21/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Positive – Loved not having to remember to take the pill daily or needing to use condoms. However, every month periods would be extremely heavy (would soak through pads and tampons used together in a few hours) for 5 days a month and they were extremely painful too with terrible cramps and backpain. I would get so upset each month when my period turned up as they were so bad. Made worse due to them being a bit erratic (PCOS). Since I have had the coil removed I feel like I’ve got my life back and don’t dread my period. They are still a bit irregular but so much lighter now and don’t cause as much pain. A huge relief!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

A big improvement due to periods. Although I have struggled to find an alternative contraception that does not use hormones.

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