21/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Having suffered under hormonal contraceptives for several years I opted for an IUD. Can’t lie, it was the most painful experience of my life getting it put in (I’ve never had children) but it was over very quickly. Had a day of very bad period pain but within a week all the ill effects I’d been having from hormonal contraceptives were gone. I got random abdo/pelvic pain for a couple of month and VERY heavy (but surprisingly painless) period for about 6 months until everything regulated. After that I’ve had next to no side effects except for some heavier vagina discharge but I think I’ve found my contraception for life!!!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

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