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Hello! This is my first time posting on this board--you guys seem to be a very well-informed bunch, and I have a tough question.

I have been on birth control pills for a little about a year (prior to that I was on the shot). I have been using Aviane. I became really, really moody and grumpy since I started taking Aviane. I would get mad or cry for no reason and snap a lot at people (especially my boyfriend). We always got along fairly well (for the 1.5 years that we were dating prior to pills) and since I started taking Aviane I became a lot more neurotic, grumpy and sensitive. I switched briefly to Tri-Sprintec and seemed to have no bad side effects, but I recently went back to Aviane because it's cheaper and I've been just as grumpy. Has anyone else here noticed moody side effects from Aviane, Tri-Sprintec, or other pill brands? Can I get around the moody side effects by changing brands, or do I need to go off of pills entirely?


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Different brands work differently for different people.

Would the lack of grumpiness make up for the extra cost of the tri sprintec? because it might be worth trying to switch back to the tri-sprintec, if it really worked better for you than the aviane.

You could also check with your gynocologist or whomever is prescribing you the pills, to talk about other brands or even other methods.

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Personally, I wasn't a big fan of Tri-Sprintec either. Pretty much felt like I was losing it mentally, and felt sick all the time [Frown]

But, as the other reply mentioned, your Doctor is much more educated when it comes to the way specific pills interact with you body, and may be able to make a better suggestion for a pill that makes you less crabby.

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