14/07/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
100kg - 105kg / 15st 10lb - 16st 7lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Overall, very pleased with this contraception. Have previously used hormonal contraception (depo injection) and had very bad experiences with it, so I was sure my next long term solution had to be hormone free. The only cons for me, are the pain on insertion (I also had excruciating cramps for the 24 hours following this), the increase in pain during each cycle, where i now also suffer from ovulation pain and bleeding, and the increase in flow and length of my period. I now bleed for around 5-6 days (as opposed to my previous 3) and my flow is a lot heavier. Its not uncommon for me to bleed through super tampons after 2-3 hours of wear.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

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