Hormonal coil (IUS)


About the reviewer

Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I really love my IUD. I did not trust myself to remember the pill as I needed to so this was a good choice for me. The insertion and 3 months after of getting used to it was pretty awful. I had severe cramping when I got it in but I expected it to be much worse then it actually was and it only lasted about 5 minutes. I had cramping for a month straight pretty much but it wasn’t the worst I had ever experienced. I am pretty used to intense cramping from my periods, along with having a pretty high pain tolerance, so it really wasn’t terrible. I did bleed/spot for 3 months though. It was like a normal period for the first month I would say and then I had pretty steady and annoying spotting for the next two months. Since then though it really hasn’t been a problem at all. I don’t get my period at all anymore at least in the bleeding sense. I still get tender breasts, cramps, and pms every 3 months or so. Around this time sex does get a little painful for me too but I am not sure that is related to my IUD. I get cramps in certain positions and more dryness than normal. But overall I really love my IUD and I really appreciate that I don’t have to think about it all the time.

Impact whilst taking

I can't tell
No change
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Had a similar experience?

Leave a short review and help other women find the right method for them

Want advice?

Speak to one of our doctors about your concerns