18/01/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

The insertion of my IUD was an awful experience. My body went into shock during the insertion. I haven’t had children and generally the copper coil is used in women who have had children. However, once it was inserted i’ve had no problems. My coil lasts for 10 years and I’ve not had any pregnancy scares since it was put in 3 years ago. I did have much heavier periods to start with but they’ve returned pretty much back to how they were before. I don’t have any unusual mood swings like I did on the pill because it’s not a hormone coil.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Cystitus

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