Birth Control/Stopping Lo Loestrin
I am in my 40s and was on Lo Loestrin a little over a year for ovarian cysts. (Had a hysterectomy 4 years ago.) A small cyst (but big enough that it hurt) turned up anyway a few months later, but I stayed on the pill. Then I began to suspect the Lo Loestrin was worsening my existing depression and anxiety, and what I read supported that link. So I quit taking it about three weeks ago. My question is: How long before the effects of the Lo Loestrin are gone? The depression is always worse at this time of year, but I had hoped for at least a little improvement after stopping the pill. Thanks very much for your help!
After one stops the pill, the hormones are out of your system within a few days, and any other effect of the pill should be gone within a week or so. Any depression you're having now 3 weeks after stopping the pill probably has nothing to do with the pill.