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I have bouts of depression but I get over it. Is it possible that its not depression but an hormone imbalance due to the contraceptive implant in my a?
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Dr. Laura Davies
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
Depression has many causes-- it can run in families, it can be caused by hormonal imbalances ( not just estrogen/progesterone) but also thyroid and vitamin d, as well as some variations that are caused by the change of light.
There are also social and psychological causes. Whatever the cause, if you feel down for two weeks, or feel like hurting yourself, definitely see your doctor.

In brief: Possible
Depression has many causes-- it can run in families, it can be caused by hormonal imbalances ( not just estrogen/progesterone) but also thyroid and vitamin d, as well as some variations that are caused by the change of light.
There are also social and psychological causes. Whatever the cause, if you feel down for two weeks, or feel like hurting yourself, definitely see your doctor.
Dr. Laura Davies
Dr. Laura Davies
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Dr. John Bucek
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Could be
Progestin only contraceptive implants imitate a state that is similar to mild menopause.
A woman's estrogen level can be very low while using an implant. Some people experience low estrogen levels as a change in mood or energy. One way to see if this is a factor, is to ask a doctor to give you an estrogen boost for a short while and see how it feels. For example birth control pills.

In brief: Could be
Progestin only contraceptive implants imitate a state that is similar to mild menopause.
A woman's estrogen level can be very low while using an implant. Some people experience low estrogen levels as a change in mood or energy. One way to see if this is a factor, is to ask a doctor to give you an estrogen boost for a short while and see how it feels. For example birth control pills.
Dr. John Bucek
Dr. John Bucek
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