Understanding the Mirena Crash and Your Legal Options if You’ve Been Affected

Understanding the Mirena Crash and Your Legal Options if You’ve Been Affected

Over 99% of women of reproductive age who have ever been sexually active have used at least one form of birth control. One popular brand of intrauterine hormonal birth control, Mirena, has been associated with a collection of symptoms called the “Mirena crash.” 

Hormonal birth control is a common choice. Doctors implant intrauterine devices (IUDs) in a woman’s uterus to dispense hormonal birth control. 

Mirena is the IUD manufactured by Bayer, a company with a history of contraceptives associated with adverse effects. Approved in 2000, the small plastic “T-shaped” device is intended to remain in the uterus for up to 5 years after it’s placed. Mirena dispenses levonorgestrel, a synthetic hormone, that prevents pregnancy. 

Mirena Crash Symptoms Begin After the IUD is Removed

Mirena Crash Symptoms Begin After the IUD is Removed

When does mirena crash start? After having their Mirena IUD removed, women have reported a similar group of symptoms, now dubbed the “Mirena crash.”

Some physical symptoms reported by women after their Mirena IUD was removed include:

  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Unusual breast tenderness
  • Nausea after IUD removal and vomiting
  • Low libido and painful intercourse

Some women experienced insomnia, hair loss, or acne. 

The Mirena crash features non-physical clinical symptoms as well. Since hormones influence our emotions and affect, women’s bodies react to the sudden absence of the levonorgestrel. 

Women have suffered bouts of:

Expectedly, women also report that the emotional side effects of the Mirena crash lead to tension and conflict in relationships with family members and colleagues. 

The severity of symptoms ranges from limited to devastating. They can last for weeks or even months after the removal of the Mirena IUD. 

Doctors Deny the Mirena Crash

Doctors Deny the Mirena Crash

If you have complained of Mirena crash symptoms to your doctor only to have them dismissed as something all in your mind: it’s not.

Clinical physicians, who rely on the FDA-mandated packaging inserts for their information, may deny the association between the removal of the IUD and the onset of Mirena crash symptoms. 

According to its FDA warnings, Mirena IUD can cause serious complications. Among the risks that the manufacturer does acknowledge: 

Almost all of these acknowledged complications can be life-threatening. The emotional impacts of the Mirena crash can be life-threatening as well. 

Mirena Removal Impacts on Mood 

Mirena Removal Impacts on Mood 

For years, women have reported to their doctors that hormonal birth control leads to depression.

Similarly, the removal of the Mirena IUD triggers strong emotions, such as: 

  • Constantly feeling tired after IUD removal
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Sleeping too long or too often
  • Staying awake or inability to sleep
  • Ongoing sadness or feelings of hopelessness
  • Mood swings and irritability 

It is easy to understand how these sudden emotional pitfalls can strain a woman’s familial and work relationships. Mirena crash can lead to a loss of friendships and happiness over time. 

In the most severe cases, there have been thoughts of suicide. If you or anyone you know is experiencing thoughts of self-harm, the trained responders at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are available 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-8255.

Legal Options if You’ve Been Affected by the Mirena Crash

When a product or item is distributed by a manufacturer and causes damage, even when used properly, the manufacturer may have a responsibility to compensate the injured party.  Available damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of consortium, among others. A product liability lawyer can explain your legal options.

With any potential legal claim, there may be a statute of limitations or a time within which the case must be filed.  An experienced lawyer licensed in your state can provide advice about your claim. 

Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm in North Central Florida

Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm in North Central Florida

If you need legal assistance, contact the Gainesville personal injury lawyers at Allen Law Firm at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation today.

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