05/07/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

It was an awful experience getting it fitted. I ended up at home on thw couch all day in agony. For the next 6 months I was in and out of doctors appointments with pain, cramps and generally uncomfortable with quite a bit of bleeding/spotting. Once this settled it has been no bother at all but my sex drive is next to nothing, I was getting pain during and after sex before the coil was fitted but was told this was down to cervical ectropion. I was advised to come off the pill and try the coil.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Thrush

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

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