23/08/2019

Cap or diaphragm

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Fiddly and a faff. Didn’t bother a couple of times and ended up pregnant. He’s nearly 20 now and I’m still married to his father so not all bad :) Tried the copper coil for a bit after but it gave me very heavy periods and stomach cramps which had never been a problem before. Switched to the mirena coil and now on my third – no periods for 15 years and no menopausal symptoms despite being 52. What’s not to like?

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I was pregnant due to not using it as it was such a faff to put in so not ideal for me but all worked out fine in the end.

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