Mirena coil vs Jaydess coil

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Overview

Rated 3.5

524 reviews

Every 8 years

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 3.6

97 reviews

Every 3 years

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Mirena coil ingredients

Main hormones in Mirena coil

Androgenic progestogen


Jaydess coil ingredients

Main hormones in Jaydess coil

Androgenic progestogen

What Lowdown reviewers say

43% no impact on mood

45% stopped periods

44% no impact

57% no impact

53% no impact on skin

Cycle return

29% in 1 month

44% no impact on mood

29% stopped periods

57% no impact

67% no impact

48% no impact on skin

Cycle return

44% don’t know impact

Benefits: What this contraceptive can help with

Adenomyosis

Endometriosis

Heavy periods

Menopause

Period pain

Heavy periods

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Mirena coil reviews

524 reviews

Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

Mirena coil  

I’ve been using this method for 11 months now upon recommendation of a nurse as I suffer from heavy periods, and the mini pill gives me more trouble than it’s worth. I’ve had cramps before, but nothing like I have experienced with the Mirena coil. I am currently waiting on a hospital appointment for surgery to get it removed as it has gone missing. I was told it was so rare to experience this that it shouldn’t even be of any concern to me, and yet here we are! I have been waiting a month just to be seen to be told it’s missing, always listen to your body ladies!

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Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 8+ yr
51 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Mirena coil  

I haven't noticed any side effects, and its been a good form of contraception, which is why I have remained on it for 8+ years. The only downside is the painful insertion and removal process.


Worse skin

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Mirena coil  

I had the Mirena coil for about a year and a half to manage menorrhagia and for contraception. The insertion procedure was better than I expected; while I had been warned it could be very painful by others, I found it more uncomfortable than painful. I do have a high pain tolerance, so that might have helped. However, the next seven months were horrendous. I experienced intense cramps and back pain, worse than anything I'd ever felt. Some days, I couldn't get out of bed, and even walking made me faint and dizzy. I relied heavily on pain medication and even resorted to using weed to cope. During this time, I became incredibly depressed, but my doctor advised me to give it six months. My periods, although lighter and lasting about five days, were followed by weeks of spotting, necessitating the use of pads or liners. They were also extremely irregular, they never were before. This constant bleeding made me less confident and significantly reduced my libido as I had issues getting aroused which made me 'dry', making sex both unappealing and painful, especially in the first few months. While the Mirena coil did make my periods lighter, the prolonged bleeding was a significant downside. Additionally, I could sometimes feel the coil, which was uncomfortable as it seemed to scratch my cervix and vagina. I eventually had it removed because my doctor suspected that the issues might be related to the hormone. I honestly should've removed it a couple of months in, and I regret that I didn't, as it clearly was not for me. I have now started the combined pill and feel much happier. Overall, although the Mirena is great for some, it was a horrendous experience for me, but I'd recommend people to give it a go regardless, as its effects seem to be case-dependent and it may be brilliant for some!!


Somewhat negative mood

3 more effects

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

Mirena coil  

I’ve been using this method for 11 months now upon recommendation of a nurse as I suffer from heavy periods, and the mini pill gives me more trouble than it’s worth. I’ve had cramps before, but nothing like I have experienced with the Mirena coil. I am currently waiting on a hospital appointment for surgery to get it removed as it has gone missing. I was told it was so rare to experience this that it shouldn’t even be of any concern to me, and yet here we are! I have been waiting a month just to be seen to be told it’s missing, always listen to your body ladies!


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 8+ yr
51 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Mirena coil  

I haven't noticed any side effects, and its been a good form of contraception, which is why I have remained on it for 8+ years. The only downside is the painful insertion and removal process.


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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Mirena coil  

I had the Mirena coil for about a year and a half to manage menorrhagia and for contraception. The insertion procedure was better than I expected; while I had been warned it could be very painful by others, I found it more uncomfortable than painful. I do have a high pain tolerance, so that might have helped. However, the next seven months were horrendous. I experienced intense cramps and back pain, worse than anything I'd ever felt. Some days, I couldn't get out of bed, and even walking made me faint and dizzy. I relied heavily on pain medication and even resorted to using weed to cope. During this time, I became incredibly depressed, but my doctor advised me to give it six months. My periods, although lighter and lasting about five days, were followed by weeks of spotting, necessitating the use of pads or liners. They were also extremely irregular, they never were before. This constant bleeding made me less confident and significantly reduced my libido as I had issues getting aroused which made me 'dry', making sex both unappealing and painful, especially in the first few months. While the Mirena coil did make my periods lighter, the prolonged bleeding was a significant downside. Additionally, I could sometimes feel the coil, which was uncomfortable as it seemed to scratch my cervix and vagina. I eventually had it removed because my doctor suspected that the issues might be related to the hormone. I honestly should've removed it a couple of months in, and I regret that I didn't, as it clearly was not for me. I have now started the combined pill and feel much happier. Overall, although the Mirena is great for some, it was a horrendous experience for me, but I'd recommend people to give it a go regardless, as its effects seem to be case-dependent and it may be brilliant for some!!


Somewhat negative mood

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Jaydess coil reviews

97 reviews

Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Jaydess coil  

Only hormonal contraception that hasn’t caused mental health issues ! I feel myself and my moods are actually better than when I had the copper IUD and my periods are way lighter. I have PCOS and I haven’t noticed an increase in dark excess hairs and I haven’t had any problems with acne but I have taken accutane in the past which often fixes acne permanently.


Somewhat positive mood

2 more effects

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Jaydess coil  

jaydess coil. i wanted a low hormone coil after bad experiences with pills. best thing ive tried. some negative mood and quite a few cramps initially, but pretty good now.


Somewhat negative mood

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Mar 24

Jaydess coil  

After being on and off oral contraceptives (most of the time cyproterone acetate 2.00 mg and ethinylestradiol tablets 35 mcg) I found moving to a hormonal IUD to be a total game-changer. Positives: Predominantly for my moods and the feeling of being in tune with my body (less water retention etc.). Although my hormonal prone acne got worse for a period of time (2-3 months), this eventually came right. I also lost the positive anti-androgen effects that I was on the pill for. I would say the improvement in mood was so significant for this alone it was worth switching the IUD. Other benefits; not having to think about the pill every day and going from heavy bleeding to light and then non-existent bleeding. Negatives: After nearly 1 year and a half of having the IUD I had a recurring UTI and several courses of antibiotics. I developed lower abdominal pain, bloating, pain after sex and thrush. This would come and go. Results only came back with BV. My gynaecologist suggested a course of Uro-Vaxom (3 months). This didn't resolve my symptoms so I suggested I would like to remove the IUD to see if it would help getting my periods back to rebalance my vaginal microbiome. After removing the IUD and two menstrual cycles later, all my symptoms were gone. I would still highly recommend this contraception - I had zero problems and only benefits up until the UTI and antibiotics.


Somewhat positive mood

1 more effect

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Jaydess coil  

Only hormonal contraception that hasn’t caused mental health issues ! I feel myself and my moods are actually better than when I had the copper IUD and my periods are way lighter. I have PCOS and I haven’t noticed an increase in dark excess hairs and I haven’t had any problems with acne but I have taken accutane in the past which often fixes acne permanently.


Somewhat positive mood

2 more effects

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Jaydess coil  

jaydess coil. i wanted a low hormone coil after bad experiences with pills. best thing ive tried. some negative mood and quite a few cramps initially, but pretty good now.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Mar 24

Jaydess coil  

After being on and off oral contraceptives (most of the time cyproterone acetate 2.00 mg and ethinylestradiol tablets 35 mcg) I found moving to a hormonal IUD to be a total game-changer. Positives: Predominantly for my moods and the feeling of being in tune with my body (less water retention etc.). Although my hormonal prone acne got worse for a period of time (2-3 months), this eventually came right. I also lost the positive anti-androgen effects that I was on the pill for. I would say the improvement in mood was so significant for this alone it was worth switching the IUD. Other benefits; not having to think about the pill every day and going from heavy bleeding to light and then non-existent bleeding. Negatives: After nearly 1 year and a half of having the IUD I had a recurring UTI and several courses of antibiotics. I developed lower abdominal pain, bloating, pain after sex and thrush. This would come and go. Results only came back with BV. My gynaecologist suggested a course of Uro-Vaxom (3 months). This didn't resolve my symptoms so I suggested I would like to remove the IUD to see if it would help getting my periods back to rebalance my vaginal microbiome. After removing the IUD and two menstrual cycles later, all my symptoms were gone. I would still highly recommend this contraception - I had zero problems and only benefits up until the UTI and antibiotics.


Somewhat positive mood

1 more effect

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Feb 24

Jaydess coil  

For ages I was against using any hormonal contraception and strictly only used condoms. This was from a bad experience using the combined pill where it made me feel puffy and just not myself. After getting into a relationship I felt like condoms were working but not really what I wanted to use anymore in order to feel close to my partner. Tried to use natural cycles for a bit but ended up super paranoid all the time and doing pregnancy tests every month, I just didn’t trust it. I spoke to friends and researched loads before deciding jaydess would probably work for me. When I went to the doctors (nhs) it wasn’t offered so I had to get it prescribed and bring it with me to my appointment - not sure the reason why. The insertion was painful but the doctor I had was great with me. I took the whole day off work and felt a quite funny after but I just rested and looked after myself and was back to normal the day after. I had no bleeding or cramps after only until what came to be my period. So far I’ve found that my periods are lighter but last a long time, I think this will regulate. It’s been a bit annoying but there’s hardly any pain and slowly slowly it feels like it will get better. I’ve had it for nearly 3 months and I don’t notice it at all, my partner doesn’t and I had my check up and all was fine. I haven’t had any bad side affects so far! I would recommend to all my friends I think it’s so great to not think about or worry about pregnant while also only having a small does of localised hormone.


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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Nov 23

Jaydess coil  

I had this fitted this morning to help with endometriosis and wow I didn’t expect how much the insertion would hurt. They tried to fit the Mirena but my body just wouldn’t let me as it was too big so inserted this instead. Whoever wrote the protocols for this insertion was definitely a man.. keeping everything crossed this works.


Top side effects not reported

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
38 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  30th Oct 23

Jaydess coil  

For me possibly the best of the hormonal options I tried (Nuvaring & POP)...definitely in terms of comfort level (and for me the biggest pro is that I have 0 worry about getting pregnant and I can forget about the admin of contraception. When I was using condoms I was an anxious mess about getting pregnant...) but I am still on the fence and may have it removed. Insertion was awful (no painkiller offered) and I was almost completely out of action for 3 days after: pain, headaches, my uterus and ovaries wanted to basically run away and I could hardly walk my dog! Oh yes and quite hormonal as well. So be organised in case this is how your body reacts too. I believed the "most people find it uncomfortable but not painful" official line..must have been written by a man lol. It went way beyond uncomfortable for me. I started bleeding/spotting for about 2 months without stopping immidiately after insertion. It wasn't too worrying but rather annoying. Had to buy more black undies as kept ruining my lighter coloured ones! I had my first proper period 2 months in. I stopped ovulating and I miss my natural cycle and my juices and the libido that comes with it. That being said I do experience vaginal dryness to an extent. I put on about 2lbs (1kg) As only had it over 2.5 months, it's still early days and if things settle down with the spotting and I don't get more annoying side effects I may stay with it a bit longer as I find it very convenient.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Oct 23

Jaydess coil  

I previously had another hormonal contraceptive before changing to jaydess. I changed to jaydess as I wanted fewer hormones in comparison to the last. I didn't experience periods with either contraceptive forms, which worked for me at the time, but then I began to grow paranoid at the effect it was having on my body. I didn't experience any "negative" side effects other than that I noticed I was experiencing dark facial hair on my chin leading down to my neck, about 6 hairs in total. But totally killed my confidence. I had the jaydess removed 3 weeks ago, experienced what I believe is a withdrawal bleed so awaiting the true return of my period... which I'm hoping won't take too long to return! Massive positive since removal is how much I've noticed my sex drive has increased! I didn't even truly realise how it had effected it.


Somewhat positive mood

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Jul 23

Jaydess coil  

I have the jaydess coil and I've recently got pregnant. The coil is not misplaced and the pregnancy is not ectopic. Jaydess definitely DID NOT work for me.


Somewhat negative mood

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Jun 23

Jaydess coil  

I had absolutely horrendous, debilitating pelvic pain that lasted a couple of days several times on the coil. No doctor could explain why, bit it felt like I was going to pass out. The process of having it fitted was also extremely painful, stressful, and borderline traumatic. Being told to take paracetamol before did not help in any way.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Jun 23

Jaydess coil  

I got the Jaydess IUD two and a half months ago. It was inserted without painkillers/anesthesia so I found insertion painful (but the procedure is short). Cramping lasted a few days and then intermittently for the first few weeks. Constant spot bleeding lasted little over two months but since then this has faded. I have noticed my periods getting lighter since insertion, and I'm holding out hope they'll stop altogether. I chose Jaydess over Mirena as I was worried about the hormonal imbalance the Mirena may cause, however now I feel more confident and will likely select the Mirena the next time I update my IUD in order to stop periods altogether.


Increased sex drive

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