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Side Effects of Taking Too Many Pills

I am in my late 30's and have been on the pill since my teens. I missed some pills this month. I don't know what I was thinking but in an attempt to catch up, I ended up taking two pills every day for almost the entire month. This past week or so, I have been irritable and have no sex drive. I am getting married next week and my wonderful guy probably thinks I don't love him anymore. I am on ortho 777. Could my icky mood and low sex drive be a result this?
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replied January 26th, 2005
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I expect the pill is causing these moods! You should tell your man about what you did so he doesn't think he did something wrong/u don't love him!! :)
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replied July 30th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Yes,pill can alter mood and can decrease sex drive but it settles with time if proper schedule is followed.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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