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

Extreme cramping for about 20 secs when they inserted it, which then went away and I felt great again – until I sat down in the car about 20 mins later. Then it was horrid cramping in my abdomen and lower back for the rest of the day (might’ve been worse for me as I didn’t normally get cramps so my pain tolerance might’ve been pretty low). By the morning, I felt completely fine! The experience wasn’t the best time of my life but bearable, and worth it for five years of worry-free birth control. I’d recommend getting it done later in the day so it’s less time before you can sleep the pain off.

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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