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Is it all coil related or am I imagining it?

(7 Posts)
CoilRegret Sat 08-Mar-14 08:28:14

Forgive me, but it's long wink

I had a copper coil inserted almost 5 years ago, after DC3

Between children, PND, & trying to move, I never put it all together. Coil just removed in A&E following PID diagnosis, and I'm starting to feel normal again.

So how many of these symptoms over last 5 years are coil related?

Back pain
Thin, yellow discharge, every time I had a swab told it was 'just' BV
Swollen upper abdomen
Chronic sinusitis
No sex drive
Suicidal thoughts
Ovulation pain

I've been on anti depressants, anti histamines, steroid nasal sprays, & near constantly taking painkillers.

flow4 Sat 08-Mar-14 09:29:07

I don't know about the depression and sinusitis, but the rest of it could be. I had my coil removed after 7 years, following a year or so of similar problems and a strong hunch that they were caused by the coil tho the doc said they couldn't be... It came out obviously infected or contaminated... And I felt almost immediately better.
Hope you go from strength to strength now. smile

RandomMess Sat 08-Mar-14 09:31:00

It's a foreign body in a sensitive place, logically it's going to affect some woman far more than others. I had the mirena and I felt shit with it - incredibly low hormones in it but I think it was more the foreign body element.

hiddenhome Sat 08-Mar-14 19:17:55

My copper coil caused chronic back pain and my hair fell out.

I was fine once it was removed.

IamMummyhearmeROAR Sat 08-Mar-14 20:54:53

I have a constant strong smelling discharge which only started with the Mirena 2 years ago. I feel constantly damp. So I'm with you on the discharge thing.

CoilRegret Mon 24-Mar-14 15:39:16

So, I'm back a couple of weeks later, still feeling awful, hating my gps, & with a referral to adult mental health.

I really don't feel I am imagining this.

I feel awful. Have been in hospital, a&e 3 times and as an gynae ward inpatient. I've been on iv antibiotics, took home 3 different antibiotics when eventually escaped/released. 10mg amitriptyline to help me sleep, codeine, and suckness pills.

I've lost my pregnant looking belly, am 2 sizes smaller than I was 3 weeks ago, but have only lost 2-3 kg. I'm exhausted.

And fed up with my GPs who lied to my face & now won't stop calling me.

I've had enough.

CoilRegret Mon 24-Mar-14 15:39:45

Sickness. Not suckness ;)

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