14/05/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

After initial procedure and few days of cramping, had a slight bit of anxiety and acne. Then it was absolutely amazing for another 4 1/2 years, loved not having to think and not having periods, although I did still have cyclical breast pain and mood swings like PMS every month. Only disadvantage was that sometimes my partner could feel it in different positions – it never really bothered him though!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Latex allergy

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Thrush

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Latex allergy

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

I switched onto the COCP straight away so didn’t really notice much difference other than my periods returning.

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