It was like being stuck in an elevator which was plunging down in free fall, on a loop. Except the elevator was my brain. I'd been stuck on a mental rollercoaster I couldn't get off for weeks and, having never had a panic attack before, I'd initially thought I was having a stroke.
The problem is that studies on hormonal contraception and effects on mood have mixed results, likely down to how the studies are designed and the ways in which participants' mental health has been measured. There is little consistency.