Post # 1
I have a question for ya’ll!
I used to be on Lexapro and BC and have been off Lexapro since Thanksgiving. Ever since getting off of Lexapro, my BC is making me insane, more so as my period gets closer. I have switched BC and have been on a new one for about 2 weeks and still feel crazy. I can’t tell if it’s my anxiety issues or if it’s the effin’ pill. Here is my big problem: I’m mainly on the pill for period regulation and the pregnancy prevention is just a plus. I’m hesitant to get off because my periods were very heavy, lasted a week, and were irregular. The other problem is SO and I found I’m allergic to latex (oh man don’t even ask about how we found that out….so unpleasant!) and since we’ve been going at it for 3 years without a condom, he’s too spoiled to go back.
Anybody have any advice?
Post # 3
I have been on Lexapro before for anxiety, and am also on the pill. Honestly, if you’ve just switched brands of BC I would give it a few months before making any other changes. Sometimes it takes a while for you to notice a difference once you switch brands.
Do you have any methods to help you with anxiety? I too came off of the anxiety meds and now deal with it naturally. Try working out, doing yoga, meditating, getting a massage, or any other thing to help you chill out. If those things help your crazy feelings, you’ll know it was the anxiety and not the birth control. If that doesn’t help, look into going on a different pill, or thinking about a different type of hormonal birth control, the pill isn’t the only option!
Do you mind me asking what brand of pill you’re on? I noticed I’m less crazy when I’m on a pill that is monophasic, instead of something like ortho tri cyclen that has three phases. The hormone changes in the pill plus my natural hormones messed me up for real. Now that I’ve switched, I’m so much more sane! =)
Post # 4
@mrsawesome09: I’m still working on my anxiety through bi-weekly therapy and methods I’ve learned over the years (journally, distracting myself, working out). Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t (I also have obsessive thought which DOES NOT HELP!).
I was on Zovia and the three phases made me INSANE so my Dr switched me to Monessa because it doesn’t drop so drastically [she said]. I’m having some strange physical side effects so far but my mentality hasn’t changed from the Zovia-crazy. I had a feeling I should give it more time, I’m just tired of feeling completely batshit nuts.