What Does an Intracranial Hypertension Diagnosis Mean for Me?

Many women have been diagnosed with intracranial hypertension (IH) following their implantation of the intrauterine device (IUD), Mirena. In fact, medical literature shows that implantation of Mirena significantly increases the user’s risk of developing IH. In case you are unfamiliar, intracranial hypertension is pressure felt within the skull due to a buildup of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in the spaces that surround the brain and spinal column. Symptoms indicative of IH include, but are not…

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Symptoms Following Mirena; What Testing Do I Need And How Do I Go About Getting It?

Among contraception options available on the market today, one of the most prevalent is the intrauterine device (IUD), Mirena. However, despite its popularity, following implantation of the device, many women have reported experiencing troubling symptoms, some of which include: severe headaches; nausea; peripheral vision changes; papilledema (swelling of the part of the optic nerve inside the eye); and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Development of one or more of these symptoms after having received Mirena…

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Mirena IUD: Diagnosing Intracranial Hypertension

Several scientific studies show that the primary hormone in the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD), levonorgestrel, increases the risk of developing Intracranial Hypertension (IH). IH, also known as Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC), is caused by the overproduction of spinal fluid within the skull. The excess fluid puts immense pressure on the brain, triggering warning signs similar to those experienced with brain tumors. Mirena users suffering from IH often endure daily pressure headaches, blurry vision or vision loss,…

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Mirena IUD: The Link between Levonorgestrel and Intracranial Hypertension

Nearly two hundred lawsuits filed by women against Bayer Pharmaceuticals allege that their intrauterine device (IUD), Mirena, causes a condition known as intracranial hypertension (IH), or pseudotumor cerebri. Women all over the United States claim that Bayer was negligent in failing to warn users of the IUD of the potentially disabling side effects related to IH. In fact, Bayer has not provided any warning at all about the possibility of Mirena causing IH, despite studies…

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Mirena IUD: The FDA and Bayer Pharmaceuticals

In 2001, Bayer Pharmaceuticals introduced and promoted the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) as a highly effective birth control method. Mirena is a flexible, plastic, T-shaped device inserted through the cervix and into the uterus by a healthcare professional. The IUD can remain in place for up to 5 years and prevents pregnancy by releasing a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel into the body. Bayer recommended Mirena to women who already had a child and were looking…

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