13/05/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Previously I had had a copper coil which I’d never had a problem with but due to my age (45) I was recommended the Mirena. Initial potting lasted around 2 months and then my periods stopped which was great. However, I felt so miserable and teary for the first 6 months and have felt generally low and sad ever since. Also, having never suffered from headaches or migraines I started to get the most terrible migraines. And finally, I have gained about a stone (although this could be down to age). Of course I don’t know if all of these are linked to the Mirena but I had it removed last week and will see if I return to ‘normal’!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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