My periods were much better with the copper IUD until it became dislodged and was trying to fall out. The doctor said they could put a new one in but I opted to stop all together and try to get pregnant instead.
Copper coil is good if you cant have hormones, I had a copper coil, it's a little painful but does help with periods. I had a bad experience with mine but alot of people have good things to say about it. I would qlso personally look at how you feel towards sterilization because that can't be reversed. I always thought i wouldn't have more children, I had to have an operation on my ovaries and was told they may take everything away, I couldn't get my head around never having more children. Even tho at time my ex couldn't have more kids. Sounds silly I know as I have 3 healthy children but being told that might be taken away played on my mental health. I'm now 26 weeks pregnant and honestly it was a mixture of shock and excitement that I could still have this miracle baby. I am now considering sterilisation after this one. Just because I'm getting older and not sure my body could take much more
And I'm sorry I know I didn't answer your question. I've never used an IUD, but I've heard they can suck getting inserted. Some friends I know have had good experiences and others not so much. Caused frequent yeast and bv for them. But I always suggest seeing a doctor who will take the time to get to the bottom of things like what's going on with your hormones, how's your diet, do you have any vitamin or mineral deficiencies, etc. If they haven't tested you, they're just giving you a bandaid.
Do you know the underlying cause for your heavy periods? Have you gotten a second or holistic opinion? Typically, Gyn's start with bc or radical surgery. I'd recommend seeing an Endocrinologist and/or naturopath, if you haven't already.
@Brandy in what way were your periods better? I've been reading reviews for months and noone has said their periods have improved lol That's exciting to know its possible