Depo provera and menopause

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Avatar n tn I would like to know if there are any studies about what happens when a woman hits <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menopause</span> after long-term use of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span>? I am only 25, but have been on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> shot for 8 years now. My mother is starting menopause, and as I read about the mechanics of it, I began to wonder how I might experience menopause later on. Information on depo explains that the egg is prevented from maturing and passing through the natural reproductive cycle.
Avatar n tn i was on the minipill for two years i am not getting my period now doctor wants to put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> she claims after awhile the affectiveness of the minpill wears off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> would be best for me being that it is also a progesteron only contraceptive and will continue not getting my period am afraid because of all the bad things i hear about it any suggetions?
Avatar n tn Just from my experence I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> shot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> you have signs of pregnancy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> are not pregnant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> there is no way possiable you could feel you baby kick so soon you don't start feeling any movement until your about 4months pregnant I had a baby about 5months ago tomorrow is 5months and well I didn't actually really feel him move until I was 4months along maybe a lil ferther and I had a m/c on the depo shot the shot was in my systom but the shot killed the baby well anyways I don't think a baby
Avatar n tn I don't know why this would make you lose weight, but it will have no interaction at all with birth control whether pills or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> has been implicated with weight gain. Some say it is the increased appetite due to the potent progestin, but probably more than that. Some women won't gain an ounce, but others will put it on very quickly. The number of meds that actually have the potential to make birth control less effective is very short.
Avatar n tn I am 47 b=n on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> for 20 years Do not want a baby but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> is messing with my calcium.
Avatar n tn Then I was diagnosed with osteopenia, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> NOW <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-induced <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menopause</span>. Are they all related to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> use? I was taking it for 5 years. In what order do I treat this set of disorders? Why is my jaw the primary target? Will the bone loss stop, reverse? My endocrinologist said I should be taking hormone-replacement therapy, but that's what started me on this road to begin with! Help! I really don't want to have menopause twice. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn He told me that he was going to try the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> shot, because that would be a more effective pain reducer and would help the endo from not coming back. I took the shot in the middle of December 2013, and started bleeding the beginning of January. I was not due to take the next shot until March, but I was still bleeding in February consistently. I called the doctor again and said that I was still bleeding, and they told me that I could either come and take the 2nd shot early or wait it out.
Avatar n tn I was given a shot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> yesterday...<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> when I asked about side affects all I was told was nausea, headache, and dizziness. After reading quite a few articles online, it seems there are a lot more serious side affects than I was led to believe. I've been having lots of chest pain and shortness of breath, but the doctor doesn't seem to think it's related to the shot.
Avatar n tn I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> for 1 year. (I'm 25 now, 23 at the depo time) I gained 50 pounds, had terrible mood swings, depression, bone loss, fatigue and some minor other problems. I suffer from knee/joint pain now because depo causes you to loose calcium in your bones. If you choose to go with it, make sure you start a calcuim supplament right away. I honestly would suggest researching into any drug before you commit to it. Some people I know have had really good luck with it.
Avatar f tn There's no way to tell for sure, but more and more proof is coming out that autism is NOT linked to vaccines, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> is an active hormone shot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> not a vaccine, I highly doubt that it is the cause. Are your other children girls by any chance? Very often a family that has an autistic child only has 1 (almost always a boy), and the rest of the children are "normal". They are thinking more and more that it's a genetic mutation.
432411 tn?1206475709 I took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> for about 6 years, starting in 2000. Just over three months after I stopped taking the shots I developed a nodule in my neck which was eventually diagnosed as thyroid cancer. I have absolutely no history of thyroid problems of any kind in family and I had had no problems before the depo.
1566100 tn?1296081410 I have ' Boarderline' disorder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> after my forth baby in haste had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> , my weight piled on and made my depression ,at times , unable to cope with , (2 + yrs ago ) sex life left and took self esteem with it , after months of doing EVERYTHING to shift a pound , nothing , found a whizz of girl who said Metformin and zero carb diet would be the only way to do it , made sense , it were a chemical that caused it it could only be a chemical to reverse it , my daughter who has ASD is destres
Avatar n tn I went in for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> shot, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a few minutes after I got home the doctor called and said "Sorry, we gave you depo-Lupron instead of the shot you were supposed to get." I am freaking out! What are the possible side effects of this, am I still safe to have unprotected sex with my husband, will this have any permenant effects on my overies or on my body at all? Do I need to contact a lawyer? Any info you have will be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn Well, had the first <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> shot today. Hopefully my body adjusts alright <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> this helps with keeping the endo at bay. Has anyone used the depo for endometriosis? What kind of experiences did you have? I'm kinda curious, but also thinking that maybe I jumped into the waters before seeing if there were sharks. :) (To reiterate, I was given three choices: oral BC, depo, or Lupron. Opted against the Lupron for the vast scary side effects.
Avatar n tn You girls have to discontinue <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> at once <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I highly recommend never putting any hormones into your bodies ever again. I have experienced a living nightmare from depo Prover for the past three years. After I got the depo shot I went home and researched on the web about the drug. I cried for three hours in fear that that could happen to me. What happened was worse. Five days after the shot a menstrual cycle started that would not cease. It wasn't a normal cycle.
339212 tn?1196368535 I have never had a regular period, and have gone as long as a year without a period (on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> shot). I'm currently back on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> (3 mo. kind), near the end of my third shot. Shortly after I started taking it again my period started flowing and has only stopped for breaks no longer than 3 days. I don't know if my birth control has anything to do with it at all, but I figured I would make sure I added that in there.
Avatar f tn Quick question... which <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> are you on? There are two kinds, that I'm aware of: <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Lupron. I had tried the provera when I was about 16 for about a year. I had to stop because I could not handle the side effects any longer. I did spot for about 3 months. It usually takes a few months for your system to get used to it. The Lupron stops your period completely and basically puts your body into menopause, which is the one I am currently on.
Avatar n tn One thing I noticed during my internet search was a number of results discussing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> how it has caused the onset of early <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menopause</span> in women even in their 20’s. Has anyone else heard about this, and if so, are there other resources I can review to get more information on this correlation? Thanks, I just have to know what is causing this!
Avatar f tn I have 2 children, 10 years old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 7 years old, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have hot flashes during the day, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> worse at night, along with cold sweats. The reason the doctor insisted on the depo was because of maternal family history of estrogen-fed breast cancer. My question is whether the depo shot is inducing menopause hot flashes, or do I need to be concerned about other things, such as cancer. One sign of cancer is night sweats. I also have unexplained bruising sometimes.
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Avatar f tn I will never go on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> again. My daughter was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> at college, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> discontinued the shot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> has lost that weight and is thin again.'s free site has helped me keep up with my carb intake, and also tells me how many calories, how much fat etc. I use. It does this automatically when I put my food in for the day. Also Magic Bus has a forum where you can learn how to lose weight quick and even post on a challenge to keep you honest and responsible.
Avatar f tn I would like to know if someone know about some type of medicine or supplements that can stop a period <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> force <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menopause</span>. This seems to be my only option, since I have never been able to get help for gynocological problems. Maybe if I can get rid of the period, I can get rid of the misery. I'm pretty sure that my lack of health insurance has a lot to do with it, especially because of my age. Someone told me that they heard that it may be something out there to help me.
Avatar n tn No form of birthcontrol has worked for me to regulate my periods, and the side effects from these pills were awful. I am currently on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> am having a hard time. I have been bleeding for several weeks, rather than not. It may be that our body due to the hormone irregularities is not affected as it should be by these drugs. So far I have had only one treatment work, but that was to stop my periods completly.
Avatar n tn lol... 'slug-clot'... that's gonna be the new word of the day. I avoided the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-Lupron (did the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> shot instead) because of the side effects, but I do seem to remember from the handouts and video that since it puts you in menopause that parts of dead tissue from the uterine lining can be sloughed off. Maybe it's related to that? I'd ask anyway, and I think your gyn would get a kick out of it being referred to as a "slug-clot" (lol...
Avatar n tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> (DMPA) is effective contraception when renewed every 12 weeks. After 14 weeks, patients begin to have escape ovulations. Studies show that 5 months after the last depo provera injection (in other words, 2 months after you should have had the next shot), most women have resumed ovulation and normal fertility.
Avatar n tn I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> for about a month after my son was born, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I said never again. I'm now having alot of problems and I'm not sure if its from that or just other things. I would say go get checked out to be safe. I have my period that last me for 2 months straight but this time it lasted 2 months straight took 1 week off, started back up and now its still on an every other day routine.
Avatar f tn I had two chocolate cysts that were around 6 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm, the size of a tennis ball. My gynecologist wants me to take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provera</span> until I am in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menopause</span>. I am only 41. I refuse to take it afraid of all the side effects. I agree we are almost made to feel like we HAVE to take it. My surgeon was very forceful about me having to take it. She does not know I never filled the prescription. Not even willing to take Alesse the birth control pill. I am just waiting and seeing.