04/07/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

My periods became very heavy and the cramping was quite severe at first but tapered down after a while. Since I’ve been using the copper IUD for seven years and I’m starting perimenopause, I will soon switch to the Mirena coil because my gyno suggested the low dose progesterone will help as I experience menopausal symptoms.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Womb cramps

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