19/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
115kg - 120kg / 18st 1lb - 18st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The coil seemed to take away my sex drive completely and so I didn’t see the point in having it fitted. Not only that but I ended up having heavier periods and more painful period pains when I was due on, and a constant light period when I wasn’t. I regularly checked the strings of the coil to ensure it was fitted right and when I noticed that I thought they were out of place I booked in at my local clinic to have it removed because I became worried that they may be doing some damage internally, and that this may be the reason I was constantly bleeding. When getting them removed I was informed that the coil was actually perfectly where it should of been and that it was not the cause of the constant bleeding, however the next day my bleeding completely stopped. If I could of had the coil without the constant bleeding then this form of contraception wouldn’t be bad because I don’t have to remember to take a pill at an exact time, but I didn’t see the point in keeping the coil when I didn’t want to have sex. For girls who use tampons, I was advised not to use a tampon and a coil at the same time in case the strings of the coil became stuck in the tampon and this could dislodge it – this was a hard adjustment for myself as I hadn’t used pads in years.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

No effects

No effects

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

My bleeding stopped finally after 4 months with only one week in that time not bleeding. Loved that I could start using tampons again as I felt I was able to do more and be more free

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