23/05/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Had mirena inserted during endo surgery. I had puss (pink and yellow) leaking from my vagina for 10 days straight. The smell was foul, like rotting meat. I was given antibiotics which made some improvement but swabs revealed no infection. Then I had heavy blood flow for about 3 weeks. I also experienced severe lower back pain and inflammation which I am still seeing an osteopath for now, less than 3 months later. I’ve had the coil removed because the foul smell has started to come back. More swabs reveal no infection so I’m at a loss as to how I can fix this problem and it’s a real social killer as you can imagine. I also have anxiety and depression and I don’t think this change in hormones has helped me one bit. I feel extremely hypersensitive and friends and family have commented on it. I know everyone’s experience is different but I would tell anyone considering this method to run as fast as you can.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Back pain

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Increased body hair

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Headaches

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Experience after taking

Relief

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