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    Has anyone else noticed a decrease in their sex drive due to the IC, or possibly as a side effect of Elmiron? I don't have pain with intercourse, as so many others do, but lately, I have just completely lost all interest in sex. Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience.

  • #2
    I haven't heard of this particular side effect from elmiron. Are you on any other medications or herbal remedies (herbal remedies are also medications)?

    It could be just the pain from IC.
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    • #3
      I have been on Elmiron for 3 years and thought the same thing. But I came to the conclusion that it's my contraceptive. I take OvCon 35 everyday for 3 months and I noticed that the ONE week every 3 months I get my period, I actually have a sex drive! Are you any birth control? I think mine has definately lowered my sex drive. Take care.
      Proud wife since July 01, 2007 to Stephen & mommy to Fancy (our Yorkie)!
      Diagnosed w/ IC in 2001 and IBS in 1999
      Currently being treated with:
      -Elmiron 100mg 2x/day
      -DMSO instillations every 10 weeks


      • #4
        I think pain has a ton to do with it....
        Endometriosis,Fibromyalgia, Severe Adhesions-
        3 c-sections, Particial Hysterecotmy,Laporoscopy for cysts, Appendectomy, R-ovary removed, IBS, Acid Reflux, Asthma, and the worst of all IC



        • #5
          Yes. I have almost zero sex drive. I have been on it for 2 years. At first I was hesitant to have sex because I was so uncomfortable. Now I feel better but could care less about sex. My partner feels neglected. I'm actually trying to stop it all together because my hair is thinning a lot . I started taking Benadryl pm, biotin am, aloe pills 4x. This is my 3rd day without elmiron.:-0