I've recently started a new relationship after being single for 6 months. Things are going really well and I'm thinking of getting a more permanent form of contraception.
I'm allergic to latex and as a result have been using mates skyn condoms which end up being rather expensive/a bit of a hassle.
A year ago I went on the progesterone only pill (Cerezette) due to a family history of breast cancer I am unable to be prescribed oestrogen based contraceptives which somewhat limits my options further.
I was on it for 6 months but experienced really low mood resulting in time off college due to depression. I would rather avoid any alternative hormone based contraceptives due to past experiences and have been considering the copper coil
Has anybody on here used it? Did you experience any adverse side effects?
Is there any other form of contraception anyone wold recommend as I feel like my options are fairly limited!
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Copper coil- experiences Watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-04-2013 11:28
- PS Reviewer
- 17-04-2013 00:29
I absolutely love mine.
It was a bit painful during the insertion, but not too bad. Then it was really painful afterwards. But the next day it was fine, and it's been fine since.
- 17-04-2013 02:16
I've had one since June and its been great for me. It was quite painful during the fitting, but still no more painful than the bad period pains I had in my teens. It took a couple of months to settle and I did have a bit of spotting and cramping sometimes in the evenings while my body was getting used to it. I think you need to give your body 2 or 3 months to adjust.
The most common side effects are that periods are longer, heavier or more painful. Mine has been a bit longer... I have a bit of spotting/light bleeding before my period kicks in properly and then it sort of tapers off... it seems to stop and I'll spot a bit for a couple of hours and I'll have a day or two like that. They're not noticably heavier or more painful and I can deal with my bleeding lasting 7-8 days rather than 4-5 as the extra days are usually so light I barely notice them.
Its been really good for me. I'd be rubbish at remembering to take pills and I'm not comfortable with putting artificial hormones into my body anyway, so it was just right for me. My partner can sometimes feel the strings but it never affects us negatively so its not a problem.