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Can Birth Control Decrease Sex Drive
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Which birth control pills decrease sex drive, which ones increase it, and which ones don't affect it?
Good question!: Oral contraceptive pills can decrease the circulating levels of testosterone in a woman's body--theoretically decreasing sex drive. Most women are not affected by this. The NuvaRing can also do the same, but to a lesser extent. Diaphragms, sponges, and iud's (intrauterine devices) would be much less likely to decrease sex drive. Talk to your doctor, sex drive is complicated. :-). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On microgestin 1/20 & have no sex drive, cramps & moody. Should I increase or decrease birth control?
See answer: Birth control pills can be associated with a variety of bothersome adverse effects unique to each individual. Microgestin has been associated with low sex drive, mood swings (depression, irritability, etc), and weight gain. Not recommended to make any dose adjustments on your own which could result in loss of effectiveness or more side effects. Best to consult your MD about this and other options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, can happen: I assume you are asking about the effects of oral contraceptives - aka "the pill." the active ingredients in oral contraceptives are hormones, specifically, synthetic forms of the "female" hormones, estrogen ; progesterone. Unfortunately, oral contraceptives can lower sex drive ; negatively affect mood. But there are various "pills" available, ; people respond differently to different ones. ...Read more
Yes: I said yes because people are so relieved they will not become pregnant that they're both more relaxed and more excited to have fun. ...Read more
Can I do anything to increase my sex drive? 20 y/o female, used to use birth control, used to have higher sex drive
I want to get on birth control, but I was wondering what would be best for me. I'm worried about getting dryness and losing my sex drive. ?
Birth control: Your situation is best discussed with your doctor who knows your situation best ...Read more
Have not had a sex drive for about two years(use to be on birth control about a year ago&a half ago) Makes it really difficult because of dryness.Help?
Is this the result of using a birth control patch? I know that the birth control patch is know to heighten ones sex drive but what is happening to me is not normal! it's gotten to the point where i want it so bad it drives my fiance up the walls. And when
Not likely: An increase in sex drive isn't likely due to the hormones in the birth control patch (although some women feel more freedom to have sex when they're not worried about pregnancy). If it's enough to cause problems in your relationship, you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prior to birth control I had higher sex drive. I am off bcp now and still lowered sex drive. help?
Sex drive & the pill: Yes, the oral contraceptive or Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) can reduce one's sex drive. However, it appears that your sex drive is NOT related to the pill. The most powerful sex organ one possess' is your brain. Ideation is much more powerful then hormones most times. Consider what other issues are ongoing that may be contributing to your lower sex drive. ...Read more
Can birth control lower sex drive? I'm thinking about changing my birth control because of this. I have no sex drive.
Yes: The answer is yes and there are several articles regarding this on web M.D. However, you also note other symptoms such as hopelessness and fatigue which are classic for depression. Please see your gynecologist and be screened for depression. If you do have depression the gynecologist can either treat you or send you to a psychiatrist. Psychotherapy should also be part of the treatment as well as many other modalities that the psycho therapist or psychiatrist could address with you. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 24, on the birth control seasonal, and my sex drive is very low.I want desire sex. Is hersolution safe with my birth control?
Yes: This concoction of substances is advertised as doing everything from increasing frequency and intensity of orgasm to increasing breast size and creating sexual drive. It should not interfere with birth control. Before you do this, however, you might want to have a conversation with a sex therapist and a gynecologist and make sure no pyschological or physical issues. ...Read more
I've been on Kariva birth control and i'm 19 and i'm experiencing loss of sex drive lately. What could be the issues? How can I help this?
I'm 19, female, 5'8" and 175 pounds. I have no sex drive since i went on birth control for four months over 2 years ago. How do I get sex drive back?
Not uncommon.: Great question. It will help many women. It is quite common to sense decreased libido on bcp's as they downregulate your ovaries, estrogen and other sex hormones.Don't worry. You can change your birth control with your ob/gyn; find a new form of non-hormonal birth control like the iud; enhance your libido with topical testosterone or enhance your own libido mentally, physically, spiritually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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