This is my first post and feels very strange knowing how to approach the subject, how best to summarize it... but i was wondering if anyone was willing to share their experience with the mini-pill whilst also on antidepressants.
I was diagnosed with PCOS when i was 17, at the time i was anorexic and hadn't had my period in months so it seemed a random discovery when I had the ultrasound. I'm 28 now, I went through years with depressive tendencies and eating disorders (fully recovered with my eating now) . Yasmin the contraceptive pill seemed to serve me fine but only last year i was experiencing migraines and told my GP about it. I'm now not allowed to go back to the combined pill due to risk of stroke and now on the mini-pill. 3 months in- consistent spotting, terrible acne and impacting on my sex life with my other half. I asked to come off it but they felt i needed to continue for at least half a year. I'm at the point now where the fluoxetine which helped wonders with my depression, no longer seems to work. When i'm not around people i seem to lack any motivation to do anything, sleep all the time and questioning my existence.The worst part is how dramatic it all sounds- I have a lovely house i've recently bought, near the end of my masters degree, holding down a full time job. I know its hormone related and shouldn't keep beating myself up over it but I don't know what to do next. I don't think I push forward enough with the GP. Are there specialists to be refereed to out there that have knowledge with PCOS and interactions with medication ?!?
Anyway- any comments on this are welcome! I lack a lot of knowledge on PCOS but its my understanding that staying on a contraceptive pill is right to help the condition? If i had it my way i would be off it completely so i can get some control back again
Take care everyone