Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion
I have been on the Nuva Ring for over 5 years. I love the convenience of not having to take a pill every day, but I have noticed a definite decline in my sex drive. I spoke to my doctor about it at my yearly exam last week, and she switched me to Alesse (Orsythia is the generic I think). I took my ring out yesterday and started taking the Orsythia the same day to skip this period.
Has anyone else noticed a decrease in sex drive while on the ring? Does anyone have any experience using Alesse, Orsythia, or another ultra low dose birth control? Any real life experiences that will help the transition would be great! Thanks!
Post # 2
I have been on the Nuvaring for 8 years, and I have definitely noticed an unusual decline in my sex drive over the last 6 months. I’m not sure whether to attribute it to the Nuvaring or not. I thought it might be wedding stress, but the wedding has been over for 3 months now, and I’m still waiting for my libido to come back. Considering getting off of the ring to see if it makes a difference.
Post # 3
I definitely noticed a decrease in sex drive on Alesse, I also had horrible breakthrough bleeding for the 6 months I was on it. I’d bleed for 2 weeks and then not bleed for 2 weeks, then start bleeding again…
I just started the ring, hoping it doesn’t kill my sex drive!