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Anyone using the Mirena IUD have a low sex drive?

By April 24, 2009 - 1:10pm
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Low Libido

Mine is almost non existant! :o(

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I lost my sex drive 100% I haven't had sex in 8 months :( I'm thinking of removing the mirena

June 7, 2015 - 7:40pm
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Anonymous (reply to Chikiz)

Best thing I ever did! My sexdrive is back! My husband is so happy

June 11, 2015 - 9:38am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

how long did it take? We are at 5 months now and just a glimpse or 2. I am growing very impatient. Is there medication or something we should try? She had it in 5 years so maybe it takes time to work out of her system?
I don't know, we are in counseling, but I am having a terrible time.

June 11, 2015 - 10:52am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Took 9 months to be back to normal. We have sex 3-4 times a week. Such a difference from my Mirena days.

June 11, 2015 - 10:58am
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Anonymous (reply to Chikiz)

Do it, you won't regret it!

June 8, 2015 - 8:59am
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I'm 25 years old, in a relationship for almost five years with the most amazing man. I had the Mirena inserted about two or three years ago after I had an abortion. My sex drive plummeted, I got very emotionally unstable and it was only up until a few months ago I started to link it with the insertion of the Mirena. My bf has been extremely supportive and patient with me, but we were on the verge of a break up. I had intimacy issues whereas I couldn't even enjoy just kissing and cuddling because I was afraid he'd want to have sex and I really didnt feel like it, ever... When on, what's left of, my period, I feel really depressed, I feel the whole world hates me... I also experienced the headaches and just the lack of passion in and for life.
My boyfriend is getting a vasectomy next month and I had the Mirena removed yesterday. I don't want any more hormones in my body, guess we'll have to use the good old condom for a few months. I don't know if it was because of the pressure being gone but I already initiated sex yesterday night. I love my bf and I feel so bad he felt so unattractive for so long...
It's horrible to think nobody seems to get well-informed about the Mirena before having it inserted... It almost brought me to tears when I read this man's comment stating that probably a lot of marriages/relationships ended because of this stupid plastic thing that messes with every fibre in your body...

May 27, 2015 - 4:14am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Omg! My husband wonders why I can't relax and why I cringe when he touches me. I feel the same way, that he is going to want sex and I don't want to. I just want to want it again!! This has put a huge distance in our relationship.

July 19, 2015 - 7:49pm
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I am experiencing the low sex drive as well with the mirena I don't know what to do. I have tried numerous other birth controls which none have worked better than the mirena but I feel so bad for my other half he feels unwanted and thinks I'm cheating on him which I totally am not! I don't want to get it removed but I also don't want him to feel like that I am completely torn....

May 24, 2015 - 11:00am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Can some of you please tell me how long it takes for libido to come back. I have seen anywhere from 1 week to 1 year. My wife is going on about 3 and 1/2 months and I am feeling really really badly and insecure as a husband.

May 26, 2015 - 1:11pm
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I was like that. I was so torn, I'm sex drive was nonexistent and my husband felt so alone. Accused me of cheating, and had plenty of fights over it.
But, all I had to do was change my thoughts. I looked at him like I used to, admired his abs, his muscles, and of course his 'size'. Now we have sex daily, you just have to remember how attractive they are.

May 26, 2015 - 10:51am
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