Getting Off the Pill Is Giving Her Problems With Getting Off: A Hormone Hassle

She’s been on birth control for many years, and her body had become accustomed to that hormonal routine. Now she’s off the pills, and having problems, such as continual bacterial infections, tiredness, and a loss of libido. What to do?

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I started on birth control pills at the age of sixteen and continued to take them for years. Since being removed from birth control, I have developed a recurring bacterial vaginosis infection, as well as chronic fatigue. My libido is also disappearing, and I am even experiencing vaginal pains.


I’m sorry to hear about the problems you’ve been experiencing since going off of birth control. What’s interesting is that a lot of these problems are the same as the ones that occur during menopause. These problems occur during menopause due to drop off in the hormone estrogen and progesterone, exactly what’s been in the birth control you’ve been taking for so long.
I Don’t Want to Make Hormones
After taking birth control for so long, your body has become reliant on the hormones it takes in, and has gotten lazy. Hormone production changes dramatically between sixteen and twenty-four. Your body has floated through these stages with birth control as a crutch. Now, your body has to start producing it’s own hormones again, but it hasn’t yet, so all of these problems have started to occur.

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Missing You, Estrogen
Your recurrent infections, vaginal pain, and lack of libido are due to your lack of estrogen. Estrogen keeps your entire reproductive system, but especially your vagina, toned and ready for action. Without this support system, your body will have a hard time protecting itself from invasive organisms, such as the ones that cause bacterial vaginosis. Your vaginal pains stem from the same source—no estrogen means no lubrication during sex. It also means that vaginal tissues won’t be properly plumped and stretchy, resulting in an aggravating sexual experience.
Your libido is fading away not just due to estrogen, but also due to estrogen’s partner-in-crime, oxytocin. Estrogen primes women to desire sex, but not to seek it out. Oxytocin, which is linked to estrogen levels, kicks in during the arousal stage to give women an extra boost of yearning, satisfaction, and pleasure. Without it, sex just isn’t the same.
Nothing Left to Burn
Your chronic fatigue is linked to your missing progesterone. Without enough progesterone, the body’s production of adrenaline and cortisol will also be impaired. You need adrenaline to stay awake, and cortisol is the driving force behind the “fight-or-flight” syndrome. Luckily, there’s an easy answer to all these problems.
Help Is On the Way!
I’m recommending an herbal supplement targeted towards women experiencing vaginal discharge. (SEE: Vaginal & Clitoral Restoration Remedy) This is because you need to detoxify your body of any lingering synthetic hormones and reboot your natural hormonal system. This formula contains Rehmannia, which is a great hormone stabilizer, as well as Dong Quai, which purifies the blood and tissues, especially in the reproductive area. I’m sure you’ll soon be feeling much better after this treatment!

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