20/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

After having two children I had the Mirena inserted and immediately developed severe morning sickness and lost two stone over six weeks. No one made the connection for two months. It was hideous. However before my pregnancies I’d have two Mirena coils over eight years and had experienced nausea sweats and low mood, but because my periods became much lighter and fewer I persisted

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Impact after using

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

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I immediately went back to ‘normal’

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