After successfully weaning-off of Effexor (which I had been on for several years), I have come to realize that my anxiety is hormone related. The only time it tends to rear its ugly head, is when I'm ovulating or right around my period (two days before, two days during). My doctor strongly suggests going on the birth control pill, which at 45 yrs old, I have never been on and I'm hesitant to try. He feels that if my hormones are leveled out, that I will be just fine.
I know there are known risks with the bcp, stroke and bloodclots amongst them. Before trying it, I thought I would ask and see if anyone else has taken the bcp for hormone related anxiety. Being that I'm in peri, this could go on for many years.........