02/03/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Switched to Paraguard (US version of the copper coil) in 2016 from Skyla. Had constant spotting/mood swings/ heightened emotionality from using Skyla. The removal of Skyla and insertion of the copper coil was surprisingly painful, I almost passed out. Highly recommend using an analgesic on insertion day, that part was somewhat traumatic and unexpected. The uterine lining develops over the IUD and makes removal more painful (at least in my case). I’ve now had the copper coil for almost 4 years with a remaining 6 years until it needs to be removed. It’s awesome, almost like not using anything at all. My weight, skin, and mood have remained constant and I am generally quite happy with my decision.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

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