08/03/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Had my mirena for 2 years and got it removed 3 days ago due to it being a probably cause for my hair loss/thinning. I thought I got on really well with the mirena and I liked how you could forget about it/I had very few periods which only really came to spotting. Now in hindsight I can see how many problems it was causing including to my anxiety! Getting it in was awful, the pain afterwards made me feel like I needed to go hospital but it subsided after about 4 hours and I only had minor cramps after.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Dizziness

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Increased sweating

No effects

Experience after taking

I’ve only had it out 3 days but (a bit like when I came off the pill) I definately felt a ‘fog’ I didnt know was there lift. Sore getting it out but was over quickly and period came back straight away (I was due anyway so might have been why). Headaches, nausea and fatigue after are awful though, think I’m experiencing ‘crash’! Hoping these symptoms only last a few days

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