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Microgynon reducing libido

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RattleAndRoll Wed 24-Jun-15 15:13:07

Anyone else's sex drive really go downhill on microgynon?
What did you move onto?

I've been on microgynon for 8 years then stopped to TTC and started again when DS was around 9 months old and I know now why I never want sex. It's the pill. Is there another pill I can go onto? What will it do to my periods? I've had no issues with microgynon.

We'd like to start TTC when DS is around 2 so want to stay away from long term options and also really don't want to gain weight or bleed for months.
Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

KERALA1 Wed 24-Jun-15 15:14:40

God yes. And was so young didn't realise what I was missing. Never went back on pills again

RattleAndRoll Wed 24-Jun-15 15:18:09

What do you use now if you don't mind me asking?
DH is happy to just use condoms but he's not always in a rush to put them on and I don't want to accidentally fall pregnant.

GlowWine Wed 24-Jun-15 15:18:30

Yes - it did the first time I was prescribed it after years on MArvelon (there was a pill scare and GP overreacted). That time I complained and was put back on Marvelon, that fixed it. Second time round many years later and after kids was prescribed it for other reasons, libido already at zero and different GP this time basically said 'there's nothing we can do, this is the right prescription for your specific issue (hormonal)'

RattleAndRoll Wed 24-Jun-15 15:30:06

Thanks. I think I need to stop taking it. I need to have my sex drive back again. I just don't know what to use instead. Im off to google Marvelon. Anyone know what Jasmine(?) is like? Or do I just stay away from hormonal stuff?

Guyropes Thu 02-Jul-15 19:16:36

I wonder which is worse for kill I g libido... combined pill or mini pill....

Creatureofthenight Thu 02-Jul-15 19:20:48

I changed to Cerazette, less effect but probably still a bit of a libido reduction. Had one or two very light periods a year on Cerazette.

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