So... I switched birth control not to long ago, from Lutera to Sronyx (both generic brands, both the same hormone formula). Lutera was amazing, minus some minor intestinal issues which were really worth dealing with. But the clinic I go to switched from Lutera to Sronyx. After that switch I fell into a major depression. HOWEVER. That switch may or may not have been the basis behind the depression. I tend to get a little wonky during winter months/holidays/family based stuff.
I decided to see a therapist, but I knew that that would be a financially difficult decision, so I went on trying to rule out the different things that might have had an affect. The first that came to mind was the switch to Sronyx.
Last Friday I went back to the clinic and explained the depression, and they replaced my prescription with Microgestin FE 1/20. It has a different hormone formula. But after reading the various reviews, it seemed that maybe 1/200 were GOOD reviews. The rest touted something along the lines of -
Serious mood swings, crying at everything.
Skipped periods (which wouldn't be bad if I wasn't sexually active, but skipping a period would scare the loveing Jesus out of me).
Among other really really nasty thing.
I decided kind of on a "Jesus loveing crap christ nooo!" kick to take the Sronyx again, because I still have a few months prescription of it. I'm going to call the clinic tomorrow and explain the situation, but I feel like they'll give me the "Everybody is different" thing. The thing is I REALLY am afraid of switching to this brand, because of my already serious depression issues. As it is, the bullcrap that's been antagonizing me lately is slowly fading back into mysteryland where it came from.
But I'm not sure if this is the right decision.
What I want to know, basically, is.. if any of you guys are on Microgestin FE 1/20.
What your advice would be in this situation.
It seems to me that the cons for the Microgestin FE seriously outweigh the (potential) cons that the Sronyx is causing. And I feel like taking that risk of giving it a try might be a horrible, horrible mistake.
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