Progestogen-only / Mini pill and decreased sex drive

How our community feel progestogen-only / Mini pill has affected their sex drive

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Decreased sex drive

50%

No change

30%

Don't know

12%

Out of the 1291 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini pill, 651 people (50%) 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 1 - 3 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

I have only been on this pill for around 2 months however my side effects have been so drastic in this time period. My mood is unstable and I have become more irritable and quick to be upset, as for periods they have been irregular and my cramps have been the same if not worse than before i started contraception.

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Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 days ago

it’s really good, like that there’s no estrogen and doesn’t make me feel like i’m going crazy. only annoying thing is the loss of sex drive but that’s something i work through with my partner


Decreased sex drive

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

I would bleed for 4-6 days every 14 days with cramps the whole “period”. I seemed to feel every emotion much more intensely and felt rather negative a lot more than usual. I was also very bloated a lot.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

51% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported tender breasts

46% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported period like cramps

44% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

41% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

38% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible progestogen-only / Mini pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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