I am 21 years old and I got a Mirena IUD just about a year ago. I have had great experience with it so far, I got my period regularly every month. Recently, within the last three months my periods have stopped (There is no chance of me being pregnant). So I figured it was just due to hormonal changes that come with the IUD. About two weeks ago, while driving, I started having shortness of breath and extreme dizziness. I went to the ER and they deemed is a panic attack. Since this, I have felt extremely anxious and have had one more panic attack. I also have been having a lot of chest pain. It weirdly coincides with my period ending. So I guess my question is, is this due to the Mirena? I know that there are hormones in them but I did not think that they were drastic.
Mirena IUD & anxiety/panic attacks?
- 30 Oct 2018 by ak1064
- 9 February 2019
- mirena, anxiety, panic disorder, period, iud
I have done much research on this, including talking to close friends. They each have had the same reaction with there iud. They immediately called there Dr and made an appointment. Long story short, they are possible side effects. Though after having more than two episode's of heart palpitations and panic attacks, both of my friends had them removed and are doing well. And all attacks stopped. I advise you to take it out. There are other birth control methods that are easier to monitor. Good luck.
Hello!!! I am 20 years old and got Mirena about 3 months ago and am experiencing the same. exact. thing. My period stopped and I have been having panic attacks (which is something that has never happened to me before) and chest pains, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat. I’ve done some research and apparently “anxiety” is a side effect from Mirena. If you google “Mirena and panic attacks”
you will be able to read more about it. Im planning on removing mine lol
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