02/10/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I got the Mirena put in in December 2018, I wanted to replace my Nexplanon Implant after having constant spotting and thinking it was affecting my PMS. Thought this might help as hormones are more localised. The insertion was AWFUL for me. It was so painful, I was in the foetal position with cramps for 10 hours afterwards. I had bad cramps for 2 weeks after that, mostly in the evenings and getting less bad each day. I actually went back to check if it was in the right place as it was so painful. From February I noticed my anxiety started getting a lot worse. Since then I have put on a lot of weight and my PMS has been very bad. I get spots and sore breasts and SO grumpy around when my period would be. But because my periods have stopped I have no relief from the PMS. It is possible that these symptoms of weight loss and hormone changes were completely independent of the Mirena but I am going to get it removed ASAP just in case. I will try and leave another review when I have had it out!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Issues wearing contact lenses

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Cystitus

Thrush

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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