Re: Is it possible that Mirena causes high blood sugar?
Definitely...I have had major problems with hypoglycemia...in fact it can also keep you from sleeping through the night, which is/was my major problem...and it can lead to those feelings of anxiety...I was eating high protein/complex carb/fat ratio every 2 hours and was still having a hard time controling my blood sugar. My naturopath finally gave me acqueous chromium and I took 7 drops morning and night. This helped incredibly, although I still have not gained full control, in the sense that I still need to take the chromium. If you can't get a hold of acqueous chromium, you can take several capsules of chromium piccolinate (like 900-1000 mcg available in normal drug strores).
I read in the Mirena report from Canada, that the Mirena should not be used in diabetics because it can affect blood Sugar
levels. Well I don't think one needs to be diabetic to have this problem happen to them. And there is the risk that if one stays in a state of hypoglycemia for too long, can start to develop diabetes. This f*ckin' thing really destroys some of us women! Thanks to all of you for writing, good luck to all of you. I can't wait to be completely "normal" again. I am 2 months post-mirena and still having problems, although I am doing better and improving, which I wasn't doing before having it removed.