I looked on the open webs as well as through the IUD_Divas FAQ and a bunch of possibly related tags and couldn't find anything concrete on this subject...
I've had my Mirena in for about two weeks and have seriously lost my appetite. I've struggled with depression off and on before and this feels different from that kind of lack of appetite. I've also gone off of HBC before and didn't lose my appetite then either.
Has anyone else had their appetite change, in either direction, since getting a Mirena installed?
Any thoughts, advice, or other places to look for information would be appreciated!
[About me: 27yo, NP, had Paraguard '09-10, Mirena installed 02/27/2013]
Hi everyone! I have been just reading posts on here since I got my Mirena IUD in about 4 months ago, but I have decided to post since I haven't found much information regarding my problem.
About a week after I got my IUD put in I started experiencing urinary tract infection like symptoms. However, I have gotten 2 UTI tests in that time and they both came back negative. I only have had 1 UTI in my life (I am 27), but the symptoms are almost identical. Some days are worse than others but I always have a constant feeling of needing to urinate. Sometimes it gets so strong I feel like I can't get to the bathroom quick enough. Even after using the bathroom, I immediately feel like I have to go again. I can't even run or do exercise comfortably.
Also, sex is especially uncomfortable. It aggravates the feeling and I am either in pain or feeling like I have to urinate throughout sex. My doctor tells me that he's never heard of an IUD causing side effects like this and he doesn't think it's linked. However, I am convinced the IUD brought this on. I experienced a very painful insertion and a month of cramps that literally brought me to my knees. Since I braved it through, I wanted to give the IUD a chance. I thought maybe the feeling would go away after a while, but it hasn't.
With a lot of thought, I have decided to get it removed. I am just hoping and praying this feeling will stop after it's out. I am also going to my regular medical doctor to hopefully rule out other causes.
SO, here's my question. Have anyone of you experienced similar symptoms? Or do you know of anyone who has? Do you think this is the IUD's fault?
Thanks a million.