21/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I used this coil as I didn’t want anything with hormones, however I started having severe pains in lower left abdomen straight after. After 18 months I had surgery to see what the issue was and I have endometriosis. I know I would have already had this, but the pains only started the month after having the coil fitted. My periods were lighter but lasted a lot longer, with pains starting 2 days before I bled. I also had about 6 cases of bad cystitis requiring antibiotics when I’d never needed them before. All of that could well just be due to the endometriosis, however, I became very depressed and suicidal at times. I believe this was a negative reaction to the copper. I now have the merina coil (3 months in) and waiting for it to settle as still having periods and I need them to stop for the endometriosis to not get worse. I’ve heard great things about the coil, but I think some people are just more intolerant to the copper, it was an awful 18 months mentally for me.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

Headaches

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I currently use the merina coil and I’m waiting to see if this stops my period (so far they’re still very long, very light but inconvenient and the endometriosis pain is still there due to still trying to bleed). My skin has more acne now but in general my mood is better (still PMS but not as constant).

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