24/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I got the mirena coil fitted as I experience very heavy and painful periods. Whilst I had the coil I didn’t get any periods, or the associated cramps, which was great. But I did notice painful twinges in my lower abdomen that were pretty regular and uncomfortable. The worst thing about the coil for me, and the reason I got ot removed, was acne. I had acne throughout my teenage years but this cleared up in my early twenties and I had pretty clear skin. After getting the coil fitted I had terrible cystic acne that not only looked awful and knocked my confidence but was also very painful. The doctors told me that this would subside after a couple of months, however, I had the coil in for 14 months and it meber got any better until I had it removed.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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