25/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Heavier and more painful periods, but worth it as they’re much more regular!! Insertion was painful but I do think that the benefits outweigh the negatives. Doesn’t seem to impact my sex drive and mood as much as other forms of contraception I’ve tried, and it’s good to know that I’m having a natural period each month.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

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