Headaches, depression, moodiness, PMS: Microgynon or Mirena
December 6, 2011 4:56 AM Subscribe
My hormones were a mess and 6 months ago my doctor suggested birth control pills to regulate them. I was put on Yasmin, and that worked great, I felt much better overall, except for the debilitating headaches once a month. I tried skipping the stop/placebo week, but that didn't work at all (severe headache and long breakthrough bleeding), and so much headache every month is not an option.
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My doctor now prescribed microgynon to try (after researching other alternatives but finding them all lacking for me), but reading a bit on the internet about that, I am less than enthusiastic. I have a history of depression and am very prone to mood swings and from what I read microgynon often makes that worse. So, my question is: is there anybody who actually felt better specifically on microgynon than off it?
Also: my doctor strongly recommended I'd consider the Mirena. I am skeptical about that as well because I read a lot of awful stories about that, but, I also know that on the internet you always read the bad things and that that doesn't mean it has to be bad for me, and that there are a lot of people who love the mirena as well. I would like to know if there are people with a history of menstrual headaches, mood swings and depression who felt that they improved on the Mirena. I would also like to hear negative experiences, but only from people who have the same symptoms as I have. I am not looking for general "This worked/did not work for me" recommendations, but for experiences from people with a comparable background to me.