27/07/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My minor anxiety was exaggerated to the extreme when I had the Mirena coil. I was very ill and very not myself. It’s not the case for everyone though so if you’re going to try it just try to keep an eye on yourself and I’d recommend an anxiety diary!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

After a few months I began feeling more like myself. My PMS and anxiety decreased back to a couple days a month around and on time with my cycle rather than continuously and random. My sex drive came back (yay) and I no longer felt like a complete stranger in my own body.

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