Verified review • 2 weeks ago
My obs/gynae Dr recommended this. I had it inserted at the same time as my second c section. Other pills didn’t agree with me after the birth of my first daughter and I was struggling to find something that worked for me. The mini pill which was brilliant for so many years made me bleed, and all other pills turned me into a moody hormonal mess. The mirina coil has been brilliant so far. Initially I had horrendous back ache but I didn’t know if that was from child birth or the coil. Light exercise helped this. I also got thrush quite badly and have had mild pmt symptoms every now and again but nothing I can’t handle. I would definitely recommend this.
Verified review • 3 weeks ago
I’m only two months in to having the Mirena but here’s what I’ve found so far. I didn’t have a great experience with the mini pill and the effect it had on my mental health and currently am not allowed the combined pill due to weight, so this seemed my last option! I can’t speak for the fitting of the coil as I had this done under general anaesthetic whilst having a gynaecological surgery but I did wake up from the GA to some cramping. I found after fitting, I had cramping (on and off but more on) and pretty constant spotting (on the heavier side) for around 1 month. Wheat bags were my best friend! I was beginning to get a bit fed up with the constant bleeding and cramping but really wanted to give it a good chance to settle. I found once I’d had my first period all the symptoms settled right down and currently I am thinking it’s the best decision I ever made. The two periods I’ve had since having it fitted have been much much lighter to what my usual is which has been a godsend to me. I have Lichen Sclerosus and find period products typically give me a flare, so a lighter period is so ideal. I have noticed at certain times of the month I do have a few more spots than usual, but they still appear in the area I used to get them so that hasn’t changed. Breasts have definitely increased in size which is always a bonus! My sex drive has increased. I was using condoms before and found they weren’t great for me, so having the Mirena and not having to think about anything has really helped. I haven’t found the hormones to mess with my sex drive or my mood. Overall, so far, I’m really happy with my decision and so glad I went for it!
Verified review • 1 month ago
I loved every second of using the Mirena IUS. My periods stopped, I didn't experience any symptoms of PMS and felt generally way more level (and it was a chaotic time when I was using it!) The only reason I took it out was because my time was up with it and got it replaced with the Levosert, which I liked a little less - I'll leave a separate review for that one.
Verified review • 26th Dec 22
did not work for me all of the sudden started to have panic attacks
Verified review • 18th Dec 22
Insertion was uncomfortable and there was pain for about 30 seconds. This was linked to the clamping open and measuring of the uterus. I took 2 paracetamol and 2 ibuprofen 30 minutes before the appointment and every 4 hours afterwards for 12 hours. Cramping and spotting afterwards subsided after about 2 hours. Not as painful as anticipated and no major issues since. Lower back pain, very mild cramping & mood swings around the time I would normally get my period. No bleeding, some bloody discharge.
Verified review • 7th Dec 22
I would definitely recommend the coil. The insertion is a bit uncomfortable but no where near as bad as what I red before and so worth it! My periods have almost stopped and I get 2 or 3 very short very sharp cramps a few days before my period but these seem to be getting better. This is sooo much better than the pill which was making me sad and feeling flat. With the coil I still get my normal pms symptoms
Verified review • 28th Nov 22
I have not had to worry about painful periods (I barely get periods anymore) or pregnancy for the last 5 years. My birth control (hormonal coil) has completely changed my life for the better.
Verified review • 24th Nov 22
I think IUDs are great - you simply cannot forget to take anything and they are very effective. Downsides for me are I do have a slight worry all the time around it - if it’s in the right place, am i supposed to cramp, is this normal, am i protected. I have noticed some weight gain and a bloated stomach (like period bloat that doesn’t go away). And insertion was not very nice, I had quite bad cramps for a few months afterwards. On the upside, I am much better emotionally and mentally on this after being on Rig combined pill. And I don’t have any periods - Must have saved a fortune on pads and tampons!
Verified review • 14th Nov 22
I was on desogestrel before and I really affected me mentally in a bad way but this was the best decision I made and I’m glad I had it, so convenient
Verified review • 10th Nov 22
Into my 3rd month and really happy with it. I switched from using the implant and my moods are much better and my bleeds have pretty much stopped. I'm getting pains and spotting at the same time every month so this is much more regular than what I've been used to. Insertion was not nearly bad as expected. Overall, very happy.