12/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
6'/183cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Absolutely loved this method and would recommend it to anyone despite a few hiccups with it. I have had it in and out twice because twice it has somewhat dropped down/been expelled, which caused some nasty cramping and had to have it out twice as when it has moved, it no longer gives contraceptive coverage. Both times the insertions were a bit painful but not awful and I was lucky to get very little bleeding after either time. It was so great whilst I was using it as I had totally worry free pregnancy prevention for about three years and my periods stopped which I loved. Had the odd bit of cramps but other than that no complaints. When I got it taken out, I had quite a lot of boob tenderness and nausea which sometimes led to vomiting.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
No change

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Nausea or vomiting

No effects

Experience after taking

I resumed my periods normally pretty quickly. Only negatives were that I had very tender breasts and nausea and vomiting in the morning for the few weeks/months after I stopped.

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