08/03/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The insertion (I had Melbea Gold so it was a small one) was fine, a bit painful but the cramps afterwards were significantly worse (I didn’t take ibuprofen beforehand). The worst thing about it was that it increased my cramps A LOT (which I didn’t use to have beforehand) and the periods just became heavier too which I very much disliked so I had to resort to other methods to mitigate the period issue. I liked the convenience and how secure it was though

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

It’s hard to say if it was just removing the copper IUD or the combination of removing copper IUD and inserting a hormonal IUS but my periods became way lighter and my cramps eased too.

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