BC pills and anxiety

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-18-2013
BC pills and anxiety
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 9:00am

I've been on bc pils since December and since then my anxiety has gotten worse. I thought maybe there was a correlation with my bc pills so I stopped taking it for a month. I had no symptoms of my anxiety. I just started my new pack again and I am already feeling some of the symptoms. Has anyone else experienced this or can help? 

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 10:08am

Depending on which BCP you are using, they have different hormone levels in them and it may be that you are more sensitive to that hormone.  You should talk with your doctor about it and see about trying a different BCP and see if that helps.