Jacqueline Jossa Says She's In 'Excruciating Pain' With Copper Coil
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The 28-year-old former EastEnders star took to her Instagram stories to complain about the 'excruciating pain' she was feeling.
You can watch the video here:
Speaking to her 3.2 million followers, Jacqueline said: "I feel like crap today. It's that horrible week in the month.
"My eyes feel swollen, I can't keep them open.
"I'm in a lot of pain."
In a bid to cheer herself up, Jacqueline said she was going to indulge in a few beauty treatments.
"I'm going to do a bit of fake tan tonight to make myself feel better," she said. "I'm going to keep trying to do s*** so I don't feel rubbish. It only lasts a few days."
The I'm a Celebrity 2019 winner then elaborated on what made her period pains so bad, pointing towards the controversial copper coil for making her menstrual cycle worse.
"The excruciating pain I'm in every month with my period is so bad. I don't want to bother with the doctors as I know it's going to be going back on the pill (really don't want to do that, my body doesn't do well with hormones pumping through it).
"I've had the copper coil in and it's been since then for three years really, since [daughter] Mia was born.
"They have been so bad, getting worse recently. I need help."
Reasserting she didn't want to go back onto hormonal contraception, Jacqueline asked: "Are there other options?
"Being a lady is so unfair. I don't usually talk about this stuff but I'm in such pain and it ruins me for a few days, honestly it's so bad."
We feel your pain, Jacqueline, we really do.
Her heartfelt Instagram story comes a few days after women started speaking out about how painful they found IUD removals and insertions.
A petition launched by Lucy Cohen details some of the "excruciating", "extremely painful" and "almost unbearable" pain women experience as a result of IUD procedures.
In the petition's description, Lucy quotes a petition she previously shared. She said: "Almost 1500 people have so far shared their experiences with me. On a pain rating scale of 0-10, 43 per cent of respondents rated their pain as a 7 or higher."
You can read more about that here.