03/02/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Being 21 currently, with high blood pressure from aged 12 and previously negative experience with the PO pill, I found the coil to be a fantastic alternative that has greatly improved my quality of life since changing. I did find some doctors/nurses reluctant to insert the coil because of my age however I did a lot of my own research and found it to be the best alternative as I am unable to take the combined pill etc. I couldn’t recommend it enough!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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