Restoring hormonal balance after The Pill
Hoping somebody has some experience with this and can help me out. At age 24, in my infinite wisdom, I decided to go on The Pill. I'd never been comfortable with the idea of putting hormones into my body but did it anyway (under pressure from my ex-partner, long story!). I had never been on any type of hormone-altering treatment before and my doctor put me on a tablet called Loette, which was apparently the lowest dose pill available.
Despite this, the effects were almost immediate and awful. Within a month, my libido had completely vanished. Any attempts to have sex just resulted in discomfort and pain. There were various other side effects, bloating and just general ill feeling, and I persisted with it for 1yr (switching to another low-dosage pill mid-way for the sake of it) before giving it up.
It took 9mths before my periods returned. And now, after 1 1/2yrs, my libido has come back to some extent, but is still not back to normal and there is still some pain. I've been reading forums where some people are saying that 10yrs have passed and they are still not back to normal, which is a scary thought.
I was just wanting to know if anyone else is in a similar position, or has found any natural methods to help with balancing their hormones? Thanks :-)