07/07/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the copper coil put in when I was 21, although I had to do a little convincing and was encouraged to use additional protection and get STI check ups with new partners. When it was inserted I felt a sharp twang and spent the rest of the evening with a hot water bottle, nursing what felt like period pains and a swollen tummy. But from then on for 10 years I had not a single problem, with monthly regular periods which were heavier but not debilitating. Occasionally when going for check ups, professionals would ensure it was in place. Having it removed was surprisingly quick and less painful than having it put in and my periods have continued as normal although lighter.

Impact whilst taking

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

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I had the copper coil out after 10 years, my periods continued although somewhat lighter. I would certainly have another put in, it worked well for me.

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