19/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Overall the coil has been great, especially compared to my previous contraception, which used hormones. I noticed I had better skin, however this could be due to my previous contraception negatively affecting my skin. HOWEVER, I have had problems with reoccurring BV (bacterial vaginosis) that had to be treated with 2 courses of antibiotics, after over the counter treatments didn’t work. The smell of the discharge was AWFUL. But since the second course of antibiotics (2 months ago) this seems to have cleared up. Now I have no BV this is the BEST contracteption I’ve used. It has made my periods heavier and more painful at the beginning, but they are very regular otherwise. It’s also kind of painful when you get it fitted but this passes within 24 hours.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

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