20/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

It wasn’t very pleasant having the coil put in (though not terrible and I rejected the anaesthetic) and I had cramps for a couple of days. My first period after it was fitted was extremely heavy and I was worried I wouldn’t carry on if it stayed like that, however now my periods are totally back to normal. I did have a brown tint to my discharge for a few months too. However I can’t recommend the coil enough as now it’s settled down I don’t know it’s there, my sex drive is up (it was definitely down on the pill) and I don’t need to worry about contraception for the next decade! And a further plus is my husband doesn’t notice it either. Really excellent result!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

No effects

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