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Old 08-28-2013, 08:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi!  I'm currently nursing my 10 month old and taking the mini pill and, in terms of my libido, I've never felt so apathetic.  I find it annoying and my poor husband finds it absolutely horrifying!  I know it's common to have a lowered sex drive when BF and taking the pill, but I am wondering if women have continued nursing but stopped the pill and experienced a return to their libido? I wanted to stay on the pill until my son was a year, but if I could feel "normal" again, I'd be willing to go off and try something else!  Anyone have any experience with this?  

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Yes, that was my experience too. Felt almost numb shortly after starting the minipill, it was intense. Went off it but kept nursing and felt better immediately.
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That's so good to hear!  Thanks!  I finished my last pack of pills last night and officially decided not to start the next one.  Let's see how this goes!!

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Oh, totally. Any kind of hormonal birth control just totally decimates my libido. Depo Provera is the worst, but any type of pill does it too. I figured it out when I was off the pill for a year or two, then tried to go back on it.

I had a copper IUD for a few years and loved it. I know some women on here have bad side effects, but it was a great choice for me.


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