09/04/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I think this form of contraception made my depression slightly worse and i noticed an increase in body hair. Although I was on it for a while in my early 20s so it’s hard to tell what’s normal hormonal changes and what’s attributed to the coil. Although I my hangovers definitely were a lot less severe once I had this coil taken out.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Better skin

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

My mood did improve and my hangovers weren’t as bad!

Had a similar experience?

Leave a short review and help other women find the right method for them

Want advice?

Speak to one of our doctors about your concerns