23/02/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

The fitting was horrendous. Took 2 appointments, many different sizes of speculum because the (experienced) fitter couldn’t find my cervix, and when it was finally fitted I passed out from the pain. Otherwise mostly a positive experience and I’ve had it in place for 4.5years, and prefer it in general to the combined pill that I took for 8 years beforehand. I have started to notice PMS symptoms including bad moods, and increased migraines. I have also developed dizziness although this may not be related to the mirena coil and is being investigated. I’m dreading having it replaced, but can’t cope with the increasingly worse PMS.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Headaches

No effects

Womb cramps

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