After starting birth control pills I noticed I became irritable, had anxiety, sleeplessness and fatigue so I would like to know what birth control pill I should be taking to eliminate this side effect. I was on lo loestrin .
What birth control pills have the least side effects for depression and anxiety?
Question posted by Snackpack on 10 Aug 2019
Last updated on 17 August 2019
I’ve tried 4 different pills, they’ve all made me depressed... not worth the depression. I now rely on condoms & a spermicide. An IUD is out of the question because the one that contains progesterone only my doc feels will give me the same issues, and my periods are already too heavy for the copper IUD. Unfortunately it’s pretty common. :(
Unfortunately it's a risk you take with any artificial hormones. It depends on your body's own hormonal balance to start with, before you start adding an artificial hormone into it.
I chart my fertility as contraception, for similar reasons. Avoids any chemicals.
If you want artificial hormonal birth control & have had a bad time with combination birth control, then try progestrogen only ones, instead, like the mini pill/POP/progestrogen only pill. If you're ok with that & the risks that come with artificial hormones, then it should give you an idea as to whether you'd be ok with something like the implant or injection, which is also progestrogen only, if you find the 3 hr window for taking the mini pill too tight.
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