14/04/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I wish I had tried a copper coil sooner and not been scared off by the potential side effects listed. For me I have a tiny bit more cramping than usual (still not enough to warrant a painkiller) and a very slightly heavier period (but still a normal and deal-able with flow.) Its SO worth it to be off artificial hormones that were decreasing my sex drive and not helping my mental health. I also love that it only needs checking occasionally and that it will do its job for a decade. Insertion isn’t pleasant, but it’s worth it and was 4 seconds of pain and 24 hours of cramps. If you find hormones aren’t your thing it’s seriously worth considering.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

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