20/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Life changing!!! Having suffered depression and amenorrhea for 3 years with the progesterone only pill I was terrified of taking any hormonal contraceptive. At one point my hormonal profile was that of a menopausal woman’s (I was only 24) so getting the copper coil fitted was the best thing I’ve ever done. I know people are put off by the fitting process as it can be painful but I had a local anaesthetic and honestly couldn’t feel a thing. It was only uncomfortable once that wore off but no worse than period pains which were gone the following day. Couldn’t recommend enough.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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