05/05/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

The IUD has a bad rep due to issues with getting it fitted. My experience with the fitting was fine and was done by my local GUM clinic because my GP wasn’t sufficiently experienced. I wasn’t really warned about the aftermath in terms of nausea and dizziness. Once in place I think the IUD requires you to get very intimately acquainted with your own cervix when checking it is still in place, which is actually very liberating! I also experienced a huge increase in sex drive. I have had rather irregular periods since getting the IUD, but they are not unduly heavy or. painful. I get painful breasts, very little cramping and some spotting.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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