I'm comparing Mirena and Paraguard for contraception after I have this child in November. My OB feels that the hormones in Mirena are low enough, and localized enough to the uterus, that they will not raise my risk of stroke or blood clotting. When I read Mirena's site and look at scientifically documented side effects, I see no mention of stroke risk, although women with a history of stroke or clotting are perhaps discouraged from using it.
Are there any documented risks for women over 40, especially stroke or clotting, using Mirena? I've never smoked and do not have a personal history of stroke, although there has been some stroke history in the grandparents.
I've been reading the various side effects noted by others here on all of the other threads.