25/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

For the first few months it was a bit hellish in terms of cramping irregulary as my body settled down with the IUD. The insertion was the worst pain ever but now I’m 7 months down the line it’s absolutely fine. Yes my periods are heavier and cramps are worse with the entire cycle being out of whack, but my mood isn’t affected by it and I feel a lot better with this compared to any type of pill or hormone altering contraceptive. And once it’s there you don’t have to worry about it, just check it every so often. If you’re the forgetful type then this is great, especially if you are sensitive to hormone change too.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

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