25/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I went on the copper coil as the combined pill was negatively affecting my mood/mental health as well as contributing to my hormonal headaches. Since going on the coil I have had better mental health and no major changes in periods. I am slightly heavier, and they last 1-2 days longer, however I have regular periods that I can track, no bleeding inbetween, only general period discomfort (cramps etc) and literally cannot tell that it’s even in there! I do still get headaches, however they are nowhere near as bad as I have no other hormones other than what my body is producing. I wish people told me about this earlier!!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Dizziness

Better skin

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

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