23/07/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

The mini pill affected my moods so I looked into other types of contraception. The idea of something long lasting that I didn’t have to think about everyday appealed. The fitting was unfortunately quite painful for me as my cervix went into spasm, the Dr was lovely and kept checking if i was ok to carry on but I was determined I wasn’t leaving without it! Personally it was worth it for 5 years worry free contraception. The afternoon following fitting was not comfortable and I had cramps & spotting on and off for about 2 weeks after fitting. I have had the IUS for 8 months now, side effects for me seem to be sore boobs and spots around my chin. Periods are pretty much non-existent, random spotting with the very occasional light bleed day. Overall I am really happy with my decision.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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