27/11/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Insertion was uncomfortable but not intolerable (I’ve not had any children) – the cramps afterwards lasted for a couple of hours and they were worse. I would never usually get period pains but now I get the occasional sharp pain once or twice during a period (which are now really light) but nothing that requires pain relief. My skin worsened for around 6 months after insertion, but it’s hard to know where that is due to the coil or because I stopped another form of contraception which cleared my skin up originally. Overall I think it’s a really good contraception because you don’t have to think about it!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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