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Old 11-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Sarahalistar HB User
Thinking about getting off of birth control pill

I started taking the pill when I was 15 to help with really bad cramps and a long period. Now I'm 18 and things have been changing. My sex drive has really dropped and I get my period every other month now. I'm taking microgestin fe 1/20. Its a low dose pill. I talked to my Dr. about changing to a different pill but she pretty much blew me off saying that all the pills do the same thing. I just don't understand because I have been on the pill for a long time. Could it really just be affecting me now? I've been with the same guy for almost 2 years. I'm thinking of going off of it just so I want to have sex again.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #2
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Re: Thinking about getting off of birth control pill

I started the pill when I was 15 as well and went off of it was 23. I went off because I felt like I was on it too long and if I ever wanted to start a family I needed time for my hormones to go back to how they were.

It was a big mistake my hormones were so crazy. My face broke out like crazy I had extremely oily skin (never had that before) DR said it could take a few months for my hormones to regulate but I waited a year and it just got worse. I am now back on the pill after a year of being off and my body is messed up! I know it takes 3 months for it to take affect but in the mean time my breasts hurt really bad, I have spotting, and I am so tired I can't believe I get up to go to work some days.

But as far as sex drive goes, when I was on the pill it was low I felt like some days I just didn't want it or wasnt' interested. Off the pill I didn't notice a change to be honest. I have been with my bf for 3.5 yrs and your sex life does die off when you are with someone long term. It is really easy to just blame the pill but in reality it could just be who you are with. I love my bf to death and of course we have slow weeks maybe months but I love him and he loves me and you can't have sex 24/7. Sometimes I have sex because he wants to and I want to make him happy even tho I am not in the mood and I know he does the same. You have to compromise and make it work. Sex isn't everything and when it becomes an issue then the person isnt right for you.

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