Depression: The Secret Mirena Side Effect Women Suffer

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    IUD complications vary, but most doctors don’t talk about Mirena-induced mental disorders. Yet depression is an all-too-common Mirena side effect among women. In fact, depression can either start immediately after insertion or develop gradually over months.

    Women Tell Their Mirena Side Effect Stories Online

    According to RX List, because Mirena releases hormones, many women suffer related side effects. Mirena side effect reports include depression or altered mood. Depression can result from negative situations or changing hormones. Even worse, it’s difficult for women battling hormonal depression to feel better. Countless blogs and Internet forums feature stories from women who struggle with Mirena-induced depression. Some women even say their Mirena IUD led to them to try and commit suicide. It’s also easy to find negative Mirena reviews online.

    One woman blogged about her Mirena-induced depression on the Brain Fog site. She said her emotions changed just one day after getting her Mirena IUD. After doing some research, she found Mirena could re-trigger depression in former sufferers. And there were even more potential side effects that she hadn’t discussed with her physician. Within just a few days of her IUD insertion, she tried to have it removed. At that point, her physician admitted she hadn’t considered the impact of a Mirena side effect like depression on recovered patients.

    Victim’s Blog Brings Attention to Mirena Side Effect Risks

    Another woman devoted an entire blog to her Mirena complications, including depression. The blogger realized she had hormonal-induced depression for six months during the one year she used an IUD. One blog post said her physician was reluctant remove the IUD due to so little research about Mirena-induced depression. However, the blogger immediately felt better after her IUD removal, and the depression never came back.

    “Sure I’m still bummed that I sunk $600 cash for it in the first place, and then lost a years worth of emotions to it and was probably a [bad] mom/wife during that time, but it feels AMAZING to be back,” she wrote.

    You May Qualify for a Cash Settlement

    If you experienced any Mirena IUD complication that led to device removal, you may qualify for financial compensation. Get your free Mirena claim review online in less than two minutes. It’s the fastest, easiest way to check your eligibility for a cash settlement from the manufacturer.

    Related: Background on Mirena FDA Approval for Birth Control

    Lori Polemenakos is Director of Consumer Content and SEO strategist for LeadingResponse, a legal marketing company. An award-winning journalist, writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas, she's produced articles for major brands such as Match.com, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Xfinity, Mail.com, and edited several published books. Since 2016, she's published hundreds of articles about Social Security disability, workers' compensation, veterans' benefits, personal injury, mass tort, auto accident claims, bankruptcy, employment law and other related legal issues.

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