25/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I am on my second Mirena coil. It is fantastic for me as I don’t have to remember to take a pill everyday. Insertion is painful for me, as well as the week following I had really bad cramps but warm pads on my tum helped me. Its inserted and remains for 5 years and you can go again and have it removed and a new one inserted or removed at any time if you want to start family planning. Appointments last about 20 mins so no issues there. Had a great gyne doctor and nurse at both my appointments as it made me cry due to pain but I think that’s due to other medical conditions I have and intolerance to pain!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Dark body hair

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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