12/04/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I had my first Mirena fitted before having kids as a student 8 years ago and found I had pretty bad uterine cramping. I had one episode of Pelvic inflammatory Disease which was treated with antibiotics but no underlying infection found, but was otherwise really happy with it. No periods, no noticeable hormonal side effects. Then after having it removed it took maybe 4 months for my periods to return whilst I was trying to conceive. I had my second Mirena fitted about 2-3 months ago when my second child was 3/4months old and had a much easier fitting! No pain, or discomfort and they did my smear test at the same time! This time I had spotting for approx 2 months but it seems to be settling, no periods yet, and so far so good the second time round!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

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