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does the minipill cause loss of sex drive?

(11 Posts)
fernzmal Mon 18-Apr-05 03:10:36

just that really.wd like to know other experiences out there

fernzmal Mon 18-Apr-05 09:23:08


elsmommy Mon 18-Apr-05 09:25:07

I was on it for a year while I was breastfeeding.
No actual loss of sex drive, but the fact that it didn't regulate my periods meant less sex!!
I hated the minipill, I only stopped breastfeeding cos I wanted my proper pill back!!

boobie Mon 18-Apr-05 14:49:17

I'm on minipill at moment as i'm breastfeeding and I have no interest in sex whatsoever. But this could also be due to 4 month old baby wearing me out. Hubby not happy with lack of libido but tough luck, he's quite patient. Are you on it too?

PiccadillyCircus Mon 18-Apr-05 14:49:59

I found it did for me.

Gwenick Mon 18-Apr-05 14:50:35

I found the same problem - once DS1 'cut down' the number of feeds he had went onto Microgynon 30 and back it came - and no he still wasn't sleeping at that point so was tired, but with the mini pill didn't even THINK about sex LOL

PiccadillyCircus Mon 18-Apr-05 16:06:08

But having stopped taking the mini pill, we used condoms and then on one night (when I thought I would not get pregnant) we didn't.

Guess who is 18 weeks pregnant .

(but the sex that night was very good)

flic23 Mon 18-Apr-05 16:14:18

Im on miconor as i cannot take combination for medical reasons. I find my sex dive is as high as ever my cycle is reasonably regular if it is out it is normally early by a couple of days, find period is very light which is good, only bad thing i find is it runs for 3 days then stops for one or two days completely and then have intermittant spotting for about two more

fernzmal Tue 19-Apr-05 01:55:20

yes am on it, but dont even think abt sex, and dh driving me up the wall.mebbe shud revert back to microgynon too. was on it before there a 'right' time to switch back to combined or just when u finish your current pack?do u immediately take the combined or wait several days or....?

EmilyJane Tue 19-Apr-05 21:05:23

Have just switched from minipill to Microgynon. Doctor advised me to start taking combined pill immediately - I was about two thirds of the way through packet. Can't wait to regain libido!!

fernzmal Wed 20-Apr-05 07:10:14

so it's ok to take it immediately? what if i've just started bleeding today?

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