I'm 20 almst 21. I was on depo provera on and off for 2 years, I was supposed to take my last shot in May but, I decided not to go on with the depo so I didnt go. About couple months later I had my first panic attack and then the anxiety slowly creeped up on me. Since then I have been constrantly worrying, had intrusive thoughts, obsessive thoughts, aware of my thoughts too much, my visions been bugging me too.. but the symtoms always change and lately I been so scared I might develop any disorder such as schizophrenia, split personality, dissocitive disorder.. and past couple weeks i've also been feeling depersonalization. I'd jst like to know if these are all cause by anxiety. and if my anxiety will go away once the depo is all out of my system. i've been researching and numerous women have developed anxiety cause of it. its been so hard these past 5 mo. i jst want it all to go away. and be back to normal again. also read depo lasts in ur system for about a yr. does thatmean id be having anxiety until it goes awya? nd how do i knw my anxiety is caused by depo? and could be it GAD? I have seen a dr about it and she said the depo does cause anxiety and its a stronger dose so it can really take a while for it to get out of my system. btw my anixety has descreased since then and she said itll slowly go away. im jst worried.
I think you should wait until the depo is completely out of your system and work on finding out what exactly is causing your anxiety. You could consider taking yoga classes to help you relax, also cut out all caffeine from your diet. Anxiety is very common nowadays in this stressful world but taking pills is not always the answer because they only manage and mask symptoms , they are not a cure, Stop worrying that you may have a psychiatric disorder. No psychiatric disorder can be proven scientifically by any blood or lab test. They are just theories which catergorise people instead of treating them as individuals.
When you feel anxious take deep breathes and sip a cup of cammomile tea. Focus on the positive things in your life and try to do something nice for yourself every day. Remember you are special and unique. You have the power to turn your life around . Psychiatrists are drugging more than half the planet and I personally think they do more harm than good. There are lots of alternative therapists such as homeopaths and herbalists. Also having a good friend to talk to can help. You know yourself best. Dont let it ruin your life.
I am now 40, but I had the exact symptoms on the DP shot, my daughter recently became sexually active. So I took her to get the shot, her choice. I already knew to watch for changes in her because of my experiences of panic attacks, severe mood swings, and aggression on the shot. But I thought there’s a possibility that the cause was something other than the DP shot. She had her first shot on February 2nd. This morning , February 26th, I had to pick her up from school because she freaked out and started crying at school and didn’t know why ? So in my opinion can the Dep O shot cause anxiety/mood disorders ? definitely! Because I have seen it with my own eyes and felt it with my own body . I KNOW IT CAN! Good news is it will go away once you get off of it just be careful of other hormonal birth control methods . My advice to anyone that has had something like this happen is to be aware of your body , moods, & mental health.
Please read and research until you find something that works for you . I spent my teenage years depressed , withdrawn and praying for death because of the birth control pill. I don’t want anyone else to suffer like I did, because there are other options. Please just remember no one knows your body and your mind like you do ! You are not crazy, you are not imagining things, we are putting man made chemicals into our bodies to trick it, so we don’t become pregnant ! There are going to be side effects. Everyone is different , just find what works for you!
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