15/05/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Came of yasmin because my breasts had started to get enormous and painful in the run up to my period. The doctor persuaded me to get a coil because the hormones were more localised and wouldn’t affect my breasts. Insertion was incredibly painful and made me feel miserable for a few weeks, and my breasts immediately swelled and got very uncomfortable and I felt uncomfortable in my body. I went to the nurse and begged them to take it out but they suggested I was chopping and changing and it would settle; the symptoms haven’t settled after 5 months and I am desperate to have it removed.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

High blood pressure

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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