23/02/2019

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Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

It was slightly uncomfortable during the fitting but this shouldn’t deter anyone from getting it. It’s no different to getting a smear test. The most appealing thing about the hormonal coil is it makes your periods much lighter and reduces cramps massively. After my 3rd month I only had some spotting and not a full period since. Had spots which are now settling after 3 months but I am already prone to hormonal acne so I don’t imagine it would cause spots out of nowhere. Would highly recommend the coil and although it is hormonal it is considerably less than the pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

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