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Copper coil weird symptoms

Hellen21 profile image
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Hi guys! New on here and very worried; thought I could get some insightful advice...

I've had the copper IUD inserted December 13th and lately I realised I've become very emotional and I can cry out of the blue; I'm also feeling very down sometimes and feel like there's this emotional weight that can make me burst into tears as if I've lost someone very close. I'm generally the happeiest most cheerful person you could meet and I hate this new me.

Also, I've been struggling with thrush and BV for a year before I got the IUD but lately it became worse it's ever been. Every time I go to the sexual clinic they give me the same stupid medicine that works for a bit but doesn't do much overall. I really don't know what to do anymore as the smell and the discharge are killing me... I'm very disgusted by myself. Anyone else experienced this?

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Lyndseyhurst87 profile image

Hi I had the same thing when I first had my IUD in bt it seemed to go away after 6 month I put up with it and kept going to the doctor and they kept giving me the same thing. The thing I can suggest if u can put up with it a little longer then it will go away if not the the IUD isn't for u hun xx

Natib profile image

I had a copper coil and experienced severe anxiety - I had it removed after reading that copper toxicity can cause problems with a copper coil. My sister also had similar problems. The doctors will argue the toss that there are no symptoms with a copper coil but there most certainly are. I reverted back to condoms at certain times of the month

Emmaemwah profile image

I had very similar symptoms to you when I had the copper coil. I had had no real issues for the first year or so except that I had thrush for the first time in about ten years and later got cystitis for first time in similar timescale. As the years went on the frequency of thrush/ cystitis got more frequent then I started getting lots of discharge where I would have to wear a pad daily. Didn't smell great so doctor visit confirmed BV- felt really disgusting and didn't understand why I kept getting issues. I also started to get lower left abdominal pain, like a needle stabbing me every so often. I am usually quite even keeled but would get really flat moods and weepy more frequently. I read an article about copper coils after researching recurring thrush and asked for mine to be checked. Doctor poo-pooed my worries that the coil was causing the Thrush. Stuck to my guns and demanded it got taken out. That was last September and I haven't had thrush or cystitis since, discharge stopped 1 day afterwards and I honestly haven't needed a pant liner since...And the stabbing pain the doctor said was IBS and trapped wind? Never had it since the coil came out.

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tan_y in reply to Emmaemwah

Thanks for that, I can’t wait to take this coil out, the doctors keep threatening hysterectomy if I do take it out, but I’m sticking to my guns and having it taken out. As soon as this Coronavirus situation is better.

vix1234 profile image

Hi, I've got the exact same symptoms! I've had the copper coil for just over 2 months, and I'm slowly getting more and more anxious, depressed and emotional. I've had weeks of bleeding (about 5 weeks out of 9) and so I've decided to have it removed. I have a check up in 2 weeks because they couldn't fit me in earlier, so I will ask them to take it out. I'm not great with hormonal contraceptives so I thought this would be a perfect solution, but I'm very wrong!

Thrush is a common side effect too, although I've not had this problem.

Sounds like you'd be happier having it removed too.

Hellen21 profile image

Thanks everyone for your replies; really appreciate the support. I have had it removed in February and it's been waaaay better ever since. The smell is still there as i presume it takes a while for the copper to get out of the system. I still have symptoms of thrush now and again but they never really last/develop.

I don't know if this is the best section of this forum to post in about this, but since I had my IUD out and got on the pill I have missed my period for about a month and a half. When it did came though, I noticed something really nasty on my pad and I thought instantly that it could be something caused by the IUD or something like that. I've read onto it, and people say it's the uterus shedding which is really awkward and I've never heard of this before.

To describe the actual things I found: 2 pieces of "meat" in the shape of triangles with some little veins (people described them as a lung shape). Straight after I noticed them I got in the shower and decided to check and see if i can find anything unusual up there and I found another piece which I analysed better. This time I decided to rip it apart and figure out the consistency and it felt a bit like sponge. I don't even know who to talk to about this as it's quite nasty and I haven't had time to go to the doctor's yet.

Anyone heard of this before? Should I be worried? I don't think it could've been a miscarriage either...

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