Has anyone tried these? I had very bad symptoms (moody, suicidal, angry, hostile, vicious, emotional) on both yasmin and ortho tri lo and I read someone with similar symptoms that was good on lutera/alesse..
I've been using alesse for almost 4 months now, and to be honest with you, at first I thought I was going to go insane. My mood swings were out of control, I became angry, upset and over sensitive.
I experienced this the most during my first 2 months; now i'm kind of settling... But i'm still pretty edgy.
Other than that... Cons for alesse (for me) are the mood swings and headaches more frequently...
Pros are; my acne has cleared, my periods are nice and regular... And obviously i'm less stressed each time my boyfriend and I have sex... Lol I use to be a wreck... Always worried, always scared (when we used just a condom) now i'm a bit more relaxed, but obviously still cautious and worried at times...
I have had undiagnosed, yet very very severe, depression since I was about 12 [cutting, anorexia nervosa, suicidal attemps, etc].
I am afraid to think that I may not do so well on a depression medication, just seeing as I am not good with medications in general.
Is there another path, even though talking with the doctor about the anti-dep sounds good? I think had my doctor known that my depression was pre-existing before the pill, he would not have told me to take bcomplex 100 to balance my serotonin from the pill's affects.
The b complex has made life a little bit easier to function during the day, but unfortunately I only go by it for 12 hours. It's not a 100% fix, but it does take away some of the problems for atleast half the day.
The bottle says take once a day, but I try to take it around 12-1 (or when I plan on going to bed 12 hours later) because I notice that the feel-good feelings wear down after 12 hours.. My guess is because of sleep cycle. I took one at 830 this morning so at 830 tonight i'm going to probably be in a pretty low mood. Knowing this i'll probably go to bed early tonight, because I can feel the low coming on. Off of it, I become pretty down and cry for hours. On it, I feel pretty good.
Knowing that I can take it with the birth control i'm going to give both a try, but if my symptoms come back I may go with the low dose antidepressant.
I was put on aviane after the birth of my son. I was on ortho cyclen before we decided to have a baby and when I was on that I became depressed and extremely moody. I told my doctor this and that's why they put me on aviane, since it was a low dose. The depression came back within 2 months of being on it and so they prescribed paxil and i've been on it for almost a year and it has helped me tremedously. I don't have mood swings like I used to, possibly because of the low dose birth control.
aviane, alesse and lutera in combination with effexor
I started taking alesse 11 years ago to help me with peri-menopause. After two years and severe depression with mood swings and major irritation, my doctor switched me to a low dosage of aviane. Now, 9 years later (yes, still peri-menopausal), the company (wyeth) who was making aviane lost it's patent so now a new company (watson) is making lutera which is supposed to be the same as aviane. I have been taking aviane and effexor for the past 4 years and they seem to work well with my depression. Now, since I've been using Lutera, I am excessivly sleepy and achy. Anyone else, having these problems?
i took aviane for one and one half months, in the time i did i almost lost my job due to mood swings, now yes, i have had a past with depression, but this pill didnt help much at all. i broke off my engagement 3 times in two weeks, i know it seems impossible, and now that i've gone off of it, i have absolutely no sex drive. i still cry non stop and now am having to take zoloft.
Before I had our daughter, I had took Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo & never experienced any problems at all. After I had her, the doctor wrote me out Alesse to start taking, four weeks from the day I got to come home. It completely messed my whole body up, I would try stopping bleeding but it started right back up, my mood would go haywire.. From crying, to being happy one minute, to being ready to go off the deep end the next.. You'll never see me trying Alesse again.
im taking aviane right now and its only been 4 hours since I popped the 1st pill and I feel like im very edgy, sad and just snapping at everyone around me!
I have bipolar, generalized anxiety and manic depression but im not taking anything for that.
The BC was to regulate my periods because they have been MIA for 4 months. Now what!?
I have been on Aviane for about six months now....I have always been a bit moody but it is now out of control. I'm like a little kid throwing a tantrum sometimes.
My boyfriend is the most amazing guy in the world and does everything and anything for me and I find myself not wanting to be around him or anyone most of the time.
When I have my period and am off them for the week I find myself feeling normal again..then it all comes back when i start taking them the next week.
I'm giving it one more month, I've started working out to see if it's maybe the fact I've gained some weight but if I still feel this way I'm going to have to figure something else out.
I have been on Aviane for almost 2 years now and my life has completely changed. It caused the break up of my boyfriend of 2 years actually just today and I was beginning to have suicidal thoughts which were getting out of control. I am a smart person, was so positive and care-free, always happy and had a gret relationship -then my hormones got all screwed up from these pills. My mood swings were out of control, I was over sensitive and was suspiscious of everything. I have never had a suicidal thought in my life and would have been appaulled at the notion of even thnking about that sort of thing a year and a half ago... but here I am, broken hearted and suicidal over these stupid pills. Hormones are not something that should be played with. My name is Laura, I'm 21. I am fit, young, good looking in todays standards and had such a happy life. Now my life is terrible and I was searching on the internet threads today completely broken hearted to prevent girls from messing with their hormones. If you need that internal protection, get the copper ring. It is as good -if not better than birth control and it won't mess with your hormones. Please remember me, Laura and remember my story of how playing with hormones absolutly ruined my life and my future with the person I thought I was going to marry someday..