11/02/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I chose the IUD as I get aura from migraines so can’t take the combined pill. The progresterone only pill made me have a 5 week long period and I liked the fact this had no hormones in. A bit painful getting it put in (nothing major though – short sharp pain and then a dull pain for a few hours after) I had heavier periods but no other side effects. HOWEVER then after 2 years I started to get excruciating cramps to the point where I couldn’t stand up. I went to get it removed and they couldn’t locate it. The little bugger had lodged itself to the lining and I almost had to have surgery to get it removed (the 5th doctor I saw finally found it after an ultrasound and prodding around for over an hour) the worst experience of my life. I have 2 other friends this happened to as well (sudden onset severe cramps after a while of having it with no issues) Definitely not worth the pain this caused me. It was absolutely awful!!!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

The awful cramps stopped – they were caused just from the IUD. My periods also became lighter and shorter.

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