BC Makes me crazy, and I'm going to have to take it anyway (PCOS). If you're crazy on some, can you be OK on others?
October 30, 2012 7:49 PM Subscribe
Just Diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)... BC makes me crazy, but am going to have to take it... eep! Anyone else crazy on some BC but not others? Tell me there's hope!
posted by jrobin276 to health & fitness (28 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've just (like, yesterday) been diagnosed with PCOS. I'm having another blood test before Doc puts me on some sort of birth control. I was on OrthoTyiCyclen in college (say, 10 yrs ago) and it made me *crazy* and depressed... am terrified that I will spend months and months crazy while I test them all out. The last year or so has been super stressful already. Doc knows about my history with BC, but he was not my doctor at the time. You're not my doctor, but are there any BC pills that tend to *not* make people crazy? Are you crazy on some, but not others (is there hope??)?
I am married so craziness (largely, lots of crying) will directly affect other very nice person. Also, I am not overweight at all, and did not gain weight on Ortho. I cannot take low-dose or mini pills for PCOS. I don't have excess hair/acne that I'm concerned about, and am not pre-diabetic or anything. Doc mentioned IUD (localize the hormones?), but the idea creeps me out. I was also diagnosed with overactive bladder on the same day - so I've had a lot of pain/poking/proding "down there" and am really sick of it; IUD would be last resort at this point. Anything I can insert (and thus remove) myself is ok. Will probably want to (try to) get prengant in a year or so, so nothing permanent.
Any other words of encouragement or advice regarding PCOS or Overactive Bladder are more than welcome and much appreciated!!