Quoting twynns:I had been on birth control pills for over 13 years (with no problems) and stopped taking them so I could have my son. After I had him, I went back on them. I seriously thought I was going crazy. Depression, panic attacks, crazy thoughts, etc. It was awful. Within 2 days of stopping them, I felt perfectly fine. It was weird.
The only one I've had a problem with was Mirena IUD. I had horrible mood swings--like extreme rage where I wanted to hit walls, break things, scream at people. I had no control. When I was in a rage I was bawling my eyes out and so depressed all the time. I was never happy or doing okay. It was either angry or really really sad. The physical side effects were miserable too. I had constant cramping pains in my abdomen (I bled for a months straight after having it put in, then I'd have a few days of no bleeding, then bleed again for 2-3 weeks at a time). My body was achey all over all the time and my migraines became a lot more frequent. I used to get maybe one migraine in a year and suddenly I was have 2-3 a week of pain so intense I couldn't walk without almost throwing up, couldn't take care of my kids. It was a nightmare. I made it almost 4 months with the Mirena and finally had it taken out. A week later I was back to my happy self, except the migraines persisted and I still have them, though now it's more like three or four a month.
Birth control actually made me bipolar. Like insane, I would sweet one moment and then a total crazy bitch the next . Anything the slightest would set me off. I am no longer on birth control. Like my husband told me I can't live with you on it. I haven't been on it in 10 years.
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