03/07/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the copper coil fitted mainly because it had no hormones. It made my periods more regular but so much heavier and more painful! The bloating/lethargy/sore boobs related to my period would begin a full week before my period and continue the whole way through. My periods went up to lasting 8-9 days and there was no let up the longer I had it in. After every period it would give me really bad BV which I’ve never had before (used the implant, pill and mirena before and absolutely no BV with any of those). Even with using regular antibiotics it never went away so I had it taken out.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Headaches

Dizziness

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I had the copper coil changed straight out for the kyleena and as horrible and that procedure is, it was worth it. With the kyleena I’ve had no major side effects with my periods, they’re still a bit sporadic but other than that it’s much better

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