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    Default Help please - Side effects coming off contraceptive

    Hi, I hope it is ok to post in this section

    DH are trying for another baby. I had my Mirena removed a week ago. 2 days after removal I started feeling depressed, lethargic, anxious and apathetic. I did have PND with DD but have recovered. I am starting to get worried about it because it is affecting my ability to care for DD. I remember coming off the pill I felt awful but don't remember it being like this. Can anyone suggest what I could do? I feel like I am going nuts.

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    Aside from what you can do your self to manage depression symptoms (eg. Ramp up the exercise, look at your diet, and manage your moods and thoughts), I think you should see a doctor as soon as you can.


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    This happened to me as well with the iud and I had pnd with ds. Go to you're doc ASAP and see what they say. Awesome job at recognizing something is not right though!

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    Thanks Joeee. Yes, I think I probably should see a Dr. I have been putting it off. I went for a long walk this morning and usually that would do the trick but didn't even help a little bit. Hmm. It is out of character for me..the hormones must be mucking me up.

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    Thanks Mummtime. Is it ok for me to ask what treatment you received for this issue? How long did it go on for? It certainly isn't in my favour when ttc, it working as a contraceptive!!!

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    A week isn't long for things to re-adjust. I would give it a couple more weeks and see how you feel, especially if you felt similar when you came off the pill last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balletbaby View Post
    Thanks Mummtime. Is it ok for me to ask what treatment you received for this issue? How long did it go on for? It certainly isn't in my favour when ttc, it working as a contraceptive!!!
    I have had rounds of depression from 16 so I think it's something you never recover of it just goes dormant.....for what works is talking and seeing a therapist. I find myself getting claustrophobic and feeling stuck and talking is a really good way for me to get out of the whole......not a cheap way of helping with it but worth it for me as I would rather not take antidepressants as they change my personality. There are antidepressants that are safe to take during pregnancy etc so don't worry about that side of it. What I think the best option would be is to get yourself sorted and feel great before really start trying if you know what I mean. Hormone imbalance is one of the major causes of depression and having pregnancy hormones thrown into the mix will just make it a little hard to cope with. So I guess just see your doc and see what they say and at the end of the day you know what works best for you and what your best option is.

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    Thanks ourlittleblessing. You are right it hasn't been long

    Great advice Mummtime, thanks for that. I did see a fantastic therapist briefly during my PND so might try to get back into see her. I couldn't agree more about getting myself sorted before trying.

    Thanks ladies!


 

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