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sex and BC... I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
15th Jul '13

i just started oral BC last month because my periods are completely out of whack.

well ive noticed that my sex drive has completely took a 360.

its also hard for me to get "wet" down there...

anyone else feel this way? did you switch pills? if so what did you switch to and did it help? im on ortho tri cyclen. i cant do a iud, and am allergic to the nuva ring so my options are limited.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
15th Jul '13

180. 360 would imply full circle. :oops:




It's a fairly common side effect of hormonal birth control. You can try but you're more likely to run into the same problem.



And the estrogen is likely drying you out.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
15th Jul '13
Quoting Sly Saffy:" 180. 360 would imply full circle. :oops: It's a fairly common side effect of hormonal birth control. ... [snip!] ... birth control. You can try but you're more likely to run into the same problem. And the estrogen is likely drying you out."


lol i was gonna put 180 then deleted it and put 360... oh the joys of waking up at 230 am for work :X

i havnt been on the pill since i was a teen, and obviously didnt have lack of sex drive then :(

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
15th Jul '13

have u tried ortho tri cyclen lo? The regular strength may be to high a dose for you. My 17yr old dd is on Lo lo estrin fe to regulate he af and treat her severe pms/mood swings. ....keep in mind if you are over a certain weight the lower dose bc may not be as affect at stopping ovulation but are usually quite affective at regulating af.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
15th Jul '13
Quoting 6 blessings so far....:" have u tried ortho tri cyclen lo? The regular strength may be to high a dose for you. My 17yr old dd ... [snip!] ... a certain weight the lower dose bc may not be as affect at stopping ovulation but are usually quite affective at regulating af."


yeah im overweight so idk if that would work for me.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
15th Jul '13
Quoting I Stab People:" lol i was gonna put 180 then deleted it and put 360... oh the joys of waking up at 230 am for work ... [snip!] ... up at 230 am for work :X i havnt been on the pill since i was a teen, and obviously didnt have lack of sex drive then :("


Probably because most teen are sexually charged.



Our sex drive tapers off as we get older...it's just part of our life cycle. You could try yohimbine. My friend is pre-menopausal and swears by it.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
15th Jul '13
Quoting Sly Saffy:" Probably because most teen are sexually charged. Our sex drive tapers off as we get older...it's just part of our life cycle. You could try yohimbine. My friend is pre-menopausal and swears by it."



hahaha isnt that right. im just usually such a sexual person i didnt think it would affect me.

i know theres progesterone only pills too that would regulate, but i kinda wanted to take advantage of the bc aspect of it if i was taking it.. kwim?

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
15th Jul '13
Quoting I Stab People:" hahaha isnt that right. im just usually such a sexual person i didnt think it would affect me. ... [snip!] ... only pills too that would regulate, but i kinda wanted to take advantage of the bc aspect of it if i was taking it.. kwim?"


Yeah.



The yohimbine is an herb. You'll have to go more specialized than WalMart to find it but I really do recommend it. Just mix a little in some tea.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
15th Jul '13
Quoting Sly Saffy:" Yeah. The yohimbine is an herb. You'll have to go more specialized than WalMart to find it but I really do recommend it. Just mix a little in some tea."


ty. we have a health foods store right up the street from me ill look there after work