28/07/2020

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I love the fact that once it’s in you don’t have to worry about protection. However, I found the insertion incredibly painful. I didn’t have any type of intimacy for about 3 months after as I was so worried to experience the pain again. Once I got settled I was happy to find that although irregular, my periods have lightened and/or reduced in time. I struggled on the pill with headaches, but didn’t have headaches at all with this. Some people would get on well with this. Sadly, I wasn’t one of those people.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Issues wearing contact lenses

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

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