Should i get my depression checked out


Q: I started ortho tri cyclen lo birth control for my acne 3 months ago and it has done nothing except for giving me extremely bad mood swings and depression. i was wondering if i should get my depression checked out. I sleep a lot. I have no energy though and im very rude and im starting arguments all the time. Every little thing is heightened by like 10x and im so sad or im extremely happy or confident. I am just wondering if i got off the pill if all of this would stop. And should i get my depression checked out by my doctor?

Symptoms:  Mood swings, crying, upset

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