Hormonal coil (IUS)


About the reviewer

Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


The Mirena is new to me having only had it in for just over a month so I’m still adjusting and will review again once the 6 months have passed. The insertion was fine, I’d been worried about it but took a few iburprofen before hand. It wasn’t enjoyable but nothing like what I had read before (I’ve not had any babies) all was well after that, cramping stopped after a day. Fast forward a week later and I’ve got tender breasts (so weird as I’ve never had that before), daily spotting which is so frustrating when on holiday! And now I’ve started to get acne on my forehead something I’ve not had since I was 13! I also still can’t find the strings when I feel. I went to the doctors to check everything was ok and they said yeah it’s still in there and to just keep trying to feel for it but it’s impossible I don’t know what I’m doing wrong! I’m hoping all these things will calm down as I know my body will have an adjustment period so I’m just going to push through and see how it goes.

Impact whilst taking

Neutral - no change
No change
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

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