04/07/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I swapped from the combined pill to nothing (for 6 months) to the copper IUD. With all previous hormonal contraception (I also had the implant) I had horrible mood swings and depression and weight gain. When I started using the copper IUD I had no changes in mood/depression which was what was most important to me. My periods have got a bit heavier and my cramps got worse (still just about manageable!) but apart from that this method is working really well for me.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Headaches

Increased sweating

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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