20/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was told having the coil fitted wouldn’t be too bad. However, for me it was not a great experience I haven’t had any children which I was told makes a difference. Eventually the doctor managed to fit it but it was rather painful and I experienced awful cramping for perhaps two hours after. I did have quite a bit of spotting for a few months. I am now 5 months in and love it, my periods are non existent just a day or two of spotting. I have no other side effects except the odd cramp When my period is due. The uncomfortable fitting was definitely worth it for 5 years of hassle free contraception.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

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