01/03/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The copper coil took me at least 3-6 months to get used to – and I had cramps and discomfort for the first couple of months. It had two main side effects – it made my periods a lot heavier, but they gradually become less heavy after about 2 years. It also made me less ‘wet’ down there during sex – apparently this is due to the way it sits in the womb/cervix. All in, I loved the fact I wasn’t putting hormones in my body.

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

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

After it was taken out, my periods were a bit irregular and much much lighter for around 2-3 months, but then settled into their normal rhythm.

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