I got the Coil! | The Hormone Diaries Ep. 15 | Hannah Witton February 27, 2020 61 By Jose Scott CategoryArticles BlogTags#vlogger #youtuber baby birth control british clinic coil contraception cramps diaries doctors Family Planning getting the coil girl gp hannah hannah witton hormone hurt kids london mirena pain periods procedure Reproduction sexual health clinic the coil the hormone diaries witton woman women 61 Comments Larry Webster says: April 21, 2018 at 3:11 pm Great attitude, we should all learn from you. I also have a chronic illness. Reply Kate J says: April 25, 2018 at 12:49 pm Got my mirena about a year ago, love it and haven't had periods since, but fun story! I had to go buy the actual IUD from the chemist and then walk back through the train station holding it, and a lovely flyer lady was trying to give me her flyers and she asked me what I had there, and we ended up having a great conversation about contraception and her own Mirena?? But i love having it Reply EmiSnake says: April 27, 2018 at 9:14 am There's also the Jaydess! Which is like the Mirena but a little smaller and a little lower a dose. It's meant to be even better for people who haven't been pregnant. It's the one I went for and I've had it like a year and a half and so glad I did. Reply Emily T-J says: May 3, 2018 at 1:27 pm I'm thinking of getting it but I am reaaaally nervousss Reply Leslie Dunmire says: May 23, 2018 at 3:10 am Watched this before and now after getting the Mirena! It was great to go into my appointment with knowledge of another person's experiene. Overall, I think I have been fairly lucky. The insertion was fine. A few pinches and a very strong menstrual cramp (during which I am fairly certain I felt the IUD/coil actually "open" in my uterus, so odd). Right after insertion I was fine. My OBGYN was actually surprised that I was fine right after. I am now about a day out from getting it and have had mild cramping on and off. Excited to see what my experience with an IUD/coil is like! Reply Speaking Truth says: May 25, 2018 at 7:21 pm Why do people choose it over the implant? The procedure just seems so much more traumatic for the same effect? Reply Hen9207 says: June 1, 2018 at 8:55 pm seriously, I'm the same age as you, and have literally given about 5 minutes of thought in my entire life to the things you obsess over every upload. Life is more simple, surely? Reply Lauren Holly says: June 10, 2018 at 4:22 pm I have had over 20 local anaesthetic injections in my feet and the thought of having them anywhere near my vagina is enough to make me nauseous 😬 Reply orangeries R says: July 3, 2018 at 8:07 pm Iv had a cervical biopsy so I'm hoping that this will be a walk in the park and iv also had two children so 🤞🤞🤞🤞 Reply Chris Doc says: July 7, 2018 at 6:40 pm 4:23 "Who knew not getting pregnant would be this hard" I learned how to fit a coil back in 198, then a young doctor. It's not that easy for some male doctors to do this because we have to confront our own feelings about learning about women's parts but I wanted to give my patients the best of help, to be gentle and to be expert.. NHS "Guidelines" stopped me fitting coils after many, many years of experience because I did not fit more than ten a year in my practice. I've left the NHS now and agree with your comments that it is hard to like the NHS sometimes. Reply Julia Broder says: July 16, 2018 at 4:14 am I got hormonal IUD few weeks ago and basically had same experience. Hurt but I was fine and totally worth it so far Reply kami lackington says: July 23, 2018 at 10:33 pm Please do an update! Reply Bozhura Stefanova says: July 29, 2018 at 6:50 pm I don't want anything going up there…. ever!!! Sorry… Icant even think about this… it's amazing how women do this…. Reply Caitlin Marie says: August 16, 2018 at 1:54 am Just wanted to offer a positive experience since there are so many negative in the comments – I got the copper IUD or “coil” and it didn’t hurt at all. There was a little pinch when they inserted the device but that lasted maybe 2 seconds max. I’ve been on it for 5 months and it is the best decision I have ever made in my life. My periods are fine – I have heavy flows but use a cup so it’s totally manageable. No cramps to speak of. I was 19 when I got it and I’ve never been pregnant (it’s a myth that you need to have kids before getting the copper IUD). When I was on the pill I had depression, anxiety, and literally no sex drive. Now, all of that has reversed and I am loving life again 🙂 Ps – I took two Advil, they didn’t give me an anesthetic Reply Nia Howells says: August 29, 2018 at 5:35 pm I just had the Jaydess coil today. The pain inserting was pretty bad, equal to my worst period pain (which I haven't had for years since being on contraception) and for the rest of the day I've had normal cramps. I went for the Jaydess after a lot of reading and basically it's a bit smaller so easier to insert, it's only 3 years instead of 5 but I didn't mind the 2 year difference. Overall I'm happy I got it Reply Lydia Orr says: September 12, 2018 at 8:53 am I got the copper coil in an emergency and it really really hurt like mad. I managed to cry my whole eyeliner off. My one lasts for 10 years and after getting it put it just felt a shit period. I wasn't put to sleep either proper just put it in was a very strange experience Reply Jaydien s says: October 2, 2018 at 7:19 pm I had this fitted it was horrible and painful Reply Abby Rozee says: October 26, 2018 at 6:26 pm I went into shock after my coil was inserted and my blood pressure dropped so low that I lost all feeling in my hands and feet but that only lasted 10 minutes and after that the cramps were pretty awful but like I felt great because I survived 😂 Reply avenged sevenfold... says: October 31, 2018 at 12:15 am I know this sounds crazy but when you have sex can your partner feel the coil? Reply sexydoorframes says: November 2, 2018 at 12:33 am I've had the implant for 9 years and I love it. My periods are horrible so I've only had about 5 in 9 years. One point my implant needed to be changed, it was like six months out of date (oups), the dog got really humpy with pillows/blankets constantly which is not something he usually does. Once I got it changed, he stopped humping. It was odd but shows he obvs picks up on my hormones and having it run out made my hormones goes out of whack. So I'll keep my implant, the humping was annoying. Reply Jude says: November 12, 2018 at 2:50 pm I'm re-watching this while laying in bed recovering from my IUS insertion this morning! It hurt a bit but definitely not as much as I expected! Reply Meledorate84 says: November 13, 2018 at 11:53 pm I stopped watching the video because i'm soooo mad! While it was easier for ke to book an appointment (i went to a private practice? I think that's how it's called) the (male) doctor said nothing about taking painkillers or not driving or… Anything really. There was nobody else, no nurse there because it's little medical office (the official and bigger one is 25 kms away). He also laughed at me when i asked for the possibility of getting a local anesthetic (i'm childless too), saying "it's just as bad as a long strong menstrual cramp"… It was the most painful experience of all my life. I don't know how i didn't pass out or shit myself from the pain there and then. Luckily i was 5 minutes away from home, by car, so i just dragged myself to the car, then home, then to bed. The cramps afterward weren't terrible, just a little more than my regular period, but when i tried to squat i was VERY aware of my cervix. This is my story on how I got a copper coil, in italy, in 2017. Reply Anastasia Klimashevskaya says: November 15, 2018 at 11:14 am uh that brought up such memories about my first day getting the copper coil. i went to my doctor early in the morning with my bicycle, went in, she explained everything and said that it might be a discomfort. gosh, you call THAT discomfort? i was literally cold sweating in the process and even started feeling nauseous because of the pain. she offered me some painkillers after, i gladly took it, yes thanks. however, i remembered that i still had my bike outside to get back home – i couldn't imagine sitting on it, really. so i decided to stroll with it – what made me realize that strolling is even worse xD so i overcame my pain and hopped on the bicycle and slowly, but steadily started moving. when i got home i just crawled up in bed and would stay like that the whole day, but oh boy we had to go later to my boyfriend's parents, that means hour in a car on a bumpy highway. it was a nightmare, i was counting every bump on that damn road. only the day after i came back to normal and was a human being again.however, i have it now for more than half a year, and really, seriously don't regret it at all. i feel safer now, it works perfectly and brought me peace and security, so the pain was worth it 100%. i'm definitely not a pill person – i would for sure forget taking them, believe me, i had to take a lot of medicine in my life. and i also didn't want to mess around with hormones in my body, so i was searching for something non-hormonal. Reply Love, Alayna says: January 16, 2019 at 3:47 am A year-ish after you got yours, I went in and got a copper coil!! Currently dying on the couch (I’ve cried a few times), but hopefully tomorrow will be back to normal Reply A Spooktacular says: January 29, 2019 at 8:09 pm I had the non hormonal IUD coil earlier today and i have never been in so much pain in all my life. I was hysterically crying as i left the clinic and didnt know what to do with myself. The staff were great but wasnt expecting this much pain. I dont think ill be getting this again personally as ive never been in so much agony. Reply GoTiSkA_GöTtIn says: February 8, 2019 at 5:22 pm I had the Merina coil only for roughly five weeks. I had constant urinary infections, I was in the A&E every 4 days screaming in pain. I found out due to my connective tissue disease the coil would rock everytime I walked. The specialist I went to inserted it under anesthesia, When I woke up my blood preasure spiked due to pain and couldn’t control the pain. When they took it out, they just gave me a local, which I expressed does not work. I bled for a week after. Reply Laura Ala-Hukkala says: February 11, 2019 at 9:12 pm I got the coil today and oh boy I'm in pain. Trying to sleep is impossible and I dont have any painkillers at home. Reply Sappho says: February 15, 2019 at 3:11 pm I'm on my second Mirena and it's awesome. I have barely any period blood, no pain, no ovulation pain..It just sucks to get it inserted! But hey it lasts for 5 years! Also I did not get a local anaesthetic. First time I got like electric stimulation on my lower abdomen to help with the pain that I could control the strength of but that didn't help or distract. So I cried and kinda screamed but the second one I got I could drive myself home. Reply kizzyneetyan says: April 3, 2019 at 2:27 pm Aw man wish I'd had anesthetic! They didn't even offer that to me and the implantation hurt SO BAD Reply Noelle Young says: April 21, 2019 at 7:23 pm Hormone diaries ep.2 Should I get the coil? Hormone diaries ep. 15 I GOT THE COIL! XD Reply VioletUnicorn 918 says: April 25, 2019 at 7:28 pm Okay so first off, it’s not a “coil.” It’s called an “IUD.” Second, shots in the cervix is not suppose to hurt. If it does, then you need to go see an OB/GYN because that means there is something going on. Reply Alice Lively says: April 25, 2019 at 10:12 pm Heya, thank you so much for putting this out there, gave me the confidence to go get the copper coil. It hurt a bit more than I expected, but just did yoga breathing to help relax. It’s been a day since it’s been placed, and actually I think the placement hurt more, it is a bit crampy now. My nurse and GP were so helpful at giving me loads of information to help me make my choice, and talked to me through the whole process to keep checking in. Overall a positive experience 🙂 Reply eleanor kelly says: April 26, 2019 at 9:27 am I got the mirena coil put in November 2017 and I got it taken out November 2018, it completely stopped my period which was great because I suffer with very heavy painful periods, I was knocked out getting the coil in so I didn’t feel a thing! But the cramping afterwards was horrible I nearly passed out on the way home😔 Overall the idea of it was great but I got a lot of the bad side effects, I got very depressed and I gained a lot of weight, my breast were constantly tender and I suffered with such bad mood swings I felt like I was in a different body! After I got it out(which hurt, I was awake) I started to slowly feel back to normal, last week I decided to try another form of contraception so I’ve started the pill! Wish me luck🤷🏻♀️😂 Reply Anna Bomersbach says: April 29, 2019 at 11:46 am Hey Hannah, it's been a while since then, I hope it's been working well for you! I came back to this episode after watching some nutritional facts video as I remembered you mentioned the hurting boobs problem. Perhaps you'd find it interestinghttps://youtu.be/oEtvzGQO4F4Cheers, Anna Reply Louise Christiaens says: May 10, 2019 at 1:27 pm I've used the cup when having the coil for 3 years and never had any problems. Reply jennivamp5 says: May 19, 2019 at 11:19 pm I have the copper coil, they didn't offer me anesthetic! I just had to tough it out! Wasn't so bad really though 😁 did get pretty terrible cramps afterwards so yeah definitely don't do anything following. Just hot water bottles and pain killers. I did manage to get mine done at my local gp though which was very convenient. I have heard that lots of places don't fit them and family planning clinics can be a nightmare to get an appointment with. Reply Elana Greene says: May 26, 2019 at 2:03 am I personally have never had any issues with my IUD and menstrual cup. I've had my IUD for almost 2 years. You just have you break the seal before you pull it out. Reply Zakarrah G says: June 5, 2019 at 2:49 pm I got mirena IUD too in October 2018 Reply Zakarrah G says: June 5, 2019 at 2:49 pm No period Reply Emilie Coats says: June 14, 2019 at 6:35 am did they not have to use metal rods to open your cervix before they put the IUD in? When I got mine put in, I had to make sure I went in the day after my last day of my period, they said the cervix is a bit more pliable and open a bit more then. But they said that I also had to have different sized rods to open up the cervix because I'd never had any kids so my cervix has never opened on its on before. Even though they used local anesthetic, and it was super numb, I felt them opening up my cervix, didn't necessarily hurt, but it was super uncomfortable. After insertion, the doctor told us not to have penetrative sex for 6 WEEKS after!!!!!!! She said that it was to prevent an infection Reply Leanne London says: June 16, 2019 at 8:22 am The cuts in GUM clinics have made it more difficult to get long acting reversible contraception, makes it so awkward 🙁 Reply VictoriaScott The Classicist says: June 25, 2019 at 12:40 am In the us we also have a 3 year one called skyla and i have that one. My experience was pretty similar the second time around. The first time i didnt finish getting it because the female doctor refused to explain what she was doing because 'it would freak me out' i asked for an explanation to help calm me down… The next time i went I got the other doctor, a nice gentleman who was perfectly fine calming me down by explaining what he was doing. It was SUPER odd to be treated as a "woman" by a woman and then not at all by a man. Just wacky. Reply Little Kitten says: July 1, 2019 at 6:28 am Ohhh, the IUD. I thought you meant permanent sterilization, the coils that go in your fallopian tubes. Whoops Reply Chloe Rhyne says: July 9, 2019 at 2:51 am My uterus hurts just listening to this. Kudos to you girl. I’m too nervous. Reply mfanwe Likeit says: July 11, 2019 at 11:17 am Love my Mirena Reply Taylor Earley says: July 12, 2019 at 3:34 am This video was so helpful! Thank you so much! Reply Ashley Marie says: July 13, 2019 at 4:39 am My body literally spit out the Mirena, it was too big for me and it was the most hellish pain of my life. I took industrial strength Pain relief. Like — oxy…. Leftover from surgery. I took so many and I was still screaming. The Kyleena is so much smaller and even though it hurt like a bitch I'm so happy. I had 4/5 years of periods, and with Kyleena I'm 10 months no periods, a few days of spotting on and off. I love it. You need up to two hours because I had extreme vertigo, it was scary. I can't believe you're talking after Mirena. I was screaming. I was really screaming. Not Just "OMG it hurt.." it H U R T. Reply can't replace my blood says: July 14, 2019 at 7:06 am I've gotten a copper IUD 1.5 years ago, but it's slightly different from the coil (it's more like a tiny string with five very small copper pearls on it and doesn't have the t-shape). They have to pierce a tiny hole in your uterine muscle, where the IUD is attached. Looking for the english term, I found it interesting that you apparently can't get it in the UK, whereas in Germany, Belgium and France it's increasingly common. If you look up GyneFix, you can find some pictures online. Reply Vlk Etto says: July 17, 2019 at 8:09 am K but having to do a little google searching, phoning a few people and a random nurse not knowing where exactly a family planning centre is is not hard at all. Reply Nyra Murphy says: July 19, 2019 at 2:48 am It's wild that they gave you a shot. I live in America so this might be why but my doctor is so nonchalant. so I had the procedure without any fuss. I feel like the injection would hurt more than the insertion Reply little-mahika says: July 22, 2019 at 5:57 am I'm getting the Copper IUD soon so I've been deep into research about it lately, and I LOVE your channel! "GOODBYE?!" made me snort 😂 This was so informative and so fun to watch at the same time Reply Chris Spite says: August 10, 2019 at 4:31 am You are so lovely and been through a lot you are a sweetheart I have left a few messages on your videosI only saw them today Xxxxx Reply alez188 says: August 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm I haven't been pregnant and I wasn't offered a local anaesthetic. It hurt! But I got through it. Reply moyse001 says: August 21, 2019 at 8:36 pm Haha i would have looooved to have any kind of pain relief other than paracetemol! So much pain but so much relief not to have to think about it Reply Darcia G. Laucerica says: September 13, 2019 at 8:02 am Watching this video again because it's now relevant to my life! My grandma just got diagnosed with breast cancer which means I no longer can use the EVRA patch (i still recommend it if it's a viable option for you, i was quite happy using it for 2 years). I am now in the process of deciding what to use instead. Thinking of using the copper coil but I am gonna discuss it with a doctor first. I don't like the idea of worse periods (im very lucky on that department so far) but also I'm tired of hormones. Wish me luck! Reply SeaEscape says: October 7, 2019 at 9:36 pm Question: What id 'the boob thing' you talk of? x Reply Claire Jones says: October 13, 2019 at 12:19 pm I was curious about copper iuds because I didn't know how they worked, I just googled it and came across paragard and I don't know how to feel about it? They use phrases like "as nature intended" when referring to ovulating and seem quite judgemental of hormone contraception hmmm Reply Phoebe Dales says: January 19, 2020 at 7:37 pm I got my coil fitted in november. I had no local anaesthetic offered and it was excruciating. T (NHS still- not sure why it was different for me?) the speculum was nothing, but the coil through the cervix- ive never felt pain like it- thank god i cant get pregnant now! the rest of the day was agony and i had to stay in bed all afternoon. also i cant feel my threads, i cant even feel my cervix ever- only my partner can feel it. Reply j f says: February 2, 2020 at 9:45 am Thanks for filming this. I'm having one fitted in a few weeks to try and help my Pmdd and I've been terrified about having it done. Reply TheNeonCupcake says: February 3, 2020 at 10:52 am I've had the coil for 5 years and I've used a cup for longer! I didn't use the cup for the first month so the coil had time to settle in but you can use the cup just fine just make sure you break the suction before trying to pull the cup out or you can feel a slight pull and that HURTS Reply Lesley Plowman says: February 25, 2020 at 6:11 pm My insertion was traumatic for me. It was terrible and the most painful thing I've ever had happen to me. When I get my removed I will be sedated. Same for if I get the hormonal coil put in. I will be sedated. Never again. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.