25/01/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Although the loss of sex drive and negative emotional side effects cannot be attributed to the copper IUD due to it being non hormonal, I am linking them with its use: the continuous back pain, which was heighted alongside terrible nausea during ovulation, left me clinically depressed. Which of course impacted upon sex drive as I was so miserable and also scared of increased pain. I had xrays and even an MRI at one point to try and find the cause of my debilitating back pain, I tried paying privately for physio, an osteopath and even cried through 8 acupuncture sessions. I had the coil removed and instantly my pain went.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Nausea or vomiting

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I felt like a new person, pain free and relieved.

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