For about 3 years, I have been on Zoloft for depression, and within the past year, Strattera ( a non amphtamine ADD medication), and a small dose of Adavant (Valium like sedative, contradicts on edge feeling caused by Zoloft). I always take my meds within an hour of waking up.
Just lately, I was on the birth control patch, and it didn't work out for me. Very inconvienent. I know I can't take the pill, because without my mother's help, I won't remember (and I don't want her to know). The gynocologist I was examined by, within minutes of reading my information, declared that she would never put me on Depo, which I had requested, because of my on going (but up hill) battle with depression.
Now, I still haven't gotten the idea of Depo out of my head. The ease of a shot appeals to me. So I did some research and found Lunelle, but I have a few questions I can't find the answers to:
Is Depo a shot using only one hormone? I see it referred to as only one, or on progesterone. Then, Lunelle is a combined hormone treatment, right? Does the addition of estrogen cut down on the depression side effect? Are the side effects of Lunelle, being combined, the same as the pill or patch? If so, would Lunelle be a better birth control option for me? And finally, how does my menstrual cycle work with Lunelle? Was it like the patch or pill, where the 4th week (presumable when the shot is wearing off) is when I'd get my period? I would have to use another form of protection that week, right?
I'm planning on asking my doctor the same questions, but since it takes a month for an exam to open up, I'll be waiting for a while, and I'm pretty impatient.
Oh, and one more thing I noticed...even if I add all the numbers up, a year's treatment of Lunelle is still much cheaper than a year's treatment of Depo. What's up with that?
Thanks so much, guys!