Hi everyone. I had the mirena iud fitted in October 2014 and after a few initial problems it has settled in well. It has helped considerably with my bleeding and pain from endo (pain was referred to shoulder and neck from my diaphragm) and I'm really pleased with that side of things. Unfortunately the hormonal side of things hasn't been so good and I'm looking for tips or advice on how to treat these side effects. The coil was fitted as a last resort before full hysterectomy so having it removed isn't an option for me at the minute. I've been feeling like I've pmt most of the time, something i didn't really suffer from previously. I've also lost all interest in sex. I mean totally, like the thought of it makes me cringe. Between my moods which range from slight depression to raging anger and the loss of all sex drive I'm worried my marriage will suffer if it carries on in the long term. I'm taking EPO daily and also Kalms 😔 and they do seem to help a bit but I really want to feel like my normal happy self again. I've also tried horny goats weed for my sex drive but didn't notice any difference. The benefits of the coil do still outweigh the negatives and I'm sure I'd suffer with similar problems after a hysterectomy so i feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. Any advice out there? I'm getting a bit desperate and the GP was no help. Thank you.
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