20/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I decided on this route after trying the combined pill and subsequently the mini pill. The combined pill worked well for me but I had white coat syndrome meaning raised blood pressure when visiting the doctor and the prescription process became a faff/prohibitive. I did not agree with the mini pill at all. The first few months on mirena were varied and I suffered severe cramps at times and intermittent bleeding. However exactly as the doctor explained my body settled after 4 or 5 months and subsequently my periods stopped altogether and therefore no cramps. I was a bit conscious of it for a while during intercourse. However this concern faded with time. I think it is fantastic and would highly recommend. I have no side effects whatsoever now.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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