10/03/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
100kg - 105kg / 15st 10lb - 16st 7lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Having it fitted was quite a shock to the system. And was left to the couch for the night, but the next day it had settled. Now almost a year in I get constant cramps in the uterus area. The symptoms I have are very similar to that of pregnancy. Bloating, swollen hard stomach. Cramps followed with light bleeding. Cramps and light bleeding after sex. I think it’s definitely added weight to the stomach area and is being quite stubborn to shift. I’ve now tried the mini pill, the depo injection and the IUD. I just don’t think hormones are for me.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

High blood pressure

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Cystitus

Thrush

Pelvic infection

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