07/07/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Went in ok, but a lot more painful than what was described to me in the pre appointment (I had numbing gel and paracetamol). Really uncomfortable and in pain for the first 2-3 weeks post insertion, but after that it has been fine. My periods are regular now which they haven’t been for years due to hormonal contraception, but they are very heavy and I find my prementrual symptoms are worse than they have ever been (headaches, period pain, fatigue, trouble sleeping, mood swings). But overall I’m really happy with it, it’s much better than any of the options I’ve used before (pill, injection, implant).

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Better skin

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

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