27/11/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had my coil put in as I hadn’t agreed with hormonal contraception. However, it caused unbearable cramps almost instantly. The cramps felt after it had been put in continued almost the entire time I used it (9 months) I made me have almost continuous heavy periods and resulted me feeling miserable due to the pain I was in-physically unable to leave the house. It also reduced my sex drive as the pain was too much.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

The bleeding stopped almost three weeks after having it removed. It was sensitive initially, but my mood lifted almost instantly and my cramps stopped

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