01/06/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

About the reviewer

Reviewer age

Age:

18-25

Time taken

Time used:

18 months - 3 years

Had children

Had children:

No

Reviewer height

Height:

5'9"/175cm

Reviewer weight

Weight:

60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb

Currently using

Currently using:

Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Insertion was a 'pinch', but caused bad cramps for two weeks afterwards which felt like a 'bad period', bleeding on off for a month which was not ideal. however, as someone who was extremely depressed on the pill and was having insanely heavy periods which left me in bed - this was absolutely worth it for me. For the past 2 years, my periods have become increasingly lighter and less painful. I now only need a panty liner for my periods, after 3 years of multiple heavy use tampons. The liberation of not having to take a pill, worrying about timing, travel etc etc is incredible. I find this contraception fits my lifestyle extremely well, and has much less hormonal effect on me than any pills. A month of pain is well worth many years of freedom!

Impact whilst taking

Time taken

Mood:

Somewhat positively

Impact on weight

Weight:

No change

Had children

Periods:

Lighter periods, Spotting / light bleeding between periods,

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

No change

Side effects whilst taking

Head

No effects on the head

Body

Better skin

Back pain

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Down There

Womb cramps

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