12/02/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

When I first had the coil fitted I loved it, no periods, no side effects and you didn’t have to give family planning another thought. Fast forward two years and the Mirena had put me into a state of Oestrogen Dominance, which is bad for me since I always had negative side effects from the combined pill due to the oestrogen content. I suffered with severe anger and anxiety, feeling like I could not cope – as a mother, at work with my workload and I that it would be better if my fiancée and I split up. I would have palpitations, even in my sleep, which would wake me up! If I wasn’t anxious or angry, I was down and sobbing. I also had involuntary muscle twitches. I felt a million miles away from myself. I had it removed early, I took some supplements like magnesium for the muscle twitches and potassium and within 6 weeks I started to feel back to normal. It was like walking out of prison. I’m so glad I chose to have it removed! I wouldn’t have one again.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

My anxiety, anger and depression lifted and went away. I suffered two miscarriages the following year after removal. Many forums about the Mirena suggest this is common, but not listed as a potential side effect for obvious reasons. I wish I hadn’t had it fitted, it could have potentially ruined my life -I could have lost my job, my relationship and upset my daughter.

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