I’ve been on Depo-Provera for almost 6 months now and I’ve never had a terrible experience. I’m personally unaffected by most of the side effects and I have little to no difficulty other than the occasional irregular bleeding and appetite loss.
However, I’ve noticed one negative effect (I’m not definitive that it’s caused from Depo), which is vaginal dryness. No matter how high my sex drive is, I find it hard to get wet enough before sex since taking Depo, which makes sex painful for me. I researched why this could be, and apparently Depo causes estrogen levels to drop, and with less estrogen equals vaginal dryness. I’m not sure what to do, I don’t want to go off Depo-Provera but vaginal dryness is causing issues in my sex life. Should I start taking estrogen pills or will that mess with my hormones? Please help.
Thank you!