Birth control medication can impact mood. Some studies have shown that women taking birth control medication can have increased feelings of depression when compared to women who were not taking a birth control pill. It is possible that your symptoms are attributable to the birth control pill. The only way to know for certain would be to discontinue the birth control medication and see if it makes a difference in your mood. I would strongly advise against such a decision without the assistance and supervision of your prescribing physician.
Birth control pills may be part of the problem but there are other possibilities as well. Sleeping problems or sleep disorders are associated with rapid mood changes. Sleep deprivation not only can negatively affect an individual’s mood but also many other aspects of their life, including physical health, quality of life, memory, and even their appearance. A recent study demonstrated that individuals who received the proper amount of sleep were judged to be more attractive when compared to their sleep-deprived counterparts.
I believe you should discuss this matter with the physician who prescribed the birth control medication. He or she may have additional information or insights regarding medication side effects. Discuss the possibility of changing to a different type of birth control. It could have a significantly positive impact upon your mood. I would also suggest that you educate yourself about the side effects of your specific type of birth control and about birth control in general. If the problem continues without improvement, consider consulting a therapist. He or she can teach you important skills for dealing with mood swings. Virtually everyone could benefit from learning these important and much needed skills. I wish you the best of luck. Please take care.