The Mirena IUD device is something that has been used by millions of people around the world. However, we have recently found in the past couple years that this device has been causing severe side effects. The worst side effects include the puncturing of the uterine walls with the device moving around the body, and the damage of certain organs. More possible side effects, which are more general, include tiredness, depression, cramps, mood swings, intense malaise and general negative thoughts.
What is a Mirena IUD?
The Mirena IUD is a birth control device that is usually prescribed for 5 years. It is used to prevent pregnancy. The way the Mirena IUD works is it holds a small amount of progesterone, which is released slowly, this is able to stop pregenancy from occurring after the progesterone has interaction with the sperm. A 5-year prescription is something that has been questioned by legal professionals. The problem is, without adequate testing, there can always be an argument that this device was rushed to market. The Mirena IUD has had thousands of lawsuits against it, but the manufacturer Bayer claims that it is more effective than if it were not used. The idea of the Mirena IUD is to have an alternative to the birth control pill.
Mirena crash happening after Removal of IUD
Complaints in the last year have come to light of people having symptoms weeks and months after the removal of the IUD. These are often symptoms that the users were trying to avoid by taking out the device.
The most common symptoms after a Mirena crash removal include:
- Lack of sleep or restlessness
- Pain during intercourse
- Mood swings
- Uncontrollable emotions
The common thoughts when looking into the medical community are that these symptoms are coming from a change in the body’s chemistry after the device is removed.
Length of Time for Mirena Crash
The length of time after the Mirena crash is certainly something that needs to be looked into. Preliminary estimates are that the Mirena crash could last anywhere from a couple weeks to several months after the removal. It is also believed that this could create a comorbid effect for other issues that come along with depression. It would be very worrisome if someone who was depressed or had emotional complications after the removal started to drink alcohol heavily or use drugs to try and combat their issues. This could be something that would make the crash more debilitating and could affect that individual in the future.
Doctor’s Responses to the Mirena Crash
Doctor’s responses to the Mirena crash are commonly that they either deny or not realize that this issue exists. It is not always possible for a doctor to understand the exact hormonal changes from an individual or even ask during a consultation. If someone comes in for a meeting with a doctor and they do not bring up a recent change in birth control, it is not always something that the doctors will realize they should be looking into. Right now, doctors are just referring to Bayer’s published literature on the issue which most medical professionals believe is one-sided.
Can removing Mirena cause Mood Swings?
Removing the Mirena IUD can cause some severe mood swings. Changing one’s hormonal balance that quickly after such a long period of time can have a very negative affect. The body needs to re-balance and it takes time and energy to get to the right place. As an attorney, the worry is that these mood swings can be responsible for certain damages in someone’s life. What if a mood swing was the cause of a car accident or even worse an emotional response that injured someone else? It is very concerning to know that the Mirena crash is out there but not know how severe it really can be.
Can the Mirena IUD Cause Thyriod Disease?
With all of the Mirena law suits going on, it is tough to tell what is true and what is not at this point. However, looking around you can see several people out there claiming that Mirena has caused them to get thyroid disease. There is nothing medically proven to show this but it does seem like there is a correlation with complaints. There have been a small amount of studies that lend to the idea that people who used Mirena could have a higher risk for thyroid disease. The numbers are just so nominal though that it cannot be said to be causation at this time.
Personal Injury Lawyers in San Diego
At our law firm, our goal is to first educate and then after that see if we can help people with their issues. When someone is hurt by a drug or a defective product that is developed by someone else, we believe that they should be compensated for their loss. It is not fair to the user to have to trust these large drug companies and then be injured if their product was not ready for market. If you have any more questions about these law suits feel free to send us a contact inquiry.