Lowdown27982

Joined at November 2022

4 days ago
Mirena coil

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!

 
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Time used

18 months - 3 yrs

Still using

Impact whilst using

Mood

No change

Skin

No change

Sex drive

Don't know

Weight

Gained weight

Bleeds

Stopped

Other side effects whilst using
 Enlarged breasts
 Tender breasts
 Back pain
 Increased sweating
 Period like cramping
 Headaches
Experience coming off Mirena 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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