04/07/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Really, I loved my copper coil. Once it was in (ouch!), I completely forgot it was there. My periods did become a little heavier but they were pretty heavy to start off with. I had it removed because, as it turns out, I have a bicornurate uterus and the coil is completely ineffective. I found that out the hard way.

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
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I had to go back on the combined contraceptive pill, which I don’t particularly like at all. In the past, the pill has suppressed my natural oestrogen production – and, that made me really dry. I also have a family history of breast cancer so, if I could, I’d avoid hormonal contraception altogether. But I’m not sure I have any other options.

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