23/03/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Wanted a hormone free contraception so decided to try the IUD. Pretty painful insertion but such a quick process! Totally bearable. My periods are heavier and more painful but I notice they improve each month so just be prepared with pain killers etc. Hoping this settles over the next couple of years! Main issue is that the copper has upset my lady garden feng shui! PH balance all off – kept getting BV (what a shocker! Never had in my life), and UTIs. However after lots of research, I have been taking probiotics which seem to have totally solved the problem and rebalanced down there. Definitely a small price to pay to have zero hormones and not have to worry about pregnancy. Would recommend!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

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