I have tried almost every contraception since I was 17 so I thought ‘I’ll try the coil’.
Insertion was bizarre and really hurt when opening my cervix but once it was in it was ok. I have terrible cramps anyway but the coil seems to have calmed them down. I still have clotting and/or irregular periods which is annoying because I can track them properly.
I regularly check to see if the wires are still where they should be but on the last check I couldn’t feel them so a trip to the docs once back from holiday is needed as I hear horror stories about them coming out or moving around! Go though every detail with your nurse before having it inserted even down to the unthinkable!
Impact whilst taking
Neutral - no change
I lost weight
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Loss of sex drive
Side effects whilst taking
Spots or acne
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