23/03/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I think if you’re curious about the copper coil, you just need to give it a go and see if it works for you. I am persevering. I’m on month 6 now and debating whether to switch to something else. I had light-average periods before. Months 1-3 on the coil were REALLY heavy, but they seem to be lessening. Only problem is I have severe cramps and lower left abdominal pain before AND after the period, and then weird discharge for a solid week+. I am going for an ultrasound about this, apparently that’s not right. It is amazing not having to think about anything (in a relationship. obvs if you’re not don’t forget about STDs!). If you’re anti hormones, then it’s great. But I had a Jaydess coil before and think it was better physically but my mood swings were terrible. Basically, we can’t win can we! Please someone make a decent contraceptive!!!! It’s 2021!!!!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Better skin

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Pelvic infection

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