What is the Mirena Crash?
Ryan Zavodnick | July 9, 2020 | Personal Injury
There are many forms of birth control to choose from in the United States. A popular choice of birth control for many women is the Mirena IUD (intrauterine device). However, Mirena IUDs have been associated with a variety of side effects and serious health risks.
What is a Mirena IUD?
Although IUDs are effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies, the devices also have the potential for harmful side effects. Several lawsuits have been filed against Mirena’s manufacturer, Bayer. In the lawsuits, women claimed they suffered harm or injuries from using the IUD.
The Mirena Crash is one of the adverse reactions reported by many women who have used the Mirena IUD. However, many physicians and the device’s manufacturer are downplaying the effects of the Mirena Crash. They claim that the side effects being reported by women are not from using the birth control device.
What Do You Need to Know About the Mirena Crash?
The Mirena Crash happens after a doctor removes the IUD. Some women report experiencing debilitating side effects. The effects could be from the sudden change in hormones.
While the IUD was in place, it releases a synthetic hormone (levonorgestrel). When an IUD is removed, a woman’s body must begin producing progesterone again.
It could take some time for a woman’s body to begin adequate production of progesterone because it became dependent on the levonorgestrel. Because of the delay in resuming production of the natural hormone, a hormonal imbalance may occur.
Any hormonal imbalance can disrupt your body’s normal functions. The effects of the hormonal imbalance can range from mild symptoms that are merely irritating to debilitating symptoms. The hormonal imbalance can last a few days to several months.
Common Mirena Crash Symptoms
Some women do not experience debilitating symptoms for the Mirena Crash. However, for other women, the Mirena Crash severely disrupts their daily lives. They may be unable to work or perform routine daily activities because of the symptoms.
Symptoms of the Mirena Crash may include psychological, physical, and neurological side effects. Mirena Crash symptoms being reported by numerous women include:
- Hair Loss
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Stomach Pain
- Breast Tenderness
- Painful Intercourse
- Depression, mood swings, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and irritability
- Difficulty working or maintain personal relationships because of emotional side effects
- Lack of Interest in Usual Activities
- Unexplained Weight Gain, and
- Nausea and/or vomiting.
For some women, the symptoms of the Mirena Crash subside in a few weeks or months as their bodies begin producing natural hormones again. They may use over-the-counter medications or medications prescribed by their physicians to treat the symptoms. Maintaining a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest can also be helpful.
However, some women report extended periods of symptoms. For those women, the Mirena Crash can be overwhelming.
Other Risks and Complications Associated by the Mirena IUD
The known risks associated with using the Mirena IUD are numerous. Warnings of potential risks and complications from using the device include, but might not be limited to:
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Breast Cancer
- Irregular Bleeding
- Ovarian Cysts, and
- Intrauterine Pregnancy.
Thousands of complaints and reports of adverse events have been filed with the FDA. Bayer must disclose any known risks associated with using the Mirena IUD. The company is required to provide adequate warnings and instructions to patients.
Even though Bayer may state the known risks and provide a warning to patients, that does not release Bayer from all liability for its product. The company can be held liable for negligence and intentional wrongdoing.
Our product liability lawyers assist women in seeking compensation from Bayer and other medical device manufacturers when a defective medical device causes injuries and harm.
What Should You Do if You Experience a Mirena Crash?
If you experience symptoms of the Mirena Crash, see your doctor immediately. Your doctor can diagnose the condition and prescribe a treatment plan. He or she can also monitor your progress to determine if you may have sustained permanent injuries or damages from using the Mirena IUD.
Whenever you sustain injuries or damages from a medical device, you may also want to consult an attorney. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including compensation for:
- medical bills
- loss of income
- physical pain
- emotional and mental suffering
- permanent impairments
- and other damages
Time is not on your side. Your time to file a claim is restricted by law. Therefore, act now to protect your legal rights after being injured by a defective medical device.