I love that my periods have stopped and it is a great option if you're looking for an effective contraception with limited side effects. However, in my case since starting it I have been growing a lot of facial hair - mostly under the chin and my upper lip. It's a bit of a pain to maintain and has become an insecurity if mine. So, for this reason alone I'm not going to continue with it once I get it removed this year. My other big gripe is that the insertion process was very painful for me - I'm shocked that analgesia still isn't the norm as it certainly doesn't need to be that painful.
I had the Jaydess coil fitted 2 months ago. I'd been hesitant to use hormonal contraception after past experience, but had super heavy bleeding for 3 weeks per month on the copper coil which left me with little choice. I opted for Jaydess for its low hormone count. For 1 week I didn't bleed, which was a relief after the copper coil, then the bleeding began. I've now bled constantly for 7 weeks and have to wear a pantyliner everyday. Generally the bleeding is not a lot but it's constantly there which has led me to struggle to enjoy or feel comfortable during sex. My partner and I have not engaged in oral sex since nor felt able to do anything adventurous. I've also had normal periods during this time when the bleeding has got heavier, and my breasts were extremely swollen and sore for the first month after the fitting. This coil has had such a negative effect on my sex life that it has truly defeated its own purpose! I'm now booking an appointment to try the Kyleena as a last ditch coil attempt - it may be that I need a slightly higher hormone level to stop the breakthrough bleeding. If that fails then it's down to Natural Cycles.
So far so good, irregular and light periods which is absolutely fine with me. I’m not really experiencing any other side effects, insertion was easy. A lil bit of pressure and period like cramping but nothing I couldn’t handle and my pain tolerance is naturally low. It’s doing a great job and I’d recommend it especially if you live a busy life like me and struggle to remember to take a pill everyday. Best decision for me! Stay safe ladies xxx
Out of all hormonal contraception I have ever tried and I have tried quite many (minipills, Mirena coil, combined pills, the ring) Jaydess was the one with least side effects and the first two months I thought I had finally found my match. However now after 5 months I sadly have to admit that loss of sex drive and me being grumpy all the time ain't worth it and I'm going back to copper coil.
Please don’t let other people’s bad experiences put you off. I was terrified of getting the jaydess after reading reviews, but everyone body’s is individual and you have to find what works for you. If it doesn’t work out you can just get it removed. The breakthrough bleeding between periods was very annoying but this only really lasted for two cycles then settled down. I have noticed, however, that I am very emotional/moody the day before I get my period, which I didn’t have while on the pill. The pill did make be highly anxious and nauseous 24/7 though. So, I will happily take a day of being emotional over that! It’s been 5 months now and the jaydess it great, very very little anxiety, slightly heavier but shorter and pain free periods, no weight gain, normal sex drive and skin gets a little congested around the time of my period but fine otherwise, a great set it and forget it method.
As someone who had constant problems on the pill I decided to give the coil a go. Insertion was very uncomfortable and painful, I didn't know at this point you could ask for numbing gels or anything like that. The first 6-8 months of being on the coil everything was great, but the longer I was on it the longer my periods became, from someone who would normally bleed for about 5 day before the coil I ended up having some months were I was bleeding for up to 9 day. I also noticed an increase of body hair, mainly on my face and after having my coil removed the hair has slowly started to disappear to. I found removal absolutely fine and not painful at all, and within one month of removal have had my period return back to normal, I also found a lack of sex drive. My experience wasn't all bad on the coil, I liked not having to worry about contraception the entire time and had reduced period pains, but overall would not use it again.
I got pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy that had to be removed during emergency surgery (Salpingectomy) - they removed my coil during the surgery too. In the run up to this, my periods had became increasingly light and infrequent with the Jaydess coil and therefore I didn't think anything of it when I missed a bleed. I found out I had an ectopic pregnancy due to having sharp one sided abdominal pain (PLEASE look out for this) and was rushed to A&E. Prior to this awful experience, the Jaydess coil had been ok generally, apart from the sharp cramping I would get once a month just before my period. Such an odd sensation, very unlike normal 'dull'-type period cramping. I had the Jaydess fitted originally because it is smaller than the Mirena which wouldn't go in (my cervix spasmed). It was offered to me there and then in the appointment as a suitable alternative, and looking back I don't think I had sufficient time to consider my options before it was being inserted. I often wonder whether the lower dose of Progesterone found in the Jaydess just isn't enough to effectively prevent pregnancy. I would, as you might expect, absolutely NOT recommend it. They tell you that the chances of this happening to you is 1/1000 (again I often wonder if this really validated with the Jaydess? Or are they just quoting the same stats as for the Mirena?) Or perhaps I am just the unlucky one in a thousand! But NO method of contraception is worth losing a tube over. I would never again choose a method of contraception that puts you at risk of ectopic pregnancy if it fails.
So far my experience has been a positive one. The insertion process was easy and quick, I experience a bit of pressure but no pain, milf cramping. I spotted for a week and a half. But overall I feel good.
Beside the pain of getting it, which I think is made worse due to low blood pressure. I love this contraception, had this for the full 3 years and then was told the Kyleena was the similar but lasted longer and got that instead to delay the painful fitting, however within 6 months I realised that was a mistake but the pandemic meant I had Kyleena for 18 months and it just got worse. Yesterday, I finally got the Jaydess again and despite the pain of fitting I'm so happy to have it again. If the non-hormonal coil didn't cause heavier periods, I have that but Jaydess, in my opinion, is the best option for those with heavy periods that don't want too much hormones in their contraception.
I have very mixed feelings about this IUD. The insertion hurt like hell, I was spotting a whole month while experiencing some cramps. Then my period stopped for 4 months, but after this time it came back. However, I am in severe pain for approx. 5 days every month now. It is great, that you dont have to remember anything, but I’m not sure, if it is for me since the cramps are really bad (I hadn’t that bad cramps before). Also, I was at my doctor multiple times and everything seems normal.