20/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve always had a fairly regular period and have been lucky with my health and metabolism – if you are similar definitely get the mirena coil. I’ve had little side effects from it, mentally or physically. Also, I would recommend getting the coil fitted whilst you are on your period and get an early morning appointment, making sure you eat an hour before and take ibuprofen / paracetamol half an hour before. It’s not that painful having it inserted, it’s more uncomfortable and a bizarre feeling. The main thing is relax as much as you can and know it’s going to change your life once it’s in!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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