25/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on the IUD for 4 years and for 6 months of the first year o bled constantly and I put on a lot of weight. This settled down and ended up getting a period every month until recently. I had to have it removed as it caused an ectopic pregnancy. This is one of the side effects that isn’t widely known so please be aware

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

Since coming off the IUD I am a lot more cheerful, less sensitive and can see the funny side of things, less anxiety.

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