This post was found on curezone by a fellow post-Mirena sufferer. VERY interesting to think about....
Obviously, our hormones are completely messed up. . .these studies seem to say we need progesterone to keep our nerve myelin healthy. The myelin is what surrounds the brain and keeps it healthy. As most of you also know, many of us went through testing for Multiple Sclerosis only to receive negative results...even though our symptoms sometimes mirror MS. Most of the women after the Mirena find that their progesterone level is INCREDIBLY low, and I think Mirena made us stop making our own natural progesterone. So when Mirena was removed, we didn't have any at all--natural or fake. So would this cause nerves to be unprotected...therefore causing the numbness etc....therefore causing the MS-type symptoms? Interesting to think about.
This one is quite technical, but it links progesterone to myelin-- http://www.sciencemag.org/content/268/5216/1500.abstract
This says it's not all in our heads...!http://www.virginiahopkinstestkits.com/progesteronebrainresearch.html
See the green boxes
We know the side, but the part about them looking into progesterone as a treatment for MS is interesting.
What are all of your thoughts?