09/06/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Having tired a myriad of hormonal contraception’s which did not work for me, I decided to try the copper coil. Upon insertion I contracted PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) which made me very ill, caused me a lot of pain, and has resulted in me having a 20% risk of being infertile. I was not told of this risk before getting it in, I did not expect to be more likely to be infertile a a result of my contraception! The coil has also led to me having painful sex, a much lowered libido and reduced wetness. I wouldn’t recommend the coil to anybody, nothing is worth risking your fertility for, even if that risk is small.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Headaches

Back pain

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

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