I have been on a long ride with the Mirena product (IUD) with side effects
that have lingered long past it's removal. I am yet another woman who knows
her own body and is convinced that the Mirena (for me) was the cause of all kinds of horrible side effects. I had it in for 7 months to give my body a chance to adjust to it, but I just kept feeling worse. I believe it threw my body out of balance. Hair loss (alopecia areata) was the most troubling and it is comming back after many dermatological treatments. I started noticing my hair was dulling within a month of getting the IUD. Then a small bald patch appeared and there was more hair on my brush and on the floor. It had accellerated to more patches and my hair was everywhere. Migraines galore!
Not to mention nausea, sore breasts,severe bloating, backache, foggyness and finally blurred vision. I called Bayer's pharmacuetal division and the sales rep told me that alopecia was reported by 5% of users. I still have a pulsing sound (my own pulse) constantly in my left ear that started quietly within months of the IUD and is now with me constantly.I don't know if it's a related problem. I was lucky to hang on to my job and that is what I was doing;hanging on. My diet was good to begin with and I was on modest amounts of vitamins (multi,iron) for some time to cope with heavy periods. It is almost a year since the removal of the IUD.
I finally had a hysterectomy for severe bleeding and anemeia
and now I an retired. I don't advocate hysterectomy, but I do recommend an
excellent support site for all women seeking related info--hystersysters.com.
From this point on I am highly focused on balance in my life and doing things the natural way, with diet and excersise, meditation for example.
To all the ladies out there that are contemplating this treatment, I personal
opinion and advice is: don't do it. My wish is that no one goes through what I