25/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
6'/183cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Overall the Mirena is great. I was on the combined pill which increased my blood pressure substantially thus my GP took me off it and advised the Mirena. I have no children but the insertion didn’t hurt. Although I was on my period so maybe natural lubrication helps. After insertion I bled for 4 days. Then had no period for 5 months. I had 3 days of heavy spotting followed by 4 days of light constant pink/brown coloured spotting. I had this again 3 months later, then 4 months after and then for the next 2 months had a short periods. Now had no period for 3 months….amazing!! I love having barely any periods. However I have an ovarian cyst which is apparently normal for my age, 22 and my hair is falling out A LOT! Luckily I have thick hair naturally so not noticeable. If I had known about the hair loss before getting it done I would indeed still proceed with having the Mirena. It still has my vote has the best contraception in the market as you have no periods. Hopefully haven’t jinxed it…

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Increased sweating

Spots or acne

Cystitus

Thrush

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