11/03/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I couldn’t use anything with hormones in – I was on the combined pill for years and it gave me terrible migraines. So this was a breath of fresh air for me. It hurts to have inserted – it is quite large and the doctor did say to me that as I haven’t had children, it will be especially painful. I cried a lot, and felt quite ill afterwards, and the cramps and bleeding was on and off for a few months. But after that, it’s been amazing. I never have to think about birth control, and it lasts up to 10 years. I no longer have cramping beyond the norm, and it’s great! Would highly recommend.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Cystitus

Womb cramps

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