11/09/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I would recommend to anyone wanting a break from hormonal contrception to give the coil a go. I switched from a mini-pill after I found it was negatively affecting my sex drive and I wasn’t totally confident with it as a birth control. It took a good year for my periods to settle down after insertion, I had very light bleeding pretty much constantly for the first six months and then very irregular bleeding for a further 6 months but despite this I still rave about it to all my friends and even colleagues.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Better skin

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

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