I started Loloestrin Fe less than a week ago, and I feel like I'm already experiencing depression-like symptoms with this pill. Has anybody else felt like this this early into taking it?
I just started Lo Loestrin Fe 6 days ago. I have been feeling a constant low level anger since day 3, with sporadic feelings of hopelessness. I'm 26 years old and had been diagnosed with depression prior to taking this birth control. I never had anger issues before the pill. I talked to my doctor and all they said was that there will be an adjustment period. It might be worth noting that I am taking this pill for severe menstrual cramps and not to prevent pregnancy. I haven't been on it long enough to know if it will help yet.
I started Lo-Loestrin Fe five days ago to prevent ovarian cysts and had horrible crying jags, extreme mood swings, insomnia, panic attacks, anxiety, and then depression for four days starting basically 4-6 hours after my first dose. I finally skipped a dose last night and felt within hours like I'd regained some calm and emotional range and last night I was finally able to sleep. Before going on the pill, I was anxious but not experiencing panic attacks, and mildly depressed but not majorly. My mood is gradually returning to that level.
I'd reccomend calling your doctor. My doctor's office said that the low estrogen dose might be causing a estrogen deficiency (which comes with these symptoms). She suggested switching to a higher dose of estrogen birth control.
I see this is an old question, but I had to stop Yasmin & Ortho tri cyclene mid cycle I was so depressed. I do have depression already but antidepressants don’t work & have tried many. I was able to stay on Lutera for 6 months; I’m wondering if anyone has found a pill that doesn’t make them so depressed? I need to be on something, terrible painful, heavy periods & irregular.
I see that this is an old question, but I immediately started experiencing insomnia and anxiety after I began taking this pill. It has been one week and I just called my doctor to switch back to my old pill. I thought I’d give this one a shot to help with acne, bloating, and moodiness, but I’ll take those symptoms any day over insomnia and anxiety. Btw, I am taking the pills to help treat endometriosis pain. I’m not sure if that makes a difference or not.
I have been on Loestrin FE for just under a month. I too, have CRAZY waves of depression and sadness. My levels were extremely low before and I was diagnosed with PCOS and this is supposed to help??? I was thinking that because my levels have been so low for so long, that I was just getting an influx or hormones and it was just messing with me. Which, could quite possibly be true as well but you're not alone! I tend to feel upset when I am not staying busy. The depression and sad fits remind me of what it was like to be a teenager; I don't think I was even this manic when i was pregnant! But I am hoping it does get better.
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