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About 8 months ago I went into deep depression. The "can't get out of bed" kind. I was so fatigued I could sleep and sleep and not get enough. All of a sudden I got this along with very extreme mood swings. Multiple times a day I would feel severe anxiety, weepy and despairing. I would get sudden warm tingling sensations in my upper arms and neck. I thought I was going crazy. I was crawling out of my skin. It was followed by several more months of this and just sitting on the couch all day with no energy or motivation. During this time I pushed myself enough to go see a gynecologist and was put on birth control pills. The first 4 months or so it helped my PMS symptoms and the migraines during my period stopped. It seemed that overall it helped. But for last couple of months every symptom I used to get pre-pill I'm getting again. This last time I went into deeper depression. And so my gyn has given me estrogen to take during my placebo time. I will start it next week. I'm hoping it will prevent more depression. Has anyone used this method before: birth control plus HRT estrogen during menstruation?
I've tried ADs and the side effects are too horrendous to continue it. I have absolutely no energ everyday and the sudden mood swings even on the pill is making my life a living hell. The only options my gyn gave me were to keep on the pill all month (so skipping my period), go on estrogen or to try another brand of birth control.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
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