Birth Control/Anxiety Help
I have been on seasonal for about 4-5 years now, ever since college. The reason I began it was because I was a serious athlete, and the training caused me to be quite irregular and have painful periods. I had a friend on seasonique, with year round training, loved the idea of fewer periods each year. When I started I had some spotting, though not much, and had some weight gain (think bc caused it but who knows). I didnt notice any other side effects.
Like I said, I started this when I went to college. Im now done and living at home. I have started a full time job and over the past year have developed bad anxiety. I constantly worry, and the littlest things will cause me to stress all day, even when I know theyre not important or shouldn't upset me. My parents think BC is the cause and that it has made me moodier (I think thats more from living alone, and then moving back home). Anyways, its not the mood swings that gets me, although I do notice those, its just the anxiety, stress, and worry... and although I've always been a worrier, it has gotten increasingly worse over this year. I'm considering getting something for my anxiety. I discussed it with my parents who suggest going off bc, but I love love love the covenience of fewer periods, and don't feel the the bc is the cause.
I'm not sure what to do. I'm not supposed to see my gyn, till next winter, and dont know if I should schedule an appointment just to talk with her. Is it possible that the anxiety and bc are unrelated, or more likely that they are? Would it be possible to stay on this bc and get something else for anxiety? Does a lower estrogen bc pill necessarily mean less side effects, or is it different for everyone. ANY help, comments, suggestions, insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!!!