20/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Due to hormonal migraines, I cannot have the combined pill. After constant bleeding with progesterone pill and arm implant, the mirena made me feel so much less hormonal. I was among the lucky few who got absolutely no bleeding at all. It was frankly fabulous to have no periods. The only noticeable side effect was spots on my back and chest sometimes, but can’t tell for sure if it was the coil. I got it removed to start thinking about having a baby and my period came back the next month.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Increased body hair

Better skin

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I feel way more up and down hormally, but this may just be that I am conscious of periods and tracking them .

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