07/10/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have had a great experience with Mirena so far. Had it inserted under general anaesthetic (was completely covered by private health insurance so why not) so no pain on insertion, cramped for a few weeks after and had light bleeding for about a month after. After that bleeding was quite irregular (about once every 2 months), but periods are so much lighter (went from using super pads to just a liner each day!) and there was a bit of spotting between months but so light it was essentially just blood tinged discharge. Cramping went down SO MUCH (I originally got the Mirena for heavy periods and cramping not contraception and have been very satisfied in both those regards). I got it in my early 20s (no children) and I love it – way better than the combination pill I was on before

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Increased body hair

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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