I had the Paragard after my first child I liked it other then the fact my periods were awful. So after I have my daughter this march the doctor said I should try the Mirena. I'm kind of nervous because I have heard nothing but awful things about it. When you look up reviews they freak me out more. My main questions are does it affect your sex drive and what about weight gain? I'm only 3 weeks away from giving birth and I have zero sex drive right now. I want my sex life back with my husband. Someone please help me!!
Does the Mirena affect your sex drive?
Question posted by Anorman13 on 27 Feb 2017
Last updated on 13 November 2020 by Andy_28
Help please. My relationship with my wife has gone rapidly downhill for the past 15 to 18 months every couple has their ups and downs and arguments but this is another another scale. My wife and myself are used to be able to have a conversation disagreement and not always agreed but would always talk it through. Now that’s not the case it can be over something stupid and she can be screaming and shouting in my face over the smallest thing, A sex drive has also disappeared. I noticed these changes over a long period of time so I’ve started looking to try and find out where things started going wrong. Then I realised 18 months ago My wife had this coil fitted I don’t know whether it was coincidental but it was around the time things started going wrong in our relationship.
So I started looking into it myself to see what possible courses could’ve made this change happen and I found this website, and it was like a breath of fresh air Reading these reviews because a lot of what they’re mentioning on the effect it’s having on them are things I’ve noticed with my wife tender breasts, no sex drive, cramps sometimes, angry mood swings, at times very emotional, it’s even affecting her eyes. If I’m right in thinking this coil may have affected her in more ways and she realises. I’ve tried talking to her about it and she’s just very dismissive. Please is there anyone can help me save my marriage.
I am not a health care professional, but I can say I have had awful side effects on Mirena including anxiety, sweating and loss of sex drive. I, unlike most women, do not like missing my period. I had it removed two days ago due to my side effects. I would not recommend it!
Nausea (up to 23.1%), abdominal/pelvic pain (up to 22.6%) Irregular menstrual bleeding (67%), infrequent menstrual bleeding (up to 57%), ovarian cyst (31.2%), menstrual changes (up to 31.9%), decreased uterine bleeding (23.4%), prolonged menstrual bleeding (22%), vulvovaginitis (20.2%), amenorrhea (18.4%), genital discharge (up to 14.9%), heavier menstrual bleeding (13.8%),vaginal infections (13.6%), vulvovaginal infections (13.3%), lighter menstrual bleeding (12.5%), increased scheduled uterine bleeding (11.9%), breast tenderness (10.7%)
Common (1% to 10%): Depression/depressed mood, mood changes, mood swings, decreased libido, nervousness
These are all the side effects you may have with Mirena.
Paragard doesn't have as many.
You be the judge.
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