07/02/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I think the copper coil is a great natural contraception solution! The fact that it’s there and working for at leat five good years without having to think about it on a regular basis is a significant relief! Downsides though, my period lasts longer and is way heavier! Womb cramps are really intense and my PMS increased a lot since I have it. Cramps and PMS basically start around one week before getting my period, I feel more exhausted and in a bad/sad mood (than when I didn’t have it). But I’m overall pretty happy with it!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Aura symptoms

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Better skin

Back pain

Womb cramps

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