20/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have had the Mirena coil for just over 5 years now and am due to have it changed shortly. It was painful having it inserted but after that I have experienced no pain. It has almost completely stopped my periods which I am thrilled about as I hated having a period. Occasionally I get a bit of light spotting. I do tend to get period-like pains and tender breasts very occasionally as I used to when I got my period, but without the bleeding. But this is very minor. Overall I have had an excellent experience with the Mirena coil, I would recommend it to anyone, it has totally changed my life not having to think about periods and there have been zero side-effects on my mood, skin, weight, anything really. I chose it because it is the most long lasting and also I was told there was only a very small amount of hormone released as it is so localised.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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