20/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 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

I was very terrified trying this contraception, as my periods are heavy and usually cramping. But after trying different hormonal contraceptives, I wanted something hormone-free and easy-to-use, so I gave it a try. I’m very happy with this one. I do have cramps, but that is nothing new, and I can deal with it (herbal tea mixture especially for cramps is a life-saver). My periods are still heavy, but I don’t think that it’s worse than it used to be. It has no effect on my migraines (hormones trigger them in me). I am usually lightly spotting a few days before my periods come, but if this is the only side effect after 4 years of use, I’m happy with it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

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