28/04/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the IUD for in total just under 3 years. The fitting for me was not uncomfortable but the following 3 days I had horrendous cramps so needed time off and painkillers did not subside the pain for me. My periods were slightly irregular but fine at first until around the 2yr mark when I started having really painful cramping which again I needed painkillers for. My weight didn’t fluctuate with this but I noticed slightly low mood. Overall it did the job but in the end the painful cramps were too much for me so I had to have it removed.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Migraines

Headaches

Better skin

Cystitus

Thrush

Experience after taking

Having it removed was the best thing I did, the side effects were not worth it for me.

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