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Taking Loette. Have been on different birth control pills. Suffering from depression. Continue medications?

Hi, I am 49 years old and healthy. I recently moved to Australia and my doctor put me on Loette 2 months ago. I have been on a different birth control pill for the past 7 years. Recently I have been suffering from depression which is very unusual for me. I am not cuurently needing to be on birth control. Should I just stop taking it? Thank you.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Welcome to health care magic
I can understand your situation. I appreciate your effort to seek online support.

Loette contains levonorgesterol and ethinyloestradiol tablets as oral contraceptives. These hormonal preparations can sometimes cause mood fluctuations or depressive symptoms. However, there could be another cause for your symptoms as you are taking OCPs from a long time. I advise you to visit a psychiatrist for detailed work up and diagnosis. Also continue consulting a gynaecologist for readjustment of OCPs, if required.
Hope it helps
Good luck
Dr. Gourav Monga
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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