I am very interested in getting mirena and like alot scared due to bad reviews. I can tolerate pain as ive had two children naturally and in my 40s. I have adult acne, experience mood changes due to hormones and horrible pms. Please be as detailed on your response. Thank u!
Does the mirena help w pms, hormones and acne?
- 13 May 2014 by pri22
- 13 May 2014
- mirena, acne, birth control, premenstrual syndrome, hormone
Added 13 May 2014:
I also struggle w weight and rather not have cravings like some bc pills have done in the past.
Added 13 May 2014:
I do think im going thru the start of perimenopause (losing hair, periods irregular) and need something to stabilize hormones. I am not "active" but would like a contraceptive as well. I used to be on Yaz and felt great (lost weight, no acne, no pms) I will consult doc but shes not that wise.
Added 13 May 2014:
I do think im going thru the start of perimenopause (losing hair, periods irregular) and need something to stabilize hormones. I am not "active" but would like a contraceptive as well. I used to be on Yaz and felt great (lost weight, no acne, no pms) I will consult doc but shes not that wise. Thanks again!
It may, or it may make things worse. Weight gain can be an issue with Mirena.Women seem to either love it or hate it. You need to discuss the pro's and con's with your own physician. Every woman is different and keep in mind that people are more apt to write BAD reviews than positive ones. It is Human Nature to only report the bad and not praise the good, so take reviews with a grain of salt. From the prescribing info:
The most common adverse reactions (≥5% users) are uterine/vaginal bleeding alterations (51.9%), amenorrhea (23.9%),
intermenstrual bleeding and spotting (23.4%), abdominal/pelvic pain (12.8%), ovarian cysts (12%), headache/migraine
(7.7%), acne (7.2%), depressed/altered mood (6.4%), menorrhagia (6.3%), breast tenderness/pain (4.9%), vaginal
discharge (4.9%) and IUD expulsion (4.9%).
Other relevant adverse reactions occurring in <5% of subjects include nausea, nervousness, vulvovaginitis, dysmenorrhea,
back pain, weight increase, decreased libido, cervicitis/Papanicolaou smear normal/class II, hypertension, dyspareunia,
anemia, alopecia, skin disorders including eczema, pruritus, rash and urticaria, abdominal distention, hirsutism and edema.
OR to put that in laymens terms: irregular menstrual periods, changes in bleeding patterns or flow;
breakthrough bleeding, or heavier menstrual bleeding during the first few weeks after device insertion;
headache, nervousness, mild dizziness;
nausea, vomiting, bloating;
breast tenderness or pain;
weight gain, acne, changes in hair growth;
mood changes, loss of interest in sex;
mild itching, skin rash; or
puffiness in your face, hands, ankles, or feet.
Have you been to mirena-us.com? They have a very informative website but also speak to your gynecologist or women's reproductive health provider. She/He knows more about your body than a website and you can discuss any questions not covered on the site. At age 40, you are getting closer to being done with all this menstruation stuff, but in the meantime, you need to find what works well for you and that may be a process of much trial and error.
Did you want it for contraception? If not I would recommend progesterone cream. Going to a hormone Dr and getting the right natural treatment. Try the hormone test on John R Lees M D official website and click on hormone test. I had the most horrendous time with the Mirena last year at 57 ( Heavy bleeding and just premenopausal. The pain was bad, felt depressed , headaches etc. had it taken out and was put on provera, worst time and severe pain. Heavy amenorrhea still became anaemic. Researched natural remedies. Came up with Natural progesterone bought it from IHerb.com, under twenty dols. Next week was booked into the hormone Dr. She said the cream was a good one and also put me on Progesterone Capsule. This was In Feb I have not bled since. sleep well, very calm, peaceful happy. My 42 year old friend is on it too , It is amazing. You may need oestrogen but doing the test as above you will find the right stuff. Why tolerate pain when they are so many natural products that can work. You deserve better. Good luck. Also recommend thee book 'The Wisdom of Menopause' by Christiane Northrup. This book is not just for menopause but for all the issues that us Woman can experience. x
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