12/12/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The insertion was not as bad as I expected after reading people’s stories online. Definitely painful but bearable and over quickly. Once I got home is when the pain started, I had horrendous cramps and was physically sick with pain. This lasted about 6 hours and after that I was fine and thought it was worth it for the 3 years protection. After about 2 weeks the side effects began. I would feel very nauseous for no reason several times a week. I have never had an issue with bloating but almost every time I ate I would bloat. I also had a loss of sex drive which took me by surprise as I have always had a high sex drive and other hormonal contraceptives have never affected it. The big one for me was my mood; I felt very depressed for no reason and I just did not feel like myself. After struggling to get an appointment to have it removed I actually got so fed up with the effect on my mood that I pulled it out myself!! Pulling it out was painless and just had some mild cramps the day after. Literally felt like a new woman in a few days.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

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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