20/12/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I am on oestrogen patches (HRT), and need progesterone to protect the womb lining. I’ve had irregular bleeding several times in the past which is due to uterine polyps. I was given a Mirena IUS which caused nuisance bleeding for 9 months until it settled down. That was a long time to put up with irregular (light) bleeding, but I now have no bleeding at all, and that is glorious. I have not noticed any other effects, and am very pleased with the IUS instead of taking progesterone tablets, and having monthly bleeds. I do not need it for contraception.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Vaginal discharge

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