(Closed) NWR: "That" Time of the Month Side Effects….

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I experience extreme depression on any birth control pills.  They made me a completely different person and I struggled with what seemed like hundreds of different kinds of birth control pills before I finally gave up and went off them all together.  And off of them?  I am so much happier.  Unfortunately I do suffer from ovarian cysts and acne, both of which could be solved by birth control, but it wouldn’t be worth the depression that came along with it.

I’m sorry I don’t have better advice than to “get off them!”.  I’m sure someone else will have better words of wisdom!

Post # 4
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Treejewel19:  I also become a total nut on BC. But, after 11 years it is just kinda the norm for me. Oh, and it has contributed to a lot of my 80lbs I have gained in that 11 years.  🙁 I cannot wait to get off of it. I dont have any advice except if you can get off it, do it

Post # 5
1714 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Whilst I don’t know what Sprintec is, I’m on microgynon for several years and thoroughly love it. It’s done me wonders and I honestly do not have any complaints about it whatsoever 🙂 

I hope you guys get your problems sorted out though!

Post # 6
4476 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I haven’t gone on BC because while my mom was on it she was a raging lunatic.  I’d say out of all the friends I’ve talked to about the pill, only 1 or 2 actually enjoy being on it.  The rest have gone on and off because they struggled with anxiety or depression, or just felt like they were going nuts.

Post # 7
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

I experience really, really heightened levels of panic.  I have a panic disorder, but during my “placebo week” (I’m on Yasmin), I experience a lot of panic attacks.  Also, I am highly irritable and depressed.  I cry a lot.  I also have really bad diarrhea the few days before I start.

Post # 8
704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I use Sprintec and I really love it. I get no side effects emotionally, my cramps are fewer, and the only thing I have to deal with is a heavier period for the first 2 days. I know tri-sprintec tends to cause more moodiness but regular sprintec keeps me normal.

Pills are different for each person, so maybe Sprintec just doesn’t work well with your chemistry. BC pills are hit and miss; you just have to keep trying them to see which one works.

Post # 9
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow. I love my BC. I’m on Ortho Tri-Cyclen right now, but I was on Sprintec (which is just the generic OTC) and had no problems. I have a light 3-day period, no PMS/cramps/moodswings/headaches/worse depression/etc. 

I definitely agree that BC is hit or miss. It’s like depression medication, really. Can you switch to a progestogen-only pill (mini pills)? I’ve heard that helps in cases like yours because they don’t have estrogen in them.

Post # 11
1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I got diagnosed with PMDD last year due to severe depression and other pre-menstrual side effects….it may be something you want to chat about with your doctor.  She prescribed me with a very light dose of Celexa to take when the symptoms start coming to take the edge off. 

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