05/07/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was apprehensive about having it fitted. In the end it was really quick and not too uncomfortable. The cramps and bleeding while it settled were annoying. I wasn’t prepared for that. Looking back, it was a few weeks of inconvenience for long term super-convenience. I’m on my second IUS and the exchange was very uncomfortable. Possibly because I knew the doctor a little bit and we both felt awkward. It is a liberating contraceptive. I love it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

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