21/06/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Ive tried the combined pill, the mini-pill, the copper coil without a shadow of a doubt the Mirena coil is the best by far. I no longer have periods, and all of the hormonal side effects of other hormonal treatments are much less noticeable because of the low hormonal doseage. Having it put it wasnt pain free, the cramps afterwards just felt like a normal period, and as long as you stay relaxed the insertion process is relatively pain free and straight forward. If you take paracetamol before, and stay calm the reward is so worth it. Additionally for me, its also my endometriosis treatment, so it really is the best all round long term contraceptive!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Aura symptoms

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

No effects

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