Can Birth Control Pills Affect Lexapro In Control Anxiety And Depression?

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Asked by Cezanne

Can Birth Control Pills Affect Lexapro In Control Anxiety And Depression?

I've been taking Lexapro for anxiety and depression for 5 yrs now. In may I went on the pill(Portia) and I'm finding my anxiety is back at an all time high and I'm crying all the time, sleeping during the day...scaring my self with thoughts I shouldn't be thinking

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Unless the hormonal intervention that is being caused by the birth control pill is somehow affecting your "anxiety control" - I'm really challenged. You need to speak to the doctor who prescribed the lexapro and get help, regardless of the cause - and if the birth control pill is suspect - you may have to consider another means of birth control.

Answered by Amy Hendel, P.A.