19/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
95kg - 100kg / 14st 13lb - 15st 10lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

As much as it hurt to have this put in, it’s well worth it when compared to other contraceptives. I was on different versions of the pill and all them affected me very badly, mainly with my mood and sex drive impacted negatively. The ius still has a little side effect, but it’s very mild. It stopped my periods completely, which for me is a bonus, as I had very irregular and unpredictable periods. 4 years going clean. I highly recommend to at least try this, it beats the hassle of buy condoms and remembering to put them on and remembering to take the pill. It also lasts 5 years, so think about it then.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Better skin

Back pain

Tender breasts

High blood pressure

Increased sweating

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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