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Bloating and nausea. Have been treating for GERD and

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bloating and nausea. Have been treating for GERD and intestinal bacteria, just to learn that it might be from the Pill. Also was hoping to combat my symptoms of tiredness, low libido and weight gain, but cannot take other hormones while on The Pill. Suggestions?
JA: The Gynecologist will need to help you with this. Is there anything else important you think the Gynecologist should know?
Customer: Also need some method of birth control. I am 49 and have been taking the pill for about 20 years
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

some birth control pills can cause more side effects than others.

you might need another brand of birth control pill or a lower level pill like LoLoestrin

you might benefit from regular exercise and consulting a nutritionist to help you count your calories to see if cutting down your calories can help you stop your weight gain

you should get your thyroid hormone levels checked as well. low thyroid hormone levels can cause fatigue and weight gain.

weight gain can cause more estrogen in your system and can cause low libido

at age 49, you most likely are having decline of your estrogen levels or early menopause causing weight gain and low libido.

you might eventually want to go on hormone replacement therapy and after menopause you won't need to be on the pill if your ovaries are not producing eggs anymore.

you might have to go off of the pill to get your estrogen and FSH and LH levels checked to see where in the menopause process you are at. you might be early in menopause

let me know if you have questions.