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Question: Tri Sprintec and depression?

 Mary1989 - Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:48 pm

During the end of the third week of pills on Tri Sprintec, I always feel depressed, anxious and cry very easily over things that aren't a big deal. If this caused by the pill and is it reason to stop taking it?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:16 pm

User avatar Hello,
Oral contraceptives are hormones and as such women respond differently. Some do report an increase in depression while taking them and only you can decide if it is upsetting enough to you that you should find a different method of birth control.

If it seems to interfere with your daily activities or causes you to feel badly about yourself, to want to hurt yourself (or someone else) there might be good reason to stop taking this medication. If it is mild, you might try increasing your exercise, sunlight exposure and talk to your doctor to see if a different formula might be worth trying.

Best wishes.


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