22/05/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Although I found the fitting ok (a bit uncomfortable, but to be expected), and I liked not having to worry about remembering to take something / not taking hormones / letting my body fall into its own natural cycle, the severe period pain I experienced as a result of this contraception was unmanageable. My cramps were excruciating, very “crunchy” and radiating down the front of my legs / pelvis and into my back – I had to take days off each month, and even had to lie down at work once. Painkillers barely touched the pain, and I found myself unable to sleep and feeling very faint – for this reason I decided to have it removed after 9 months.

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

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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