13yo daughter experiencing serious mood swings since starting BCP

Michelle - posted on 02/01/2018 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am just curious if anyone has had this same experience? My 13 yo daughter started taking BCP about 3 weeks ago. Not sure if it is just coincidental since, after all, she is a 13 year old girl, or she may be PMSing, but she seems EXTREMELY depressed, quick to snap, super moody, and on the verge of tears, at least for the past week or so. She has gone from being a very happy, upbeat little girl to crying every morning because she has to go to school. It's like her spark has been extinguished. :(

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Mary - posted on 02/07/2018

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I'm sorry to sound snooty here but why is she on birth control? Is she sexually active? I know there are "non-sexual" diagnosises that warrant an rx for bc but there's always an alternative. Otherwise i'd say you need to run it past her doc, I'm sure he/she will want to oversee that rx anyway so maybe a call to the nurse will clear up any issues. Good luck

Sarah - posted on 02/04/2018

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Unless she has some sort of health issue or is sexually active; why is she on BCP?

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