25/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
105kg - 110kg / 16st 7lb - 17st 4lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I suffer with depression and anxiety and so was really worried about putting more hormones into my body as I thought this could make me feel worse. The IUS is a low dose of localised hormones which is why I decided to try it out. I was worried about having it fitted as I’d heard some horror stories but for me it was absolutely painless. Slight period type cramps afterwards for a day or so but that’s all. It has made my periods way lighter, there’s barely any need to wear tampons anymore and I hardly ever get period cramps (I used to get these really badly). It’s difficult to tell whether it’s had an impact on my mood due to my mental health difficulties but I don’t think it has had an affect. I know everyone is different and has different experiences but for me this was the perfect choice and I would definitely recommend!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

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