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I started taking the pill 1+ yr ago for menstural control.Why am I still having severe mood swings only every few months around the end of the month?

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Dr. Laura Davies
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: You need more

The pill is quite helpful for pmdd(moodiness around your period) but it may not completely fix it.
You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms. An ssri like Prozac (fluoxetine) could be helpful but you need tone checked out to make sure nothing else is going on.

In brief: You need more

The pill is quite helpful for pmdd(moodiness around your period) but it may not completely fix it.
You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms. An ssri like Prozac (fluoxetine) could be helpful but you need tone checked out to make sure nothing else is going on.
Dr. Laura Davies
Dr. Laura Davies
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Try Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is low dose birth control pill that also improves pms.

In brief: Try Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is low dose birth control pill that also improves pms.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. Julia Frank
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pms

Premenstrual mood disorder and premenstrual physical symptoms are somewhat different.
Not all birthcontrol is alike. The birth control Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has been marketed for mood symptoms. Ssris also work for menstrual related mood problems in some women.

In brief: Pms

Premenstrual mood disorder and premenstrual physical symptoms are somewhat different.
Not all birthcontrol is alike. The birth control Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has been marketed for mood symptoms. Ssris also work for menstrual related mood problems in some women.
Dr. Julia Frank
Dr. Julia Frank
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mood swings

It is most likely due to the ocp.
Maybe an alternate with lower concentrations of the estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone (if included) would help. Consulting with your md would clarify why and provide options. If the ocp was prescribe for mood swings consider more traditional treatments for mood swings including mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and/or psychotherapy. Exercise regimen?

In brief: Mood swings

It is most likely due to the ocp.
Maybe an alternate with lower concentrations of the estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone (if included) would help. Consulting with your md would clarify why and provide options. If the ocp was prescribe for mood swings consider more traditional treatments for mood swings including mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and/or psychotherapy. Exercise regimen?
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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