25/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was having irregular heavy periods and had tried a variety of different types of contraception some of which i doubled up on with gp advice. The insertion was quite painful but i was warned about this due to not having had children. Cramps lasted around 3 days and felt like severe period pain. It stopped my periods completely! :) Since then ive had very few issues with it. My sex drive has decresed and ive noticed acne on my shoulders. Im due to get it removed in November this year and at present i plan to get another inserted.

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

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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