20/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I went to my local family planning clinic expecting to come away with an implant (after years of low mood with the COCP) but was persuaded to give the Mirena a try. I have never been pregnant which may have put some women (and doctors!) off but found the insertion not much worse than a smear. There was cramping for the first day only. My periods tailed off over the first year. I do still have some mild PMT symptoms – no worse than before. I have had some breast cysts – one large enough to be drained – but this may be unrelated. I plan to have it replaced at 5 years.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

No effects

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