27/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was more incontrol of my body. I did not have terrible mood swings or bad PMT. I still had cramps, hormonal spots and headaches but that is what happens with the menstrual cycle but the IUD did no make it worse. My periods started off being much heavier but it got better as my body adjusted. My periods lasted a week rather than 3 days, which was not an issue for me. I am prone to UTIs and thrush so I did get infections more often. I have tried nearly every contraceptive and condoms and the IUD is the only ones I will use.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Pelvic infection

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

No effects

No effects

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I stopped because I was single and did not feel the need to have it. I had no hormonal changes once the IUD was out as it is a non-hormonal option. My period lightened was the only chnage for me.

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