An IUD was not my answer
by Anna J
I'm a 39 year old female from Australia and firstly thankyou for this site - I've been fumbling around looking for answers to my health concerns for years now and I think I have struck gold!
My symptoms go back probably to my early 30's when I explained to my GP that I was having hot flashes, mood swings, depression, anxiety and gradually heavy periods. All tests have always come back normal. In 2007 I was recommended the Mirena IUD for the heavy periods, since then I have a range of chronic symptoms from Chronic fatigue/myalgia, burning tongue, burning red eyes, ovary cysts, kidney cysts, UTI's, candida, joint aches and pains, brain fog, thinning hair, clumsyness, loss of memory, depression, anxiety, pain in my left Thyroid and other symptoms related to adrenal fatigue - but hey no heavy period!!!
I have made the appt to get the IUD out in a couple of weeks and have just started to trial natural progesterone cream. My work colleagues and family have already noticed in a week a huge difference in my persona and I have noticed an increase in my energy levels and clarity of thought! I am hoping that once the mirena IUD is removed and with some time I will feel like a normal human being again!! It's my thoughts that the IUD may have contributed to further unbalancing my hormones which may have been in a peri-menopausal phase?