Is it possible that my birth control (Lolo) is making
Patient :Is it possible that my birth control (Lolo) is making me depressed and suicidal? I have been on this pill for 5 weeks now had have had at least 3 different episodes where I have seriously considered suicide. Although depression is something I have struggled with in the past this seems excessive. I don't know if my depression is just getting worse, or if perhaps this shift in hormones is to blame.
Symptoms: Depression, thoughts of self harm, thoughts of suicide.
Thanks for writing to us.
I have read your case and can understand your situation.
LOLO has estradiol which can cause hormonal and mood changes in women. So you are correct in thinking that pills can actually make your mood worsen. Since it can aggravate depression it will cause suicidal ideations also.
It is advisable for you to stop the pills and visit your doctor who can give you alternate methods of contraception. Also since you have had depression in the past you should report about it too to your doctor who can start you with antidepressants like Escitalopram, Sertraline etc.
Hope this helps. Feel free to write back.
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