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Microgynon and anxiety

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BigBirthdayGloom Tue 12-Nov-13 22:39:49

It seems to level off my hormones. I have had three pregnancies and looking back they were my least anxious times. I think the pill makes your hormones a bit like they are in pregnancy. So if you're happy on pregnancy hormones, it'll help if not it might not. I am on citalopram now and my anxiety is hugely better. Even now, I think I'll ask gp about going back on microgynon because the only irrational irritability I have since going on citalopram was at pmt time.

Milkhell Tue 12-Nov-13 20:49:07

This is interesting...why do you think it would help?

I'm CERTAIN my postnatal anxiety has been hormonally based.

domesticslattern Mon 11-Nov-13 22:23:01

Microgynon also helped my serious pmt, so in your position I would seriously consider it. I would say though is that if you ever think you might want to come off it ttc, I went a bit loopy for a couple of cycles after coming off it. Mumsnet searches confirmed that is not an uncommon experience.

Stardust123 Mon 11-Nov-13 22:10:06

Thank you, still thinking about going on it, not decided yet

BigBirthdayGloom Sun 10-Nov-13 19:58:44

And my pmt is basically huge levels of anxiety.

BigBirthdayGloom Sun 10-Nov-13 19:58:07

Microgynon helped level out my extreme pmt. I still needed citalopram in the end but the pill is a huge help.

Stardust123 Sun 10-Nov-13 18:33:57

I was thinking of going back on the pill to try and help my anxiety. Although since seeing docs, I have read on the internet it may not be a good idea. I suffer from obsessive thoughts (this is my main anxiety symptom). Does anyone else have any experience of microgynon and anxiety ?

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