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I have been on Mirena for over 2 years now, and at this point I have almost no sex drive at all. My situation is slightly different because I had the IUD placed after having an abortion, which was the most traumatic experience of my life. I blamed my lack of sex drive on that experience alone, and only recently began to realize that the IUD could be contributing to the cause. I have been with the same partner since before having the IUD placed, and I have gone from having intercourse twice a day, to not even wanting to kiss him. It is really difficult to even be aroused, and if we do have intercourse it is painful. I now avoid even going down that road, which is causing a lot of problems in our relationship. After reading so many articles with people having similar experiences I'm going to have it removed, but I'm unsure what the next step should be. I was really nauseous and uncomfortable on the pill, so I'm worried that the switch will take me back down that road. I was happy with the security, simplicity, and lack of periods on the Mirena. If anyone has had a similar experience to mine, what worked better for you as a birth control? Did you find the copper Paragard to be effective without having such an impact on your sex drive?

January 13, 2016 - 7:03pm


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