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Could the mini pill be affecting my libido?

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sashamichele Thu 19-Sep-19 13:03:13

So I'm almost finished my first pack and I've noticed a massive decrease in my libido. Prior to starting the pill dp was using condoms and we was doing fine, my sex drive was through the roof and we was having sex almost every night. Since starting the mini pill I've completely lost it, have no thoughts of wanting to do it and will happily get in bed roll over and go to sleep, which is hugely different to before. I'm starting to think it's not for me and that I should stop it and go back t condoms but I'm terrified of getting pregnant as we are done with having kids and I've got an appointment to see my gp to talk about being sterilised.
My question is has this ever happened to anyone else? Or should I just stick it out?

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Seaweed42 Thu 19-Sep-19 23:42:31

I would give it another couple of months and see. You could ask your DP to get the snip.

kellyw1989 Fri 20-Sep-19 05:51:52

I’d give it a little longer as it may be a simple case of hormones getting used to the mini pill. I was very similar to yourself when I first started taking it. I’ve always had a really high sex drive until that point

starlightmagic Fri 20-Sep-19 05:52:27

It killed mine!

kellyw1989 Fri 20-Sep-19 05:56:37

@starlightmagic did yours come back after a while ?

AugieMarch Fri 20-Sep-19 06:00:49

I found all hormonal contraception really reduced mine. I get a big increase in sex drive from around day 6 to day 18ish of my cycle, clearly tied to lead up to ovulation and days after. Without that natural change in hormones, my sex drive is just gone. We were done having dc so dh had a vasectomy (as was way less invasive for him to do it than for me to do it).

starlightmagic Fri 20-Sep-19 06:54:26

Nope if anything it just ground to a halt and never recovered! Stopped taking it in the end BUT I am nearly 12 weeks pregnant so that’s not the best advice 😁

Clare45BST Fri 20-Sep-19 06:58:56

Yep killed mine stone dead

Turniptracker Fri 20-Sep-19 07:11:31

100% killed it

sashamichele Fri 20-Sep-19 07:27:30

Oh dear confused I don't know what to do now.

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Branleuse Fri 20-Sep-19 07:29:48

Its progestogen isnt it?
That always makes me feel crap tbh

sashamichele Fri 20-Sep-19 07:44:57

I hate contraception. I've not put anything in to body for a year and I was having so much fun and felt great. Condoms we're fine but they made me paranoid so thought I'd try the mini pill because the combined pill turned me into a psycho confused

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sashamichele Fri 20-Sep-19 07:48:30

I'm not even feeling confident about being sterilised after reading a thread this week of a lady who has fallen pregnant 4 years on from hers sad

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Girliefriendlikescake Fri 20-Sep-19 17:37:11

Yep no libido here as well.

Will your dh not get snipped?

sashamichele Fri 20-Sep-19 20:40:41

@Girliefriendlikescake he's 27 and we're not married and don't intend to be. If we split up I know I'd definitely not want children with someone else, he's not sure so is against getting the snip.

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