Question: Can Mirena cause mental problems?

Some people experience mood changes while using hormonal contraception. Data suggest that around 6.4% of people who use the Mirena IUD experience low mood or depression within 5 years.

Can IUD cause anxiety and depression?

Only one study linked hormonal IUDs to higher risk of depression. The other four studies found no link between hormonal IUDs and depression. Unlike hormonal IUDs, copper IUDs dont contain any progestin or other hormones. They havent been linked to higher risk of depression.

Can Mirena change your personality?

Dr. Brighten concedes that there hasnt been enough research in the space to fully understand why hormonal IUDs like Mirena can cause mood swings and depression, but theres evidence to suggest that it comes down to progestin, the synthetic hormone found in many contraceptives.

Can an IUD make you crazy?

However, the synthetic progestin hormone that the IUD emits, levonorgestrel, may cause mood swings and other mental health changes for some women. Some women have reported being concerned about anxiety or depression as a side effect of their IUD.

Will taking out my IUD help me lose weight?

To sum up, you could notice you lose a few pounds right away after your IUD is removed. Yet its also not unheard of to gain more weight, or have difficulty losing the weight you gained while the IUD was in place.

Can Mirena cause hair growth on face?

Dr. Ladynez Espinal, an obstetrician and gynecologist based in Miramar, Florida in isnt surprised I had this type of reaction to Mirena. All hormonal IUDs have a hormone called progestin. Progestins have androgenic (testosterone-like) activity, which can cause hair growth and acne on our skin, she explains.

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