27/09/2019

Kyleena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

About the reviewer

Reviewer age

Age:

18-25

Time taken

Time used:

3 - 6 months

Had children

Had children:

No

Reviewer height

Height:

5'4"/162.5cm

Reviewer weight

Weight:

50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb

Currently using

Currently using:

No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had continuous cramps bleeding everyday, and had a severely low mood. I struggled to get out of bed or do anything that I didn’t have to do. But the worst part was that I had the most severe acne break outs all over my face within a month of having it put in. I tried to treat it for a few months before giving up and having it taken out. Within two weeks my skin started to clear but I am left with the scars and the emotional trauma that it cause me still now. My mood so incredibly low, I really feel like I lost 6 months of my life.

Impact whilst taking

Time taken

Mood:

Very negatively

Impact on weight

Weight:

No change

Had children

Periods:

Irregular periods, Spotting / light bleeding between periods,

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Head

No effects on the head

Body

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Dark body hair

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Down There

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Time taken

Mood:

Very positively

Impact on weight

Weight:

No change

Impact on weight

Return to cycle:

1 month

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

Increased sex drive

Head

No effects on the head

Body

Better skin

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Down There

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Thrush

Experience after taking

I cannot believe that all these awful things were happening to my body and every time I visited the doctor, I was told that it had nothing to do with my contraception choice. I feel so much better now that I use nothing but I continue to be frustrated with the lack of choice as does most other women :(

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