The first 5 months the cramping pre and during were worst that before the coil. My periods were also heavier and 5/6 days (before coil I had 4 day medium periods). However now I’ve got past the 6 month point my cramps is back to previous cramp levels and periods are heavier but I’m more prepared and know when I’m going to be heavier so can plan the heavy duty period pants! Overall so glad I’ve got it. I was dreadful on hormonal contraception and my mental health was in my boots. Also the fact it is 10 years is such a weight off my shoulders - it’s in and sorted! Even the insertion wasn’t as bad as I’d made it out to be. The GP and my nurse were incredible and so supportive!!