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I am on the pill and I am aware of the "common" side effects. But what are the other side effects? Can the pill make one feel more paranoid, easily annoyed, overall moody, feel like always crying, and depressed? I'm not exactly sure, but I think I've been experiencing all these emotions the past couple of months. And I wanted to know if the pill could have any possible contribution to my newfound emotions, because if that is the case I most definitely want to find another brand of birth control pills. Or is it all just me and nothing to do with the pill? Anyone on the pill experience this or can recommend another brand of pills?
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Yes, hormonal birth control can also have those side effects. (I also experienced them when I was on the Pill.) I would definitely make an appointment with your doctor to look into a different brand or even non-hormonal options.
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Just an FYI? If you're on a low-dose combination pill, then both the dose and the combination of hormones are not going to differ much from brand to brand.

So, if you do swap breands and still experience these effects, chances are you're just better off looking at non-hormonal methods.

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i experienced this at first but now it's far less magnified. I'm not sure why but i really don't get those side effects anymore. or maybe i'm just better at dealing with it.
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One of my friends had this problem, its defintaely not fun, its not you, its the pill. You say the effects are "less-magnified now" i dont know...that sounds riskay if it did that then its just not matching your body/mind.You should switch brands.

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