05/04/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Decided on the Mirena after trying both the combined pill and the mini pill and really struggling on them. The fitting was very uncomfortable but the cramps subsided after painkillers and a hot water bottle. Took a while for my period to get into a rhythm but I did eventually become regular with light to medium bleeding. Noticed I do cramp quite a lot whilst on my period and during ovulation too. I do seem to be more emotional on the coil however it’s hard to tell the exact cause as I got it fitted just before lockdown happened in 2020. Sex drive has definitely decreased. Made the decision to have it removed soon as I want to be hormone free and be more in control of my body. Despite the cons it’s definitely been far better than any of the pills I’ve tried.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Back pain

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

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