08/02/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

It was a rough three months after I got the coil inserted, and I struggled particularly with a 3 month, painful , non-stop period, but thankfully I’m over that bit! On the other hand – I actually have much better skin now, it hasn’t affected my sex drive, and has if anything made me lose weight a bit. I did, however, have a bit of an issue with unexplained nausea which I’m inclined to blame on the coil. It’s very easy once the first adjustment period has passed and can just be forgotten about for 5 years! Overall pleased, but waiting for the tricky start to be fully worth it – so average for the moment.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Thrush

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