Can birth control decrease sex drive?

Sure. Lots of medications effect sex drive. A large contributor to sex drive is hormone levels/fluctuations. Birth control pills are hormones and thus can effect sex drive.
May want to see Ob/G. If in some way you are focused on the birth control .Share your concerns with partner. Make sure to return to ob/gyn. It may be that you have something else on your mind that worries you. Taking deep breaths and letting them out may help with anxiety. Good luck!l.

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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 more...
OCPs decrease libido. Combination oral contraceptives increase sex hormone binding globulin(shbg) in your blood. The increased shbg binds testosterone which can lower the libido. This can be overcome by taking a testosterone supplement intended for women. There are several testosterone supplements currently available, including less expensive generics. Read more...

On microgestin 1/20 & have no sex drive, cramps & moody. Should I increase or decrease birth control?

Increase. Increase to 30 for two months If not effective, try 35's If still bad, switch to IUD Or use condoms for a cycle to see this is you or the Pill problem Also every person responds to different pills differently.The ratio of estrogen to progestin in the pills affect you too Talk to your doctor to decide which formula will be most suitable weight gain? stress? etc can make you feel miserable too. Read more...
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 more...

Does birth control (tricyclen lo) decrease sex drive? And does it make your breasts grow?

Neither. Most patients will have no such side effects from oral contraceptives. Watch your diet and talk to your partner and your physician about your sex drive and this medication . Read more...

Can my birth control novynette affect my sex drive?

Yes. Combination pills such as Novynette can affect your sex drive. If this is a problem for you, you might consider switching to a pill with a different combination of hormones or a different method of contraception. Best wishes! Read more...

Which method of birth control wont affect my sex drive?

IUD. Copper iud, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud will have minimal impact on your sex drive. Condoms, spermicides have the same impact on your sex drive as iud but are less reliable in protecting against pregnancy. Read more...

Does birth control have effects on emotions and sex drive?

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...

After you start taking birth control will I get an increased sex drive?

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...