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not able to feel like she used to, often moody & lethargic

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My partner & I have been together 3 years & we used to have a great sex life. We both love each other & want the best for each other. My partner has seen a couple of G.P's with the problem of low labido before but haven't had success with different pills. We were great up until she went onto the pill here in Australia. We know it was one that started with M? Minulet maybe. As soon as she went on that, she changed. Since then she's tried Yasmin & one other. No pills for last 12 months. She hasn't been able to feel like she used to which is upsetting both of us. She's only horny mid way through her period. The rest of the month she has no interest in me, so we have sex once/month. She knows what she used to feel like & wants that back. She's very attractive, so it's driving me crazy! Haha. She's more 'flat' than she used to be as well & often moody & lethargic. She gets violently ill on high estrogen pills. I wonder if she's allergic to her own estrogen or might need hormone treatment?

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replied December 15th, 2011
Sexual Health - Women Answer A29456
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The lower sex drive and other symptoms and changes could be attributed to the hormonal contraceptives used. She can consider coming off her hormonal birth control for 2-3 months (try with non-hormonal birth control measures) to allow for her body to get back to normal. If the effects are due to the hormonal changes, the hormone free period can help her get back to normal. She should also consider discussing her symptoms with her treating gynecologist and go ahead with further evaluation to look for the underlying cause.
Take care.

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