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sweet_thing
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So I've been taking Solia for about eight months now, and it's generally been alright. When I go on my placebo pills for a week I can sometimes get a bit moody like I used to before I took the pills, but it only lasts a day or two. However, I have become quite a bit more sensitive than I was before I started taking them. I get upset over things that I wouldn't have normally gotten upset about, and I definitely cry a lot easier. I've found that I remain pretty level in regards to my moods most of the time, but when something upsets me, it REALLY upsets me, in kind of an all or nothing way. My stress level generally hasn't changed since I started taking them in January, although when I do get temporarily stressed out over a school assignment, I find my emotional reaction is blown much more out of proportion than it used to.

I know that mood swings and being more emotional are oftentimes side-effects associated with birth control pills, but shouldn't the moodiness have gone away by now because I've been taking them for a while? At times I don't even feel like my old self because of how emotional my reactions to some things are, and I feel totally irrational. I don't like crying as often as I do, and I feel bad for having my boyfriend put up with it. He's been very understanding, and knows that it's because of the pill, but he says sometimes my moods change so rapidly it's like whiplash.

Should I consider trying a different pill, or would it not make much of a difference? If I don't switch, is there anything I can do to try and help with the moodiness?

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If it has been this way for the 8 months you have been on it, it's not likely to change anytime soon. So if you feel that this is really impacting your life, you'll want to talk to your gynecologist about switching you to a different brand of the pill. Our bodies tend to react differently to the slightly different combinations of hormones, so chances are good that you won't react this way to all brands of the pill. It may take some trial and error, though, until you find the one that is right for you.

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Okay, thank you. If I switch to a new pill but stay on the same schedule I have now (as in, switch and not miss any pills), will it still take time for the new pill to become effective?
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Nope. If you are still using the pill and switch on the first day your new pack would be you're covered.

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