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Copper Coil - positive experiences!

(14 Posts)
BaileysOnRocks Thu 29-May-14 18:42:05

I'm due to get the copper coil next week so I've been reading threads but everyone says it's painful and they have heavy periods. I'm now scared! Do you have any positive experiences? Please!! smile

CanaryYellow Thu 29-May-14 18:46:29

I love mine. Having it inserted was painless, it took a couple of minutes. I had a bit of period type pain for about half an hour afterwards and that was it.

My periods are a little heavier but they were only very light to start with, so have gone from 3 days to 5 days. No hormones so I'm not fat, spotty or angry.

I've got the 10 year one and have had it in 2 years now I wish I'd tried it years ago.

BaileysOnRocks Thu 29-May-14 18:53:55

Oh thank you canary!
I'm getting married in 7 weeks so I was worried I'd have a heavy period on the day. Obviously everyone is different but it's nice to hear good stories!

BaileysOnRocks Mon 02-Jun-14 09:31:14

Anyone else? smile

Kezzybear Mon 02-Jun-14 09:38:10

My is fine. Periods are very heavy for a couple if days but am getting use to it! Get backache about a week before my period. Periods also last longer. Not sure if i would risk one just before my wedding though!

PtraciDjelibeybi Mon 02-Jun-14 09:45:23

I had one fitted after my son was born (ten years ago). Had that one for five years, then replaced (hmm think I am due to have it replaced again).
I have had absolutely no problems and it was definitely the best solution for me.
Good luck and hope your wedding goes well smile

isittheweekendyet Mon 02-Jun-14 09:46:34

Love mine! Straightforward and painless to insert and remove. Periods no heavier than they were before. Most hassle free contraception ever!

ReluctantCamper Mon 02-Jun-14 09:54:50

When I'm not pregnant I have a copper coil and love it. It hurts me a bit having it inserted (have had 3 or 4 put in and removed over the years). Take some paracetamol before your appointment maybe? That seems to help me.

My periods are heavy for the first couple of days, as others say, but completely worth it for reliable contraception that involves no hormones.

BaileysOnRocks Mon 02-Jun-14 15:39:45

Thank you so much for your replies !

I'm on my second. A ten year one this time.

I won't go back to anything else. Slightly heavier periods and a little bit of pain is the compromise I made for not having 2 killer migraines a week when on hormonal contraception.

BaileysOnRocks Tue 03-Jun-14 08:02:20

Thanks PC. It does seem worth despite the possible pain of it going in and cramps. Hormonal contraception isn't good for me at all. Quite looking forward to it now!! grin

bishboschone Tue 03-Jun-14 08:14:59

I've had one for years in between I had a baby. It's fine .

araminem Tue 03-Jun-14 09:14:28

I loved my copper coil (had it removed 4 weeks ago to TTC...looks like it has been a success already wink).

It was great...I had been on the pill before, and hadn't realised how moody they were making me until I had the coil put in! Putting it in wasn't completely pain free, but nowhere close to unmanageable (and for a very short time). If possible try and make sure you can rest after having it in, rather than planning a full day of meetings wink. And do take some pain killers before (the nurse suggested this).

Periods did become heavier, but that was a very minor issue to me, compared to the benefits. I just learnt to manage. I totally don't regret it, and hope to have one in again soon after giving birth.

BaileysOnRocks Tue 03-Jun-14 13:01:58

Thank araminem! How lovely, congratulations! I do have a class after it but I've told them I won't be there just in case.
Feel much better about it now smile

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