Given the day I’ve had, I want to go ahead and say this out loud: I believe my body was poisoned by the Mirena IUD. I believe my IUD is the cause of a plethora of health complications and 9 months after having it removed I’m still figuring it out. I’m significantly better, working with a variety of practitioners, but I’m still healing. I have good days, bad days, and days where I can’t get it together. I believe the IUD is responsible for the Candida over growth I’m currently being treated for, and for the autoimmune issues I’m being tested for this wknd.

This whole journey has so painfully taught me how much society hates women. It’s painfully shown me how ill-equipped our health care system is to care for us. The system is more concerned with controlling our reproductive organs than hearing us when we say we’re unwell. We aren’t being warned. We aren’t being heard. We are being gaslit. We are left to figure it out by ourselves. We are told the hormones are localized and the device has no symptoms. When we prove a correlation, we are told we are the exception, an anomaly, so they don’t have to reckon with what they have done. All the while, more and more of us get unwell. Some of us don’t even know something is wrong until we have the device removed only to face the Mirena Crash. 
I don’t care what your clinical studies say. You cannot put something unnatural in our bodies and not expect it to disrupt the delicate, powerful, ecosystems that our bodies hold. If you are going to flippantly disrupt those ecosystems, then you better get informed and equipped enough to treat us afterwards.

If you are an individual using hormonal contraception or an IUD of any kind- please pay attention to what your body is telling you. I’ve heard of people suffering from hair loss and blindness. I personally suffered from migraines, terrifying panic attacks, joint pain, depression, anxiety, chest pain, neck pain, perpetual nausea, heart palpitations, digestive issues, knuckle swelling, sudden and significant weight gain, cramping, brain fog, dizziness and so much more.

My body was trying to tell me something - I just didn’t know to listen.