Mirena IUS Coil and Depression?
Joanna

UK

#123 Jun 14, 2011
Hello everyone, I typed into Google 'Mirena depression' and here we are. This has to be the most common side effect. I am such a laid back person and I never get stressed, I have a very demanding job and a busy social life- always on the go and I love my life. I now sit here on the sofa and I feel like I havent got anything.. so depressed and for no reason. I have never felt like this before, well before having the coil fitted. Never even used to get PMT. If you have 'suddenly' become depressed GET IT REMOVED, after reading these comments I will make the appointment tomorrow. Going to go back to the pill!!!
sally

United States

#124 Jun 18, 2011
So, I guess I'll make an appointmenr, but is there anyone that has had Mirena removed and can update me on their progress?
duped by mirena book

Street, MD

#125 Jun 30, 2011
man, thought I found a gold mine...no chance of pregnancy, light to no periods, etc... I have 6 kids and this seemed like the answer for hubby and me time without permanent measures. within hours of insertion, I became an emotional mess, cried 3 days straight, nothing tastes good, I have no desire to eat, no desire for sex, I am naseauated whether I eat or not, I for no reason have tears running down my face (embarrissing the hubby - church, stores, doctors), my OBGYN said it's all in my head and I need a good counsellor, my GP wants me on anti-depressants...the OBGYN also prescribed Ambien to cure the lack of sleep...have you read its side effects - and you want me to take this when I'm responsible for 6 little kids...the GP agreed with me not to take it. Today is day 28 and praise God I found these sites yesterday...I am supposed to go in for the 4 week check up, but it is coming out TODAY! Now that I know I'm not crazy, I am thinking just a bit straighter (concentration on this thing SUCKS)... there were a few days where I was ready to put my kids up for adoption so they could be raised by someone who would smile at them and be able to care for them. I can't wait to get my life back... my hubby just wants me to smile which I haven't done in over a month. Anyone who is considering this, if you get any symptoms that aren't normal to you, think about removal right away as from what I've read it only gets worse (especially around 2 years).
Hoppy

UK

#126 Jul 8, 2011
I'm so glad I read all your comments. This is my the third year of my second mirena coil, the first was absolutely fine hardly any problems apart from lots of weight gain which I thought at first was me over eating and drinking. The second coil has just made the weight worse although now I run 20-25 miles a week and still don't lose weight. I'm also very depressed lots of the time, i'm a single parent and i feel that everyday i'm now shouting and screaming at the kids and then after feel very remorseful and wonder why i did it!!! I just cannot control my temper. I also shout and scream at my boyfriend who now wants nothing to do with me because of my irrational behaviour - I really can't blame him. I'm having my coil out in two weeks because I can't seem to get a doctors appointment sooner !!!! But I can't wait, and ladies thank you for your posts they have made me feel that my decision to have it removed is the correct one.
tanya italiano

Australia

#127 Jul 10, 2011
I've had the mirena removed now for almost 4 weeks. I am feeling fantastic, in comparison to those psychotic evil mood swings I was having. My sex drive is back, I'm not craving high sugary foods in an uncontrollable manner, My anxiety has disappeared. My body is behaving the way it was, and I'm pleased with the progress. Considering that I was prescribed extra anti-depressants & hormone replacement therapy! which I am not taking of course.
rachael

Australia

#128 Jul 28, 2011
ive had the merina coil in for 2 months, i now have bad mood swings and depression, anyone would think i was a type one diabetic like my husband, but im not. i still have non stop bleeding which i have had for 18 months . since i had my youngest child. im only 35 and seem to be going insane with all this crap. ive had 9 children in 14 years and never experienced such anger and depression. is there anyone out there who has the same simptoms as i do, and how do you stop them????? thankyou, rach
TraceyT

Saint Peter Port, Guernsey

#129 Aug 22, 2011
OMG - wish I had seen this site months ago. My husband and I are on the brink due to my mood swings, paranoia, tearfulness, lack of sex drive, etc,etc, the list goes on. I had my coil removed last week and am trying to find out about bleeding after the removal, which for me at the moment is very heavy, but I believe this is normal. I am so relieved to know I am not going mad and all my problems were related to the Mirena.
Nadine

Wigan, UK

#130 Aug 23, 2011
Hi, in response to the above @Sally, I had mine removed Sept 2010 after alot of side effects. For months I was convinced I was expecting but my doc said that the coil removal can cause this! I had every wympton going for about 8 months after and I am starting to feel more normal now. I also had hormone related alopecia and this stopped neally straight away. The symptons do ease over time and I can tell any lady, I would rather have the after effects of removal than the symptons I had when I had the Mirena in for 12 months.:-)
paula

United States

#131 Aug 24, 2011
Tara UK wrote:
So pleased I have read this forum. I had mirena fitted after birth of my 2nd child in January 08. I have silently struggled with an ever consuming depression since. I have been unwilling to accept that it could be the coil, as in every other way it appears to suit me. I just dont feel 'like me' anymore. I am feeling very sad that it may have made me feel this way and has affected me so badly. I have simply not enjoyed my little baby because of the way I feel. I think if I dont seek help now my marriage will be over and I will need urgent professional help. Will somehow find the confidence to speak to my GP. Thank you all...
Oh my gosh I feel better for reading this post as well as the others. I have been so horrible toward my boyfriend saying mean things without thinking... I hate who I am and will lose him if I don't get rid of this thing... I am going to get rid of it tonight.
bev midlands uk

Walsall, UK

#132 Oct 30, 2011
i am 51 and have had the mirena for 3years i also was put on fluoxetine last years as i lost some very close and could not cope ,after years of mixed emotions of feelings of depresion , anger , temper ,going mad , tears ,i feel i would just like to come off all these things, that so call are helping me, and try and find the real me , i know im their some where , i would go to my doctor but she is on leave until spring next year and i just get to see anyone at the moment , dont think my marriage will last until next year , help !!
kcr34

Peterborough, UK

#133 Oct 31, 2011
I have had this in scince my second child 2008 always had hugh energy and lots of smiles, its now been 3 years i have asked my doctors to remove it and nurses and every time they have come up with some deterant - i have not been the same person, worn out exhausted i have not smiled in years and do not take any pleasure in life, my skin dull hair falling out of my head faster than ever, at 34 i should be fit as a fiddle, I work out every day, still am gaining a hefty middrift, and my weight circulates, its a never ending battle, my doctor advised me i had to stay this way until i had my menopause, is she insane..... I feel like my second child has been denighed the mother I was to my first, and my doctors seem to want to keep it in- and fob me off with depression - the only thing that gets me fed up is that they are soon quick to line up to put it in, but when i want to get it out, they are short staffed all the time......it makes me insane!!!
deanna

Derry, NH

#134 Nov 8, 2011
After 4 years in the dark today I take back my life. After reading all the post about Mirena I finally see I am not crazy after all. I called to have the IUD removed immediately. Please pray this is the light I have been looking for. Thank you all for your honesty!
0 my god

Jacksonburg, WV

#135 Nov 21, 2011
I have had my Mirena for a year and I seriously thought I was going nutts! I am depressed and moody, I have the worst cramps ever,even down into my thighs! I am so getting this thing removed!
Karlaro

Los Angeles, CA

#136 Nov 30, 2011
I had mine put in Oct 2010. I can't recall when my symptoms started, but I'm being diagnosed with depression; I'm always crying and shouting at my kids; no sex drive AT ALL; and my mood is always so negative. I wasn't sure if it was due to Mirena, but after reading the posts, I think I may be onto something! Thanks!
violet

New Zealand

#137 Dec 17, 2011
you ladies have made my day..am not a depressed person and i no myself ..have the merina 4weeks now and just want to dye,,i cant stop crying too and so depressed and am soo tied i just want to stay in bed all day..am soo getting this removed and trying the coil..i hate this thing its not natural and i wish my gp had explained to me better instead of inserting the coil she

suggested the merina and told me il never regret it and i soo do..
Holly from UK

Belfast, UK

#138 Jan 6, 2012
I am getting this coil out next Thursday, I only got it in 20/10/11 and I could feel myself going down a long dark tunnel. I have had problems with anxiety before, but this was so different, nausea all the time, if I do eat, I physically vomit the next morning. Feel so down, am crying all the time, feelings of doom. Have been off work for over a month, and the GP has just given me another 4 weeks off. Hopefully, and it just has to be the coil that is making me feel this way.
I have like a leakage, which is just a liquid leaking from me, which is very unpleasant. These websites have certainly stopped me committing suicide, as I simply don't know where to turn....
Holly from UK

Belfast, UK

#139 Jan 9, 2012
tanya italiano wrote:
I've had the mirena removed now for almost 4 weeks. I am feeling fantastic, in comparison to those psychotic evil mood swings I was having. My sex drive is back, I'm not craving high sugary foods in an uncontrollable manner, My anxiety has disappeared. My body is behaving the way it was, and I'm pleased with the progress. Considering that I was prescribed extra anti-depressants & hormone replacement therapy! which I am not taking of course.
Good to read that you are doing well. I am going through an awful time at the moment, and am pinning my hopes on getting this Mirena coil removed this Thursday. am off work sick with it, as I wasn't eating, due to nausea, crying all the time, and still bleeding after 10 weeks.....good to hear that when it comes out, I will return to my normal self.... in tears just reading this.
Oh Canada

Ottawa, Canada

#140 Jan 11, 2012
I got my Mirena IUD in May 2011 and since August I've been lazy and unmotivated at work, unable to concentrate for long periods, irritable, feeling overwhelmed by the smallest things, no sex drive whatsoever (no wonder it's 99.9% effective!), sleep 12 hours a day (if I can, most of the time I get 7-8 and I'm a zombie), no appetite/enjoyment of food.

I attributed it to family issues, my new job and moving to a new city, wedding planning ... basically a generally hectic life. But when I think back, I used to have the same or more on my plate and did fine, whereas now I am having to cut back on exercise and social life for lack of time. Which is making me feel even worse.

I've seen 3 doctors all say that I have depression and ADD. Guess what? The first one prescribed me Ritalin and anti-depressants (beware of Wellbutrin!) and they didn't even work. I ended up losing half my hearing because the Wellbutrin is ototoxic...lucky me.

I find that I am getting sick a lot more, and recovering a lot more slowly. I had a full blood workup and chest x-rays for respiratory issues and guess what? They found nothing wrong with me.

The third doctor, who I saw today said "Well, you're depressed because you lost your hearing" ... Why thank you captain obvious! He told me I can take the IUD out but with an arrogant smirk said "I doubt it will change anything, your problem is depression" and "the hormones in IUD are progesterone not estrogen so they can't be causing your symptoms" He wrote me a referral to a pyschiatrist. I'd say that hurt my feelings, but thanks to the Mirena I am so apathetic my house could fall down and I wouldn't care.

I am going to have it removed tomorrow and I will be sure to report back with the results. I will happily return to doctor # 3 just to wipe that smirk off his face. Insensitive prick.

Thanks to all of you contributing to this forum..I was beginning to second-guess myself after the doctor visit today.

xoxo
Oh Canada

Ottawa, Canada

#141 Jan 11, 2012
Holly from UK wrote:
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Good to read that you are doing well. I am going through an awful time at the moment, and am pinning my hopes on getting this Mirena coil removed this Thursday. am off work sick with it, as I wasn't eating, due to nausea, crying all the time, and still bleeding after 10 weeks.....good to hear that when it comes out, I will return to my normal self.... in tears just reading this.
I'm getting mine out tomorrow too. Here's to hoping it solves both of our problems. If it does, I am joining the class action lawsuit against Bayer because I have a pretty thick file by now.

Good luck

xoxo
Holly from UK

Belfast, UK

#142 Jan 12, 2012
Oh Canada wrote:
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I'm getting mine out tomorrow too. Here's to hoping it solves both of our problems. If it does, I am joining the class action lawsuit against Bayer because I have a pretty thick file by now.
Good luck
xoxo
thankfully, mine is coming out today, and if I don't get it out by my gp, I am going to the hospital outpatients, I can't put up with this any longer....

Will try and keep this updated.....

Love to all

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