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Should one be put/even back on birth control to control hormones, especially, one with a beyond history of depression, anxiety, also with use of antidepressants, antipsychotics as well

By November 14, 2016 - 6:13pm
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Just look at my case. I mean I was originally put them because I was lacking in a female hormone or something like that while I was on antidepressant. Then, 2nd time I wanted to be put back and my depression came back, it was while I wasn't on one. This past time was put back because it thought it would help, but in the end didn't. Now, my twin sister suggested to me that maybe its a good idea. Shes has a IUD in, shes like me, and beyond. At the same time I'm on few of antidepressants and maybe antipsychotic as well.

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Hello Jessica,

Thank you for sharing your personal experience with birth control pills and depression.

Interestingly. last month an article was featured in the journal, JAMA Psychiatry. Findings from a study showed that taking hormonal birth control might be associated with an increased risk for depression compared with those who don't use contraception.

Among all hormonal birth control users in the study, there was a 40% increased risk of depression after six months, compared to women who did not use hormonal birth control, the researchers found. The mean age of birth control users in the study was 24.


November 15, 2016 - 7:26am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello MaryAnn,

Again, thank you, again for your answer to my question here. Your welcome as well. Hmm interesting never thought it before. At the same time thats what I thought regarding it because I'm wearily, spl (spelling) about it.

November 15, 2016 - 2:24pm
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