Lowdown444

22 years old

Joined at November 2021

26. Apr. 22
Mirena coil

I started using this after some bleeding and mood issues on the combined pill and the minipill. Insertion was WAY better than I anticipated- it was quite painful but totally bearable but I did get quite dizzy, lethargic and crampy once the nervous adrenaline wore off. I had breakthrough bleeding for a month afterwards and only spotted now and again and my periods eventually stopped after about 9 months. Unfortunately, the coil has really wrecked my sex life: I have to have very very gentle sex otherwise I bleed and cramp the next day as if I'm having a nasty period. Had an ultrasound to check it hadn't displaced but all was fine and the doctor said that this is something that just happens for some people with the coil. I have lowered libido (could be because I'm worried about pain and bleeding afterwards but I'm not sure). My skin has also become a little more prone to breakouts but this may just be my skin type that was previously masked by the combined pill. Overall I'm very disappointed and will be switching to non-hormonal asap!

 
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Time used

12 - 18 months

Still using

Impact whilst using

Mood

Somewhat negative

Skin

Got worse

Sex drive

Reduced

Weight

Don't know

Bleeds

Spotting

Stopped

Lighter

Irregular

Other side effects whilst using
 Increased sweating
 Darker body hair
 Increased body hair
 Period like cramping
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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