19/07/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

After having two babies I needed something that didn’t have any hormone in as my mood Can be effected so I wanted to avoid that. I chose the copper coil as it seemed the easy, straight forward option. No! It was so painful having my cervix opened up to slide that devil stick in. Instant regret! Yes it’s handy for no unexpected pregnancies, no hormones, no mood swings. My side effects are heavier periods, random cramping, weight gain as the cramps make me hungrier. But if it’s a quick and simple 10 year guarantee then great, go for it. I’ve had it for 8 months now and I’ve had enough with the cramps, fear of my monthly period, weight gain and constant infections 🙄so I’ll be having it removed soon. so if it’s something you want short term I wouldn’t bother as it’s caused more hassle than it was worth.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Back pain

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

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