22/09/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

For me the IUD has been ideal and has absolutely no side effects! I just do not have to give contraception a single thought anymore. It’s hormone free and has no side effects. If you’re considering it I really wouldn’t worry about getting it put in. I got it done as Emergancy contraceptive and hadn’t planned it, it wasn’t comfortable but it takes about 10 mins, you get anaesthetic gel and in the end I just cycled from the clinic to a pub quiz, so it’s only a big deal if you make it so. The first couple of days afterwards and first period were heavy going but after that you don’t have to think about anything for FIVE YEARS! A dream!!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Dark body hair

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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