20/08/2020

Kyleena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I really love my IUD. I did not trust myself to remember the pill as I needed to so this was a good choice for me. The insertion and 3 months after of getting used to it was pretty awful. I had severe cramping when I got it in but I expected it to be much worse then it actually was and it only lasted about 5 minutes. I had cramping for a month straight pretty much but it wasn’t the worst I had ever experienced. I am pretty used to intense cramping from my periods, along with having a pretty high pain tolerance, so it really wasn’t terrible. I did bleed/spot for 3 months though. It was like a normal period for the first month I would say and then I had pretty steady and annoying spotting for the next two months. Since then though it really hasn’t been a problem at all. I don’t get my period at all anymore at least in the bleeding sense. I still get tender breasts, cramps, and pms every 3 months or so. Around this time sex does get a little painful for me too but I am not sure that is related to my IUD. I get cramps in certain positions and more dryness than normal. But overall I really love my IUD and I really appreciate that I don’t have to think about it all the time.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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