19/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
90kg - 95kg / 14st 2lb - 14st 13lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the merena coil. I bled for 3 months and was an emotional wreak. After 4 months, I experienced a very painful and heavy period. On inserting a tampon I noticed the threads that hang from your cervix were much longer than usual. On tracing them Back, I could feel the plastic part of the coil hanging out of my cervix. Pain was the level of early labour. Obviously it was removed and I didn’t have another fitted.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Back pain

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

No pain, periods returned to normal. I immediately had the contraceptive injection so I was covered. Happy with this, can’t say I’ve had any side effects apart from longer period but it’s very light so not a worry. Also it should stop completely after my next one at 12 weeks.

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