08/10/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

After having trouble using the combined pill I decided to try the Mirena coil. The procedure when getting the coil was extremely painful and uncomfortable for me and after this I had painful cramping which is common. I bled for the 3 months I had it in. The main reason for get init the coil removed was the really negative change in my mood. I felt like a different person I was constantly miserable and down I had put on weight also as my appetite completely changed! I had 0 sex drive and it really effected my relationship.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Better skin

Back pain

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I have had it out for just under a week and have really noticed a difference in myself I feel happier and more relaxed. I have now gone back on the pill and going to see how this goes. I know many people with the Mirena coil that have no problems! Just what works for you

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