26/06/2019

Mirena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

For 2 years this contraception has changed my life! I went from excessively heavy, painful periods to no periods at all. I have saved money on sanitary products, and haven’t had to deal with the continuous embarrassment of bleeding through my protection and clothing. I have been cramp free for two years and it hasn’t effected my weight, sex drive or skin. However, in the last 3 months I have been bleeding non stop which has been put down to hormones from the coil. Don’t let this put you off as I have had no problems until this time. The mirena coil lasts up to 5 years so once it has been fitted you don’t have to worry about taking the pill every day, or going back for regular injections – it’s just fitted and you have nothing to worry about for 5 years! The process of having the coil inserted is physical uncomfortable but it was quick and easy. You experience cramp like pains during insertion and they last for about a week afterwards. I was very worried prior to having my coil fitted due to the horror stories I had heard but the pain was minimal compared to the positive impact it has had on my life. Could not recommend this method of contraception enough!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

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