I know it's probably strange for a guy to be posting this kind of subject up here, and i don't know whether this is the right place to post it, but I feel i have nowhere else to turn anymore.
My girlfriend who i have been with for a year now and love more than i can say, has been on a new contraceptive pill for around 6 months now after her last one was giving her dry skin complaints, and straight away I noticed a huge difference in her mood.
At first I thought maybe it was something i'm doing wrong and have tried to be an even more caring boyfriend, but her moods just seemed to get worse, and i'm worried that she just isn't the ray of sunshine she was just several months ago. I started to think it was the new pill, when i noticed that she seemed a lot happier with me during her week off it every month. and she has been having many of the symptoms that have been mentioned on many threads around the net including: Bloatedness, nausea, almost non-existant libido, weight gain (which she has been complaining about, although she's still the most beautiful girl in the world to me), unpredictable mood changes and lethargy etc.
My friend who is female, seems to think it may be Microgynon that she has been perscribed as she has heard many horror stories about it and the symptoms sound very similar.
It Pains me so much to see her going through all this and I wish i could just make her feel as happy as she used to.
I've tried to talk to her about changing the pill she is taking, as she is not happy with the idea of implants, coils or injections for different reasons, or even me taking the responsibility completely, but every time i mention the pill effecting her, she tells me that it's just a "man" thing to think that it's the contraceptive effecting her moods and actions such and that i'm being sexist.
I love my girlfriend to pieces, but I fear that if this carries on, I may lose her just because of a small tablet and a few misunderstood words on my part.
Is there any advice that anyone can give as to how i can approach the subject and have a talk with her, without ending up with a broken nose? Or any other alternatives that she may find more appealing?
Thank you for giving the long time it would have taken to read this.