Post # 1
If a woman has a severe reaction to birth control pills – very bad depression, intense irritability – is there a chance that the smaller amount and localized hormone in some forms of the I.U.D. (I think it is Skyla) will also cause emotional side effects? Anyone out there succeeded with the hormonal I.U.D. after not being able to take birth control pills?
I already know that the copper I.U.D. has no hormone. I am specifically asking about the I.U.D.’s that release a small amount of hormone.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 2
Yes it can. There’s a small percentage but if you’re already sensitive to bc pills Skyla can cause similar issues. You can scroll down and see the clinical trial results at the bottom of this link. http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/mobileart-rx.asp?drug=skyla&monotype=rx-desc&monopage=0
I don’t use Skyla but I’m very sensitive to hormones and have chosen to not use hormonal bc.
Post # 3
I think Skyla is a progesterone only hormone. I’ve heard that some women try taking a progesterone only pill for a bit to see how they do on the hormone before getting an IUD, because the side effects would most likely be similar.
A copper IUD does not have hormones.
Post # 4
I second HoneysHoney’s suggestion to try the progesterone-only pill first if you’re considering Skyla/Mirena. Most birth control pills are combination pills (progesterone and estrogen). Some people who have negative reactions to combination pills are fine with progesterone only (like the “mini pill”, Nuvaring or Skyla). I actually am fine with combination pills but had miserable reactions to the mini pill. Other women, like mrsfj mentioned, don’t do well on any hormonal bc.
Post # 5
Carolsays : I had terrible emotional reactions to birth control pills and have had success with Skyla. It’s supposed to have fewer side effects because the hormone is localized and there is such a small amount of it. There’s no way to know how it will effect YOU without trying though!