07/02/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

The IUS is perfect for me, it lasts five years so once it’s fitted your don’t really have to think about it (except periodically checking the threads). It does hurt when it’s fitted but for me that was worth it, and I have plenty of friends who didn’t find it painful. It was important to me to have something that stopped my period, and I haven’t had one in the entire time I’ve been on it so this definitely ticks that box. It’s also one of the most effective methods of contraception so I don’t worry about whether or not I’ve done something to counteract the effects like I did with the pill. I love it, will definitely keep getting it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Vaginal discharge

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