09/10/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
100kg - 105kg / 15st 10lb - 16st 7lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the coil for three years and had a regular cycle (exactly 28 days!) I had a very light period into the third year of having it, this turned out to be spotting as I became pregnant which resulted in a termination. After having the coil removed expecting it to be damaged in some way to cause the pregnancy it was in perfect condition! Up until all of this I was very pleased with it and recommended it to friends as I’d used a lot of other contraceptions.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I’m currently not using any personal contraception (partner uses condoms) However I have noticed my mood being incredibly low leading up to my period which I never had with the coil.

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