18/06/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Getting the coil fitted was far worse than I could have imagined. I had local anaesthetic before having the coil fitted and the pain was still excruciating and I was in a fair amount of pain for 48 hours after the fitting. Since having it fitted the pain from my period has significantly increased where the pain radiates from my womb to my lower back and down the front of my thigh. For someone who has never suffered from heavy periods I was shocked at just how heavy they have become (sanitary towel must be changed every 2 hours) and I now suffer from anaemia during my period.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

No effects

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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