Our expert says:
I always thought being a lady depended on how one behaved, rather thasn one's age.
Oral contraceptives, being hormonal,can indeed take some getting used to, and epecially in some women, can be related to developing depression ( though a proper assessment by a shrink would help to distinguish between being Depressed, and feeling a bit sad and emotional at times, which is more normal.
From the sound of it there are many different things happening in your life at this stage, including this new relationship and the potential element of conflict with your family and community it may bring, and maybe other factors as well. Some really good Gps can do this well, otherwise a psychiatrist who can assess both physical and emotional aspects, could be useful.
And as to your clarified question, yes, mood changes including depression CAN be due to the pill.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.