I did some Googling and found a lot of message boards with scores of women saying that after going off of long-term birth control pills they had anxiety attacks and depression for weeks or months (sometimes years)...but I haven't been able to find any concrete information (studies and the like) confirming that these unstable feelings could be caused by stopping systemic HBC, explaining why that is, or giving me a time frame as to how long I might feel this way.
Have you experienced this? How have you coped, or lessened your symptoms? Do you know of any studies that can give me some information as to what's going on with my hormones? How long is this going to last? It's affecting my work, my relationships, and my overall mental health...to the point that I'm feeling a bit desperate (okay, I bet that's a symptom too, but still!).