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Loestrin FE 1/20 and sex drive

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Old 09-03-2009, 05:16 AM   #1
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Loestrin FE 1/20 and sex drive

Hey All….

So my doctor has prescribed me a new BCP – Loestrin FE 1/20 due to my basically non-existent sex drive. I tried Mircette but wasn’t seeing any improvements. I start my new pack in a few weeks once I complete the Mircette but I was hoping to get feedback from anyone who has used Loestrin and how it has affected their sex drive/libido??? Any information would be very helpful! I am excited to start this pill so I would love to here people’s feedback 

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Old 09-03-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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Re: Loestrin FE 1/20 and sex drive

Mine was already totally dead when I started Loestrin. It did nothing to help. It didn't get any worse, since it was already gone, but it didn't get any better, either. So....

The problem is that once you have experienced a loss of libido on the pill, it's like you're done. There's nothing you can do but quit the pill and hope for it to come back. When I quit taking the pill, it took over a year, close to 2 before I started feeling anything again. And unfortunately for some women, it's a permanent problem.

There's not much you can do. The medical community doesn't care about women's sex problems. When was the last time you heard anything about them working on a drug for women's libido? Yet there's fifty thousand different meds for men's sex issues out there because that's all that anyone cares about. It's really annoying and don't get me started or else I'll rant about it all day.

Old 09-03-2009, 10:56 AM   #3
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Re: Loestrin FE 1/20 and sex drive

I actually am seeing a specialist for women's sexual issues and she is great! Dedicates her time and knowledge to helping women like me and you. She is just changing my pill in the meantime while we wait for me to get a clear test of my hormones (progestin, testosterone, etc). She wants me to wait until the last week of my pill so its the best and most effective testing. Once we get those results back, we will go forward depending on my levels. There are options need to just find a doc that specializes in women's health. My doc also advised that there is some products coming down the pipeline that will help the women's libido.

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