Copper coil (IUD)


About the reviewer

Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


Ive tried every other contraception and my GP suggested this for me. I was a bit worried as I thought it wouldn’t be for me as I can’t wear tampons, so I was worried it would fall out or be uncomfortable. I felt a bit dizzy and sick after insertion but that has been my only negative response to this. Ive felt great with my IUD and it’s suited me so well. I do get hot flushes before my period and still have my bad PMS days, but it’s nothing compared to what I used to have. My periods are so regular and much lighter than before, although I can have a bad crampy period every 3 months (but I’ll take that over my old periods). My partner has said he’s felt my coil threads once or twice, but I’ve had it for 2.5 years now and it’s been amazing. For anyone worried, don’t be! Ive even convinced a few friends to try it over an implant and they’ve all felt great on it too.

Impact whilst taking

Neutral - no change
No change
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking


Tender breasts

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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