Contraception :: Mirena (IUD) And Mood Swings

Apr 25, 2015

I posted yesterday on depression forum but after doing some research think the problem may be with the Mirena Coil.  I have had the coil for a number of years now.  I can't remember if I had any problems with my first coil but since getting my second one fitted in 2012 I just don't feel right.  My head is not clear and I seem to have a constant cycle of a couple of average/low mood weeks, followed by a week where I feel really low and anxious (I get the feeling this would be the week I would have menstruated) then the following week I feel on top of the world and can take on the world and round and round it goes.  I have now got to the point where I feel I can't carry on on this neverending cycle anymore.  Has anyone else had problems with moods with the Mirena Coil?  My mood swings are terrible and often feel angry and irritable.  I don't know if the problem is anxiety/depression or whether it is connected to the coil.  As it is I am thinking of having it removed, to remove that possibility if nothing else.  Anyone had the Mirena removed and then felt better?

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Menopause :: Mirena Coil - Mood Swings

i'm 45 and just had the hormone mirena coil fitted a few days ago due to having heavy and twice monthly periods for over a year painful as well. the reason i chose the coil is that i wanted to try anything other than medication-tablets which i am on a few too many,and for heavy bleeding too. side effects i was having with my periods are (Irritation at anything, sex between me and my partner were NON Existent-still feeling like this, argumentative, but since having the coil fitted i have feel CALM, me and my partner are trying to get back on track with everything but communication failed and i felt annoyed-irritated but calmer which i haven't felt in a long time... I would like to know if weight is an issue with the coil please let me if this part of hormone coil and if there's any relaxation techniques to help with my mood swings etc.

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Contraception :: Cerazette And Low Mood/mood Changes

I had the mirena coil removed at the beginning of January this year due to bad side effects and I decided to go straight back on Cerazette which previously worked really well for me. However, whether I should have or not, I've stopped taking it. I found that it was causing me to get upset over the smallest of things and just generally feel really down quite often. Has anyone else experienced this?

I was also bleeding quite heavily every other week and I have just been bleeding constantly for nearly 3 weeks so that's another reason why I've stopped. I was also experiencing quite a few of the common side effects.

So has anyone else experienced low mood/mood changes on Cerazette before? As I don't know what to do if it doesn't resolve.

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Duloxetine :: Withdrawal - Mood Swings And Irritability

I would like to share with you my own experience with cymbalta. I have been taking this medication for a year(60 mg) my doctor prescribed it for depression and anxiety. After 6 months of taking cymbalta i was feeling better, my anxiety decreased and i was able to live a normal life. Now after a year i decided to wean off cymbalta. I decreased my dose to 30 mg for 3 month. And for the fourth month am taking 30 mg pill a day after another. It's been a week i started feeling nervous, my anxiety increased and and am having extreme mood swings and an irritability that quickly turns into rage. Adding to the previous am having nausea and nightmares. I know these are duloxetine withdrawal symptoms that my GP did not explain it for me when prescribing me cymbalta. I will be strong and am not giving up. I wish i didn't take it.

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Propranolol 40mg + Quetiapine 25mg - Mood Swings

Hi I'm currently on 40mg log propranolol for anxiety but still getting mood swings / sad phases so my doctor has added 25 mg quetiapine, the propranolol can make me tired so worried the quetiapine will worsen this?

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Perimenopause 42 :: Mood Swings, Anxiety And Loss Of Libido

I'm almost 42 and have not been feeling right great for a few months. I'm on the pill so can't say much about periods but waking up in night feeling roasting but my skin is cold except for face. Worst thing is mood swings... I feel irritable all the time. At night when I can't sleep and dog snoring for example drives me crazy. Bloated too which feels awful. And digestive issues. Also feel quite anxious which is odd because I haven't felt like that before and loss of libido.

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Tramadol Withdrawal :: Severe Mood Swings, Depression, Insomnia, RLS

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I tried Tramadol, they stopped me sleeping and effected my mood. I am also on an SSRI, they interacted and caused weird symptoms so I have stopped them and gone back to Dihydrocodeine so physical symptoms are pretty mild.

I am however suffering severe mood swings still; depression, insomnia, RLS, muscle pain...

It has been exactly a week, does anyone know how long these issues might last? As I am struggling at the moment, struggling to keep up with work and responsibilities. I know it will end, I am positive about this, just looking for a time frame!

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Perimenopause 50 :: Mood Swings, Crying Spells, Dizziness, Forgetfulness

I turned 50 several months ago and I do believe i'm in perimenopause for at least the past year. The gyn I went to thought so just from talking/exam. I don't have medical insurance so i cannot even afford a doctor now to help me figure it all out...but after reading on the net i don't think it would be of any help anyway.

I think the only symptom i don't have is hot flashes or night sweats. About four months ago my periods started getting strange....from being every 28 days exactly to about being late by 2.5 weeks. I have mood swings, crying spells, dizziness, forgetfulness, very bad insomnia, very bad palpitations (especially before period) etc etc.

The dizziness and that brain fog get to me a lot. I was standing at an event the other night completely fine and then all of a sudden i got dizzy and foggy for about 2 minutes...and then...i was fine. It was very weird but got me nervous.

Now for the past few months I have been getting twitches in my eye. I assume I am dying and easily shrug off the fact that I work on a computer doing medical transcription about 12 hours a day and have really bad allergies and very very dry reality this could be contributing to the twitches. But i think I am now a hypochondriac. Today i am getting these odd little twitches in my side. I realize I just polished off 3 16 ounce cups of coffee, and anyone in their right mind would say you should consider that into the fact...but now I'm really getting nervous.

And as you all know, google our symptoms and we have some deadly disease. But after reading around i think this to may just be another perimenopause symptom with the fluctuating hormones. Its driving me nuts tho. I can lift weights and air conditioners etc lol without any problem so im not weak. But do you ladies get these weird twitches and things as well?

And the tiredness.....but it seems to only happen during the day. When I end work at 12 midnight i get a second wind and can stay up for hours. I know, that's not helping my daytime fatigue. And here i go with the brain fog gets all cloudy. This is ridiculous. Will i ever be normal again?

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Propranolol :: Mood Swings And Panic Attacks - Side Effects

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how long has it taken to work for you guys and what do you do to combat the panic attacks? 

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Fluoxetine :: Excess Worry, Feeling Guilty For Hardly Reason, Mood Swings

I've been on prozac 40mg 5 weeks and my mood is getting so much improved. But I am having mood swings, and I worry about everything. I feel guilt out of nowhere. I'm in college and I even feel guilty for going to see my partner 15 minutes away because of fear of my parents being upset. Because they gave me impression that they would like me to see my partner over the weekend and not on the weekdays. I am almost paranoia. I have this feeling of anxiety and guilt. Is this a side effect? Will this go away? It was not this way before.

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NuvaRing Side Effects - Weight Gain, Acne And Mood Swings

1) Weight Loss- I put Nuvaring in 3 weeks ago & 5 days ago I took it out so that i could get my period (&did) but within this 5 days i have lost 6 pounds. I am 19 years old & weighed 112 but weigh 106 as of today. It is not that I  feel disgustingly full, I just don't have any interest in food & when i do try to eat it is almost as if i get sick of eating, if that makes any sense?

2) Acne- I am drastically breaking out on my hairling & chest.

3) Mood Swings- I have extreme highs & lows in my mood to the point where find myself crying for little to no reason at all but then I am over the top loving & happy.

I am just wondering if these side effects are normal to all birth controls or if I should considering switching to a new one

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Menopause :: Migraine, Aura, Cramps, Dry Eyes, Twitches And Mood Swings

I have been reading over the time on this site some scared and desperate lovely ladies in need of reassurance. I know because i have been there and i just want to reach out a reassuring hand and say it probably is the start of menopause, of course get it checked out but don't feel you are alone and going mad! Here is some of my awful symptoms!



Panic attacks


Food cravings



Migraine auras

Leg cramps

Nose and gum bleeds


Hot sweats

Brain fog

Heavy clotty periods

Irregular periods

Eye twitches

Mood swings

Sensitive teeth

Brittle nails

Watery eyes

Dry eyes

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Perimenopause At 39? Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Mood Swings, Headaches, Ringing In My Ears

I've been to two gynos with my issues and I'm getting a little frustrated but I think I've figured this out on my own anyway. I'm 39, work out intensely 6 times a week, have 11 year old twins, no history of gynecological disease, and for the past year I've been experiencing signs of perimenopause. I haven't missed a period yet but sometimes I get two (yay me) and sometimes I get one that's either very light and short or very heavy and long. I have hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, headaches, ringing in my ears on a regular basis for about 4 months(that hasn't happened in a few months now), extreme breast tenderness, fatigue, itchy skin, aversion to odors that normally don't bother me, digestive issues, etc. I can go down a list of symptoms of perimenopause and I have at least 12 of them. The problem is that when I tell a dr these things, they don't offer much help and they basically dismiss the idea that I could be perimenopausal at 39. I want them to understand that I'm miserable and I feel like **** 50% of the time because of these symptoms. They offer me the pill or an IUD to which I politely decline, leave, and go to my local homeopathic pharmacy to have some compounds made to help me cope with these insane symptoms.

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Contraception :: Microgynon - Bit Unusual Mood

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Contraception :: Mirena IUD Removal

After 5 years and 7 months I’m booked in now to have my Mirena IUD removed on the 24th of Feb.

A bit of background,

I’m currently 34 years old, Single, have no children and never been pregnant.

I have a top OBGYN, after many years and many problems I had the IUD inserted via a laparoscopy and D&C under anesthetic to help with Menorrhagia.

For me having the IUD inserted was never about birth control it was about assisting to reduce the extreme excessive bleeding I was having nearly every two weeks for 9 odd days at a time.

It took a few months for the IUD to settle and function correctly for me.

I am pleased to say that having the IUD did help with dramatically reducing the Menorrhagia.


During this time I have suffered dramatic hair loss, weight gained (40 kgs) approx. 88lbs twice and shed it again now twice, fluid like swelling in ankle and knee joints, developed both food intolerances to avocados and bananas, and also food Allergies (head to toe hives) from what exactly I’m still not totally certain of.  

About 3 years after the insertion I started to suffer bad cystic acne, on my body and face. I never suffered from pimples and bumps as a teenager so this has been an ongoing struggle that I thought was something to do with just growing older.  I’ve tried every over the counter product, spent thousands of $ nothing works.

Over the past few months I’ve been on 100 mg per day doxycycline it has helped slightly but nothing dramatic.

As I’m due to have the IUD removed I started searching information about the process, what to expect etc.

I know there has been a huge amount of negative press about the IUD over the past year or so and one has to air on the side of caution when exploring information on the net.

Here’s the thing I have read a lot of information about women gaining weight after the IUD and not being able to lose it.

To them I simply suggest the blunt honest truth, they are simply not trying hard enough to shed the weight.

That might be a hard fact for many people out there to swallow but people don’t need any more sugar coating.

While hormones do play an active role in potentially having an effect on a person’s body weight, in my instance they clearly didn’t prevent me from losing the enormous weight I gained twice.

As for the rest of my symptoms, I had attributed them to the symptoms of the dreaded aging process, that was until I started to research what I could expect after the removal of the IUD.

I’ve read about many people suffering similar symptoms.  I’ve also read about the “Mirena Crash”.

Personally I’m not currently sexually active so I’ve decided I just want to have my IUD removed and I want to stay off birth control and all hormones for a few months to see how my body copes with things now I’m older.  

If my Menorrhagia continues and my other symptoms do not go away after the IUD is removed then I will definitely consider going under anesthetic again and having another IUD inserted.

I’ve started this thread for a few reasons,

1 – To learn more about what other women experienced once they had their IUD removed ?

I expect there will be a period of bleeding (either a few days or weeks) after the initial removal.

I also expect that it will take a few cycles or months before my body returns to a normal kind of cycle.

2- If other people had the IUD removed and suffered any similar symptoms to the ones I listed above, did those issues clear up for you and go away after the IUD was removed ?  

If so, how long did it take for you to notice a difference ?

Clearly I cannot say for certain that the IUD has caused all my symptoms, and equally I don’t expect all my symptoms to magically disappear or be fixed once the IUD is removed.  

But I’d really like to get some feedback from others regarding their experience of life AFTER they had their IUD’s removed and I’ll post on my progress after my IUD is removed here as well.

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I'm going to have a coil inserted, but I'm not sure which to have, I leaning more towards the hormonal/Mirena/IUS coil but can I have that inserted if I'm not on my period?

Also with the copper coil, I've heard that the periods can get heavier, how long do they last for? Does it slowly get better at all?

And any tips before I go to the doctors on what I should prepare myself for? What the entire procedure is like? I know all these websites have talked through it but from people's own point of view, what's the experience like?

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I have now had my birth control for 2 years and have been having pain on and off again since last night it was bad it felt like i was being stabbed it was a sharp pain and have had it for a few days on and off why.

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