25/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Having had issues with hormonal contraceptives and my mood in the past I saw the copper coil as a great option, the ultimate loop hole. However, some women, including myself, overtime notice a severe affect on our moods due to the copper being released into our systems and the inflammation caused in the uterus. Not much medical research has been done on the affects of the copper coil as of yet but I hope in the future we can fully investigate what it can do to the body.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

After removing the copper coil I felt an immediate shift in my mood and a slow coming back to life. I notice that my mood dips slightly during and for a couple of days after my period (more so than usual), but notice and improvement which I hope will continue,

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