08/07/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

It didnt hurt at all having it fitted. It was uncomfortable but fine. I only stopped to have a family and will definitely go back on it again when we have finished having children. The convenience of long term protection (10 yrs) and lack of hormonal effects far outweighs the effects of heavier periods for me. Also painless having it removed. Just like a longer and slightly more uncomfortable smear test.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Impact after using

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

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

My periods re-started immediately and I got pregnant in that first cycle so it didnt affect my periods at all.

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