Copper coil (IUD)


About the reviewer

Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


Would definitely recommend, I came off the pill and straight onto the copper coil. The insertion was painful and I felt a bit weak after it but after a few hours I was ok again just with bad cramps. Definitely have heavier periods (I think possibly just from being off the pill rather than from the coil) and have more cramps (including bad ovulation cramps!!) I’m not sure if the cramps are due to the coil or just I’m not used to them from being on the pill and period’s being so light before now. Either way they’re getting better as the months go on (or I’m getting more used to them). Overall – so happy with my decision to go for the coil, the lack of hormonal interruption is great for me, I really notice the difference in my mood and also my energy levels. Sometimes I feel like a completely different person now that I’m no longer on the pill.

Impact whilst taking

Very positively
No change
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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