21/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
41-45
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
90kg - 95kg / 14st 2lb - 14st 13lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

After resisting for several months, I was talked into having a Mirena coil fitted three months after having an ablation to deal with excessive bleeding. I had had no bleeding since the ablation, but with the Mirena I had spotting every few days. I also felt like I had constant PMT, which got worse and worse until I couldn’t stand it any longer and pulled it out myself.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I felt relieved to get the coil out, but it took several months before I felt normal again.

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