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It sounds like all have given you great ideas. I tend to experience something similar without being on birth control. It seems to be a part of how my hormone changes affect my body. One of the other things that I have heard, unfortunately am not that good about doing, is using exercise to combat these symptoms, as they will elevate some of the feel good hormones & may counteract those that seem to have you down during this part of your menstrual cycle.
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Hi and welcome to the team. Have you discussed this with a gynecologist or only a regular doctor? I think that a gynecologist would probably have better answers for you. I always preferred to go to a woman gynecologist. I figured a man does not have this problem, so what the bleeep is he going to know about it. lol
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Personally, I can't take birth control pills because they throw my hormones off, which affects my mood and weight. You may want to look into trying a different birthcontrol pill or a different method of birth control entirely. :)
i agree also about the psych..but also you can try drinking more water..i know water retention is part of it but you can flush your system with it also and cut the salt intake and my doc says cut the caffeine..all thinkgs you can try at home right now while you are waiting on the doc
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I agree, too. Call your psychiatrist and see what he or she has to say. Some antidepressants can actually cause suicidal thoughts and feelings. You definitely need to check it out, just in case your medication needs to be "tweaked."
You might also want to look up the side effects of your birth control pills, too. It seems to me that you're saying that the thing that has changed most recently is the addition of the birth control pills. Maybe they're the problem. Just my opinion.
Hope you get it worked out.
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I agree with imagemlover about the psychiatrist. I have hit that age where I only get it every few moths but it definitely affects my depression.
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Hi. I would call you psychiatrist and at least see what he/she has to say. It may not be another medicine it may be a change of medication. One of your medications could be interacting with the birth control pills. Some anti depressants do cause suicidal thoughts. I can't remember how I use to feel during that time except that I would get severe cramps. I know I would get moody. I use to sell pins and magnets at the flea market. One of the most popular ones was I have PMS and I own a gun----any questions.
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Hello everyone. I have just begun Birth Control, and am on a few other medications for Depression, etc. However I have noticed the last few months that during my cycle that I become so depressed, that I am often thinking of suicide. I have days where I am so moody or am crying for the entire day!! I am wondering if anyone else here has experienced this? Or do you know of anything that can help during that week?
I did call my doctor, and she told me to call my psychiatrist, so that I can start yet ANOTHER medication!! I would much rather find a way to take care of this, without having to use even another medication.. It is only one week a month, so I feel a medication is just not worth it.
So does anyone have any suggestions? Please?
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