25/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
105kg - 110kg / 16st 7lb - 17st 4lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I have had 2 coils in, one for 5 years the other for just under 3 years. Previous to that I had the implant with no issues and was advised as I was an older woman at 35 to get the coil. Never again will I get it the first one was okay but the 2nd one was a nightmare, I had terrible cramps all the time, weight gain, bad moods, shocking bad skin and ended up having to get an operation because of a large ovarian cyst which grew behind my womb. The surgeon that removed it said that he never recommends the coil, mine also dislodged and was literally just at the entrance to the vagina. I also had bad breathing problems and nausea and no sex drive.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Increased sweating

Back pain

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Back pain

No effects

Experience after taking

I feel great like the old me, feeling healthy again and everything went back to normal. I am getting the implant in tomorrow but if I see any changes at all that are negative I will be getting it out.

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