19/06/2019

Jaydess

Hormonal coil (IUS)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I turned to this option after being told the hormone dose would be more localised to my womb. Despite this, I had nothing but awful experiences. I started growing thick black hairs around my chin and neck, I gained a lot of weight, I developed cystic acne on my face (I had to get professional treatment for this- I never had acne before this coil). I seemed to have thrush every other week ! My symptoms got so bad, doctors believed I had PCOS- it turns out I do not, it was just the coil reacting badly with my body, I had this removed after just over 2 years and changed to a progesterone only pill- I have since lost a lot of the weight I gained, my moods have settled down and my skin has improved. Everybody is different, but the excruciating and heavy periods amongst other side effects were just too much for me ! :(

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Latex allergy

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Back pain

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Better skin

Latex allergy

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

Experience after taking

My periods became much less painful and less heavy, a normal cycle for me became about 35 days, which still remains to this day (I had my coil removed just under a year ago) My skin has greatly improved, just some acne scarring left behind. Although I do still get thick dark hairs growing, this is settling down as well, the main difference for me is that I have been able to lose weight much more easily, it seemed impossible to lose whilst I had the Jaydess coil in my womb :( I’m generally much happier without it and I do not miss the regular thrush. I still suffer a lot if migraines but these are unrelated to my contraception- though they have slightly lessened since my coil came out :)

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