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Hormonal issues (eg anxiety, depression) with Mirena or Jaydess? Any experiences good or bad please!

(13 Posts)
Lillamyy1 Wed 17-Jun-15 17:50:10

My doctor has suggested I have the mirena fitted to combat severe pmt, but I'm very nervous about using hormonal contraception as I tried several different types of contraceptive pill when I was younger and all of them effected my mental health to varying degrees, the last one being cerazette which I took for a few months in 2008 and which gave me such bad depression that I was nearly suicidal at one point... I also don't feel my mental state has been quite right ever since confused
However, if a hormonal iud did work to prevent me from getting severe pmt symptoms it would transform my life!
I'm scared to try it though in case the hormones in it had a negative effect again. I've just had a baby so really couldn't cope if it had a detrimental effect on my mental state.
Any experiences would be really appreciated, especially from anyone who's previously had issues with the pill and gone on to have success with the hormonal iud.

If I don't get the hormonal iud I'll be having the copper coil again, which I had before and got on fine with.

snowydrops Sun 05-Jul-15 19:03:10

Sorry I have no advice but am following this as am in a similar situation. I had the copper coil but made periods even heavier and more painful so I don't want that again if I can avoid it and am considering mirena

bakingtins Mon 06-Jul-15 07:41:04

I've had a Mirena 6 months and am totally flat and depressed with no libido, which is how I was previously on cerazette. The doctor said hormones are low dose and confined locally and it wouldn't have the same effects. They are wrong.

Chelsea89 Tue 07-Jul-15 12:08:59

I had coil fitted and within two days my anxiety went from 5 to 1000 having panic attacks and not sleeping. I had it out, under GA in hospital as it had been put in too far up and my anxiety was so bad. This was all in two weeks. I would not recommend it to anyone with mental health issues, it actually says in the leaflet it can make anxiety and depression worse. I would never had agreed if I'd known. Hope this helps a little x

KTJane101 Thu 06-Aug-15 15:42:00

I had the mittens fitted a month agio after my GP said it was the only solution available for my period problems, I'm 44 with a child and a rare recurrent brain disorder that's damaged my memory and made periods something I just don't need. Despite voicing my concerns as I had the contraceptive injection once and only once after it made me depressed as had several different pills.
Two weeks later I found myself in the deepest depression ever and indeed took s serious overdose. I've indeed just spent five days as a voluntary patient on s psychiatric ward and having had a 'rest', unmedicated might I add, and the psychiatrist (male) said he didn't know but there is a good chance that the hormonal swing could well have been the straw that broke the camel's back so to speak
Personally I'm now slightly annoyed with my GP, what if that overdose had worked??

sksk Thu 06-Aug-15 21:39:56

I don't think GPs take mood/depression issues with hormonal contraception seriously. Sorry to hear you've had such an awful time with it and I hope you feel better soon. All the threads I have read have put me off copper coil and I have yet to find a pill that suits (except for Dianette-that was great!).

Misnomer Fri 04-Sep-15 22:20:02

I found it made my depression and anxiety a lot worse. It settled at around 8 months after being fitted but was really rubbish up until that point. I started researching, as you do, and found that in some countries the advice given by mirena is not to fit in women with a history of depression. I have no idea why the advice varies by country. There is a massive amount of litigation against the drug company in the US as well, including a big class action case. I think that for some people it works really well and must be brilliant but it definitely is not good for everyone.

slugseatlettuce Fri 04-Sep-15 22:24:55

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captaincake Tue 08-Sep-15 20:46:02

Thanks for posting this I was considering the copper coil in place of the implant which caused me severe depression. Are diaphragm/cap/condoms the only 'safe' options or has anyone had any success with anything else?

Charliepr Fri 26-May-17 04:00:01


Charliepr Fri 26-May-17 04:01:33

I had the worst experience with Jaydess. I had brain fog, headaches, migraines, dizziness, extreme fatigue, vertigo, and ear fullness. 3 months in. 5 weeks post removal and I'm still experiencing the ear fullness. I'm really hoping it'll go away soon. It didn't work for me at all

Chrisinthemorning Fri 26-May-17 05:29:01

I had my mirena removed earlier in the year. I had it for around 18 months and I was getting really bad anxiety symptoms. I felt like I constantly had bad pmt. I had palpitations and panic episodes. I wasn't sure if there was a link but took the plunge, had it removed andcent straight back on the combined pill.
I feel 100% better - like myself again. My theory is that progesterone only doesn't suit me, I need the oestrogen in the combined pilll.
I have endometriosis so have to keep my periods under control somehow, so nothing isn't an option for me. I'm a normal BMI and don't smoke so can stay on the pill until menopause.

tink86 Sat 27-May-17 07:52:20

I've got mirena. It's been in for about two
Months I think now. I suffer with pmt and I'm
A horror to be around. I've noticed my mood going a bit up and down. But no different to when I wasn't on any contraception. It's been ok for me.
If copper coil has been ok for you then maybe you need to give that another go?

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