20/09/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Insertion was uncomfortable but nowhere near as bad as the Internet said it would be. I took paracetamol and ibuprofen beforehand and went while I was on my period as your cervix is more open then. After insertion I had some womb pain and cramps for about a week afterwards, but again nothing unbearable. In the months since, my periods have been heavier than usual and my first period was more painful, but since then the pain has been the same as my periods on the pill.

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

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