because i got hiiiiiiiigh (xxtaste_of_ink) wrote in vaginapagina,
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HBC Causing Anxiety Attacks?

Hey VP saviors!

This is my first time posting and I'm in need of some advise. I'm 20 yrs old, been on the NuvaRing for 4 months, was on a HBC pill when I was 18 (I can't remember which one!) but only took it for 3 months. Throughout middle school and high school I would have 'mild' anxiety issues that were manageable by breathing or meditating but when I first started bc I began to have bad unmanageable anxiety attacks. I would wake up in the morning in a cold sweat and my heart was racing. I would be insanely overly sensitive, over think things and burst into tears when I was alone and it scared the hell out of me. I went back to my doctor and she put me on the lowest dose possible to hopefully curb these side effects. No such luck so I subsequently stopped taking the pill.

About 6 months ago I started seeing someone and we became sexually active and I decided it would be a smart idea to try birth control again. My doctor suggest the NuvaRing and for the most part I absolutely love how practical it is for me. (I love not having to remember to take a pill everyday!) But anyway around the removal time of the 2nd month these waves of anxiety began flooding back. Today was a breaking point for me. I woke up at 8:30am, heart racing and haven't been able to sleep since because of my anxiety. I've cried off and on all day while trying to study for finals this week, and I've dry heaved twice. Yeah, I haven't eaten anything other than a hand of goldfish around noon but I don't think I could keep it down now. I have been absolutely miserable and I don't think I can deal with this anymore.

After I head home from college for winter break in 3 days I immediately plan on making a doctors appt. to discuss these issues. My question is about whether there are any concerns about take anxiety medication with the NuvaRing, and if any of you superstars have had similar experiences or advise on anxiety medication or how I bring this up with my doctors, "Hi there! I love this birth control but I can't stop crying! :D" or any advise at all. I've had a long day. *sigh* I don't want to stop taking birth control because since I'm sexually active I feel like it would make me more anxious about mishaps and such.

Typing this all out makes me feel a lot better so I apologize for spewing my life story to you all. You all are just so amazing and I come here every day and learn something I've never known about my body before. I appreciate you all more than you'll ever know.
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