Updated: May 20, 2018
1. More than 45,000 women have reported serious complications to the FDA while using Mirena. Critics believe that Bayer did not do enough to warn women of these dangers, and thousands more may have been affected.
2. Less than 1/2 of physicians are fully informed about the side effects of Mirena IUDs.
3. Women who used Mirena have sought legal compensation against the device's manufacturer (Bayer) claiming the implantable birth-control device led to the following: Organ perforation, Device migration, Misplacement of the device, Deceptive advertising
Other than the side effects listed in item #3, Mirena causes numerous other side effects because it is a PROGESTIN....it is NOT PROGESTERONE. These side effects include:
1. Mood disorders 2. Thyroid hormone problems 3. Nutrient deficiencies 4. Acne 5. Breast pain 6. Weight gain 7. Nausea 8. Headaches 9. Irregular bleeding/spotting 10. Decreased sex drive
...and the list goes on and on....
If you are considering a barrier method of contraception, a paraguard IUD may be a better alternative because it does not contain hormones.