Loss of sex drive on depo shot

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Numbness

United States

#1 Jul 31, 2012
Has anyone else had this while on birth control and doesn't have a baby?
cherry

Henderson, KY

#2 Jul 31, 2012
I'm ultra horny. Complete opposite effect.
Numbness

United States

#3 Jul 31, 2012
I've been on it for over a year and I get headaches and loss of sexual pleasure.
popcorn

Evansville, IN

#4 Jul 31, 2012
It never has had an effect on me.
Numbness

United States

#5 Jul 31, 2012
It's very painful but I don't get periods.
Kiki

Evansville, IN

#6 Aug 1, 2012
Me. I'd rather knit and clean than have sex anymore after my most recent shot. My boyfriend will get excited and i'll be like.
Sorry. I'm not.
Anyone know of any ways around that? I love him but I just can't get excited like I did BEFORE the shot

Been on it over a year, but I lost all the weight I gained on it :) so that's a positive for me at least
Kiki

Evansville, IN

#7 Aug 1, 2012
You're lucky by the way. Before the next shot I have a short painful period of cramping, a ton of blood and large clots.
Numbness

United States

#8 Aug 1, 2012
I've been reading other reviews and other doctors' opinions and they say it kills sex drive because it can cause hormonal imbalances. They say it's not healthy for women under 30 because it can cause infertility later in life. :((
air.

Henderson, KY

#9 Aug 1, 2012
The only effect it had on me is I gained ten pounds. Been on it for three years.
Yes

Bowling Green, KY

#10 Aug 1, 2012
I was on it for about a year and half. It killed me sex drive. I'm never into it anymore. I never had weight gain or anything but I feel bad because I'm always turning my boyfriend down. I just don't want to when he can tell I'm not into either. I just got off of it about a month ago and nothing's really changed yet. I just hOpe it doesn't take too much longer to come back because I'd love to be able to please my boyfriend again.
Yes

Bowling Green, KY

#11 Aug 1, 2012
It did stop my period completely though, that was the one good effect it had on me. But I'd rather have a period than never want sex.
Kiki

Evansville, IN

#12 Aug 1, 2012
"I was on it for about a year and half. It killed me sex drive. I'm never into it anymore. I never had weight gain or anything but I feel bad because I'm always turning my boyfriend down. I just don't want to when he can tell I'm not into either. I just got off of it about a month ago and nothing's really changed yet. I just hOpe it doesn't take too much longer to come back because I'd love to be able to please my boyfriend again."

I feel you there, sister.
This stuff needs to be free too. I want the IUD but out of pocket[i have no insurance] it will be 500+ dollars for the copper one. >_<
uhhuh

United States

#13 Aug 1, 2012
I used to be on it. Got off for that reason. Whats the point of birth control if u never wanna have sex? Thats what i told my doc. He laughed but gave me other options!
yes

United States

#14 Aug 1, 2012
I have the iud n I feel like I have the same problem I never want to jave sex anymore n when I do it feels like pressure pushing against something inside of me ...i feel like I upset. My man to but I just dnt have no drive however I havent had a period in two yrs and I havent gotten prego so idk
Numbness

United States

#15 Aug 1, 2012
I guess most birth controls lower sex drive thus preventing pregnancy which is fine but it does effect relationships. Besides using more foreplay are there any vitamins or other factors that can help me "get my mojo back" without stopping the depo? Your responses have been helpful.
pip

Evansville, IN

#16 Aug 1, 2012
Kiki wrote:
"I was on it for about a year and half. It killed me sex drive. I'm never into it anymore. I never had weight gain or anything but I feel bad because I'm always turning my boyfriend down. I just don't want to when he can tell I'm not into either. I just got off of it about a month ago and nothing's really changed yet. I just hOpe it doesn't take too much longer to come back because I'd love to be able to please my boyfriend again."

I feel you there, sister.
This stuff needs to be free too. I want the IUD but out of pocket[i have no insurance] it will be 500+ dollars for the copper one. >_<
there's a program at echo to get an iud for free or low cost based on income for the uninsured. Although it wasn't for me I've heard others love it!
Being careful

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Aug 1, 2012
I was on depo for ten years. My sex drive was gone, I had the weight gain, and nervousness. Up until two years ago I had the IUD with out the hormones. I had a terrible experience. From jump I had an infection. And constant terrible discharge. I kept going back and forth to the dr. Until I had enough and had him remove it. I have not had any more trouble down there, I returned back to normal right away.
Yes

Bowling Green, KY

#18 Aug 1, 2012
Yeah I noticed a lot of nervousness on the shot too. I got such bad anxiety. I'm glad to be off of it but now I need to find another birth control without all of those side effects. I'd hate to go on the pill but if it doesn't cause as many problems as the shot then I might have to!
Numbness

United States

#19 Aug 1, 2012
I got a pamphlet about the IUD but it has a lot of side effects and risks I'm afraid to take. I smoke and I'm afraid I might have stroke or heart attack because smoking and IUD pros and cons just sounds like I'm setting myself up for failure. I do prefer depo because I have no periods, weight loss, and clearer skin. But the feeling of pleasurable sex sounds better than painful intercourse. I just wish I had another option other than changing my birth control. Female Viagra?
jim

Evansville, IN

#20 Aug 1, 2012
lol

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