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If you don't mind me asking (nosey bitch emotion) do you get on with your COIL? General contraceptive advice welcome to.
I am currently using condoms as i have a history of blood clots so can't take the standard pill and i had a 2yr nightmare when using the Depo injection, ditto for the mini pill.
So i figure that leaves me with a coil (correct me if im wrong)
I would like to try one i think, i have no problems with condoms but after a pregnancy scare i feel i would like something extra.
I have heard a few goos and bad stories about coils and i know there are a few types, so please come and inform me of side effects of the coil (am terrified of severe wieght gain and random bleeding) and please tell me if there are any other contaceptive methods i can use.
I have a mirena, was not required to check it in front of gp, I'm pleased to say! I don't like it (weight gain, spots, plus return of periods after a few months), but I know lots of people do love it. My gp has assured me that it can not cause any of my symptoms.
Have tried to get it removed, but that's another story!
i get on terribly well with my coil, we never argue and it sends me flowers from time to time
best thing i ever did, had it for 2 years now, periods are a day or two of the lightest spotting, initially, bleeding, cramps , bloating, skin was a bit spotty.. but all settled down, and it is absolutely marvellous
the contraceptive patch "evra" looks like a nicotine patch....you put it on once a week for 3 weekd then have a week break...and if by some dopey chance you forget to put one on after you have removed the old one you get a 2 day leeway break not "12" hours
I have a standard sort of coil - I had heard of people having problems with the mirena and don't get on with the hormones in the pill so decided to steer clear of hormones in coil. Never had any problems at all with it, had one four years in all (two years before dd2 and two years since. I think people can be a bit squeamish about them, but tbh I don't even think about it most of the time.
You need to make sure that you don't have a tilted womb before having a coil fitted. Many women have a tilted womb, and this can cause a lot of pain and discomfort if you have a coil. Of course, the bloody GP who inserted mine didn't tell me this, she just said "oh, you have a tilted womb" and I said "oh really? That's interesting".
I spent 8 months with the bloody thing digging into the side of my womb, and causing cramping and sharp pains. Sex was painful, especially in . . ehem. . certain positions, and it was only after doing my own internet research that I learnt that lots of women with tilted wombs have had the same problems with a coil.
I reply to every coil thread now with this info, because I really want to spread the word about this - it's something women should be aware of.
Also,couldn't personally get on with the hormones in the mirena - it turned me into a screaming depressed harpie.
hi i have tried the coil twice after being told they have no hormonal side effects(as the pill turns me into a psycho)and twice i turned into a psycho!! my mum suffured the same way. i am not on any contraception now and when/if i have sex i use the rytham method it has worked for the last 5 years and i now have 3 children that i planned(although dh did not know)lol
If you have issues with hormonal contraception then the mirena will be no better.
I have a copper coil and love it - the first few periods after it being fitted were very heavy and painful, but they have settled down now, and I have lost all of the weight that I gained after 9 years on the pill. (and changed shape too)
Oh, I have had one month that I think was a miscarriage If you are very very fertile then it could be a problem (I am doing the head in the sand thing of ignoring that it might be an issue unless it happens again)