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Male friends, this is your warning: TMI.

Back at the lady doctor, 6 months after I should’ve been for my annual and to talk about other options for contraceptive. I’m seriously so fed up with this round robin of options and nothing being exactly what I’d like it to be. My sex drive over the last 3 months or so has crashed, and I was on the verge of ‘don’t touch me’ which were the same problems I was having when I was on Depo. Sex never felt the same after Mirena, I never manged to get the same enjoyment out of it as before so I thought it was time to find something else or fall back on something I’ve tried already and just deal with the issues I had. I explain this all to my doctor, who is amazing by the way, so patient with me and my upset/frustration with the entire situation, and she says the problems I’m having should not be the fault of Mirena, but may be in my head or possibly my hormone levels are off. Mirena has very little hormone in it (localized, not systemic) so it should be like I’m not on anything at all (except for the lack of period, but that’s just a plus in my eyes) but I still don’t feel... right, don’t feel like myself.

So after our discussion she pulled the IUD and I’ve got a prescription for Ortho Evra again, she also told me to grab a bottle of Maalox to apply to the area of the patch and let air dry before applying the patch, this should keep me from getting that ridiculous chemical burn without messing with the effectiveness. Or, if I’m lucky, Ortho changed their adhesive formula back to what it was and I won’t need the Maalox. Not looking forward to welcoming back my period, but if it helps me so be it.

This is going to be like a last ditch effort/trial period to see if my body can get its shit together. Surprisingly, my doctor signed off of tubal ligation and I would’ve said ‘wheel me in now, doc!’ except we’re coming up on a very busy period at work and I don’t know when they’d be able to schedule me for surgery, I need to be here, not out of a few days recovering and quietly going ‘woo hoo, no kids ever!’ I asked about Essure, the non surgical equivalent, and it’s probably best with the issues I am/think I am having with my IUD that I not go down that road, plus another round of ‘worst pain ever’ is not ideal. And it’s not effective immediately, yadda yadda. Unfortunately, I’m probably not going to have the surgery done here even if I decide this is what I want since I’ll be in the process of moving this time next year. Hopefully finding another doctor that will allow me have the surgery before I’m 30/decide to get married will not make me want to punch babies.

Finally, I had blood drawn to test... whatever the hell it is they test, hormone levels, etc. Before I start up on the patch again to see if it really is some chemical imbalance in me or if it’s all in my head. I’m really hoping they find something because if this is all in my head... then, I don’t know how to fix this...

Date: 2012-02-09 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In my experience doctors love to default to "it's in your head" whenever they don't have an answer to give you for what's wrong. When half of my body felt like it was shot up with Novocaine in '09, all the doctors I saw told me it was in my head because they couldn't find anything wrong with me. That was NOT in my head. :|

Date: 2012-02-09 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This makes me sadface =/ I wonder how many hypochondriacs a doctor has to see before they start telling everyone it's 'in their head'

Date: 2012-02-11 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ovaries suck. Good luck with the new 'script!

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