05/07/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Ask for painkillers!!!! If there is one thing you take away from my review please please ask your doctor about options for pain relief before you go! I didn’t because I thought it would just be a pinch, and as a 20 year old who has never had children is was way more than just a pinch! Everybody’s different, and I have friends who say it didn’t hurt at all, but for me the pain was awful. As a victim of S/A, I also found it extremely triggering and did struggle with my mental health because of the pain down in that area that I had no control of. Don’t be afraid to ask if you can take someone in with you! I wish I had. Apart from the traumatic insertion, the coil has been the best birth control I’ve ever tried. Have had very irregular and surprise periods since it was fitted, however it requires absolutely no maintenance after that first part. I would recommend it so highly, however would also just reiterate that it is okay to ask for pain relief prior!!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

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