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ask: Anyone using the Mirena IUD have a low sex drive? Mine is almost non existant! :o(

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I've been on the newer and smaller Jaydess since april and it's been a awfull. You know that feeling of cramps the first day of your period? I have it for 1-2 times a week for an hour or so. Spotting endlessy so now I am allergic to industrial sanitary pads. My libido- gone, I have never felt so numb and careless about being intimite with my wonderfull boyfriend. But you try and try to wait it out- because the IUD is so exspensive. Now I'm off to my GP to have it removed as we speak. Would I recommend to other women? It's difficult to answer because we are different. But it's is absolutely not for me.

December 12, 2014 - 3:48am
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I have been on the Mirena since 2013 and the high sex drive I had has never been the same since. It have no interest in sex what so ever if my partner never touched me again for sex it would not bother me and I've never been like this and our relationship has had so much issues since due to lack of sex, not long he said I need to decide on having it removed.......we are hanging on a thin line of separating due to the large reduction of sex.......really sad

December 7, 2014 - 2:37pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I am in the same boat. Since I have had this put in three years ago, my arc drive is non existent. We argue and fight constantly. He thinks there is something wrong with him. Heck the list goes on and on. I haven't had a period in that entire 3 years. Which I know has a lot to do with everything!!! Wish you the best of luck and I would never recommend this to someone in a committed relationship.

December 21, 2014 - 12:46am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon! 

There are dozens of birth control options to choose from - take it out! 


December 8, 2014 - 5:21pm
EmpowHER Guest

An amazing site. My partner, who is (make that was) multiorgasmic and perennially interested, had a Mirena inserted two months ago. The first time we had sex after that I noticed a profound difference in her vaginal tone and she has not orgasmed once during sex since then. It also has affected her ability to self-orgasm. What is truly disturbing is the denial of the Ob-gyn's who simply say "it can't be true, the hormonal load is too low".

Well, it is true. Sex is much more complicated than the one-hormone-one response theory. Putting a foreign object, and one emitting hormone, into the uterus could provoke all kinds of endogenous responses, which is what I suspect is happening with Mirena. The damage to relationships and families that this thing must be causing is truly tragic--this product should be pulled from the market like Vioxx was. BTW pharma was in denial about Vioxx, too, until it started killing or debilitating people.

December 7, 2014 - 12:11pm
EmpowHER Guest

So, it seems that my Mirena experience is a tad different from the majority of the ladies here. I had mine inserted at my 6-week post-partem appointment, back in January '10. From insertion to June '14, not a whole lot changed; I still had/have monthly periods, though they did become rather sporadic and I began to experience cramps, which had never happened before. I was able to lose all of the weight from my pregnancy, plus some. And my emotional health remained stable.

Fast forward about 4 1/2 years later and everything's changed. Since the beginning of this summer, I've become an emotional wreck, which is completely unlike me; I've gained all of my pregnancy weight back, despite eating healthily and lifting weights. Plus, I now dread the thought of having sex because it has become so incredibly painful, whereas, when my husband and I were first married, neither of us could get enough of each other. I've also begun to experience excruciating nausea-inducing cramps (think hard labor contractions) anytime I'm on my period. Considering that I am only 23 years old, I know this is not normal.

This obviously has had a negative affect upon my marriage and has nearly ended it 2 or 3 times. I now have an appointment set up for the 16th of this month so that I can have it removed and hopefully return to normal. Not sure what we'll do in regards to alternative birth control, but the husband has wanted a vasectomy for quite a while now, so hopefully we'll figure something out.

All the best of luck to you ladies.

December 1, 2014 - 8:07am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you for sharing your story, Anon! 

Remember to have a full check up at this time. While your certainly may be due to Mirena, it could also be something else. Talk to your doctor, just to be sure. 

Good luck! 


December 1, 2014 - 5:18pm
EmpowHER Guest

I've had the Mirena for 2 1/2 years, and since then my sex drive decreased quickly to zero!! I've been thinking for a while that they may be connected, but only today I searched the internet... I cannot believe how many others have experienced the same thing! Thank you to all who expressed themselves here, and thank you to those who reposted, to tell us how they felt after removing the Mirena! My husband is so upset thinking I don't want/ like him anymore... I hope we'll soon find a suitable alternate birth control method.

November 30, 2014 - 2:45pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Is it no desire or aversion to sex. My wife seems like it is sexual aversion. It has caused problems. I am about 100% sure Mirena is the culprit so I'm looking forward to getting this OUT.
Thank you for sharing!

November 30, 2014 - 5:58pm
EmpowHER Guest

I have had the mirena for 2 years and didnt ever want sex. I had it removed 2 weeks ago and I can already tell a difference. So glad I wasn't alone.

November 30, 2014 - 1:39pm
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