19/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My first Mirena didn’t seem to do anything, then a scan after 9 months found it embedded actually inside my cervix. That was removed under general anaesthetic. I had a second one put in, and bled constantly, every single day, for 6 months straight before getting it taking out. Also the hormonal changes caused me to lose half my hair. On the plus side I didn’t get pregnant though.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Better skin

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I had my first bleeding-free days in over 6 months, so I felt amazing. I hadn’t realised just how awful I felt with it in me until I had it removed.

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