28/02/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My periods became incredibly painful and lasted two weeks, and even though it’s non hormonal it did affect my hormones through elevated copper levels. I have nothing good to say about it and it’s scary how little research has been put into these awful devices.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Headaches

Spots or acne

Increased body hair

Dark body hair

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Better skin

No effects

Experience after taking

I felt nauseous, had headaches, dizziness and skin rashes at first but it has gradually improved and I feel more like myself with ever cycle. The detox symptoms the first few weeks made me realise what an impact the coil had been having on me. The relief of any pelvic pain was instant

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