25/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This is the best form of contraception I ever had. I always had really heavy and painful periods for years. They recommended the coil as they believed i had endometriosis and the coil stopped my periods and made them much lighter after I came off it. I had no back pain whilst on it either. I only came off it to get pregnant. They believe my endometriosis would have been much worse had I not been on the coil for so many years. I will definitely go back on it!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Latex allergy

No effects

Impact after using

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

No effects

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

My pain has returned and I started bleeding heavily every month. I have also started being physically sick on my periods.

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