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Hello, I was on depo provera for 9 years, I had my last shot in Jan 2012 and was suppose to come get my next shot April 2012, My doctor informed me that it would be fine for me to just stop taking it because I did so well while I was on it and that I should be fine coming off of it, well I didnt. I had horrible side effects from July and they are still happening now, I have had every test done (ultrasounds, blood test, endoscopes, ect.) and everything came back normal.
depo provera effects every one different. when i was on it, it stopped my af all together. however when my mother in law went on it she had af for an entire month. you long bleeding could be your body trying to clear out your system from delivery. if it persists give the doc a call and ask. there are no stupid questions.
but i had my son sept 28 and got on the depo in october or the beginning or november but anyways i want to get pregnant again and i keep hearing things like its going to take a while to get pregnant but i was suppose to get my shot between sept5 to sept19 its now the 20 and i havent got my shot and i already had unprotected sex and took atest and it came not prenanat is there anything i can do is there anyone that can help me
I was on the Depo Provera shot for 6 months. I was due for my last shot on Oct. 19 but did not get it in hopes of TTC. A few days ago, I bled for just one day then nothing since. Should I interpret this as the beginning of my cycle coming back or just spotting? Any similar experience? Thanks!
Could this be the result of Depo Provera or hormones? Im so scared my head is so messed up all day every day and Im nervous that its life threatening!!
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 Depo Provera. Depo Provera 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.
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 took Depo Provera from March of last yr until Sept of last yr and I still don't have my period. Like the lady in a previous posting, I've taken several pregnancy test (4 to be exact) because I've been scared that I might be pregnant. I hate this! How long should it be before I get my period back? I will never take this shot again, I hate not knowing..you know? I'm thinking of switching to the patch..do any of you use it? If so, have you had any side effects or problems?
Well, here goes nothing. I have been on depo provera for over 8 years. I have signed up for a forum for people who are trying to concieve after depo and have had some great support. I have been reading alot your posts and replied to a few. I am told that it could take as long as 2 years before I can get pregnant. I don't think I have ovulated yet. Last shot was August 4, 2006. Usually you take the shots every 3 months since it is possible to get pg if it is taken too late.
My husband is the greatest person in the world and he loves me with all of his heart, but when I'm having a bad depo depression day or mood, there is nothing that he can do right, I start to not trust him, and if the poor guy tries to press me for what is wrong (which, there isn't anything in particular, it's like a black cloud surrounds me), then I turn on him, cause a nasty fight, cry, get a migraine, end up shaking and sobbing. But then it passes. It's awful.
I would like to ask if any1 had trouble with Depo Provera shot i took 1 shoot in Aug 2006 and my next shoot was due in Nov 2006 but i did not like it so i told my Doc since i was not with any1 at the time and i did not need the shoot .so she gave me birth control told me to start them that day but i never bc like i said i was not with any1 so i still never started the pill so it took me until jan 08 to start my a period back.
I have heard a lot about negative aspects of the Depo provera shot! Has anyone had a good experience?? One doc says I can have it, and another says No, so I am just wondering your opinions!!! Thanks!
I have ' Boarderline' disorder and after my forth baby in haste had Depo Provera , 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
I am 19 years old, and just recently become sexually active with my boyfriend, we used protects and have both been tested, so all is good there. Okay... a week ago I got my depo Provera shot... and since then I have been hungry all of the time and have had cravings for anything sweet, saly, greasy, you name it, I've craved it... I also have been feelings nausiated at times... I am having terrible aches in my legs and arms...
Is is possible that my son (who is now 16) has Autism because of Depo Provera birth control shots I received? My other 2 children are fine as I wasn't using any birth control with them. I received 2 shots and wasn't aware that I got pregnant during this time.........Is there a connection?? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/275403'>taking depo provera while pregnant</a>.
I was on Depo Provera for BC for 8 years with no side effects but headaches, which were manageable. Also had no periods, which was great! However, I became ill when I stopped having the injections at age 45. I experienced fatigue, joint pain and swelling, and depression. I was tested for everything from Lyme disease and Lupus, to thyroid conditons - all negative. My Dr. finally gave up and diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue syndrome.
I was on depo provera and gained 40 pounds in 6 months... my dr. told me that the hormones that are in it mess with your body bad... If i were you i would get off it and try a differnt means of birth control... It has also been proven to increasse your chance of Osteoporosis! I also had the same problem as you... almost spotting for 3 months, when that happened (along with the weight gain) my dr. made me get off it...
I wasn't planning on using any birth control after I had Lily, we were just gonna go with natural family planning. Well at my doc appt today he suggested the depo provera shot may help with milk production since I'm having an issue with it due to anemia. I went ahead and got the shot becuase I figured it was worth trying to see if it WILL help AND with the anemia problems right now it's probably best that I elminate as much risk of pregnancy as possible for awhile.
i started on the depo shot december 17 and my period didnt come on ( of course i knew it wouldnt come on ) but now i started feeling like my period was going to come on but i noticed brownish spotting in my undies could i be having a miscarriage or pregnant and not know or std or is it natural for a first time beginner on depo please can someone please give me some info on this cuz im like freaking out lik right about now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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...
My husband and I are TTC and I took the Depo shot twice and stopped 11/04 and then started BCP till 8/05 and havent had a period since except with provera. I think the Depo is still in my system and is screwing everything up. I hope the provera works for you and best of luck with the clomid.
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.
I've just turned 18 and I've been using the depo shot for at least 7 months because the pill was making me sick.When I asked my Nurse about depo she just told me about the positives which left me very much in the dark about this contraception.Since starting my shots I have gained 14LBS in just SEVEN months!!I have gone back to the nurse since and explained that my diet and exercise hasn't changed but I'm gaining weight,she wasn't exactly sympathic and insisted I eat less!
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 ?
I usually respond terribly to hormone treatments but I'm in such a terrible and desperate position right now that I just started taking the Depo provera shot. Last Tuesday to be exact. Still in excruciating pain and have searched the net high & low for days for the answer to this question. Has anyone here tried this treatment for endo pain and gotten relief? Was wondering how long it usually takes to start working for pain.
If I were you I would check with my Dr. and consider stopping the Depo. There are many forums like this one for Depo. Good Luck to you.
I officially am not on the depo provera shot anymore and now i'm having problems. I was on the depo for 3 1/2 years and didn't have a period for the last 2 1/2 years of it. I've been off the shot for about 3 1/2 months. I started my period three weeks ago and i start then stop, start then stop. It isn't very heavy either. I'm now getting sharp pains in my pelvic area. Not like cramps. SHARP pains. Mostly just on the right side of my pelvic area.
I have read what feels like hundreds of stories about the Depo shot and how people have bleed all year with it, or have some of the side effects that the FDA said are pretty uncommon? I am 33 yrs old not children and don't plan on having any. I wanted to use the Depo as a form of birth control so that my boyfriend and I don't have to worry about the possibility of getting pregnant. Is the depo shot as bad as people are saying it is? NEED HELP!!!
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