depression linked to birth control pill?
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|Sat, 05-28-2011 - 9:53pm|
I have been suffering from (at times) severe depression since shortly after the birth of my daughter three and a half years ago. I've tried several meds and I'm currently taking Prozac. At first, it seemed to help a lot but now my progress seems to have plateaued.
Looking back, I've realized that - for the first few months after my son was born (5 years ago) - I was fine. I started feeling somewhat depressed when he was about three months old. I was also okay immediately after my daughter was born; dead tired because she was a VERY difficult baby but not depressed. Again, it started when she was around 3 months old. I never put two and two together before but, when my babies were around 3 months old, I started taking birth control pills again.
Seriously wondering if the pills might be a major factor in my depression? I stopped taking them after my last cycle (only about two weeks ago) and I do feel somewhat better though I don't know how long it will last.
Anyone else experience this?