01/04/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Had the mirena fitted to try and deal with a headache which would last for almost two weeks (starting a few days before the period, continuing throughout and for days after the period), and really heavy periods. It was lifechanging! I’m now on my second one, 9 years on. First one had 0 side effects, no periods, no headaches, no weight gain, nothing. Bliss. Second one the same for 3.5/4 years – now I’m getting a little bit of spotting and a little emotional at the same time, but I’ve been told this is due to the hormones running low as it’s due for replacement soon. Overall, I couldn’t fault the mirena.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

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