01/06/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
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

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Back pain

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

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