23/08/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Been great for me. Tried copper coil but that didn’t work and made my periods very heavy when they had never been a problem before. Mirena stopped them completely so I haven’t had one for probably 10+ years now, can’t remember exactly but since I started on Mirena(could be 15 years actually). I am now 53 and probably the current one would need replacing as a contraceptive but am probably not fertile any more anyway. I think they lose effect eventually (every 5 years maybe?)however not sure I will bother. I have not had any menopausal symptoms at all – whether this is down to the Mirena I don’t know but I’m not complaining. Best thing since sliced bread as far as I’m concerned.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

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