30/09/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
90kg - 95kg / 14st 2lb - 14st 13lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

While using it was fine, reduced my very heavy periods to light spotting, but insertion was traumatic (fitted and passed out, body rejected within a week and GP said it was fine, so I struggled on another 10 days in agony before insisting it was removed (to find it was half way out). Had a 2nd, it also ejected itself 2y in, had to have it removed) and after removal I bled extremely heavily with large clots for a week (not due a period for 3 weeks). Very painful cramps also. No warning of this from GP despite asking what might happen.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Aura symptoms

No effects

Womb cramps

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

Dizziness

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Back pain

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

Experience after taking

Only had it removed a week ago but have been bleeding extremely heavily since with large blood clots, painful cramps and backache, lightheadedness and dizziness and general exhaustion.

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