Hormonal coil (IUS)


About the reviewer

Over 45
Time used
8+ years
Had children
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


This has been a game changer for me. I started using it in my early 40s after having 3 children, with periods that lasted 8 days coming every 25 days. The utter relief of no periods and a seamless menopause (I think I am probably mid or post menopausal judging by a month or so of very hot night time sweats and lots of chin / lip hair but no other symptoms and I am now 55). I had briefly been on the Pill in the mid 80 s but the depression that came with it made it a non starter, so after a year or so of struggling with a diaphragm (what a joke that was) used a standard copper coil until I heard about the Mirena and asked for it. I do now suffer from dry eyes which has made contact lens wearing restricted, and although I had been told it could be caused by hormonal changes, it is impossible to say whether the Mirena has played a part in this change or not.

Impact whilst taking

Neutral - no change
No change
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Issues wearing contact lenses

No effects

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