11/02/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had this coil fitted after being diagnosed with severe endometriosis and after having two operations to remove a cyst and scar tissue. As soon I started using the coil my periods stopped and therefore kept my endometriosis at bay. I had it replaced after 4th year as I felt endo symptoms coming back and had it refitted for 5 years. After having it removed I got pregnant 3 months later!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

It felt like all my previous period symptoms came back. Mood swings, cramps, heavy periods, bloating before cycle, spots

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