For someone with heavy & painful periods, this has been a game changer. The insertion process wasn't too bad at all. It was uncomfortable but nothing out of the ordinary for someone who as been through hell with their periods! I have little to no bleeding now, and some cramps but nothing that some mefenamic acid cannot sort out. Highly recommend. I feel much more myself, and I'm not overloading my body with hormones all of the time.
I got the Levosert coil inserted last year. Getting it in was quite painful and I had pain for a few days afterwards then I was fine. I don’t get periods any more which doesn’t bother me but once a month I feel like my hormones increase and I get really sore boobs and an increase in appetite. I was having problems with hair loss at first but this seems to have calmed down and was also getting a lot of whitehead spots on my chin which come back from time to time so that’s quite annoying. I think I feel a bit more scatty than I usually do I’m forgetting a lot of things and can be quite disorganised but not 100% sure this is a cause of the coil. It’s not made too much of a drastic change to my every day life and I’m glad I don’t need to worry about contraception for another 5 years.
Had this fitted just over 5 months ago. I blead continously for the 4 months, every day. Still experiencing bleeding, but not all the time now. I have no idea if I've had a period since having it fitted as the bleeding I've been experiencing acts like a period, however it does seem to be improving now. Unfortunately it has made my skin quite spotty, especially my face and back. 5 months on and i still am experiencing cramps, mainly in my right thigh/groin area, but it coincides with bleeding afterwards. On the plus side, I really have not experienced many headaches or weight gain!
I've had the coil fitted for 2 months now. I had it fitted on my period which I think helped make the process relatively easy. Some cramping for a couple of days afterwards, but mostly no major symptoms. My first period was on time and very veryyyy light (pantiliner only). Second period came on time, but feels heavier this time - still considered light but need a pad now. Still adjusting to it all.
Really painful during insertion but settled within 2 days. Some cramps now and again and spots on face have increased, also experienced some on my back which I’ve never had before. Some spotting and first few weeks had a light bleed. Now periods are a lot lighter. However it can be felt slightly during sex.
After years of different methods, I chose the IUS after my third child as I wanted something long term without me having to remember something every day. Aside from increased acne, which has been a fair amount, I am happy with the IUS and would get it again. After speaking with the nurse practitioner, she assures me the acne will calm down
Not a fan. My boyfriend could feel it during sex; it made me bleed after sex; loss of libido; made me spottier when my skin had just began to calm for the first time in my life; stopped my period which I didn't like because I like the reassurance each month of it; also made me tonnes more emotional - would literally cry at the smallest triggers.
I inserted this coil back in January 2020. The experience to get it inserted in itself was different than I thought. The nurses were very kind and sweet, but it was painful to the point tears rolled down my face (without me being able to hold them back) and I think I only managed the rest of the day, because I asked for a local anaesthetic for the insertion. In terms of mood I remember not being myself and being quick-tempered for a few months. 7 months later I want to get it removed, because my sweating is ridiculous and I have a foul stench coming from both my armpits and down there after 3 to 4 hours after a shower or having washed (not sure if others around me feel it, but I do and it's very uncomfortable). Also my hair is super greasy as it has never been like this. The only plus side I see to hit is the reduction of period, which for me didn't disappear completely, but is a lot less than before. I have a health issue (angioma in the left cheek in my face) that hadn't bothered me in years and resurfaced after inserting the coil. I believe it's related because it's very sensitive to hormones fluctuation, because while testing other contraception methods years ago this would happen also. Looking forward to getting it removed and going back to the Nuvaring which was my previous go to contraception after testing different pills for years.
Having this inserted was a very painful experience. Not the insertion but the cramps that came straight after. I spent the full night in terrible pain and was sick/very faint. However I must say once these pains passed I became slowly very settled with it. It was so much better than having to remember to take the pill everyday and once I knew how to check that it was in okay I was very happy. However after a month i started to get BV and Thrush as well as a LOT of spots! I’m gutted because other than this I actually love this form of contraception but I think its best I get in touch with my doctor to see what help there can be and whether its worth trying a different type of coil. (I will however be asking if I can get a better form of pain relief this time.)
I have been using Levosert for approximately 8 months now but I believe this has had a huge impact to my cognitive behaviour. I will try and validate this the best I can. 2019, was a great year/ summer, and I was in a new relationship but my combined pill, cerelle was increasing the length of my periods. Light as they became, I was bleeding for three weeks every month, but my mood was positive, so it took me a while to change to something else. In August 2019, I moved house. I distinctively remember having lots of energy and being a single mother, I decided that the easiest way to move the majority of mine and my children's possessions, would be using large laundry bags, to pack all the clothes, toys and softer items. I remember throwing the large packed bags across the room, in a search to find things that I had packed ahead of time with a lot of ease. On the day the removal men came, I volunteered to help load and unload the van. It was all very little effort. Then about two weeks later, I was booked into a clinic to have the Levosert hormonal coil fitted. The fitting was clumsy as the nurses struggled to insert the device, as it had been recently changed from mirena ( I had the mirena coil in 2016 – 2018 for about 18 months. I hated it, as it made me feel apathetic and full of pmt symptoms. Two weeks after it was removed, my mood instantly lifted and I remember looking at the warm blue sunny sky and thinking, I’ve not seem or felt this feeling for a very long time). After the fitting I was invited to go back for a check up, three weeks later, should I need it. I had stomach cramps for the entire month. I went back twice to see if it had been inserted incorrectly and I was also referred for a scan. It was inserted correctly, I was told that it just needed time to settle. After one month, the cramps subsided and eventually went, early other symptoms I was having in the first four weeks, was dizziness, struggling to sleep and hot sweats at night. However during September, in my new home, I remember feeling very weak. As though I’d used all my strength in the move; was that possible, did I over exert myself I thought. Is that even a thing? But even 8 months on I am a lot weaker. I struggle to carry, push and pull basic furniture or items. So much so, that I strained the muscles under my collar bone last week, carrying shopping. My energy is there, but the strength is not. Mentally, my memory and speech is foggy, my recall is slower. This could be down to peri menopause symptoms perhaps, as I am 48 but it was very notable, immediately after the move and the insertion of the coil. I am sensitive to most drugs (apart from paracetamol). I generally need a smaller dose to most. But in terms of pain, my threshold is high. (Both children delivered within two hours, having dilated very quickly/suddenly at home). My periods have stopped and my mood is stable but I am definitely a shadow of my former self. It’s April 2020 now, I am self isolating under the lock down in the U.K. I am hoping that a visit to a gym, once they reopen will boost my cognition, as this did in 2018 following me stopping the Merina coil, where I was contraceptive free. I am struggling to find any real life review about Levosert, so I hope this helps, being such an new drug.