Depo provera for heavy periods

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I was on depo for 3 yrs, and luckily got AF the first month off depo. Personally, I believe if you are having regular periods, you need to buy some ovulation predictor tests, and see if your even ovulating. They're pretty expensive but you get alot of them, just test each day....etc. what the directions say on the box. That way you'll know if it's because your not ovulating... or whatnot.
I am 19 and was diagnosed with endometriosis September of last year I have been on Depo Provera since I was 14 because of heavy periods I read a posting on another forum about a woman that had a 19 year old that had been on Depo since she was 15 and now she has been told that her breasts are not growing because of the Depo shots is that possible please help me I am scared that this is happening to me please let me know anything.
For four years I was on depo-provera. No problems, no periods... Got pregnant a year after my last shot. Perfect depo story. However, nine years later, I wanted to go back on it. In the first few weeks after my shot, I started to bleed after every orgasm. I told my doctor. He told me that this happens, and suggested I have another depo shot - that this would take care of the bleeding. It didn't.
I have been on Depo-provera for nearly two months now, and have been on several other birth controls to try and regulate my period. None of the pills ever worked, I continued to bleed irregularly with heavy blood flow, and periods lasting up to 8 weeks. My doctor and I tried LUPRON to stop my periods, and it worked well for about six months. Due to insurance refusing to pay, I switched to Depo-Provera. I started bleeding two weeks ago, with all the sypmtoms of a regular period.
i decided to not go on any other birth control for awhile. What are the side effects of coming off the Depo Provera and is it ok to not be on any birthcontrol at all for awhile??
How effective is the depo provera birth control shot? ( Is it 'ok' to do it without a condom every once in a while, WITHOUT him going inside me?
How was depo provera for you?
The docotors believe I may have a progesterone problem due to Depo Provera. I was on Depo for 6 years and went off the shot in Sept. Does anyone know if the effects of this shot can linger and cause lower progesterone levels?
I am in a group where all the women are trying to conceive after the depo provera. Many have been trying to conceive for years, and no luck. And it seems like those who do conceive have miscarriages soon after. Its like 80% of the women who get pg have a miscarriage. Is this linked to the depo? Age? Im 22 and am trying to conceive #2. (my son is 6 now) I am so scared that it might happen to me.
However I bled for 1 month stratight (while taking the pill) then like a turning off a light switch it was gone. for 7 months. the drs. had to give me Provera to induce my periods. Then we got married and decided to get pregnant. I took 4 years of infertility drugs and IUIS to have our DS. So i am not too sure if the depo gave me luteal phase defect (that is why i could not conceive) but I sure am not going back on it. I hope you feel better. I might add thoguh my sister in law..
I wouldn't worry to much about your gf. It is normal, when first getting on Depo, for a person to have irregular periods. If the bleeding becomes very heavy, she is going through more pads than usual in a day, and it lasts for more than two more weeks than she should go see her doctor. If she is not having any discomfort than you shouldn't worry.
Hello, Depo shots are usually given after 3 months. Since she has recently started with the depo shots, it may take side effects of depo shot to subside within 3 months. But if she is bleeding continuously then it may cause anemia for which I suggest you to consult her gynecologist. She may prescribe medicines like hormonal contracpetives and tranexemic acid to stop bleeding.
If you have Endo talk to your Doctor to use the pill just for a period of time to treat Endo because I think that I used the pill for too much long (7 years). If you have no problems or even if you have heavy periods, don’t go for the pill or Depo. You will regret it. My sister always had and has heavy periods and her Gynaecologist didn’t recommend her the pill and I am telling her that she should be happy to have her body natural.
I have been on the depo for one shot, I am due for my second one this month. Unfortunately, I am scepticle because I have been bleeding sooooooo heavy for weeks. I hate even getting on the depo shot. I would suggest that whomever decides to use this form of bc really take into consideration all of its terrible side effects.
I'm on depo, I have no periods. My sister was on it for only the first 3 months. She bleed none stop She changed to the ring.
Hi - I've been on Depo Provera for almost 9 years now with no major issues so far. Lately, I've been under a large amount of stress (final exams for my undergrad degree, graduation, husband's new job, my new job, rough finances, just to name a few), and in the past 3 weeks, I've had 3 bouts of bleeding that lasted about 24 hours each. Bright red blood every time, not heavy like my periods before Depo, but enough to need a tampon.
Hi All , I got my periods on aug 16 , bleeded for 10 days and period did not stop till Oct 5th (few days had a flow like period most of the days just spotting). Went to the doctor , she took a sonogram and told my ovaries were normal. She told may be due to harmonal imbalance i had this spotting . Doctor prescribed provera for 21 days and told once you stop u will have a lighter period. Wallgreens doc gave me 2 pills instead of 21 (confused with my doc writing).
After being on depo provera for 1 year, I decided to discontinue use and switch to the pill. I decided to be single (and not sexually active) for a while, so I decided to wait until I got my period to start taking the pill. The only problem is that I STILL haven't had a period! It's been 6 or 7 months since I stopped getting the shots. I had normal periods while on the shot, and before I was on the shot, but once I stopped getting it my periods vanished...
You guys have been a lot of help so I hope you can help me! I started Depo Provera back in October of 2006 and have only received one of the 3 month dose. I got the shot when I was on my period. My period used to last 3 days then go away completely. A few days later, I would have a brownish discharge for just a few hours. I was told this is normal since your body is getting rid of some of the old blood and tissue. Well, after Depo, I bled the entire three months.
i was on the depo provera for a while and in my own personal oppinion i hated it i gained lots of weight, major mood swings, no sex drive at all i felt so depressed when i was on it i think i had 3 shots then gave it up the only good thing about the depo you dont have af. some people may like and may have a different opinion but i hated it.
I was on the Depo Provera injection for about 6 years. I stopped it and had my last injection on the 29th August 2011. I didn't have any periods at all when I was on the Depo, but this week I think I started my first one in over 6 years. I started it on Monday and it's been fairly heavy with clots. It is dark brown in colour, even the clots, and is slightly smelly. There is no sign of it getting any lighter, and I'm having to change my tampon every 3 hours or so.
Hi, A while ago when my doc put me on Provera, it did not indice periods so I had to take BC pills. This time again my doc put on provera for 7 days and said if get periods start Clomid from day 5 even if not wait for couple of days after provera and start clomidafter 5 days assuming that had 5 day period. But your doc asked to start clomid on day 3? Am confused? How does this clomid and provera combo works? Thanks!
I've been on the Depo Provera shot since the last summer of 09 and then after getting the shot I has my period for ten days and that was it.I spot here and there but very little.I think you should talk with you doctor to see whats going on and also that you should of check out the side effects before getting on the Depo Provera shot because Deop can cause Irregular, heavy, or no bleeding are common side effects of Depo Provera. After a year of use, many women stop having periods.
Sometimes its light and other times its heavy, and it may stop for one day and then it will start all over again. I have never had the depo shot before so i am not sure what to expect after stopping.
But you see irregularity in menstrual periods and flow is an important side effect of Depo shots. For most women, periods become fewer and lighter. After one year, half of the women who use the birth control shot will stop having periods completely. According to a survey done by Brown university, It was seen in studies that after a year of Depo-Provera injections, 57% of women were not menstruating and after 2 years, 68% of women were not menstruating.In some women heavy periods were seen.
It can take 12-18 months for Depo Provera to be completely out of your system. But probably much less since you only had once shot.
I started receiving the Depo-Provera shot 6 weeks after I gave birth to my son in 2000. I was on the shot for 9 months and gained 118 lbs. My eating habits and excersise habits never changed and I continued to put on the weight. My doctor need numerous tests to see if there was an underlining problem he wasn't aware of, but there wasn't. 6 years later I have lost 81 lbs. - it hasn't been easy.
I have been on depo for 11 years. I would be due for my next shot on 9/27 but my Doctor has advised that I stop having it. She has been treating me for migraines and depression with Imitrex (when needed) and a daily dosage of Prozac of 10mg. The Imitrex thankfully, works, and the migraines have also been lessened by the Prozac.
It sounds as though the fundamental problem is that you have had an anovulatory cycle after the effect of the Depo-Provera has worn off. There are several hormonal regimens available to deal with this situation acutely. It sounds like at least one or two have been tried. Although these usually will abate the bleeding for most patients, occasionally a dilatation and curettage (D&C) will be required. My suggestion is that you have the D&C now.
I wonder what the difference between the two depo shots are and I wonder why my gyno recommended the other depo shot if the depo-subq provera 104 shot is specific for endo ?
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