09/07/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Loved this contraception – no pain, no periods no side effects… I thought. Had the coil removed to have a baby – and the chronic acid reflux I’d been suffering with for 3 years (taking esomeprosole 40mg and had an endoscopy to investigate) completely went away within 3 days. Gutted as I really rated it as contraception, but can’t face the reflux again. Can’t know honestly if it was linked – but quite a coincidence (symptoms did start around 3 months after original insertion). Worth checking if it’s your contraception if you do have reflux.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

No regular periods – but got pregnant within 3 months, so hard to tell. After the baby, periods are regular now. Did feel very happy for a few days after removal, but this balanced out after a few days/ week.

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