25/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

After being recommended this form of contraception for my bad periods, i was disappointed when it took 9 months to actually stop bleeding. I also had to have a scan to find the coil as when I had my 6 week check up the nurse couldn’t locate it. Everything turned out to be OK and I was told to give it time in regards to the constant heavy bleeding. I gave it 1 year, and I gained 1stone in weight and suffered terrible acne (I have never suffered with acne before!) My periods did eventually stop all together after around 10 months but the other side effects persuaded me to get it removed anyway. Once I swapped to the combined pill my skin went back to normal although I am now suffering with heavy periods again.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Headaches

Better skin

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I returned to using the combination pill which cleared up the acne, however the periods have become heavy again and I do feel a decrease in sex drive.

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