20/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

After taking the pill through my teenage and twenties I stopped to try for a baby. Roll on eight years, I’m in different territory as a mum of 2 boys. My periods were really heavy and I chose Mirena to help with this and as a long term contraceptive. I hadn’t bargained on the bloating and weight gain, nor the spots. But overall I have to weigh these up against not feeling anaemic with heavy periods which can be disabling.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased body hair

No effects

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