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A 45-year-old member asked:

Has anyone had loss of sex drive, severe migraines since getting the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 45 years experience
Sure. Talk to MD: Hormones, even intrauterine might have systemic effects. The above symptoms have been seen with bcp, hormone containing iuds, creams etc. Talk to your prescribing md.
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Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang commented
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Mirena and other contraceptives that have synthetic progesterone in it can cause a variety of side effects such as you have and others including depression, panic, anxiety, etc.
Aug 11, 2012

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