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Do oral contraception causes depression or emotional instability?

Do oral contraception causes depression or emotional instability?

Contraception: In susceptible individuals, & depending on the hormones in the pill, it is possible. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Can one oral dose of a castrating med cause long term changes including insomnia blurred vision lack sex drive muscle loss psychotic behavior?

Can one oral dose of a castrating med cause long term  changes including insomnia blurred vision lack sex drive muscle loss psychotic behavior?

Which medication?: Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy for list of anti-androgens used as daily pills (there are other ways to lower testosterone to treat prostate cancer). Then review each at www.drugs.com for side effects. Most of all, discuss your concerns w/treating physician. But in general, one dose shouldn't have long lasting effects. ...Read more

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Superdosing on vitamins for 2 months (via juicing). Can this cause mood changes, levelheadedness, increased bp?

Superdosing on vitamins for 2 months (via juicing). Can this cause mood changes, levelheadedness, increased bp?

Yes, see link below: & follow links from there to hypervitaminosis a, d. E. B6, b3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/vitamin_poisoning strongly recommend backing off significantly from these vitamins, especially the fat-soluble ones (a, d, e). Consult a nutritionist or naturopathic physician as to appropriate amounts. Rda's can also be a guideline. ...Read more

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Does the oral contraceptive Lutera cause weight gain?

Does  the oral contraceptive Lutera cause weight gain?

Lutera: Sometimes fluid retention can lead to increase in weight. Some women have experienced weight gain and some have reported weight loss. ...Read more

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Dose levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED have a higher progesterone than other contraceptive pills i'm looking for a bc pill that will help with mood swings what's most common?

Any birth control: Pill can help with mood swings. In my experience, there isn't a particular pill that is better than any other. However each pill can have a different effect on an individual woman. Try and see what happens. Often mood swings are related to the Progesterone in the pill. So if one pill doesn't help i will prescribe another bcp with a different progesterone. Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) has potent progesterone. ...Read more

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Which birth control doesn't cause depression?

Which birth control doesn't cause depression?

Not Clear Yet: Currently, it is thought that combined progestin + estrogen birth control formulations may be less likely to trigger depressive symptoms than progestin-only contraceptives. Bottom line is that more research is needed to clarify the relationship between various birth control forms and mood changes. ...Read more

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Can breakthrough bleeding from oral contraceptive lead to "reparative" changes on pap test?

Can breakthrough bleeding from oral contraceptive lead to "reparative" changes on pap test?

No: Unrelated--and "reparative" changes just means the cervix is repairing itself--something it's supposed to do. ...Read more

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Can the pill diane-35ed (estelle 35ed) cause depression?

Can the pill diane-35ed (estelle 35ed) cause depression?

Yes. : A lot of birth control pills can cause mood changes because of the hormones. If you feel this one is making you depressed, you should ask your doctor to change it. There are lots of different birth control pills available and you might have to try several to see what is best for you. T ...Read more

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Could high dosages if birth control pills eventually change your personality, permanently?

Could high dosages if birth control pills eventually change your personality, permanently?

Unlikely: Although we do not know exactly what the pills' effects are on the brain, I do not suspect that the dose or the hormone would ever be enough to completely and permanently affect one's personality. ...Read more

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Do the hormone changes duringmenstrual cycles affect people with bipolar disorder more?

Do the hormone changes duringmenstrual cycles affect people with bipolar disorder more?

Not Usually: Some women with bipolar disorder can have increased difficulties associated with their menstrual cycles, but this does not occur the large majority of the time. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

Yes: The ssri antidepressants can cause loss of interest in sex (libido), but often, people who are depressed feel that way even without medication. If it is caused by zoloft, (sertraline) sometimes a different med may be better. ...Read more

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How well do birth control pills improve mood disorders like depression?

How well do birth control pills improve mood disorders like depression?

Sometimes: Sometimes they improve mood, and sometimes they make it worse. Progesterone seems more likely to worsen mood. ...Read more

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Can contraceptive pill help in treatment of postnatal depression and premenstrual syndrome?

Can contraceptive pill help in treatment of postnatal depression and premenstrual syndrome?

Postpartum: Post partum depression is a complex, common and serious condition. The mainstays of its treatment are 1) properly selected antidepressants 2) peer support. Anyone suffering from it should ask her OB for referral to an experienced psychiatrist --as well as for referral to a local support group. The psychiatrist may suggest psychotherapy as well, which may need only be brief. ...Read more

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help me choose a birth control pill known to have minimum side effects such as vaginal dryness.I heardLevonorgestrel combination pills are safest?

Trial and error: Every patient tolerates or not various combinations of oral contraceptives that your MD will sometimes have to change formulations when that occurs. Not every pill will be "perfect" with each patient and your first step is to talk to your treating MD who is Rx ing the pills about your concerns to determine what is right for you. That having been said, most low dose pills will minimize dryness. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more