08/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

It was a little painful when I had it inserted (but nothing ibuprofen couldn’t sort out!). I had a little spotting for a few weeks and then my periods stopped completely, although I continued to have pretty bad cramps at the time my period would have been. My periods came back after about 9 months but are much lighter than before. The increased cramping is honestly so worth it for the peace of mind I get from knowing my coil is just sitting in there, doing it’s job. I check the strings regularly to make sure it hasn’t moved. I would recommend so highly to anyone who struggled with combined or mini-pill in the past.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Issues wearing contact lenses

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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