Birth Control and Depression

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  1. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Has anyone ever heard of BC leading to depression in girls? My girlfriend has been on it since November, and recently she's been depressed and she thinks its the BC. I think its stress from school, work, and her car accident, especially since she was fine for the first few months. Has anyone ever linked the two?
     
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    not to my knowlegde. i was under the impression that it actually helped stabalize some girls ups/downs and depression bc it helps regulate some of the hormones. ask the gyno or a a hotline.
     
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    Does she feel depressed when her cycle starts? She might be going through estrogen withdrawal.

    There are low hormone pills that prevent this from happening.
     
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    I had some major issues when i first started taking BC....i got very depressed and bitchy. but when i stoped taking it the bitchy moods and the depression went away. some pills just don't work for everyone. tell her to go back to her dr and see if another pill will help with it.
     
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    My first birth control made me really depressed. The next one made me really sick. The last one I was on was awesome, upped my sex drive and I was almost never emotional. But yeah, first BC was hell. For 3 months I was a psychotic bitch. :hs:
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Thanks for the help
     
  7. Cheerio

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    What was the last one..I want it! :naughty:

    ....I've been on 2 kinds of BC ....Ortho Tricyclen Lo and Seasonale. The first one caused no side effects on me at all but I am pretty moody with my current one...I'm going to go talk to my doc soon :noes:
     
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    Mircette. Effects everyone differently, though.
     

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