25/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had my first IUD fitted back in August 2016 and while on it, I did experience heavier and more painful periods and they were very irregular. I often had ‘spotting’ in between periods too and increased vaginal discharge which was not nice. In March 2019 however it came out unexpectedly after sex. I had another put in 2 months later and that fell out straight after sex after having it in a month, so I am not going to bother having a third one put in!!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

No effects

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Even though having the coil in is convenient because you don’t have to think about it, after my 1st one fell out I was anxious about it happening again- and it did. My periods are not painful and they are lighter which is the biggest relief!!!

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