16/08/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had high hopes for the copper coil and many people who have it love it. I’m not one of those people. I felt it inside me and it caused me to have cramping almost every day. I also bled every day for about 4 months until I had it removed. My periods got so heavy they were unmanageable and they became irregular (also difficult to tell what was everyday bleeding and what was period bleeding.) I became anaemic and had to have it removed. Such a shame as I enjoyed the absence of hormones.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I was able to have sex again as the bleeding stopped but only after about 3 months of healing (where I spotted in between periods still.)

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