20/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I suffered intense pain before, during and after each period, which in itself would last for around seven days and be extremely heavy. I went to the doctor c15 times in 10 years, thinking I had endometriosis and I was fobbed off each time, it was debilitating and had a huge impact on my wellbeing. I had the coil out at the beginning of the year to have a baby and the pain stopped overnight. I had 3 periods before falling pregnant and they were all light, pain free and short. When I mentioned this to the obstetrician she said that it was my uterus trying to expel the coil each month. No one suggested the coil could be the cause at any point during the 10 years.

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

Womb cramps

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

Blissful! No more agonising pain and no more heavy periods

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