20/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

The copper coil is brilliant for those who want to avoid hormones. I had heavier periods for the first few years but not so heavy they impacted my life – I just needed the super plus tampons for a couple of days. Now, after pregnancy and years of using a coil, have a heavy period for not even a whole day (usually about 8 hours) and then a day or two of it being very light. When I wanted to get pregnant, it was easier as I didn’t need to wait for the pill to wear off. After pregnancy, I had it put straight back in and I have had no issues at all. I only have to think about it every 5 years! It’s worth trying as if it doesn’t suit you, you can remove it immediately with no after effects.

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

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