Could my birth control be causing my depression?

The last few months have been super stressful. I’ve had nights where I cry myself to sleep because of stress and anxiety. When my boyfriend asks me what’s wrong, I say I don’t know. Honestly, I really don’t know… it’s like there’s always something wrong, but I can’t put my finger on it. These days I have to force myself to get up, and I hate spending time with family now. Then there are days I’m happy and energetic and ready to start a house project. Family members call me “a devil spawn” because of my terrible mood swings. Lately, like In the past few weeks, I haven’t wanted to have sex, kiss my boyfriend, or anything of that sort. I just lay in his bed and hug him. I know he wants to do it, and I don’t, and it makes me mad at myself that I’m not in the mood… anyway. I’m wondering if I have depression or something. I recently started taking birth control; it’s my 3rd month on it. But I’ve been feeling like this even before I started the pill… Help. Idk what to do or who to tell or how to explain anything.


I feel this way. I just had my son 5 weeks ago.

Call your ob. They can adjust the amount of hormones. I did the opposite…emotions were soooooooo up and down, felt so out of control with emotions and was so angry about stupid things. Called and they lowered the dose and it’s made all the difference!!

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If you were feeling this way before the pill then it’s not 100% the pill. I’m sure it is not helping. Speak to your doctor adjusting the hormone dosage may help. Or maybe there is something more.

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Yes B.C can totally cause this

Check your thyroid. I have graves disease. I thought I was beyond bipolar lol


It could be Birth Control pills, or it could be depression & anxiety. I would make an appointment with your doctor and discuss everything that you’ve been feeling - talking about it is the best step forward :star2::purple_heart:

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Nope you have post partum depression, speak to your miwife (I’m england) adding hormonal birth supply will not help, get a coil fitted that excludes hormone release x

The bar made me psychotic, it could be, id talk to your dr and find something else to try

You need to see a doctor. If you had this going on before getting on the pill, it’s not that. I had a lot of your symptoms and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 1 or manic depressive disorder. I’m on a mood stabilizer and something as needed for anxiety, and I’m doing so much better. Life’s too short to feel shitty. Please, talk to your doctor.

Maybe,its time to seek help. Nothing is wrong with seeking help to deal with mental health problems. If it was happening before,then it can be something more serious.

It can but if you where feeling this before the pill could make it worse. I have depression myself but there’s a reason why I do, I could never take the pill always made my heart race to fast. So I went with depo that made it worse. I decided a year and half ago I was done with kids. I talked with my ob and it was agreed that I have a tubal now he said things would be the same and my body’s hormones would off track, so we decided I iud as well it has completely changed my mood swings and I feel so much better depression wise as well.

Absolutely.i can’t take the pill because I’m already bipolar. fake hormones can definitely cause mood changes

If it has hormones it surely will… Im suffering from postpartum depression and i have the arm implant my doctor told me the implant makes it worse… Hoping this medicine works

Thyroid!!! Get your thyroid checked (and you still might need to readjust your BC hormone levels too) but I remember being in tears looking at my husband saying “I don’t know what’s wrong but I’m not right”

I have manic depression. Kinda sounds like me off meds.

Yes it can affect you in many ways.

Sounds like it could be hormones. But get to a doctor and have a blood test to make sure. Then get to a therapist and figure this out

It definitely could be birth control. It took me years to find one that didn’t affect my mood. One caused severe depression. Another caused me to be angry all time. Another made me just sick everyday.
Now I use the Nuva ring (well I will again after this planned pregnancy).
It can take a long time to find the right birth control.

Definitely bc… I was like that when i got on them i had to get off, made me sad all the time and i dont cry i was crying all the time… It was terrible

You are being healed from that disease in Jesus name Amene

I felt like this. I have two children, 7 and 4. Baby on the way now… but a couple years ago I felt like this all the time. Just shitty. Anxious, depressed, couldn’t put my finger on it. Cried at random… didn’t want much to do with my kids or husband… it took a few months of figuring out dosages but “citalopram”, which is basically the generic version of “celexa” has helped me so much. I feel normal again… no shame in medication. If you need it and it helps you, take it.

Sounds like bipolar disorder

It’s depression. Or something related to it. Birth control can make it worse. You should talk to your dr and discuss other options. It will get worse if you don’t address it. I suffer from depression myself and have tried 6 different medications. Currently on #7. Good luck


I had this for years them started marking it on calendar to see if I noticed anything! I realized I felt like this for 2 weeks before my period. Then I’d have 2 normal weeks and then down again 2 weeks before my period.

I googled the symptoms and found out that I had PMDD. It’s like pms $1000s and it would happen right after ovulation.

I was put on Paxil and it helped tremendously! Hope that helps

Girl get to your doctor and read him this !!! Nailed it :+1::ok_hand:. Sooner the better they can get you on the right depression meds the better !!! No worries …your not the only one 🤷:smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Talk to your doctor hun your not going to find the answer on social media . And on a truthful note to yourself evaluate how you feel in your relationship , if your not truly happy and in love with your partner that alone can cause these same side effects … Good Luck


After years of marriage I started to feel the same way and I didn’t know why. Went and had a chat with the Drs and now I’m single. I’m back at my normal self. No pills, just a natural high😊 Good luck

Could be depression could be bipolar depression. Talk to a doctor asap

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I’m currently in the same boat and actually having my mirena removed in the morning. I gave it 6 months and I cant do it anymore. The irritability and mood swings causes issues with my husband and my 4 kids. I have these issues with no birth control but nowhere near as severe and I’m able to manage it. Every medicine theyve tried me on has made me so much worse and I’m better with nothing. Im a mom of 4 so I cant afford to keep experimenting to find the one that will work. 4 months after my 2 year old was born I had nexplanon removed for the same reason and was prego 3 weeks later. My body and mind do not do well with added hormones.

P depression is hard to understand, get to your doctor they can help.

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Buy & read the book beyond the pill. Good luck. Read it.

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Get to doctor young lady.

Chat to your Dr get referal to a counselled or phychologist good luck :rose:

Yes go to the doctor

Go see your doctor. They can run a blood panel to check your hormones and thyroid. Seeking advice on social media or the internet is the best thing. Best of luck

mood swings are caused by hormones so birth control is homrones, call your doctor.