25/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

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

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Increased sweating

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

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