Some women experience mood swings while using birth control. The extra hormones some types of birth control add to the body influence the production of certain neurotransmitters in the brain that affect mood.
What Are Mood Swings?
Mood swings are rapid and unpredictable changes in mood. You can abruptly change from being happy to sad to angry without reason.
What Causes Female Mood Swings after Birth Control?
Many health experts argue that mood swings caused birth control are the result of extra hormones. Although many women take birth control without side effects, among those who have side effects, mood swings are one of the most common. In addition to mood swings, headaches, and tender breasts are also common.
If you are concerned about the side effects of birth control, talk to your doctor.
How Can I Manage My Birth Control Induced Mood Swings?
There are a number of treatments available to combat mood swings caused by birth control. Click on the following link for more information towards available treatments for mood swings.