20/09/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Had it for about 10 months now, wasn’t nervous about getting it until it was time to sit in the chair! It’s all explained so well by the doctors/nurses before it begins which makes you feel a little better. Obviously was more uncomfortable as I was 19 when I got it and never given birth but it doesn’t last for too long, it just feels like a big rush of bad period cramps for a couple mins and then it’s in. Felt v delicate after it was put in for a couple days but after that it’s all good. Bled very irregularly for 6-8 months but it’s so light. Occasionally still get moments where I get cramps in my cervix which ache a lot, especially if I’ve not eaten probably or whatnot. But feel so much better in myself as I was on the comb pill before so it’s worth a few cramps here and there!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

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