28/04/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I found the insertion a lot less painful than I expected, it was uncomfortable but only lasted 5 minutes. Straight after I started my period and had a very long heavy period for 4 weeks. It was really awful, I had no energy, was in a lot of pain and had to go to the toilet every hour to change my pad. Then it was lighter for about 2 weeks. I then had regular periods which only lasted for around two days. I’ve had my coil for around 10 months and haven’t had a period for 4 months now. I got the coil originally because I had heavy periods so this is perfect. I have no spotting or cramps. I really think the bad initial start was worth it for how my body feels now. My boobs got a little bigger and I’d say my hair grows back a tiny bit quicker than before but it feels so good to not have to worry about contraception for another four years and to not worry about when my period will come and how it would affect my life.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Better skin

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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