06/04/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

A great contraception method if you don’t want to have to worry about anything. It has helped my skin and weight control as I suffered horribly with hormonal forms of contraception (mainly the implant) It does however make your periods a lot heavier and in my case A LOT more painful and I have also suffered with thrush on and off since having it put in where as I had never had thrush before. But with all contraception it can differ from body to body.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Back pain

Tender breasts

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Increased body hair

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

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