26/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

It was uncomfortable during insertion but that only lasted a short while. For the first year or so my periods were much heavier so I was prescribed mefanamic acid for them but they have settled right down now. I get some cramps a few days after my period has finished which I need to take painkillers for but overall I’m super happy with it. It’s effective hormone free contraception that I don’t have to think about for 5 years!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Back pain

Womb cramps

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