Tell women the truth about Mirena IUD birth control
  • Petitioned Oliver Renner

This petition was delivered to:

Head of Global Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Bayer HealthCare AG
Oliver Renner
FDA, Drug Approval Process
Erica Jefferson
FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Morgan Liscinsky
FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Stephanie Yao
FDA, Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS)
Sandy Walsh
FDA, Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs
Steven Immergut
Hormonal Contraception, Menopause Management, Gynecological Therapy
Dr. Friederike Lorenzen
Hormonal Contraception, Menopause Management, Gynecological Therapy
Katja Seifert
FDA, Associate Commissioner for External Affairs
Virginia Cox
FDA, Deputy Director of Operations, Office of Public Affairs
Heidi Rebello

Tell women the truth about Mirena IUD birth control

    1. Petition by

      Kelly Woods

      Papamoa Beach, New Zealand

The Mirena IUD is marketed as an effective hassle free method of birth control, with absolutely ZERO side effects. The device works much like a normal IUD, but with the addition of Levonorgestrel, a synthetic progestogen. Supposedly, the hormone works only within the uterus, and it's therefore impossible for it to cause systemic damage to the rest of the body.

However the trial for this drug was conducted on a small, homogenous group of Caucasian women in Finland. Now, hundreds of thousands of women worldwide are using the device, many of whom are complaining of heart palpitations and numbness of extremities, nutritional deficiency, unusual weight gain (i.e. beer belly, swollen breasts), fatigue, migraines, etc. But their doctors refuse to believe their symptoms are related to Mirena, simply because Bayer's brochure said so.

The only possible complications listed are mechanical malfunctions of the IUD itself, uterine perforation, expulsion and such, but no mention of the effects of the hormone Levonorgestrel.

We ask that the FDA and Bayer admit that such systemic side effects to the hormone in Mirena do indeed exist, and to instruct physicians to properly inform women of these risks before recommending this device.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Alycia O'Connell PORTLAND, OR
      • 9 months ago

      I suffered from blurred and double vision to the point that I could not function, as well as many other side effects. My doctors did not think this could be the cause and after over 25 blood and urine test, 4 specialist appointments and an MRI they found nothing. I took it out and almost instantly started to recover my vision.

    • melissa botelho CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
      • 9 months ago

      I have mirena and experiencing heart palpitations.

    • Amina Chamanlal PAWTUCKET, RI
      • 9 months ago

      i have mirena

    • Michele Manly VANCOUVER, WA
      • 10 months ago

      I've had my Mirina IUD by Brayer for almost 4 years I am having it removed this month of January 2014 I had in since April 2010. There are over 60,000 complaints in 10 years since 2004 about this product and lawsuits against Brayer and FDA there are alot of side effects. Back aches, pimples,lower adominal stomach issues and makes gain weight which I am trying to lose weight and have cleaner face less pimples. Have a great safe day do the research read reviews and news.

    • Jenny fagan HONOLULY, HI
      • 10 months ago

      Been in the hospital for 38 days with unknown diarrhea and vomitting after having migrated mirena removed 9/23/13


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