20/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

The Mirena has been excellent on the whole. I am on my fourth coil which is now due to be changed. However, you MUST CHECK YOUR STRINGS! Mine have disappeared, the coil is in the correct place but I will have to go through ‘a procedure’ to have it removed, which sounds unpleasant. I never bothered checking the strings; Ive had it between each child and forgot about it once it was implanted – poor fanny management. My loss of libido is more down to work/life balance rather than contraception. I will have another to see me up to the menopause. Husband isn’t keen on the snip so more speculums and stirrups for me…

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

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