12/06/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was really nervous to have the Mirena coil put in but I chose it because it was a lower hormone option than the pill that I was on, and I decided against the copper coil because my periods were already heavy and I was told they might get heavier. Having it put in was uncomfortable and the first week or so was crampy, then I had spotting for around 3 months after I had it fitted. Since those initial symptoms passed, I haven’t had any issues whatsoever and the Mirena coil has been an absolute blessing! I very occasionally get a very light period but apart from that they have gone, which I admit I found a bit strange at first but now am very used to it. I only have one more year left with this one and am planning to get another Mirena coil put in when it runs out.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Aura symptoms

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Thrush

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