Thinking about using Skyla? You should count the cost!
Like its “sister” drug Mirena, Skyla could be dangerous to your health. If you are experiencing side effects like PID or pelvic pain because of Skyla, the Mirena Detox Program has essential information and solutions for you.
Read more to learn about Skyla, its side effects, and how the Mirena Detox Program can help!
What is Skyla?
Skyla is an IUD (intrauterine device) used to prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years. It’s a soft, T-shaped device that is non-surgically placed in the uterus by an OB/GYN. The insertion of Skyla is quick, plus there is no daily upkeep, like a birth control pill. Though Skyla claims to be “over 99% effective” in preventing pregnancy, those benefits may come at a huge cost to your health.
Ectopic pregnancy…PID….ovarian cysts…severe acne…depressed mood. These are but a few of the possible side effects of Skyla.
Is it worth the risks?
How It Works
Skyla, like Mirena, creates an environment in the body unsuitable for sperm, thus preventing pregnancy. It does this by using a manufactured hormone called levonorgestrel (from the drug class progestin), which is also used in the Plan B pill. Through the t-shaped IUD, levonorgestrel is gradually released within the uterus over a period of three years.
Skyla contains 13.5 mg of levonorgestrel, which released within the uterus at a rate of about 14 mcg per day after 24 days, progressively decreasing to 5 mcg per day after 3 years. The hormone thickens the cervical mucus, interrupts sperm movement, and thins the lining of the uterus. These actions work together to prevent a pregnancy. By the end of the third year, Skyla must be removed by an OB/GYN, though it can be removed any time prior.
But with side effects so severe, why use Skyla in the first place?
Potential Side Effects
There is no doubt that Skyla can be a powerful contraceptive. But even though it is smaller and carries less hormones than Mirena*, Skyla’s possible side effects are MAJOR.
A serious condition involving an egg attaching itself somewhere outside the uterus, such as the fallopian tube. This requires emergency medical treatment, and could end in death if not treated quickly. Although you are not likely to get pregnant while using an IUD, your risks of getting an ectopic pregnancy rise if you use Skyla.
Though they often dissipate on their own, ovarian cysts can cause severe pain and could require surgery to remove. About 14% of Skyla users develop cysts on their ovaries.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious condition causing excessive or irregular vaginal bleeding, unusual changes in vaginal discharge, recurrent fever, nausea, vomiting, and chills. It can also be caused by STIs.
Skyla’s use of hormones interferes with the body’s natural secretion of certain hormones. One of these hormones, called androgen (“the male hormone”), can overstimulate your oil glands and is a major contributor to acne.
Skyla could cause irregular bleeding and spotting, especially during the first 3 to 6 months of use. The number of bleeding/spotting days usually decreases with use, but bleeding may remain irregular. Menstrual cycles may even stop.
Though rare, sepsis is a life-threatening infection that can occur within the first few days after Skyla placement. Symptoms of sepsis are severe pain or fever.
The insertion of an IUD into your uterus upsets the normal balance of hormones. This causes abdominal and pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, and cramping which could persist for months.
Are you feeling constant sadness, anxiety, or irritability since receiving your Skyla IUD? Experiencing fatigue, lack of energy, or mood swings? The side effects of Skyla aren’t limited to just physical symptoms.
Yet another FDA-approved drug with a mile-long list of side effects. There are even reports of Skyla coming out on its own! This could lead to pregnancy, which defeats the main purpose of a contraceptive.
So what can you do if you are experiencing these symptoms? Is there a natural, effective solution?
*(Mirena has 52 mg of levonorgestrel and is 32mm x 32mm; Skyla has 13 mg and is 28mm x 30mm.)
How the Mirena Detox Can Help
First, you must remove your Skyla IUD. But, even after its removal, the effects of Skyla can remain in your body. You will need to detox the remaining levonorgestrel and restore hormonal balance to your system. Here’s where the Mirena Detox can help.
The Mirena Detox Program is not just for Mirena! Using proven natural, holistic remedies, this detox is effective against the effects of Skyla and Mirena IUDs. Fight your symptoms naturally with the proper diet, exercise, and supplements provided in the program. Over time, you CAN heal your body without taking any pharmaceutical drugs or hormones.
Feel like yourself again! Try the Mirena Detox today!