07/06/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I got my first copper coil as emergency contraception and then (unfortunately) after about 5/6 months it expelled itself – absolutely no pain just came out when I went to check the strings. (I have no scientific data to back me up but I went on a long haul flight 3 days after getting it and think that might have mucked it up.) Second coil I got put in and yes there was some spotting but settled down – only reason I had it removed was because of heavy periods caused me to become anaemic. Swapped to Mirena now – but I loved my copper coil, never had to worry, no hormones (felt in tune with my cycle) just a shame it caused my heavy periods.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Switched immediately from copper to mirena coil and have felt to side effects from stopping copper.

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