Hormonal coil (IUS)


About the reviewer

Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


Love the mirena!! Struggled for years with continuously bleeding on the implant only to be switched to this (after a lot of protesting on my behalf as I didn’t want it!) Best thing I ever did! No periods anymore, only cramping occasionally (normally when I would be due a period). Don’t listen to the rumours that your partners can feel the threads during sex, it’s not true. I specifically ask the GP when it was put in about this, and they informed me they would leave the threads long to prevent this (short threads = spikey!) No problems what so ever. The only downside is getting to my age (26) and being due a coil change in a year while also knowing it won’t be long before you want to start a family. When its time for me to have it changed I won’t be able to have it replaced as the NHS won’t provide it if you don’t intend to have it in for the whole 5 years. For those who aren’t looking at having children in the next 5 years, this is perfect.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat positively
I don’t know / can’t tell
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Womb cramps

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