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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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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I noticed a decrease in sex drive almost immediately after having my mirena implanted about two years ago... however it was after losing a pregnancy so I thought that the lack of libido might be attributed to that. Before the mirena I loved being intimate, and now at only 23 years old I can barely make myself do it once a week... and that's just to satisfy my fiance. When we do have sex I never climax, and sometimes I have terrible cramping immediately afterwards. In fact, the cramps were so bad I have actually thrown up on TWO separate occasions. Additionally, I am so much more over emotional. Even if something makes me happy: my eyes well up with tears. I finally made an appointment and am having it out TOMORROW. I will definitely keep you posted with changes post-Mirena, since this seems to be a common problem! (I can't believe I didn't do research sooner). Hopefully we women can find some kind of relief!

August 31, 2011 - 2:08pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Good luck to you! I got my period this morning after having the IUD out yesterday, and its closer to a normal period but mine have always been light. Honestly I couldn't be happier to feel normal again! Even with the cramps today I feel less bloated and I slept better last night than I have in months! It could be placebo but I swear I have felt instantly better. THis may also seem weird but I dealt with many constipations episodes and always related it to diet even though I eat clean and take Magnesium nightly and looking back its been since Mirena. None of the bloating today and have gone twice and feel so much better. I just hope the sex drive and everyhing else returns as my husband and I are headed overseas for our late honeymoon and I want to enjoy ourselves and not be bitchy! He said last night he could already see a change my color looked better and I was so happy to cuddle with him. If it is placebo I hope I never figure it out!

August 31, 2011 - 2:29pm
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I originally had Mirena put in 2 months after giving birth to my third child. I guess I never realized until now that it may have been what eventually caused my divorce. I thought my zero desire to have sex was more so because of the kids. I never wanted to have sex with my husband. He told me it made him feel insecure, neglected and less of a man. After my divorce and about 3 yrs with my Mirena, I met someone new and our sex life was like nothing I had ever experienced. Sometime having sex 3-4 times a day when possible. After the 5th yr with Mirena I had it replaced and it has been a nighmare ever since. My desire to have sex is completely gone. I don't even want to be touched and 4 play doesn't help. I don't want to loose my boyfriend like I lost my husband. I may be taking it out soon. It's just not worth it.

May 10, 2010 - 9:00pm
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well my gf has the mirena thing in and hell we have no sex cz it hurts her. i dont want to pressure her but from a guys point of view it be nice to make love once inawhile
im cranky all the time shes pissed all the time that mirena is ruining our love life and our relationship. its made her extra moody and ive tried talking her into getting it removed. mirena is prob one of the worst things ever but so far its been effective...i guess you cant have one without the other huh?...

April 30, 2010 - 3:55pm
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Well the way I see it, there isn't much point of having an IUD if you aren't having sex!? It's used to prevent pregnancy but you have to have sex to get pregnant. So if it is killing the sex drive, she should look at getting it removed and using another method. The Mirena is great for a lot of people - but not for everyone, and it isn't the only method out there.

May 1, 2010 - 12:29am

My sex drive has also disappeared since I got the Mirena last year. And no, there is no other "possible reason". Going to have it removed in the very near future. I regret having to have it removed as I like havingno periods and apart from mood swings in the beginning (which have now gone) I have had no other side effects - but quite honestly, a normal sex drive is more important than a couple of months without a period.

April 15, 2010 - 5:37am
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Anonymous (reply to Pixiepants)

I can totally relate. Just went to the OB today and told them I've always had a high sex drive and rather happy person all together, things didn't bother me easily. My husband and I have only been married 2 months and I have no sex drive at all and barely want him to touch me. We dated a few years ago and I had a huge sex drive, he loves me so he puts up with it but I know its the IUD. We even fight easier and I cry all the time and this isn't me. I can only relate it to the IUD as no other major changes in my life, we lived togethe ra year before marriage so that was no shock. I was bothered when I asked the doc if it could be the IUD and she instantly replied absolutely not. She said the hormone is so minimal in the IUD it is not systemic so wouldn't cause mood swings. Seems to me MD's can't think outside of the box. I'm glada while ago my husband agreed to letting a midwife deliver any children we may have. It seems very plausible that a foreign object in your body could change how your body reacts, but doctors say what they want sometimes without the facts and this board seems to make it quite clear that many women suffer from these symptoms. Its a shame doctors like to discredit your symptoms or just offer to give you hormones or another drug to fix it.

August 30, 2011 - 2:25pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

it is happening to me too..

March 12, 2012 - 10:36am
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I have experienced the same problem - I had the Mirena put in last June and my libido has taken a serious nose-dive ever since. I went from wanting it all the time to not wanting it more than once a month. If I don't find a solution shortly I will have the Mirena removed. It is rather pointless to have the IUD's hormones pumping into me non-stop, when it has erradicated my sex-drive completely. Ugh.

April 15, 2010 - 5:26am
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I am having the same problem...thought it was the fact that I had two kids and was tired, but i just could not understand why i was just never in the mood!!!! Never thought it was the IUD until a couple of days ago, and boy can i say im relieved to see im not the only one....what is the suggestion??? Because it is so cnovenient to have it but is it worth it????

March 26, 2010 - 9:41am
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