Here is My Question:
I am 48 years old, and been diagnosed with MS officially for 17 years. I have had no relapses since 2005 when my last child was born. I have been on Copaxone since then as well. It is being recommended due to heavy bleeding that I get a Mirena IUD implant. I have fear about it causing a relapse. The information provided In the literature I can find is insufficient. Can it cause a relapse?
I wouldn’t worry about this IUD causing a relapse. Hormone manipulation used for infertility protocols can precipitate a relapse but that is not related to IUD material/medication.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
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