24/06/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I wasn’t interested in going back on hormonal contraception and had the Paraguard IUD fitted as emergency contraception (oops) 😂. overall, i have very few complaints. it hasn’t affected my mood and honestly most of the time i forget it’s there. I check my threads once a week for peace of mind, experience a heavier period than I’m used to and I have generally noticed I’m more prone to thrush and bv however but that’s nothing in comparison to the depressive episodes and acne outbreak I’ve experienced using hormonal contraception in the past. it’s not for everyone, but it has been for me and i 100% am happy overall!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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