26/06/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was told that the spotting and irregularity of my periods would stop after a few months of having the coil inserted – it still hasn’t. I should really go to get it removed but unfortunately I have run out of options for birth control and it isn’t that bad… well I have to take blood thickeners when I get my period every month as I go through a super tampon every 30 mins on the first 3 days. And the cramps. Oh and the pretty much constant spotting. Have been checked for other causes – nothing out of the ordinary. Sort of afraid to get it out too, for the pain.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Headaches

Back pain

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Better skin

High blood pressure

Increased sweating

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

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