- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2018
So I’ve been on Lexapro for about 2 years now for depression, and anytime I forget it or go off it for more than 3 days, my mental stability spirals out of control. Getting off these meds isn’t an option for me.
However, I tried hormonal birth control pills for the last month, and they basically nullified the effects of my antidepressants. I was moody, sad, unmotivated, and my work suffered a lot. Unacceptable.
So I stopped taking the pill and now I’m trying to figure out what method of birth control is best for me. What have you people tried that hasn’t interacted poorly with your SSRIs? I’m considering the arm implant thing or an IUD of some kind, but I’m lost and not sure what my move is at this point, especially since my wedding is in 2 months, and I do NOT want to get pregnant yet. What are the pros/cons of IUDs and what are your experiences? Just need some input.