11/05/2021

Kyleena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Initially i thought this was the best thing ever, and i can see why so many people love it – you basically forget it’s there and can have worry free sex any time! However after around 18 months of using it i’m starting to have doubts. The womb cramps are almost unbarable for about a week before my period, to the point where i thought i would faint. I also think my moods and my skin have gotten worse, however i’m not 100% sure if that is due to the IUS. Despite this, I still think i would reccommend ths IUS as something for women who don’t like the pill/ don’t want loads of hormones, and want something easy to use. Personally, I am hesitant whether or not to keep it in simply because i feel some side effects (i think) are getting a bit unbearable in my case.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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