20/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Constant low level pain and bleeding, intense pain during periods. Was told to “wait and see” at 6 month and 12 month check up. Works for some but if still having pain at 3 months then just get it out – it doesn’t get any better and doctors can be very dismissive.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Pain went away as soon as it was removed, couldn’t believe how much better I felt as the ache had become my ‘normal’. I enjoyed sex more too as I had been very embarrassed before by the constant bleeding.

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