19/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The period pains were horrible, I knew they would be bad but not that bad! Months I waited hoping that each month would be better. Around 25 days of the month I had cramps. Cramps that made me feel sick! I had to start using a tens machine with tablets nothing would work for me. All my fiends have it and still have it. They were fine! Loved the IUD but for me my periods were heavy so so so heavy. They lasted 10+ days. Everyone is different but I just really didn’t react well to it. And they I have to wait a long time to get it taken out. They love to give you contraception but not to take it out.

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

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Better skin

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Felt much better but still no idea what to do next. Then went on to try the mini pill. Just feel like condoms are the way to go

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