I'm currently going through the motions of having the copper coil fitted (swabs on Thursday). I currently have the implant but its made my skin awful (history of acne), my periods are 3-4 weeks long and most importantly- my moods are all over the place and frankly uncontrollable.
I thought I'd go for the copper coil as I need a long term contraceptive that I don't have to think about taking every day (I'm an Event Manager with crazy shifts) and also, at 26, I thought it was finally time to give my body a rest after being on hormonal contraception for the last 12 years (Started at 14 to combat the acne.) I'd like to see how my body reacts to just working off its own hormones if that makes sense.
When I went to see my GP and asked about it, she left the room and went and asked another Dr for advice as I haven't had any children - is this normal?
I got a yes to proceed but I just found the whole experience quite distressing.
I am also not feeling great about the whole procedure - although I had a surprisingly drama free experience when I had the implant fitted.
Anybody been in the same boat?