11/07/2021

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I used the mirena coil for 24 months to try and ease perimenopause symptoms. Within 2 days I had the first aura migraine, I had these regularly for the 1st year. After a month I just felt unwell with low energy and then about 2 to 3 months after it was fitted I started with extreme GERD symptoms which were seriously unpleasant, I ended up taking 20 mg of emeprazole twice a day and had an examination of my upper stomach. A year into this nightmare I began experiencing bowel and intestine discomfort accompanied by bouts of pain and diarrhea and so ended up taking a pro biotic which cost £10 a month, along with both these medications I was drinking Gaviscon Advance by the bucket load, also costing a pretty penny. In short I have spent 2 years struggling to eat properly as my symptoms were so extreme, no one even the GP connected the migraines and gerd which is concerning. Since having this item removed from me my symptoms have just about gone and the relief is immense.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Increased sweating

Back pain

High blood pressure

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Nausea or vomiting

Thrush

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

Pure relief, I have only been off this for nearly 3 weeks but I feel amazingly well again

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