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Mirena Coil and Joint Problems(2 Posts)
Hi. I have had a mirena now for 5 years. I had one for four years and a year ago I had it replaced - so that's five years in total. I have experienced aches and pains over this time. First I had a severe hip pain that had me limping and unable to roll over in bed as it was so severe. This was first diagnosed as a labral tear, i had physio that didnt work. I was then told osteoarthritis but scans showed similar joint damage on both sides but pain only on the Ieft. This has now settled from the initial accute pain but i still have hip troubles. I have lower spinal pain. Knee pain. Neck and shoulder pains both sides and weak upper arm muscles. I was very active and a keen swimmer clocking up over 5k a week. I can no longer swim as I can't rotate my arms without pain or kick without aggrevating my hip. I was treated for a frozen right shoulder last year but even now I have movement in my shoulder I am still in pain. Getting in and out of coats and jumpers is a task! I have just turned 47. I am not overweight. I have a healthy diet. I struggle now with exercise due to my joint and tendon / ligament pain. I used to be extremely flexible but not hypermobile. The gp has run blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis but all is negative. I have researched that mirena can be linked by some women to this kind of pain. I am planning to have it removed next week as I am so desperate for some relief. There may not be a link at all but I can think of no other major change in my life in the last 5 years. Only aging and possible perimenopause but surely the pain I am experiencing can't just be age related. I feel more like 80 in the mornings as I struggle to roll out of bed! Any ideas or similar experiences. Many thanks
Hi, I’ve just stumbled on your thread, did you get your coil removed and did your pain improve? I’ve got a coil and have the same issues you describe. Hip pain, labral cyst, back pain, leg pain ☹️ Thanks!
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