19/09/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
90kg - 95kg / 14st 2lb - 14st 13lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

When I first got the Mirena (IUD), I almost had to have it removed as it kept lowering my blood pressure (three times exactly), but I’m not sure if this was actually due to the contraceptive or if it’s because I’m naturally very temperature sensitive. Furthermore, it took my body around 3 weeks to adjust to it, with quite a bit of bleeding, and then random bleeding for a few months afterwards, but this stopped around 3 or 4 months after implantation. I love the mirena, although I do get the occasional very uncomfortable cramping, I’ve not had a period since implantation, which is a massive benefit as my periods used to be very heavy and very uncomfortable- often leading to me being violently sick from the pain. Mirena has quite honestly changed my life.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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