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Mirena removed almost 2 months ago. Advice needed, please
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Mirena removed almost 2 months ago. Advice needed, please

I will try to make this as short as possible, I really need some positive or at least accurate advice with regards to the Mirena and hormones.

I have had a laparoscopy for endometriosis 3 times, each time it was treated. the most recent laparoscopy was on 25th August 2012, it was then that I had the Mirena inserted.

Summer 2012 I was getting random dizzy spells that doctors couldn't give me answers for, this caused stress as I was off work for 3 months with dizziness, fuzzy head, fatigue and worry. At this time I was on Microgynon 30. I then had laparoscopy and Mirena was fitted, as mentioned above.

My symptoms with the Mirena included:
Panic attacks (never had before in my life)
Depression (almost suicidal, never had before in my life)
Anxiety (never had this before in my life)
IBS - Constipation
Mood swings
Hot sweats in the night
Sensitivity to heat
Massive weight loss
Slight hair loss
Felt like I was going crazy

I had the Mirena removed on 25th January 2012. Immediately the symptoms lifted for 2 days, then I had a blood test to check hormones, then I had the 'Mirena Crash'.

My hormones were apparently within normal range, with slightly high RBC which the doctor said was normal. I CRIED, I was certain the Mirena was the problem and I felt lost.

Since then I have had episodes of feeling normal and happy, with episodes of unbearable depression, anxiety and anxiety attacks. The Depression is worse since having the Mirena removed, the anxiety is slightly better.

However at almost 2 months post removal I was hoping to be feeling a lot better than I am now! For 1 month I have been eating a wheat, dairy and red meat free diet, I am drinking chamomile tea, taking fish oil suppliments, B-vitamins, magnesium, pantothenic acid.

I thought it was all working well, but I am now faced with anxiety and Depression that are making me feel like I am going completely crazy, and I am completely out of control of my body. I also have no sex drive at all.

The only thing my doctor says is 'take anti-depressants or go back on the pill'.

I am having CBT and have picked up a lot of things in life. I have a full-time job, a loving boyfriend, a lovely flat, a car, a cat and great future prospects.

I feel like I could be dying and no-one seems to be able to help me or make me feel better. I have never felt like this in my life and it is so evident that i cannot stop thinking about it 24/7. I have always been outgoing, happy, adventurous, confident.

if this keeps going it is going to destroy my relationship and that is the last thing I want in the world.

One pattern I have noticed is that my depression and anxiety is worse around ovulation and just before my period.

I have had one period which started 6 weeks after removal, I was VERY bloated, bad lower back pain, fairly heavy bleeding, very bad fatigue, strong period pains.

Does it get better, what should I do!?

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