Copper coil (IUD)


About the reviewer

Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


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

Neutral - no change
No change
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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