21/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The coil was painful from start to finish, insertion exceptionally so. I had no sex drive whatsoever and just continuously bled. The day before I had it taken out I had to go to hospital because of the pain from the cramps, though it’s worth noting I have a retroverted uterus which possibly didn’t help.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Increased sweating

Better skin

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

High blood pressure

Nausea or vomiting

Pelvic infection

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

After the coil was removed I instantly felt so much better, I wasn’t wary of how I was sitting or whether a certain exercise would set off serious cramps. It just didn’t work for me as a contraceptive at all.

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