Lowdown26001

Joined at November 2022

7th Nov 22
Kyleena coil

I have had Kyleena for 6 months now. I will be getting it removed next week. Insertion wasn't too awfully bad, but I have had two children. For someone who has not had children, it's likely to be painful for you, but a very quick process. The main reason I am getting removed is I have gained 15 lbs. since insertion with no changes to my diet. I believe it is mainly water weight and not fat, but I am short and this is unhealthy for me as I am already slightly overweight for my height. I have also noticed an increase in oil production in my skin and hair. I had awful acne the first few months, but it did subside with acne treatment. I have noticed that my hair is thinning as well. I was diagnosed with PMDD last year and I feel like Kyleena has intensified my symptoms leading up to when I would have a period. I don't bleed every month on Kyleena which is nice, but still experiencing PMDD symptoms. I will be going back on hormonal birth control in conjunction with my antidepressant that I am taking to treat my PMDD. I really did have high hopes for Kyleena as it is low maintenance and a low dose of hormones, but it is just not a fit for my body. Every body is different, so what may not work for one, may work for you!

 
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Time used

6 - 12 months

Still using

Impact whilst using

Mood

Somewhat negative

Skin

Got worse

Sex drive

No change

Weight

Gained weight

Bleeds

Spotting

Other side effects whilst using
 Back pain
 Enlarged breasts
 Hair loss
 Nausea or vomiting
 Period like cramping
 Vaginal discharge
Experience coming off Kyleena coil

No experience provided

Impact after using

Mood

Don't know

Skin

Don't know

Sex drive

Don't know

Weight

Don't know

Cycle return to normal

18 months - 3 years

Other side effects after using

No side effects provided

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