28/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My periods progressively got much much heavier and more frequent meaning I was bleeding for a week every 2 weeks. I originally got it as emergency contraception which was effective but it got unbearable past 3-4 months. I also developed really bad spots that I’d never had before.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Better skin

Thrush

Experience after taking

I swapped to the hormonal coil within one visit to clinic and it has massively reduced my period bleeding and frequency. My skin has somewhat improved but not fully yet.

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