20/04/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
41-45
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I have light periods normally (around 2 days) and this made my periods much heavier (8-10 days). That was nothing compared to the constant, intense itching I experienced around the period days which eventually became unbearable. It was like constant thrush but would not respond to thrush treatment. I think it was an allergic reaction to the copper, but there was no real advice available about this, and no warning at the time of insertion.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Thrush

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

The thrush/allergic reaction stopped immediately.

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