28/04/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was really worried about getting the hormonal coil as I really struggled with mood swings whilst on the pill and thought that maybe it would be the same with the coil. I tried the copper coil for 18 months and bled almost continually for the entire time but I was so hell bent on not having any excess hormones in my body that I stuck it out for so long. Eventually after talking to a friend and her explaining that the hormones localise to your womb I decided to give it a go and have never looked back. The only down side for me is that it gives me acne on my chin which is something I can live with as I have fallen pregnant accidentally whilst on the pill around 10 years ago and wouldn’t want to go through another abortion.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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