Has anyone ever had anxiety caused by birth control pills?

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Hi all. I began taking birth control in june of 2013. I was always an anxious person with a history of panic attacks but I had them well controlled. In March of 2014 only 9 months after beginning the bc I went through some extreme stress and felt dizzy and anxious ever since. I was reading how bc can cause anxiety disorders in some. Also how would I talk to my bf about getting off bc and using only condoms? Are condoms safe as the only form of contraception? any one with similar experiences please help.

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    hormone birth control can wreak havoc with our bodies. i had the implant and it affected my mood and made me very anxious

    there is non-hormonal contraception. such as the copper iud coil. which i will be trying next. speak to your doctor about alternatives. maybe a different hormone based method is better for you?

    condoms are 98% (i think) if used correctly. but still can break or come off.

    personally i dont like to rely solely on condoms, as theres always room for human error. but it is a personal choice.

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    Hey Chelsea,

    you should know, condoms are never 100% safe. not for birth control nor for stopping sicknesses.

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