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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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(reply to Freda Myers)

have the mirena removed

February 13, 2013 - 6:34am
(reply to Tammy Wright)

Switch to paraguard, it is hormone free and can be used for 10 years. I t cannot possible effect your sex drive, because it is just the copper on it, no side-effects!

December 4, 2013 - 11:38pm

I have my marina for 7 years. during the 7 years, my sex drive was normal, never an issue. I had it removed a month ago. I haven't really put the signs together until this morning, but I noticed that things are definitely different now. I'm not getting aroused with situations when I normally would have. I have no desire to get aroused at all. Good thing I'm single at the moment, because some of the post that I've just read on here, I would hate for my spouse to think.

Really I just wanted to say, I'm glad I found people with the same problem as me, and I'm not alone. thank you all for being so open. I'll just sit around patiently, waiting for my mojo to return =/

February 12, 2013 - 7:10am
EmpowHER Guest

Ok ladies, I had that dreadful thing (mirena) taken out this past Monday feb 4th... Since then I have not been myself. Anyone else have it taken out and not been there self?? I just feel out of sorts no motivation.. Just wondering how long this may last.. I had it in for 2 years, I realize my hormones need time to fix themselves... Any help would be nice.

February 10, 2013 - 5:53pm
(reply to Anonymous)

I had mine removed on January 31. My doctor told me that it would take up to 2 weeks for the hormones that the mirena released to be completely out of my system.

So now your body is still ridding itself of the hormones and after that it will slowly "heal" itself, how long that will take depends on each person. Keep your chin up, it will get better!

FYI - for the first week I felt the same as you, no motivation; but I forced myself to do things, and found that once I did I felt better. I was also a bucket of emotions on about the 3rd day post mirena. But at least I could finally cry, I hadn't been able to do that in close to 2 years! I drank lots of water trying to help "flush" my system of the effects of this nasty thing. I am on week 2 now, and feel tired most of the time but things will get better.

February 11, 2013 - 6:28am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Your body needs the time that it needs to recover; 1 week may not be enough. give it a few weeks. Give yourself the time. Be patient. Drink a lot of fluids.

February 11, 2013 - 6:19am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi there I had this dirty thing put in about april 2012 bleed non stop until august also in that time it was painful during and after sex and now i still have no desire to be touched or even want to think about having sex! I had it taken out in september and had implanon put back in as its always worked brillantly for me it is now february 2013 and still any sort of afection feels like the bigest chore and I had the biggest sex drive out of anyone i know. I just want to know if it will ever come back again

February 10, 2013 - 5:22am
EmpowHER Guest

I have had the Mirena for almost four years and I loved it. I have almost no period, weight has dropped off fine with diet and exercise, and no known symptoms except some minor breakouts every now and then. I have also been single and celibate for that entire time, so I haven't noticed any issues with my sex drive - until now!

I just became intimate with my boyfriend. I was shocked by the difference in my sex drive. He was hot, I was enjoying it, but I swear that I could not get turned on, as though I had twisted the faucet on the sink but no water came out. I was not nearly as sexually intense as I was four years ago just before I had the Mirena put in. I wanted to enjoy this so bad, but getting even slightly turned on required SO much effort! I'm hoping it was a bout of flu last week or maybe some diet / exercise issue, not the Mirena - but it very well could be as this thing does affect female hormone levels.

February 7, 2013 - 8:16pm

ok, I have been reading post after post of woman having no sex drive or low sex drive while using the IUD. I have had mine for 6 years. Had it for 5 then opted to go for another 5. The problem I am running into now.. that I just recently started to think about is.. YUP you guessed it my SEX DRIVE! I dont have one.. I gained a TON of weight. I am un happy, depressed and latley my marriage is on the verge of divorce. Now after saying all of that.. the question I am wondering is, DOES YOUR SEX DRIVE RETURN AFTER TAKING THE IUD OUT?? My husband dosnt want anymore kids..yet he complains all the time about us not having sex..or me not showing affection but he dosnt want me to get it out... I am confused and I need some kind of advice!

February 5, 2013 - 10:23pm
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Anonymous (reply to LadyKush541)

Not sure you'll see this but I am you, exactly! Had it 5 years, opted for another 5. Now regretting that (almost 2 years on 2nd one) and had it removed today and Paragard inserted. I am going to go to the top of this forum and post my exact situation but you aren't alone. My friend had the low sex drive and had hers removed after 7 mo. It came back within 2 weeks (fully, but she felt better in less than a week she says). Have faith. I do.

June 24, 2013 - 5:47pm
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