Combined pill and decreased sex drive

How our community feel the combined pill has affected their sex drive

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Decreased sex drive

46%

No change

32%

Don't know

15%

Out of the 2455 reviews for the combined pill, 1138 people (46%) reported decreased sex drive.

Reviewers that reported decreased sex drive as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

This pill helped me so much mentally , it helped me regulate my mood better and focus on tasks so mentally it was great, physically however not so much. On this pill I was much hairier, oilier, sweatier and spottier than I naturally am and when I stopped taking it all of the above cleared up.It did however give me regular and much lighter manageable periods.

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Very positive mood

2 more effects

1 helpful

0 comments

Used for 12 - 18 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Jun 24

General side effects were minimal but had constant spotting that didn't improve over time. Switched to a different pill (Yasmin) and spotting stopped immediately. Switched back to microgynon due to other bad side effects from Yasmin and spotting again within 4 days. Time to continue the search...


Somewhat positive mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Jun 24

I gained weight and felt more irritable when taking this contraception


Somewhat negative mood

3 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

53% of the combined pill reviewers reported tender breasts

48% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

47% of the combined pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

44% of the combined pill reviewers reported period like cramps

39% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible the combined pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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