I have had chronic depression most of my life. I have read some reviews on here that say the pill gave people severe depression. I have not started taking it yet so i wanted to know if those people had depression already and if you have depression should you not be taking this pill. Thanks, Laura
Is your depression treated? There is no way of knowing if the pill will make your depression worse until you take it. It does that with some, but not all of the people. I personally have suffered with depression since I was 18 but I took the pill for a few years with out a problem.
Not sure what pill you're asking about. I have heard of depression "seeming" worse when first trying a new medication but it's not the pill causing it, more so it's our increased awareness of our depression as we anticipate what, if anything a pill will do for us. Consequently, many of these meds take time (days or weeks) to make a difference. The expectation of feeling "better" right away can lead one to believe the pill made things worse, when actually this is not the case at all. Hope that makes sense and helps a bit.
Hello. One more thought for you. There are many version of the pill. If one is not satisfactory you can choose another. So your options are not limited. I was on the pill for fifteen years and was dealing with depression at times. When I stopped the pill the depression was no different when it reappeared. However, i was less anxious knowing that i would not have an unplanned pregnancy.
Nowadays, these medications have less hormones and therefore you may do just fine with it. Your OB/GYN is really your best person to help you with this.
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