19/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’m now on my 2nd coil and wouldn’t change this contraception to anything else. I’ve not had a period for 6 years (a tiny bit of spotting when I had it changed), and it’s great not having to remember to take a pill everyday. The only downside is that I’m more prone to thrush, but it’s not a constant issue. I’m a mum to 4 kids, and after being refused sterilisation by my GP, the coil was my next best option. I now wouldn’t opt to be sterilised as my periods would return when having the coil removed, and it’s so convenient to not have them anymore.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

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