A new study shows that many forms of birth control–including the Mirena IUD–are associated with an increased risk of pseudotumor cerebri, which is commonly referred to as a ‘false brain tumor’. Pseudotumor cerebri is not an actual tumor, but rather increased pressure in spinal fluid and on the brain which mimics the symptoms of a tumor. This can also be referred to as idiopathic intracranial hypertension. As a result, women taking these drugs experience serious medical conditions such as permanent vision loss and severe headaches.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Women using the Mirena IUD that have developed pseudotumor cerebri may show symptoms similar to those associated with brain tumors. These symptoms tend to get worse during physical activity.
Common symptoms include:
- Neck Stiffness
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Severe Headaches and Migraines
- Ringing in the Ears
- Blurry or Double Vision
- Vision Loss
- Permanent Blindness
To confirm the diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri, a doctor would perform a lumbar puncture or spinal tap.
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri resulting in serious injuries including severe headaches and permanent vision loss, you may have a case.
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