Hormonal coil (IUS)


About the reviewer

Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it


I had the Jaydess for 8 months and it was the most painful and terrible months of my life. I loved the idea of having an IUD and it would fit my lifestyle perfectly but the experience with this one was terrible. Getting it inserted was actually not painful (got Valium and a drug to open up my cervix) and I only had light cramps for a few days after. A few weeks later I got my period and the bleeding never stopped for almost 8 months. The cramps I experienced were like nothing else. I would get them randomly and even on days when I was wasn’t bleeding heavily. I also had bad cramps whenever I tried to workout and would move my abdomen around, so no abs exercises. It would be painful, I would have to pull over when I was driving. My doctor kept telling me to hang in there as the cramping and bleeding should go away and get better, but it got worse. Because I was bleeding a lot and cramping, I was also very bloated for the entire time. I looked 4 – 5 months pregnant all the time. I asked to have it removed after 8 months and within a day or two, all of the terrible symptoms went away.

Impact whilst taking

Very negatively
I gained weight
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Issues wearing contact lenses

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps


Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Somewhat positively
I lost weight
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

I felt much better and I didn’t realize how much pain I was in until after it was out.

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