- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I’m in a bit of a sitch.
I have a history of developing depression when I am on hormonal birthcontrol. I was on the pill from age 14-22, and while I was on it, I was occasionally a hormonal mess. I just figured it was because I was a teenage girl. However, when I went off the pill at 22, I lost my mind periodically. I was miserable, drinking a lot, cheated on my (now) DH, and did a lot of stuff I am not happy about.
After that bout of craziness, DH and I worked through what happened, eventually getting married and we’ve been fine ever since.
I did try to go on the pill a few years ago, and found myself getting depressed again.
So until yesterday, I had a copper IUD.
The problem is, that after about 2 years, I start getting yeast infections MONTHLY when I have the IUD. I had to get it out yesterday, because I couldn’t handle it anymore.
My OB gave me two prescriptions. One for the Nuva Ring, and one for Allesse, a low-dose pill.
I don’t know what to do. My DH is terrified, and was kinda pissed off last night when I told him our options. I can understand how scared he is that I will get depressed again. I know the signs though, and will stop the contraceptives if I can feel depression coming on, but of course, he is still scared, and so am I.
I don’t know which route to go. Can anyone offer experience? Is there anyone here who gets depressed from hormonal bc? Have you tried the Nuva Ring? Do pills make you depressed EVERY time you’re on them or no matter what the brand is?
I just feel so stuck. We’re not ready for baby #2 yet. I feel like my husband is going to be watching me under extreme caution the whole time I am on hormonal birthcontrol.. urgh..