26/08/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I absolutely love the non-hormonal IUD, I have been on it for almost 5 years now and plan on getting it replaced. I came off the combined pill after being on it for 10 years as I felt it was effecting my moods. I swaped for this and saw an instant increase in my moods, no mood swings and I felt like me again My periods are fairly regular now, every 5/6 weeks but when I first came off the pill I didn’t have a period for a year and half! The insertion was horrendous, I won’t lie! I passed out because my body rejected it and went into as the nurse described ‘labour contractions to get it out’ genuinely horrific! However, once it was in I had absolutely no issues, no pain or anything and haven’t had to think about a thing for 5 years!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Aura symptoms

Back pain

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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