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Overview

Rated 3.5

506 reviews

Every 8 years

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 3.6

109 reviews

Every 5 years

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Mirena coil ingredients

Main hormones in Mirena coil

Androgenic progestogen


Kyleena coil ingredients

Main hormones in Kyleena coil

Androgenic progestogen

What Lowdown reviewers say

Benefits: What this contraceptive can help with

Adenomyosis

Endometriosis

Heavy periods

Menopause

Period pain

Heavy periods

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Mirena coil reviews

506 reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

  •  Stopped using

I moved to the mirena coil after my doctor would no longer prescribe me the pill i was on and it was the worst decision I ever made. My sex drive was non existent & sex was v painful (my partner could also feel it.), my skin went crazy and I had acne all over my chin and back, I gained weight suddenly and my mood was v unpredictable.

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

  •  Still using

I suffer from low moods very often and definitely have not felt like myself for a long while and it has correlated with since I had this coil put in.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

For the most part, I love the mirena and of contraceptives I have tried, it’s my favourite by far. I like that you don’t have to think about it too much aside from checking the strings. It doesn’t have an impact on my mood like others did. The only drawback is random cramping I get with it that feels quite unexplained and not tied to my cycle. It can be quite sore and after reading other women’s reviews online, it seems quite common but like a lot of contraception symptoms, unexplained.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

  •  Stopped using

I moved to the mirena coil after my doctor would no longer prescribe me the pill i was on and it was the worst decision I ever made. My sex drive was non existent & sex was v painful (my partner could also feel it.), my skin went crazy and I had acne all over my chin and back, I gained weight suddenly and my mood was v unpredictable.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

  •  Still using

I suffer from low moods very often and definitely have not felt like myself for a long while and it has correlated with since I had this coil put in.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

For the most part, I love the mirena and of contraceptives I have tried, it’s my favourite by far. I like that you don’t have to think about it too much aside from checking the strings. It doesn’t have an impact on my mood like others did. The only drawback is random cramping I get with it that feels quite unexplained and not tied to my cycle. It can be quite sore and after reading other women’s reviews online, it seems quite common but like a lot of contraception symptoms, unexplained.


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Kyleena coil reviews

109 reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Still using

Great but painful to insert


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Jan 24

  •  Still using

I wanted to try something different to the Pill and the coil came highly recommended. However, getting it inserted was horrifically painful, the doctor gave no guidance on which coil would be best, leaving me to choose. Over the course of a year, I've experienced low mood, rapid weight gain, depression and pain. The only positives have been convenience and stopping of periods.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

Made me feel agitated and down most the time. Lost a lot of hair. Had that feeling of you’re about to come on your period but my period never came. Just spotting and heavy discharge. I have ADHD and this contraception definitely didn’t agree with me.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Still using

Great but painful to insert


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Jan 24

  •  Still using

I wanted to try something different to the Pill and the coil came highly recommended. However, getting it inserted was horrifically painful, the doctor gave no guidance on which coil would be best, leaving me to choose. Over the course of a year, I've experienced low mood, rapid weight gain, depression and pain. The only positives have been convenience and stopping of periods.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

Made me feel agitated and down most the time. Lost a lot of hair. Had that feeling of you’re about to come on your period but my period never came. Just spotting and heavy discharge. I have ADHD and this contraception definitely didn’t agree with me.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

The Kyleena affected my mood dramatically, even triggering panic attacks and hyperventilation. I also started experiencing spasms and swelling in my legs which due to past injuries created pain. My periods became very clot heavy - with really severe cramps.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
41 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  30th Oct 23

  •  Still using

I have PCOS and Adenomyosis which has made my period very heavy, painful, terrible mood swings. I also suffered from anemia as a result. I have tried for years to fight it naturally. I have had several polyps removed, but they always come back. I have previously been fitted a Mirena coil via NHS but the side effects were unbearable, I felt sucidal, in the end I had to pull it out myself, as the GP insisted I had to give it three months. I had my last polyp removal done privately, and the doctor suggested that I might respond better to a Kyleena coil because of the smaller dose of hormones. In the first 4 weeks I felt a bit off, weird headache on one side of my head, but that has now gone away completely, and I have to say, I will never go without a coil until I become a man :) My periods are totally manageable now, there is a bit of pain and spotting but I'd say there is a 90% reduction in these symptoms. I can actually get on with my life, do things and not feel totally out of control. I used to think there was something fundamentally wrong with me, but now I don't get these crazy mood swings, I feel more in control of my body and my life. I really hope this review can help someone out there.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
39 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Oct 23

  •  Still using

Not having periods is really handy. I think my mood is a little lower but its better than when i was on Merina Coil. I definitely think my sex drive is lower but i also have three kids running around so it may not be just the coil!


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

I enjoyed the convenience of the coil, not having to worry about a heavy period (and sometimes no period at all) and not having to worry about taking a pill each morning, which was just extra difficult when travelling through different time zones for work. However, the coil caused me excruciating pain every 2 weeks (I assume this was during ovulation and again when I'd have my period) with a lingering pain on other days of the mouth that left me feeling nauseous most days. After multiple doctors appointments, external and internal scans and a biopsy I decided to have the coil removed. I pain was going almost instantly.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Sep 23

  •  Still using

My Cramps are AWFUL on this. Been on it 6 months and getting it taken out soon. I couldn’t cope with it. Everything else was fine. Got a few more spots but


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Aug 23

  •  Still using

I have had my Kyleena for 6 months now and I am very happy with it. Prior to this I was on the pill for 8 years. Insertion was painful, but it was over quickly. I experienced period-like cramping for the rest of that day and the following day, but was able to manage this with pain killers and a hot water bottle. Following that I had the occasional cramp for the next few weeks. Early on I did find that I was breaking out around the time of my period, but that seems to have settled down now. My periods were also a bit irregular at first but have settled down after the first 3 months and are predictable now. I have also found that my periods are lighter than when I was on the pill which is great. Overall, I am very happy with my experience. Any negative side effects have been minor and stopped after the first few months. Well worth it for the ease and security in my opinion!


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Jul 23

  •  Still using

Used this for the lower hormones as the pill was affecting my mood. Experiences differ but I have had a great one, went straight back to work after insertion. I have very light 4 day periods and no other side effects through the month - although this did take about a year to settle down. I did have an issue with new reoccurring thrush - which my GP agreed was due to the coil. Rather than getting it removed I was given enough medication to manage anytime that it might flare up. Will stay on this as my method of contraception as for me it has been the best one.


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