24/06/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I used this form of contraception as it was hormone free. Whilst manageable I experience bloating and tender breasts the week before and it definitely affected my mood in a negative way. The other issue I had was that my periods were extremely heavy, almost unmanageable and it was a constant worry throughout the week of my period. Eventually I had the coil removed and replaced with a hormone coil.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

I had the copper coil removed and the hormonal coil fitted straight after but my periods are now so much better and lighter and much more manageable.

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