Post # 32
@bakerella: With a copper IUD, it works immediatly. If you are going to the Mirena, you might need a backup for a week just like when you start a new pill.
I’m going to the Dr next week and hopefully getting an IUD and I can post back about it if you would like!
Post # 33
very common, i had the same problem on the pill, patch, nuvaring.. i even have the same problem with the very-very-very low dose of hormones emitted by my iud.. it cause me to not even want to think about him touching me.. i actually get grumpy when he wants to fool around!! it sucks and i wish it wasn’t so!
Post # 34
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Absolutely let me know how it goes! I told Fiance last night that I was thinking about stopping my pills after our Honeymoon to switch to an IUD and he got all freaked out for a second. He said “I was curious how you were going to end that sentence…”, LOL! But he thinks it’s a great idea to switch to an IUD and let my body sort of get back into it’s own rhythm for a year or two before we TTC. I can’t believe I’m seriously talking about TTC. That’s ridiculous. LOL!
Post # 35
@bakerella: i have an iud, and honestly love it!! it’s my second one!
Post # 36
@brittanymichelle: The only reason I feel hesitant to get one at this point (or to go off the pill at all) is that I like having control over when I get my period. So if it happens to fall on while we’re away on vacation, I can skip it, awesome! Plus I always know EXACTLY when it’s going to come. I like the predictability of it.
Post # 37
I had the same problem when I was on Apri, which is a generic combination pill. Went to condoms for a little while, and I think I actually overwhelmed then-DBF with my sex drive.
Long and short of it- I have PCOS and it’s almost impossible to predict when my period will happen. There was a lot of unnecessary stress with using condoms. I was then on NuvaRing for a while and actually enjoyed it. Fewer sex drive problems, which was nice.
Sadly, I also have some blood pressure issues, and my Bridal Party. I’m now on progestin-only pills. They’re tricky, because you have to take them exactly at the same time every day, but no decrease in sex drive!
Post # 38
YES!!! Omg yes. I hate my pills, I feel so terrible for my SO. I know I’m not the same person sexually as I once was and I don’t feel like that’s fair to him, but trying to convince myself to be “into it” is so hard and often leaves me feeling like I’ve done something I really didn’t want. Almost like a dirty, used feeling even though I love my SO more then anything and WANT to share things with him in my mind, my body just won’t cooperate.
I really need to speak to my doctor about it, it’s starting to rule our physical relationship.
Post # 39
@MrsSawyer: You aren’t alone in feeling that way. I’m really fighting with it myself. I stopped the pill about a month ago and my sex drive still hasn’t really come back, to my dismay. The doctor wants me to try Nuvaring and if that doesn’t work, maybe Implanon.
Post # 40
@KLP2010: Are you talking about a form of the rythm method? Using any kind of rythm method of birth control is risky and not even close to as effective as the pill or condoms which are almost perfectly effective when used correctly.
Post # 41
This same thing is happening to me and has been for the last couple of years! I feel so bad for my husband! I just thought it was a psychological thing & I couldn’t turn off my brain in order to have a good time!
My hubby and I use birth control and condoms. I was just starting to talk him into losing the condoms cause I thought that might be the reason why I was having difficulties.
I’m definitely going to talk to my gynocologist about my Apri prescription at my next appt. in a few weeks and see if we can change it.
Question about the nuvaring.. Does it come out when you have sex? And is there an applicator to insert it?
Sorry Too Much Information.. if any of you aren’t comfortable with that sort of thing.
Post # 42
I have noticed this and i’m using the EVRA patch. I love the patch it has kept me on regular periods, only have to worry about replacing once a week and relatively cheap when covered by health insurance! But I have literally no sex drive and this has actually been the only major concern in our relationship. And he ALWAYS wants it so you can imagine the outcome haha. I often wondered if it’s just me losing my interest in sex but I do believe it’s the BC. Another downfall is the bloatedness that it gives me. :(Good to know i’m not the only one!