Hormonal coil (IUS)


About the reviewer

Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I had the Mirena fitted at my local GPs surgery by my GP & practice nurse, it didn’t take long & everything was explained before, during & after fitting. There was a slight bit of discomfort during fitting but this was due to physical traits of my body. I experienced a slight bleed for 12 hours after fitting then a week later what seemed like a proper period occurred, it was heavier than normal for 3 days then lasted another 3 days of lighter bleeding ( normal periods last 4 days for me ) However 3 weeks after fitting my boobs were heavy & nipples were so sore it made me cry , this coincided with the start of 19 days of continuous bleeding that was varying in heaviness from flood to just blood on wiping . At the end of this time I had what appeared to be the worst Pmt I’d ever experienced, I would sob at anything , blow my stack at anyone & anxiety levels were through the roof : ( Fingers crossed that was just a one off but we’ll see what next month brings as I know it can take 6 months for the body to settle .

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat negatively
I gained weight
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

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