19/04/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

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
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I do think the copper coil is very good, for someone who can’t cope with hormones (I have previously been on so many different pills) and have previously had the Mirena Coil, this is definitely the best option for me. And the only negatives are it has meant my periods are heavier but manageable but I get seriously bad back pain before during and for a few days after my period which is so annoying. Otherwise, it’s so great, would definitely recommend. The insertion is uncomfortable but both coils I;ve had fitted its been painful but fine. Compared to the Mirena coil its the dream! The Mirena coil affected my mood, I have never been so up and down mentally, so not having hormones has been such a good thing for me.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

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