Loss of sex drive on depo shot

Since: Jul 12

Cincinnati, OH

#22 Aug 1, 2012
I was on the shot for 3 yrs about 10 yrs ago and it completely killed my libido. And up until this last year or two it finally came back! I'Veoh had the Mirena IUD for almost 5 years now, yes its almost up, and i haven't had any problems w it. Ya, my guy can feel it from time to time and I wasn't one of the lucky ones who didn't get a period anymore, but i love it. I will say tho that I've had cramping issues frequently. Almost like braxton hicks or slight labor pains?! I'd recommend it tho!!
Yea

Newburgh, IN

#23 Aug 1, 2012
I've had the iud for 7 years.. Well I had the first one for 5 years, the one I had only lasted 5 years so I had to have it removed but got another one immediately.. I have had 1 period in 7 years, & it only lasted 3 days n was very light.. My sex drive is the same.. I love the iud but every birth control affects its users different.. But echo did help with mine I only had to pay 118 for the second one
JustSaying

United States

#24 Aug 1, 2012
This may sound crazy..but get off of the shot..you may have some abnormal bleeding after doing this...I did and I started birth control pills to regulate my cycle it worked immediately...used a back up birth control the best is the "Encare" inserts you can buy in the family planning isle in any CVS or Walgreens...to be safe...and then when you're ready to have a baby it will be so much easier..and when you start the pill your sex drive will come back...
Yes

Louisville, KY

#25 Aug 2, 2012
paris31 wrote:
I was on the shot for 3 yrs about 10 yrs ago and it completely killed my libido. And up until this last year or two it finally came back! I'Veoh had the Mirena IUD for almost 5 years now, yes its almost up, and i haven't had any problems w it. Ya, my guy can feel it from time to time and I wasn't one of the lucky ones who didn't get a period anymore, but i love it. I will say tho that I've had cramping issues frequently. Almost like braxton hicks or slight labor pains?! I'd recommend it tho!!
It took that long to come back? I was hoping it would just be like a month or two, not years!

Since: Jul 12

Florence, KY

#26 Aug 3, 2012
Well, I tried other birth control methods before I ended up getting pregnant w my son and after I had him is when I got the Mirena. So thru the differents methods and being pregnant I just think that it took some time to finally "settle". But ya, the shot definitely killed my libido. But i did.lose a lot of weight on it. And the reason I got off of it is bcuz the made me sign something saying I understood that there had been lots of studies showing it will cause osteoporosis later in life.
Yes

Louisville, KY

#27 Aug 3, 2012
Oh that makes sense. I've never seen anything about it causing osteoporosis though. I've just heard a lot about it causing infertility if you stay on it too long.

Since: Jul 12

Florence, KY

#28 Aug 4, 2012
Hmm? Idk, that's what it said tho. Isn't osteoporosis where ur bones begin to brittle almost? Something about ur bones
Yes

Louisville, KY

#30 Aug 4, 2012
Yeah it's where they lose all their density and just become brittle. I've seen plenty of pictures comparing healthy bone and osteoporotic bone and it's not something I'd want to have!!
Kiki

Louisville, KY

#31 Aug 5, 2012
Thanks so much pip!! I will check that out!
hot sauce

Louisville, KY

#32 Aug 5, 2012
Kiki wrote:
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
You need to find a way to get excited cuz if ur lack of excitement continues he will leave u or cheat on u if he hasn't already. Mind fuck yoself to when u were excited with him. Believe me it will work! Damn them contraception makers. They must be nuns.......u gain weight, lose weight, either to horny or not @ all horny......u get pregnant while on em, or u can't get pregnant when u get off em......Sheesh thurs gotta be another way.
5150 popo

Easley, SC

#33 May 27, 2013
I have been on Depo for about two and a half years.... I LOVE my husband so much but it kills me when he's in the mood and I'm not. I have had no periods ( mine used to be very very painful) I'm happy about that but I have gained like 30 pounds which SUCKS BAD!!! I'm very forgetfull so I can't do the pill, I freak when I have a pap test so no IUD.... help???
Billybob

Tallahassee, FL

#34 Jun 7, 2013
I have been on depo for about a year and I have no sex drive whatsoever. The thought of sex turns me off completely.. even more turned off than I already am. It's so frustrating because I've had to put my boyfriend on a schedule because it's become a chore for me. I hate not wanting to have sex because in a relationship having a healthy sex life is a great/important thing! Well depo has killed mine to say the least. I used to love sex, so this hasn't always been a problem. I know it's the depo and all these other posts just confirms it even more! I need to find another form of bc that works better for me because gosh... this sucks. I don't want anything inserted in me.. that weirds me out.. so I guess if I ever do decide to go through with the unbearable side effects of stopping depo(I had horrible side effects when I started so I know stopping would be just as bad) I'll have to take a pill every dang day.
bad

United States

#35 Jun 7, 2013
i had that shot.i got the shot twice.i bleed for 1yr straight!! no lie.worst thing ever in my life.not good birth control.
angry

Cicero, IL

#36 Jun 21, 2013
Well... I just started the depo provera shot, because I'm sixteen and I'm with my boyfriend who I lost my virginity to, and I wanted to be smart, so I got the shot. I don't really have a sex drive at all and I don't know if it's changed because of the shot or not. Honestly, sex hasn't been that great and I want to be able to enjoy it. I have also been kind of moody, but I also had depression before the shot and was getting better but now I'm getting moody again. I want to not be moody and to have sex without forcing it and it being painful. Is there anyway I could continue with the shot while stopping the mood swings and then changing my sex drive and the way sex feels?
kiki

Scottsburg, IN

#37 Jun 21, 2013
hot sauce wrote:
<quoted text>You need to find a way to get excited cuz if ur lack of excitement continues he will leave u or cheat on u if he hasn't already. Mind fuck yoself to when u were excited with him. Believe me it will work! Damn them contraception makers. They must be nuns.......u gain weight, lose weight, either to horny or not @ all horny......u get pregnant while on em, or u can't get pregnant when u get off em......Sheesh thurs gotta be another way.
Wow go f*ck yourself. Not all men cheat. We were together everyday for the past 3 years.
sam

Philadelphia, PA

#38 Oct 9, 2013
Hi does it get better when u stop ....n how long does it take asap
yah

Akron, OH

#39 Oct 9, 2013
yes it can cause,low sex drive,mood swings,wieght gain over time and hair loss
my oh my

Newburgh, IN

#40 Oct 10, 2013
All these low sex drives and all I ever see on here is " so and so is such a hor" . Maybe all these trashy tramps need to use birth control and thus prevent us and themselves from seeing their name on here or from them having so mAny kids that the old woman's shoe is full
Felicity

Cicero, NY

#42 Dec 5, 2013
I also have very low sex drive and I have been on it for about 3 years
:/

United States

#43 Dec 5, 2013
My wife is on the pill for the hormones, has something to do with sist on her ovaries, bin on them for a long time. She don't have a sex drive, she says she can take it or leave it. Is there anything I can do or not do to help with that?

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