09/09/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I started on the Mirena about 12 months ago after being on the implanon (3 week bleeding periods) and the pill (depressed and anxious mood). I have had a great experience on the Mirena – I barely have any bleeding, no cramping and best of all my cycle will go straight back to normal when I take it out. The first two weeks after insertion were really painful, but since then I’ve had no issues. The only negative thing for me is I think it has decreased my vaginal lubrication during intercourse, and sometimes the wires have poked me quite painfully during sex. I’m also much more prone to thrush since insertion and I have more discharge than before (often have to wear thin pads).

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

Better skin

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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