04/02/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Worked fantastically in that I did not experience an unplanned pregnancy. I had to have my coil removed twice (I had 2 fitted in all with a 2 year break between them). The first was removed due to experiencing severe pain, it was resolved by removing and with antibiotics. The second was removed due to heavy and persistent bleeding. This was managed via A&E and gynae initially. I was taking medication to reduce the bleeding and help with clotting. It was eventually removed as my Hb (iron) had dropped from 128 to 89g/l.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

No effects

Thrush

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

Headaches

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

My bleeding massively settled. My hb (iron) began to return to normal. This was mostly resolved via diet as I did not like the side effects of ferrous funerate.

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