Very long story short - I've come off mini-pill due to awful effect on libido. I am now completely rampant and want to jump my oh constantly. He's v pleased! Not too keen on condoms but having to use for now. Local family planning have said they're getting new diaphragms in - think they're called caya. Has anyone tried them ? Just out of interest how many others have had zero libido on mini pill. I was starting to think it was due to being pre-menopausal but maybe not!
I've just had my implant removed after nearly 12 months, I had zero sex drive and find I'm tons better since. I had it out 2 weeks ago and feel so much better. I am looking for an alternative now so any info would be great
I bought one from amazon and took to fpc to have fitted (they are waiting on stock but as so few women use diaphragm said I might be waiting a while) . Was 40£ on amazon, worth it to me as much more comfortable and nurse at fpc confirmed it fit well. Good in use seems I have developed sensitivity to non oxy 9 spermicide too - so bought contra gel online instead of one from fpc and happy with it
I use caya it's fantastic! Once you get the hang of popping it in it's so easy and comfortable and much easier to remove than standard diaphragms! Caya have a video online explaining about it and instructions on use so it you haven't already I recommend searching for that. I got mine from femininewear.co.uk, they also sell the gel and always have a 10% off code if you look in the discount section ;)
The contra gel site also sells a cervical cap- can't remember the name but has anyone tried it? I am on micronor but have noticed weight gain and acne so I won't be asking for a new prescription! Nothing else agrees with me and I had bad experiences with the old diaphragm.
I was using a diaphragm last year as I really cannot find a hormonal contraception that doesn't give me also side effects
My plus' were: lost a lot of weight! That's about it negatives massively outweighed all positives: it smelt disgusting, spermicide having to re top up if gone past the 6 hours, having to say to my partner "oh just off to pop my diaphragm in" equalled no sex drive after, and he could easily feel it during sex. Looking at photos I can't see Caya would be any better but if it is please say as I hate contraception!!
I loved the diaphragm in between my DCs. Been on mini pill while breastfeeding DC3 as pelvic floor been a bit dodgy so not sure id hold the diaphragm in! My libido is non-existent even though the baby is finally sleeping! I might look into this but would need the nurse to check my pelvic muscles are strong enough to hold it.
I've seen a few threads recently from MNetters seeking to stop hormone contraception. OK, I suppose I'm just being nosy here, but I was wondering if people did try Caya, and if so how they're getting on with it.
I tried it. Only a couple of times It was not the easiest thing to get the hang of taking in and out. And I wasn't really happy with slightly higher risk of pregnancy. I have decided now that it's condoms or nothing