09/05/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Although the copper coil initially seemed promising offering long term contraception with no hormones, the effects on my period outweighed the benefits. I experienced very severe cramping during ovulation, up to 10 days pre period and most of the way through a heavy 9 day period. Before the coil I had 4/5 day periods, with relatively manageable cramping during the first day or two. I had the copper coil for 9 months before I decided it wasn’t worth continuing with.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Womb cramps

Thrush

Impact after using

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

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I switched from the copper coil to Jaydess IUS straightaway. I experienced lots of changes (irregular bleeding, tender breasts, loss of libido) but they are more likely to be related to the Jaydess than to the removal of the copper coil.

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