Signs Mirena Is Wearing Off
While the Mirena IUD still remains one of the popular forms of contraceptives in the world, it has some detrimental effects such as painful cramps, ectopic pregnancy, depression and more. For this reason some women have it removed but that does not always stop the horrible symptoms. In fact, a significant number of women experience long term severe symptoms after removing the contraceptive. These lingering symptoms are what constitute the Mirena crash.
Understanding Mirena Crash
A Mirena IUD is a T-shaped plastic hormonal intrauterine device that works to prevent pregnancy by thickening mucus in the cervix, which prevents sperm from reaching or fertilizing an egg, and thins the lining of the uterus, which suppresses menstrual bleeding. Mirena contains a synthetic hormone that prevents pregnancy and it remains effective for 5 years.
When it is removed, it takes time for the body to start producing its own progesterone because it has all along been relying on the progesterone released by Mirena. This leads to an imbalance in hormone production which causes symptoms similar to those associated with the usage of the device. These symptoms often last days but there are a significant number of women that have experienced these symptoms for weeks and even months. For some, the symptoms become more severe at certain times of the day.
Symptoms Of The Mirena Crash
Some of the common symptoms that women experience after the removal of the Mirena contraceptive include:
- Breasts feeling sore or tender
- A reduced sexual drive
- Feeling anxious and depressed
- Feeling angry or sad for no reason
- Losing interest in many normal activities
These symptoms are not just unpleasant but can even cause a person to develop suicidal thoughts. Sadly, patients that develop these symptoms after removal of Mirena often do not get the correct diagnosis from doctors. This is because doctors rely on the information provided by the company that makes Mirena instead of credible studies that show the negative effects of Mirena.
Emotional Symptoms Of Mirena Removal
While not life threatening, Mirena removal can cause serious emotional problems mostly in women over the age of 33. About 36% of women under the age of 33 also experience these symptoms. Since removing Mirena causes a disruption in hormone production, patients experience frequent changes in mood. They may experience depression and start presenting abnormal behavior. Some of the emotions patients experience after removing Mirena include:
- Cognitive problems
- Feeling sleepy all the time or lethargy
- No longer enjoying activities that they once found enjoyable
- Thoughts of suicide
While Mirena IUD is meant to prevent pregnancy, some women who have the contraceptive in place still manage to conceive. In such a situation, the IUD becomes a serious risk because it may injure the developing fetus.
How A Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
You should consider removing the IUD if it is causing complications such as abnormal bleeding or pain. Not all women are at risk of developing serious symptoms after the IUD has been removed. An experienced Florida personal injury lawyer can help you file a lawsuit if you were injured by a migrating Mirena IUD.