Get this thing out of me?
April 22, 2011 5:14 PM Subscribe
I am experiencing serious mood-swings and insecurities. Just got Mirena IUD put in a few weeks ago. Could it be the hormones, and how do I manage without destroying my relationship?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have not ever been a particularly clingy or needy girl. Started dating boyfriend about 6 months ago (I am 23). He has a "Why should I have to tell you how I feel? Obviously I love you" sort of mentality, which I generally share. We get along great.
About the same time I was getting off HBC pills and onto the IUD, I started feeling some insecurity about our relationship. This could be due to a million other things including:
-work has been very stressful
-both of us have been doing a lot of traveling
-he has talked about moving (many months down the road)
There was a whole week I wavered between "no I totally understand you need to work late this week" and "WHY AM I NOT A PRIORITY FOR YOU?!"... the latter feeling so intense I basically broke into tears at him, more than once. I am analyzing text messages down to the punctuation.
I've already talked to him about the hormonal swings I've been having (and not all related to him) but I can't use this as an excuse for continuing to behave this way. If it's not hormones causing me to feel this way, then I need to pinpoint what is actually going on fast.
Mirena is supposed to have minimal side-effects, but wondering if anyone knows of similar shifts in mood, clinginess, etc. with progesterone hormones. If so, can I expect this craziness to subside once my body adjusts? If it doesn't, I will need to get the thing ripped out, before I have to adjust my dating parameters.
Any anecdata or advice welcome... thanks.