05/07/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Getting the coil fitted was one of the most painful experiences I have had. I only found out afterwards that you can ask for anaesthetic gel (it is not offered) which would probably help a lot. Take someone with you to drive you home as the cramps were so bad I was sick on the way home. After 12 hours of having the coil fitted the cramps we’re gone and I couldn’t feel a thing.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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