22/05/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Started off with a two month non-stop period (following a non-stop period when I was on the minipill for a month before I could get the IUS) which was exhausting but once it stopped, it completely stopped – I haven’t had a period in almost three months! Overall, my experience has been pretty great! Breasts are a lot more tender, put on the tiniest bit of weight on (so little, only I can notice it, but hardly anything), and cramping for about two days around the time I would normally get my period (compared to very rarely cramping before). But these are such slight side effects, it hasn’t bothered me at all. And they’re much better than pregnancy side effects… I was on isotretinoin (accutane) when I got the coil fitted so I can’t tell if it’s affected my normally acne-prone skin. Best decision I’ve made considering no more periods and pregnancy scares for the next five years!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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