick and not functioning. In October of 09 a friend of mine had a family member who has some of the same symptoms as me who had been very sick. She had the same iud and shortly after having it removed had a full recovery. This encouraged me so i had mine removed. The months following I noticed the spasms dissipating and was able to wean off of all medications. I spoke with my gynecologist about the connection and was shrugged away. The inserting doctor has since passed away. I have attempted working again only to realize i have problems with short term memory loss as well as facial recognition (i still have nerve pain in the groin area as well as rib cage muscle spasms). My gen practitioner who had managed my care this entire time refused to extend my medicaid referral to my neurologist, siting they could manage my care. I believe this was done in an effort to cover the fact that they as well as other docs had missed the fact that the iud they were well aware of was in fact what had been making me ill. I have since stopped seeing them and have found an equally disinterested doctor since not many doctors are interested in taking medicaid. I have lost 4 years of my life and career. not to mention the drastic emotional effects this has taken on my young son who is now 13. i have suffered a loss of cognitive & physical function which i am thankful for regaining, but it dosent seem right that this is still on the market. Even on the fda's website it now has a warning. I dont understand why it is still legal, the main ingredient was banned but is now ok? none of this seems right and every attorney i contact wants nothing to do with my case. now my life is ruined and so is my health. i have lost faith in our legal system sine our gov allows us to be victimized so openly especially since i live on the gulf coast and we are being poisoned anyways i guess none of these even matters since i probably wont make it to age 40 FML

  • DevonSeptember 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    It really fusterates me. I did my research and read all the info on the mirena. I knew that there were some big side effects but Beyer gave info that made them seem few and far betwen. I have had mine for over a year and a half and I am having it removed next week. Im keeping my fingers crossed for no complications. I have 4 kids and do not want any more but between the weight gain, fatigue, moo[Show More]It really fusterates me. I did my research and read all the info on the mirena. I knew that there were some big side effects but Beyer gave info that made them seem few and far betwen. I have had mine for over a year and a half and I am having it removed next week. Im keeping my fingers crossed for no complications. I have 4 kids and do not want any more but between the weight gain, fatigue, moodiness, breast pain, cervical pressure, and cramps, I am done. half of these symptoms aren't even in the info, but really all these women have suffered from the same thing. We are not dilusional, we just want to feel normal and live our life with our kids. Please DO NOT GET THE MIRENA. I feel guilty because I thought it was a great choice at first, boy was I wrong.

  • TraceySeptember 13, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I had my Mirena put in after by daughter was born in 2006. I have an appointment set up for next Monday to finally have it removed. About a year ago my GP talked me out of it, telling me that my depression, mood swings, anxiety and lack of sex drive was just a stage all mothers go through in life. Well, here I'am my husband has finally had enough, we've decided a seperation is the best thing fo[Show More]I had my Mirena put in after by daughter was born in 2006. I have an appointment set up for next Monday to finally have it removed. About a year ago my GP talked me out of it, telling me that my depression, mood swings, anxiety and lack of sex drive was just a stage all mothers go through in life. Well, here I'am my husband has finally had enough, we've decided a seperation is the best thing for our family. He claims nothing he does makes me happy and I can't blame him he's right. Too bad I didn't listen to my gut a year ago and had this horrible thing removed. All I can hope for is that the side affects go away, so my children don't hate me too.

  • ChelseaSeptember 7, 2010 at 1:29 am

    I have had the Mirena in since September of 2007. I am finally getting it removed this week. I hate the side effects that I have gotten from it. Hair loss, greasy hair, horrible cramps where I have to have my husband massage below my belly button, awful headaches, dizziness, have a hard time catching my breath, weight gain (& cannot get the weight off, for months I was eating very low carb whi[Show More]I have had the Mirena in since September of 2007. I am finally getting it removed this week. I hate the side effects that I have gotten from it. Hair loss, greasy hair, horrible cramps where I have to have my husband massage below my belly button, awful headaches, dizziness, have a hard time catching my breath, weight gain (& cannot get the weight off, for months I was eating very low carb which you should lose fast anyways, pilates & jogging & I lost 3 lbs), major depression, anxiety w/ panic attacks. Please those of you, who are thinking of getting the Mirena, CHANGE YOUR MIND.

  • HeatherAugust 31, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I had the Mirena inserted about a year after the birth of my second child. I had pain, cramping, and constant spotting for about 6 months, but then things seemed to level out. After about a year, though, my personality was affected - and also, of course, my marriage. We stuck it out, but then I began getting severe headaches. Also many migraines. Then I found out that I have a benign meningioma in[Show More]I had the Mirena inserted about a year after the birth of my second child. I had pain, cramping, and constant spotting for about 6 months, but then things seemed to level out. After about a year, though, my personality was affected - and also, of course, my marriage. We stuck it out, but then I began getting severe headaches. Also many migraines. Then I found out that I have a benign meningioma in my head (brain tumor) that blocks the majority of the blood flow through my saggital sinus. I had to have a shunt inserted to drain my brain fluid. It is permanent. I have also required gamma knife radiosurgery to stop the growth of the tumor so I can retain what blood flow that remains. I have had quite a bit of abdominal pain the past year or so. I finally had the Mirena removed yesterday. Very little abdominal pain so far. Already an improvement. Could this tumor be related to the Mirena? The timing seems right. Anyone else out there with related issues?

  • JodiAugust 26, 2010 at 3:05 am

    I am a 30 year old mother of 3 amazing boys... After my 3rd son was born in Feb 2009, I decided that I wanted to try Mirena. So at my 6 week check up I had Mirena inserted. At my 1 month check up of the Mirena, I had my dr remove it, at that time he discovered that I had an infection caused by the Mirena. I was in such severe pain that I couldn't function. I was having trouble moving at all. [Show More]I am a 30 year old mother of 3 amazing boys... After my 3rd son was born in Feb 2009, I decided that I wanted to try Mirena. So at my 6 week check up I had Mirena inserted. At my 1 month check up of the Mirena, I had my dr remove it, at that time he discovered that I had an infection caused by the Mirena. I was in such severe pain that I couldn't function. I was having trouble moving at all. There was no need to worry about getting pregnant, I didn't want to be touched at all. I couldn't even sit my baby on my lap and enjoy the time with him that a mother should. I had endured a lot of pain, even after Mirena was removed. I had blacked out on my stairs, 12 steps up, falling against the wall, I kept blacking out, I was doubling over in so much pain that I was vomiting, I still had no desire what so ever to be touched. Finally the pain got the best of me and I told my dr that something had to be done. So in August of 2009 I had laproscopic surgery done. Come to find out, the Mirena caused me to get PID, and my pain was coming from my uterus swelling. I had a c-section and my scar tissue had wrapped itself around my bladder and my uterus. So, when my uterus was swelling it was crushing my bladder and squeezing. 2 Weeks after my laproscopic surgery I had to have a hysterectomy. My dream of one day having a little girl was gone, just like that. Thank God that I have 3 wonderful, healthy sons. I am still getting used to my hormones being out of wack, but hopefully it will get better in due time. Unfortunately, because I chose Mirena, I lost time with my sons and I will never be able to have another child. I do not recommend Mirena to ANYONE!!! I will say one more thing, Thank God I have an amazing doctor who took the time to make sure I was going to be okay.

  • marshaAugust 20, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I had the mirena after my daughter in 2008, never had som many problems with that, I thank got pregnant shortly after removed so my hormones realy got out of wack very long time. on progesterone cream noe to regulate my hormones

  • JasonAugust 20, 2010 at 5:23 am

    My wife had Mirena removed about a year ago due to vaginal discharge, cramps, hair loss, depression, bleeding, fatigue and infection. Now that it has been out for about a year she still suffers from discharge, hair loss, fatigue and depression. She is 27, I am 26. You should have seen the clumps of hair falling out with the Mirena in and we were told it was due to a hormone imbalance which the Mir[Show More]My wife had Mirena removed about a year ago due to vaginal discharge, cramps, hair loss, depression, bleeding, fatigue and infection. Now that it has been out for about a year she still suffers from discharge, hair loss, fatigue and depression. She is 27, I am 26. You should have seen the clumps of hair falling out with the Mirena in and we were told it was due to a hormone imbalance which the Mirena may have caused. Now that it is out the doctor says it may be years before the hormones are balanced again. We can no longer have sex as she still contracts vaginal infections regularly and always has discharge. Her periods show symptoms a week before and a week after the period. This thing has really put a big strain on our marriage....

  • TiffanyJuly 29, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I also forgot to mention the bloating and lack of a menustral period.

  • TiffanyJuly 29, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I have experienced nothing but hardship since getting the Mirena. It was inserted January 2008 after having my second child. I did not want the Mirena and the doctors would not tie my tubes even though I was a high risk patient. I do not have insurance and I can not afford to go to the doctor. Since getting it I have gained 40 lbs. I suffer with migranes, severe abdominal and pelvic pains, back pa[Show More]I have experienced nothing but hardship since getting the Mirena. It was inserted January 2008 after having my second child. I did not want the Mirena and the doctors would not tie my tubes even though I was a high risk patient. I do not have insurance and I can not afford to go to the doctor. Since getting it I have gained 40 lbs. I suffer with migranes, severe abdominal and pelvic pains, back pain, muscle spasms in my legs, rash on my body, and brown discharge occassionally. The pain lasts between 24hrs - 4 days. Whenever I try to exercise to take the weight off, the pain escalates. I apply a heating pad and take pain killers to try to ease the pain. I am tired all of the time and get irritated quickly. I cry a lot and feel depressed. I have had vomiting. I took a pregnancy test to check to see if I was pregnant and it was negative. Recently, I woke up and went to use the bathroom and blood was running down both sides of my legs. I got the Mirena to prevent getting pregnant, but I constantly have the symptoms of being pregnant or the feeling of childbirth. I am afraid to find out exactly what damage the Mirena has caused my body. I would highly recommend women to avoid the Mirena. It is not worth the trouble.

  • CandiceJuly 25, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Why is it that so many women, (myself included), asked their doctor to remove the IUD and they "refuse"??? List of the symptoms I have experienced with Mirena: Extreme fatigue Breast Lumps Cervical Pain Irritability Depression Headaches Scarring Acne Dizzy Spells Painful Intercourse anxiety panic attacks Mirena has taken moments of my life away from me.

  • HeidiJuly 22, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Had the Mirena IUD inserted January/February of 2006 after my son was born and had it for a year. I (29) did not have any complications at insertion but after about eight or nine months in I started to have pain and a doctor I was seeing acted as if it was in my head due to all the blood work coming back somewhat normal. They did another test and an x-ray to come to the conclusion that something h[Show More]Had the Mirena IUD inserted January/February of 2006 after my son was born and had it for a year. I (29) did not have any complications at insertion but after about eight or nine months in I started to have pain and a doctor I was seeing acted as if it was in my head due to all the blood work coming back somewhat normal. They did another test and an x-ray to come to the conclusion that something had been left at my appendectomy but I had never had it removed and so they told me to go see my OB/GYN about the IUD so after seeing the x-ray scheduled me for surgery and after the surgery was complete the operating Dr. said it had been there for about six months judging from the scar tissue. I have had more problems since the surgery (now 32) I have depression, weight gain, unexplained soft tissue swelling, no menstrual cycles and sever fatigue. Golf ball nodules of swelling short term but all the time in various parts of the body. I never wanted an IUD to decide for me when I was supposed to stop having children. It was supposed to be safe and the best form of birth control outside of abstinence that is.

  • AshliJuly 20, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I had the mirena iud for 10 months but i had really bad pain. And I finally went to the Dr. and they had to put me asleep to get it out of me it was embedded into my uterine wall and the strings were tangles all the way around it. I am still in pain from them having to take it out and I am hoping that my insurance covers the cost!! The first 3 months I bled like crazy and it looks like I am going [Show More]I had the mirena iud for 10 months but i had really bad pain. And I finally went to the Dr. and they had to put me asleep to get it out of me it was embedded into my uterine wall and the strings were tangles all the way around it. I am still in pain from them having to take it out and I am hoping that my insurance covers the cost!! The first 3 months I bled like crazy and it looks like I am going to have the same issue now that its taken out! And I mean everyday for 3 months I had a period!

  • SuziJuly 17, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Weaning off Cymbalta has been a nightmare for me. I was not in any way warned of the side effects of this drug. The "brain surges" have been merciless. They continue invading my day several times each hour. I weaned off very, very slowly and it has now been two weeks and the surges have not lessened at all. I wouldn't go back on this medication for any reason. No one tells you about the horr[Show More]Weaning off Cymbalta has been a nightmare for me. I was not in any way warned of the side effects of this drug. The "brain surges" have been merciless. They continue invading my day several times each hour. I weaned off very, very slowly and it has now been two weeks and the surges have not lessened at all. I wouldn't go back on this medication for any reason. No one tells you about the horrid surges and withdrawls. Not your doctor and not the makers of the drug. Should be illegal. I have learned more from other consumers than anyone responsible for making this drug available for use.

  • SuzanneJuly 6, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Cymbalta for peripheral neuropathy due to MS. I had a lower GI bleed that landed me inn the ER. I needed 5 bags of blood to replace what I lost.

  • LizJuly 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I had the mirena for about three years. I just had it removed about 2 weeks ago. I have been threw about every side effect you can imagine, and im still going threw it. Tomarrow im going to have a ct scan because im still having troubling pain in the right side of my belly and shooting left leg pain,also pain in my left side of my back. The mirena ruined my life. I have almost lost my job and im s[Show More]I had the mirena for about three years. I just had it removed about 2 weeks ago. I have been threw about every side effect you can imagine, and im still going threw it. Tomarrow im going to have a ct scan because im still having troubling pain in the right side of my belly and shooting left leg pain,also pain in my left side of my back. The mirena ruined my life. I have almost lost my job and im sky high into medical bills. I'm onlu 20 years old. I should be outside running around and being able to take care of my animals. I have 9 dogs. Now im selling them because im unable to take care of them anymore. This mirena needs to be off the market. This thing is killing me .

  • caroleJune 27, 2010 at 8:33 am

    My experience with the Mirena IUD was not satisfactory. I am 40 years old with a very uncomplicated medical history and no chronic health problems. I had the Mirena IUD inserted in September, 2009, four months following the birth of my second child. My ob/gyn recommended Mirena in lieu of my request for tubal ligation. I wanted to avoid the use of birth control pills because of the potential asso[Show More]My experience with the Mirena IUD was not satisfactory. I am 40 years old with a very uncomplicated medical history and no chronic health problems. I had the Mirena IUD inserted in September, 2009, four months following the birth of my second child. My ob/gyn recommended Mirena in lieu of my request for tubal ligation. I wanted to avoid the use of birth control pills because of the potential associated risks for a woman my age and I have no intention of ever having any more children. She touted this as a less invasive means to prevent pregnancy over the tubal ligation procedure without the complications that may result from birth control pills. Following insertion of the device I experienced extreme discomfort from cramping and heavy bleeding that was unremitting until the device was expelled three months later when I removed a tampon. I also gained 17 pounds during the three month timeframe I had the device. The side effects of the device clearly outweighed the benefits, as a simple surgical procedure would have provided me with my desired outcome and all of my suffering could have been avoided. In addition, I contacted my insurance provider, United Healthcare for information regarding approval for the device, specifically and was assured that my insurance would cover 100% of the charges. It was after my ordeal (including moderate to severe cramping, heavy bleeding every day for three months, weight gain, and subsequent expulsion of the device), that I learned that United Healthcare refused to cover the cost of insertion which amounted to approximately 650 dollars that I had to pay out of pocket. My ob/gyn offered to insert a new device at no additional charge and I refused because I could not bear the thought of going through all of the cramping and bleeding again. My experience led me to wonder what kind if marketing tactics are being utilized with physicians, because as a clinician (I am a doctoral level licensed psychologist) I could not recommend the use of such a product to a consumer seeking sterilization based on the associated research. I cannot believe that this product is continuing to be marketed to women. It is criminal.

  • SabrinaJune 27, 2010 at 5:21 am

    I had the Mirena implanted in the early part of May 2010. My doctor informed me after the insertion that I may have some cramping, but that it should go away within a few days. Well, the pain and discomfort has never gone away and even now that I had it removed after only 6 weeks, i am still having cramping and severe abdominal pain. I am not sure what to do from here

  • ShirleyJune 14, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I had my mirena implanted in nov of 06.. totally regret it now!! I have had many side affects . headaches, extreme fatigue, bloating, feelin ill all the time(like mornin sickness) depression, anxiety and panic attacks. thats just a few of my problems i had with mirena.. And I seriously thought that I was goin crazy!! I have a appointment this tuesday with my dr . im goin to tell her get this evil [Show More]I had my mirena implanted in nov of 06.. totally regret it now!! I have had many side affects . headaches, extreme fatigue, bloating, feelin ill all the time(like mornin sickness) depression, anxiety and panic attacks. thats just a few of my problems i had with mirena.. And I seriously thought that I was goin crazy!! I have a appointment this tuesday with my dr . im goin to tell her get this evil thing out of me NOW!!!

  • AlexisJune 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I currently have the mirena birth control floating somewhere in my body. The part that pisses me off the most is that i have been in pain from this thing for over a year and still no help. The first thing a lawyer wants to ask is what did u lose is there any permant damage. If i knew and was a doctor do you think i would be calling your too smart ass for help no. People don't understand when your[Show More]I currently have the mirena birth control floating somewhere in my body. The part that pisses me off the most is that i have been in pain from this thing for over a year and still no help. The first thing a lawyer wants to ask is what did u lose is there any permant damage. If i knew and was a doctor do you think i would be calling your too smart ass for help no. People don't understand when your in constant pain daily don't know if your going even live from day to day because it hurts the last thing you want is to hear a person so book smart their common sense dumb. I hate that i even got this stupid thing in the pain and side effects are too damn much please if you don't have it don't get it ever

  • vicMay 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    At age 50, for the first time in my life, I understand what it's like to feel "normal." Cymbalta has changed my life. No more suicide thoughts, depression down 90%, and constant cycle of worry has stopped. I am sure I would be dead by now if not for Cymbalta. If nothing else has worked, please try it!

  • LisaMarch 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I had mirena inserted five years ago and removed two years ago. I became pregnant two months after removal and lost the baby at six months into pregnancy. The following year I became pregnant and lost the baby again at six months. Both were due to an early rupture of membranes. I have now been diagnosed with Graves disease.

  • loriMarch 10, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Had the Mirena inserted June of 2009. On March 9th, 2010 I was informed by my doctor that the Mirena had perforated my Uterus and is now in my abdominal cavity. Scheduled for invasive surgery for the removal of the Mirena. I urge anyone considering this option to reconsider.

  • cassandraMarch 3, 2010 at 6:47 am

    i was on the mirena iud after my youngest was born in july 2007. we had it removed about 9 months later due to how uncomefertable it was. in june of 2009 we desided to try again for baby three. we were sussful but lost the baby in oct. doc wanted us to wait a full cycle to try again. we were praganet by dec. and lost the baby in jan 2010. im hearing rumors of a recall about a recall due top infert[Show More]i was on the mirena iud after my youngest was born in july 2007. we had it removed about 9 months later due to how uncomefertable it was. in june of 2009 we desided to try again for baby three. we were sussful but lost the baby in oct. doc wanted us to wait a full cycle to try again. we were praganet by dec. and lost the baby in jan 2010. im hearing rumors of a recall about a recall due top infertilty and loss of a pragancys????? if this is true i would like more info on the subject plz.

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