28/04/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
40kg - 45kg / 6st 4lb - 7st 1lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on the combined pill but began getting migraines and my dad has a history of DVT so I was given the mini pill. This was meant to be a safer option. I then had bleeding non stop for about 6 months, I used pills to stop the bleeding occasionally. I then had the coil fitted, this was the best decision. It gave me cramps for a day after being fit and then took roughly 3 months to stop the bleeding. I have now had it 5 years and will be getting another one refitted!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Issues wearing contact lenses

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

I will be getting the coil refitted. It was the best option for me.

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