Depo provera long term side effects

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I was on the depo for about 12 yrs. And I had alot of side effects also, I had hair loss, weight gain(I welcomed that because I was too skinny), mood swings, depression, loss of sex drive. If it weren't for the mood swings and depression and loss of sex drive I would get back on it! The hair loss didn't bother me cause I wore my hair short anyway and I so welcomed the weight gain because I was 125 pnds. With these huge boobs and my body didn't look right it was out of proportion.
) then I gained 25lbs this time around. Plus coming off of depo I had so many terrible side effects. If you really want to be put on depo I would suggest MARINA IUD instead. Depo is suppose to take a while to come out of your system well it doesn't always take that long. They can never really explain it to you. Everyone is differnt but if there was every a law suit against depo I would sign on the dotted line in a heartbeat.
Is there anyone that can suggest another treatment i have not heard or or maybe has some advice on long term uses of depo provera as endometriosis pain management. p.s anyone hear about endometriosis being classified recently as an autoimmune disease? That certainly sounds about right!!
Hi Elana, Google Depo shot side effects, there not very nice, surggest you read them, not sure how often you have them, but you should think about coming of them, but that is your choice.
My girlfriend started using the depo-provera shot about a month ago. We abstained from sex for a week after the injection just to be safe. Two weeks after the injection we had to make a visit to her family practice doctor because we had a hunch that she had a bladder infection. We were right. The doctor prescribed her to take 250 mg of Ciprofloxacin twice daily and of course Phenazopyridine for the pain.
My Dr's were very quick to give me the shots but not to explain the side effects to long/short term fertility issues. I think I'll go back and push them for all the true answers - the internet gives contradictory info! Thanks again and best of luck to you too!
I had the same problem as Nickie5. I had two healthy childred, I was on Depo-Provera for about 3 years. When I stopped taking the injections I bleed for 3 months straight. My cycle hasn't been the same since (about 10 years now). From start to finish, it lasts appx. 2 weeks!!! I have also had 2 miscarriages and would like to know what to do (if anything) to reverse the damage (if any).
C in June 2013 now its almost Aug 2013 and i am still bleeding.. hate the depo... if i had known the ACTUAL side effects. I'm due for my nxt shot in sept. but im not gonna get it... i want another baby i have 3 kids 2 m/c :/ what would my odds be for carring to term.... 2 d&c procedures i had my 1st m/c then i got pg with my youngest who will b 4 n nov. then another m/c in june 2013... what r the odds for having another m/c with depo chances are higher????
Dear Jim - Thank you for your question about your sister-in-law and Depo-Provera. I'm afraid I am not qualified to answer your question completely. I can only tell you that there may be a slight increased risk for birth defects from the this drug - but the exact nature of that risk is unknown to me. I would recommend that your sister-in-law discuss at length any potential risks with her obstetrician.
because I knew it was NO coincidence that my health suddenly declined and my weight suddenly escalated. “According to Sathyamala, Depo-Provera is a long-term, systemic, invasive contraceptive, which acts at multiple levels. Its potency and the ease with which it can be used have been cited as reasons for its promotion in sections with high birth rates and low "motivation" levels.
Of the many years hCG has been around there have been very few true long lasting negative side effects reported. And actually, none have been reported in decades that have been attributed specifically to the low dose hCG used in the protocol. Some of the things reported in this thread can be alleviated with increased water intake. Side note: drinking a few ozs of pure aloe vera juice/gel with each meal helps with bowel movements better than colace or other medications perscribed.
I had 1 depo injection 7 months ago and the side effects have taken over my life. When you ladies came off depo how long was it until you felt normal again? Also did it happen gradually? I keep getting episodes where I fel alot better and then I go right back down to being non functional again, even worse than it was to start with. Is this actually a good sign? Im so desperate to feel better!
My gyno suggested continual birth control pills or Depo Provera shot. I am too worried about the weight gain as a side affect from the depo shot. Still doing my research....
Well I got my period immediately after the first pack, went and saw the main doctor and was told that the resident was uninformed about the side effects of Depo, and they were foolish to tell me that I had PCOS. It ABSOLUTELY was an effect of Depo. I've been regular ever since! Like I said, you should be fine. If it takes you a little longer than you were hoping to get back to normal don't freak out.
I've been reading alot of different side effects from different people on the depo provera shot.. some that go from hair loss to joint pain,mood swings, water retention, WEIGHT GAIN ..and the list goes on and on.
I would say something truly is wrong and the body may need some assistance. Long term exposure to Depo does mess us up to some degree...I agree... but our bodies are devinely made and we should give it the benefit of the doubt before making things possibly worse assuming our bodies need help when it could be well on its way already. Three years max is the longest I would wait for a non-emergency.
Hi there, Every birth control method has few side effects. Depo vera is injected every 12 weeks while the contraceptive has the power to prevent conception up to 14 weeks, the injections are usually given every 12 weeks to ensure that there is no gap in the effectiveness of the birth control between shots. If such a schedule is maintained, pregnancy while on Depo-Provera is extremely rare .
After visiting my doctor, he found this seminar and went just to learn more about my inquiry of the long term effects. He came back saying that this doctor had been studying it, and found no proof that there is a correlation to calcium loss and depo provera use. I got back on depo in January. I've now had my period pretty bad for about 10 days. Two months ago, I had it for 29 days. This isn't normal for me either. I've never had this. I'm getting annoyed.
She was also concerned about bone density and other long term issues/side effects so she went off it. We would like to know if only having one injection in a 12 month period (for 3 months contraception when we travel) will significantly minimise the general side effects of Depo-Provera? Is this course of action recommendable or not if we were to do it once per year?
Yes, Depo Provera can and often does make you gain weight. Lots of people have used it and gained weight on it.
No other studies have shown an increase in birth defects or long term health issues from use of Depo Provera during pregnancy. In addition, there is no indication that Depo Provera causes an increase in pregnancy loss or miscarriage. However, when you know you are pregnant you should not continue getting the Depo Provera injections.
I have no desire to do anything, constantly obsessing and worrying about anything and everything. My doc did tell me about the side effects, but how long are the side effects going to last? I read the thread here, only a couple of ladies here mentioned that the side effects went away after few weeks or a couple of months, most of the ladies here quit Yaz after a month. I dont think i can stand another week.
My doctor thought it was enviormental (exercise, stress...etc) as I just started to go do body pump right around that time. Every cycle before that was 30-31 days to the day!! So we will see.....
(not this one) Okay, now, my concern is the effcts after STOPPING yasmin. I understand that all bc pills are different and so are we women as far as side effects go. I have read postings about women who stopped taking yasmin and have experienced the following: - anxiety, panic attacks, heart palpitations and fluttering - depression - excessive weight gain - hair loss *I already have a prob. with depression, anxiety and panic attacks, so I am currently on medication.
It is synthetic progesterone I think. Depo was a relatively new thing 10-15 yrs ago, so they may not know the long term side effects. As for my diagnosis now, they are down to Myofascial pain syndrome?? Anyway, hope Depo isn't doing this to people.
I was on the depo-provera shot for about three years with next to no side effects. then i decided it was the right time to stop, but the next 3 months were hellish, with what i called reverse periods, ( having bleeding for most of a month and about a week of nothing) after that phase i started just a normal pill, which i got off of due to hormonal reasons, but the end result was that it regulated my flow.
I was advised that being so irregular, the shots were the best thing for me. I have never checked the side effects of it since I was put on it, and of course was assured it was absolutely safe. Since beginning the shots, I have had a total immune shutdown. Muscular and nerve breakdown. I'm being treated for swelling in my brain that causes severe bleeding, and have had a global motility shutdown of my lower stomach and intestines, with a delay in esophageal function.
I HATE Mirena! I must be the "rare" side effects group expect now I'm finding tons of people like me. After insertion, I bled for the first THREE months straight, which after a month I called the doctor and he said it sometimes happens. From then on it's been an on going mess. I will have a period then not again for a month or two, then twice in one month! I have to carry supplies with me all the time.
I also used a Calcium suppliment to help prevent an additional bone density loss or osteoporisis, which I think is a long term side affect. Ask you docotor about this. Intermittant bleeding was a real neusence.and unpredictable. I did notice that if I got by next injection a week or so early that I would not spot as much inbetween injections, You may want to ask you docotor if this is something he or she recommends. Eventually my periods stopped all together but it took about 1 year.
After reading about the Depo-Provera shot I wouldn't recommend it to anyone it can have long term residual affects on your body especially on conceiving. Pills are alright, but you have to be consistent and that requires too much for me. The new implant 'appears' great but we all know how the last implant bc went. So I would say that the NuvaRing looks like a great method.
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