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Old Jun 24th, 2015, 12:01 PM   1
lisa1980
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Has anyone had the copper coil?


I'm thinking of having my IUD out. I have the jaydess one (like Mirena except smaller and less hormone) but I'm finding it has totally killed my sex drive and is giving me PMS.

I was on Cerazette for a long time before my last pregnancy, and it was fine (and I had no periods) but I only realised when I stopped it that it had also completely decimated my sex drive, which is apparently quite high when I'm not on any hormones!

I love the convenience of the IUD in that I don't have to think about it and I only get light spotting monthly, but I can't take the rage that it's giving me and I miss being a rampant wife

So, after that long story, I was wondering if anyone had tried the copper coil? Any good or bad stories appreciated. I've heard it gives you awful periods but there aren't many hormone-free contraceptive options (I hate condoms).

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Old Jun 24th, 2015, 22:15 PM   2
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I had the copper IUD and I absolutely loved it! I didn't find that my periods were any different with it in and I didn't have any of the nasty side effects that can come with some of the hormonal options. That being said the only gripe that I have is that I took it out as me and OH are going to start TTC in a month or two and AF is now 5 days late (neg test today). I was very regular while it was in and thought that since there were not hormones in it that I would continue to have regular cycles when it was out. Reading forums from others I have seen that many people have had problems with their cycles becoming irregular for some time after removal. Other than that I thought it was great!



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Old Jun 25th, 2015, 16:33 PM   3
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Thank you!

It's mainly the stories of horrendous periods that's putting me off, so your story makes me feel better.

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Old Jun 30th, 2015, 02:59 AM   4
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i honestly LOVE the copper coil! my only complaint about it is that it made me bleed lightly for 6 weeks after i got it.

my periods are a bit heavier - weirdly only on day 2? and i have more mid cycle cramps but they're bearable!

the weird thing is that i have PCOS and my cycles before were on average about 70 days? now i have periods every month like clockwork and i am pretty sure i am ovulating! bizarre

it's definitely a good option



 
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Old Jul 1st, 2015, 12:25 PM   5
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I had one put in just over 3 months pp. I didn't get AF back for another 4 months after so I've only had 2 AFs with it in. They've been heavier but sooooo much less painful than before having DD.

I'm glad I had it done as that's it now til we TTC again in a few years I never thought I'd get a coil, as we charted before, and I loved it, but the lack of sleep now means it'd be unreliable, and I really didn't want any hormonal method as it causes havoc with my body.



 
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