09/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Very painful insertion, perhaps due to the size of the mirena coil (at the time of getting it in I was unaware that hormonal coils come in different sizes). My skin was the main thing I noticed a change in whilst on this contraception – it became very spotty/ greasy and completely changed in texture.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Better skin

No effects

Experience after taking

Felt much better, my skin improved gradually however I did go straight into a different form of contraception. The removal was still painful with cramps for about a day after.

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