04/07/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
4'11"/150cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

The IUD is much less hassle for me than any other form of contraception. It has definitely made my periods heavier but for me that’s a small price to pay. I think that because it does not have any hormones in it that I’ve noticed an increase in facial hair, I wouldn’t say that’s a reason to not get it but just prepare for it, the hair is easily removed if you don’t want it. It was slightly uncomfortable to get it put in, it gave me strong cramps for the first few hours but that soon settled down. Ultimately not having to think about it outweighs any side effects for me.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Increased body hair

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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