(Closed) Can hormone in I.U.D. cause depression?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I think Skyla is a progesterone only hormone. I’ve heard that some women try taking a progesterone only pill for a bit to see how they do on the hormone before getting an IUD, because the side effects would most likely be similar.

A copper IUD does not have hormones.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
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I second HoneysHoney’s suggestion to try the progesterone-only pill first if you’re considering Skyla/Mirena. Most birth control pills are combination pills (progesterone and estrogen). Some people who have negative reactions to combination pills are fine with progesterone only (like the “mini pill”, Nuvaring or Skyla). I actually am fine with combination pills but had miserable reactions to the mini pill. Other women, like mrsfj mentioned, don’t do well on any hormonal bc.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Carolsays :  I had terrible emotional reactions to birth control pills and have had success with Skyla.  It’s supposed to have fewer side effects because the hormone is localized and there is such a small amount of it.  There’s no way to know how it will effect YOU without trying though!  

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