Does mirena coil cause migraines?

How our community feel they have been impacted by migraines on mirena coil

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Out of the 522 reviews for mirena coil, 0 people (0%) reported migraines.

Reviewers that reported migraines as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 5 - 8 yr
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Stopped using

Some cramping but generally ok and didn’t affect me like other contraception

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Used for 8+ yr
46 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 week ago

  •  Stopped using

I had my first Mirena fitted after the birth of my second child. It seemed to work well although my periods became even more irregular than then they were before and I had weeks of spotting at a time especially as I was approaching the 5 year mark. However overall I was satisfied and opted to have it replaced when it expired. This was quite traumatic and took a very long time as the strings had moved making it hard to access. However, the GP was able to remove it and I had a second one fitted which worked much like the first one. However, when it came time to have that one removed and a third one fitted my cervix went into spasm at the point of fitting the new one which was extremely painful and after what felt like forever the GP told me they were unable to fit a new coil that day and to come back. I went back and tried again a month later and the same thing happened. A month after that I was admitted to hospital with an abscess in my fallopian tube caused by repeated failed attempts to insert the coil. I was in hospital for 4 days and off work for over 3 weeks due to the pain/side effects of the antibiotics I had to take.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I’m 44 with recently diagnosed PCOS and endometriosis which is why my specialist told me to try the Mirena to lighten the lining of my uterus and help with my awful periods. I had to go off of the pill at 40 and suffered for 2 years while debating what to do. I got the mirena in at 42 and have had it 2.5 years now. I do get pelvic pain and cramping twice a month for a few days randomly and feel like I can tell which ovary is active but it is still better than dealing with the bleeding and irregular periods I had previously. My periods are non existant apart from spotting for a few days but not enough to even merit wearing a liner! Sex drive is definitely lower and dryness comes and goes as well but breasts have grown which I’m not upset about! I’m leaving it for another 2 years then will decide if I should opt for a hysterectomy.

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Mirena coil common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

61% of mirena coil reviewers reported period like cramps

42% of mirena coil reviewers reported tender breasts

41% of mirena coil reviewers reported vaginal discharge

30% of mirena coil reviewers reported lower back pain

25% of mirena coil reviewers reported breast enlargement

Possible mirena coil side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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