07/10/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

With the first mirena coil I had I didn’t really get any negative symptoms just towards the end before I had it changed I realised symptoms like pins and needles and headaches, anxiety, waking in the middle of the night in a panicked state, feeling like something stuck in my throat, migraines were to do with the coil but didn’t realise until 2 and half years into the 2nd coil that these were related. When I spoke to the Dr she was adament it wasn’t the coil causing these symptoms and was very reluctant to remove it, I had to have a couple of appointments with her before it was finally removed. The night after removal I had what I can only describe as a panic attack where I couldn’t breathe and ended up in A&E, never had this before, after checking ecg etc They couldn’t find a possible reason for it, I also felt absolutely exhausted for the next few months to the point where I couldn’t even walk up the road without needing to lie down to sleep and I am very much into my exercise and run regular so was definitely not me. After extensive research I have found out about the ‘mirena crash’ which I believe I was and still suffer with, although thankfully not as severe. I have been to the Dr’s on a number of occasions with various symptoms and asked if this could be due to the ‘mirena crash’ but I am told no and they have never heard of it before?! All I will say is do your research about possible side effects before you do get one, as stupidly I didn’t and now am living with these awful symptoms, I wish Id never had it.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Migraines

Headaches

Back pain

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Back pain

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

As above

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