23/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I began to lightly bleed non-stop with this contraception, and had to wear a pad constantly which led to nappy rash! My GP told me to keep it as it was a good hormone free alternative and it would eventually stop after 6 months, but it never stopped so after 9 months I had it changed for a Mirena coil which was much better.

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

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I had it immediately changed for a Mirena coil which was much better.

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