(Closed) Mood swings – the pill or not the pill?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i would wait it out – the hormones screw with you. I would get through a whole pack or two and see if anything changes, if you are still having mood swings then i would consult a doctor and see about getting a lower dose of hormones… our bodies need to adjust to those sorts of changes so i would wait and see what happens.

but it doeesnt hurt to consult a doctor anyway…

Post # 4
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i would guess it was that your wedding is coming up soon.  i would wait out the pill a little longer!

Post # 5
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That specific pill made me crazy.  When I reached the point that I was ready to rip my boss’s arm off it he patted me on the shoulder one more time I decided that I had to switch to a lower dose hormone.  I switched to Aviane

Post # 6
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Pills can cause SO many problems.  I had one where I was just REALLY pissed off ALL the time, and one where I woudl cry over nothing all the time.  If its new it could be a combo of both.  Talk to your gyn, and see what they say.  I know I was generally told that it takes 2-3 months for your body to acclimate to a new BC.   

Post # 7
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had a similar experience, in that I started grad school and went on birth control (NuvaRing) at the same time, so it was really hard to say what was causing what. But I have to say, I can totally relate to what you’re saying about the mood swings and crying. My conclusion (after a year where, the mood swings started out really mild and got progressively worse) was finally that it was the BC, and when I went off it I definitely stopped having attacks of crying, especially once it had time to get out of my system. I’m still in grad school, still stressed, but without that hysterical edge. Definitely talk to your gynecologist, they’re used to sorting out this kind of stuff.

Post # 8
3142 posts
Sugar bee

That specific pill was the only one that didn’t make me a bawling basket case. BUT after two years of taking it? It suddenly started to and to boot, gave me a migraine that never really went away.

So as PP say, stuff can change if you give it a bit more time, but it also might not be the pill for you.


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