I think all sorts of birth control may cause side affects in some people, ie: migraines, heart palpitations etc. etc. the only real way to know would be to have a period off the birth control and see how your symptoms go.
I would discuss this with a neurologist. What is okay and causes no side affects in one person might cause heaps in another.
For the record I have a marina IUD in place to control my heavy bleeding at period time and I can't say I have noticed my symptoms worse or better... I have neurological symptoms before ever it was put in. My body rejected it for a while but now I think it was the best decision I ever made. My symptoms usually have clear cut like attacks then they subside and gradually I get improvement, so I almost know the pattern now.
Interesting thought though, who knows what hormones etc. can do to us and how this would affect us, I have always wondered if there is any connection with this sort of thing seeing as MS is much more common in woman than in men.
I have to say that this is an interesting discussion. I too have the Mirena IUD - I am on my second one (7 years with it so far) - and haven't ever thought about it being connected to my neurological problems. My severe symptoms started 2 years ago - so I don't know if I can make a direct time connection between the two.
oh my God I've been wondering what was wrong with me for months MS like problems numbness pain in leg dizzy tremors hot flashes etc: had blood work, mri of spin and brain told it could be viral related, seziures etc. but it all started after a stressful situation and taking the morn after pill for the third time in a year---interesting
forgot to mention that all the results were normal and negative. I had back pain also which turns out was gallbladder related. Make sure to go to plenty of specialist as we as=ge several things could be going on at once
Hi, I am having mine removed... Just wondering if you symptoms got better? I have had mine for 2 years and my body just started doing weird things... And pretty sure it's all nerve related I really hope removing mine helps me be back to normal again.... :(
I have had my first Mirena for over 4 years and since last December I started having numbness all over my body. I have had 2 MRI's and they did show lessons in my brain, but my neurologist never batted an eye or mentioned anything about my IUD. I have moved and will need to find a new neurologist, so I plan to ask.
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