Here is my question: 3 mos before I got married I went on the bcp, Yaz. Before I took the pill, my whole life, I had a high sexual drive and arousal was not a problem. But after being on the bcp 2 mos, I noticed that I didn't want sex at all. By the time we got married, it was a big problem - sex is painful all the time, and even if I feel love for my husband, which I do, my body does not respond at all!!!
On top of this, I have vaginal dryness BIGtime, and I've noticed lots of other changes in my body - dry skin, dull hair, I just look older, etc. and my body doesn't "bounce back" the way it used to if I don't sleep enough. Also, I have anxiety attacks now!! Something is seriously wrong with me.
My question is this: I went off the bcp after 5 mos of taking it - and that was a year and a half ago and still nothing has changed. If anything my symptoms are getting worse! I'm not depressed, I get plenty of exercise, I eat healthy, etc. and my husband and I have a great relationship, and he's a really sweet understanding guy. But we never have sex and it *****!! I really want to, but it just hurts so much because I'm not ready for it - at least my body is not ready. :-(
So, did the bcp knock my hormones out of whack or what? I know I'm exhibiting a lot of the symptoms of low estrogen / progesterone, and I need to have that checked out. But CAN that even happen because of the bcp? Has it happened to anybody else out there?? And what did you do about it? I hear lots about Natural HRT and how it's supposed to be really great, but I'm only 29... is it okay to take something like that at my age? I certainly FEEL menopausal!!!