Post # 1
For those bees that have been on birth control & gotten off of it, how long did it take for you to notice your sex drive coming back? I’ve been off of mine for just a few weeks now, but I haven’t really noticed any changes. I’m hoping maybe it will just take a few months for my body to regulate. The pill really changed my libido a lot, & I’m hoping that’s not permanent!
Post # 3
OMG. I’m glad you brought this up. It took about six months for it to FULLY come back. Once I was off, it returned slightly and I was hornier than normal, but after six months I was like a teenage girl all over again. I’m kinda still in that phase. I wanted to have sex more, but I began to have “crushes” and just started to find men in general attractive again. I masturbate way more, I daydream about sex all the time. So hopefully the whole other men thing goes away but it’s like my body is going through puberty again and I’m “boy crazy” or something. Thankfully I recognize that it’s just my body readjusting to feeling…human again.
Post # 5
About 5 days heh
ETA: though I just switched from regular BC to Mirena.
Post # 6
I can’t remember how long it took, but it made a HUGE difference. It’s like being a teenager again.
@LadyLuna711: Agreed on the finding men attractive again. It’s really weird. We’re all just animals reacting to smells and hormones, I guess. I wonder if it men notice find fertile women more attractive, too . . .
Post # 7
Thank GOD I found this thread…I am SO glad to hear I’m not the only one who is about 6 months is and JUST feeling like my sex drive is returning. It’s so discouraging…but what IS encouraging is that people are starting to see changes…even at around 6 months.
I was on BC for years. From age 16-28. I decided to switch to a copper IUD. It has taken 6 months for my body to fully adjust to the IUD, but my sex drive just DIED.
Thank you, ladies for the encouragement!
Post # 8
It’s been a little over a month for me now, I’m still waiting for mine to show back up! But thanks to you ladies, I have hopes that I’ll have it back before too long! I feel bad for my DH. 🙁
Post # 9
@roweboat: I’m so happy to see that I’m not the only one this happened to! It took me a good 4 to 5 months to feel back to normal after getting off of monofeme, and I honestly didn’t have a clue what was going on. Frustrated with myself for ‘not caring’ about sex, constantly feeling guilty about the situation, and then going through a period of doubting how attracted I was to FI. Ridiculous over-analysis of everything that was going on. Now I can take a deep breath and fully understand that it was all down to my bloody hormones!
PP’s are right, for the last 3 weeks we have been nothing but rabbits..
Post # 10
@littlemisssally: I can’t wait for this to go away! I’ve been on BC the whole time I’ve been with DH, and it’s slowly fizzled my sex drive to pieces! I’m so ready for it to go away because I feel like this has really put a damper on our relationship, and we’re newlyweds!
Post # 11
Once I got off the pill, and switched to the Mirena I couldn’t believe how much it changed. I thought we were doing fairly well from 3-4 times a week, now we average close 7-9 times.
Post # 12
It took awhile for me, I’d say about 4 or so months for me to get back to my normal sex drive. Which was really nice, because when I was on the nuvaring I wanted to have sex mentally, but my body always felt so “blah”. I hated it and my FI hated it as well and he knew something was wrong when I went from wanting sex at least twice a day to once or twice a week.
Post # 12
roweboat: I just got off hormonal birth control for the first time in 10 years. I have had a paragard for a month and a half and the last week I noticed my sex drive starting to come back. I am not back to normal, but way better than before. I also take antidepressants because I am manic depressive and figured it wouldn’t be noticeable, but it is! It will come back in due time!
Post # 13
This is a good conversation because I’m just noticing that mine is returning. I stopped taking it in March of this year, in preparation for (hopefully!) getting pregnant next year. It’s now November, and I’m just noticing things getting back to normal.
That being said, I have been on the pill since I was 12, so maybe it depends on how long you’ve been taking it, to truly know how long it will take.