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Contraceptive Pill, Hormones, Depression

Posted by Rach on May 28, 2001, at 10:05:36

Not sure where this should go - here or social. Apologies in advance. Also a warning & apology - I will be discussing hormones, periods and all those womanly functions. So skip this post if that kind of thing makes you queasy!

I'm getting very worried, which isn't helping my situation right now.

For those who don't know/remember, I was on zoloft. Have since, under direction of my doc, cold turkeyed off the zoloft, experienced only a few side effects, and have since even stopped seeing my doc regularly.

I have been on the contraceptive pill (c-pill) for many years now. Recently, though, I had probs. Major probs. In the space of five weeks, I had a six day period four times. It was pure hell. I was so grumpy and just turned into raving-mad-moody-bitch-Rach. The slightest bump would set me off, either in a fit of rage or tears, or even both.

Went to doc & got checked out. Was put on a stronger version of c-pill. Everything else normal. Been period-free for two days now! (BIG accomplishment). But tonight have had the biggest depression since starting zoloft. Laid on the floor and cried and cried and cried. Wanted to die. Contemplated the knives in the kitchen. But this morning, I was exceptionally happy.

This depression has passed for now. I know it is maybe too early to tell, but am I slumping back into a depression, or is this just a hormonal reaction?

Haven't been sleeping properly either. Slipping into old habits of up all night and sleeping all morning.




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