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Mirena (Levonorgestrel) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Mirena (Levonorgestrel) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Mirena has an overall score of 3. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 4. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Mirena review by 31 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   birth control
Dosage & duration:   standard (dosage frequency: one time insertion good for five years) for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   n/a
Other drugs taken:   n/a
Reported Results
Benefits:   the treatment benefits were that i did not get pregnant nor did i get a period. occasional spotting but nothing a pantiliner couldn't handle.
Side effects:   the side effects are individual and unfortunately you don't know which ones will effect you the most. my personal side effects were horrible acne, weight gain, hair loss, extreme irritability.
Comments:   just like with any iud you wait for your menstrual cycle to start and have the device inserted then. this was three months after my children were born. approximately one month later i started noticing that my skin was starting to break out really bad, especially on my mid face down, neck, chest and back. i was getting very large cysts which i never had even as a kid. normal zits every now and then but never ones that would leave a scar. when treatments and products wouldn't help i called my obgyn and they told me that was "a common side effect, sorry." well over the course of the next few months i stopped getting a period but would know when my period should've been here because my mood swings were out of control. i would get so angry over nothing. and the next day i would get some cramping. i started keeping track of this and realized that these episodes were happening about every four weeks or so. i also have never felt so bloated and swollen in my life. i sometimes wake up and my fingers don't have any lines on the knuckles. exercise helps this, but i still can't seem to lose those "last 10" pounds. i've spoken to other women who have similiar if not worse effects than me. but the consensus is always that something negative happened after they got it.

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