17/07/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Medically no problems at all and whilst it was very uncomfortable to have it fitted, once initial bleeding had stopped (6 weeks) I’ve barely had a period. I do think it’s impacted on mood (negatively) and sex drive (lower) and has possibly contributed to weight gain but it’s so hard to tell whether there is a direct link or if it’s just circumstantial (I had it fitted after having my daughter). I would recommend it over the pill for sure.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

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