When does depo provera take effect

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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> provera she claims after awhile the affectiveness of the minpill wears off and <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 The only problem is that when i take a pregnancy test they all come up negative. I was wondering could the low levels of HCG be a side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-PROVERA, and that's why the test keep coming up negative? Also, could this mean that my baby isn't growing at the rate it should be ? What problems can this cause? What types of birth effects can occur? Or could this mean that there is something wrong with me?
Avatar_f_tn fyi: <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> does take away the calisim within your bones. make sure that you are taking a supplement. you can give very weak bones. they took me off of it. i was on it for 9years. just a little info for ya'll.
Avatar_n_tn I was given a shot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-provera yesterday...and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> 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 The docotors believe I may have a progesterone problem due to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Provera. I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> 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?
193609_tn?1292183893 I have heard a lot about negative aspects of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> 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!
432411_tn?1206475709 I wish I did this research BEFORE I started taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>. I took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> for about 3 years but I stopped the shots a little over 2 years ago. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> I stopped the injections, I started having muscle cramps and joint pain and swelling. I was constantly cold and exhausted for no reason. I would get dizzy and light headed and started passing out. This was not normal for me as I was use to physical labor for 6 to 8 hours a day. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroid disease.
Avatar_n_tn I am only 21 and got off of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> provera shot about 4 years ago. I started it and it was great because I didn't get periods but I started noticing that I was very emotional at times. I was moody, tired, depressed, and not to mention, my sex drive had totally hit rock bottom.. I got off of the shot a year after taking it because my emotions basically ruined mine and my high school sweetheart's relationship.
Avatar_f_tn Future Fertility -- Women who want to become pregnant may stop using <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Provera at any time. For some women, fertility returns immediately. For others, it may take 6-18 months or longer for the body's hormone cycle to go back to normal. ...
1012558_tn?1250893022 But you see irregularity in menstrual periods and flow is an important side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> 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.
215385_tn?1201806501 Hi I've recently stopping taking the depo injection which I have been on for over 10 years. Does anyone know if the length of time I have been on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span> the length of time it will take to get my periods back etc? My husband I would like to try for children but know it could be a long wait because of this. Also, whilst on the depo I did gain a little weight over the last 10 years, might just be getting older but I was always really thin until I used it.
Avatar_f_tn some people on this forum gained immediately and some even lost...<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Provera does it's most damage in the long run, and is sneaky....and remember I wrote in previous posts that no amount of exercising and even severe dieting didn't help. I had stepped up my exercise 80% and had a personal trainer as well. I later found that exercise and diet is not the factors involved in the DP weight gain, but the actual fact that that much hormone should not be in the system of a non-pregnant female.
Avatar_n_tn I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn It is a hassle to have to wait for 12-24 months to get pg, but that is the chance you take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> you get on it! One of the effects of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> is thickening of cervical mucus to prevent the semen from entering. Another is basically halting ovulation by tricking to body into thinking it is pg. As I said, I was on the shot from 2/96 until 5/99, got pg 6/00 (m/c) and then got pg again in 3/01 and delivered a very healthy baby boy.
Avatar_n_tn It can take 12-18 months for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Provera to be completely out of your system. But probably much less since you only had once shot.
315867_tn?1193593448 Have faith. I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> for a year and got pregnant while I was still on it. Keep trying and good luck!
Avatar_n_tn One study showed there may be an increased risk of neonatal and infant death <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> exposed to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Provera during pregnancy. Again, these babies were more likely to have a lower birth weight than babies not exposed. 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.
Avatar_n_tn Good luck, and I hope you are feeling better soon. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> can cause some women to bleed a lot, so maybe things will calm down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> it wears off.
Avatar_n_tn I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> for 2 shots. The first shot everything went fine, then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> I got my 2nd shot, I gained 50lbs in a months, while eating healthy and exercising. I also had a period for three days then off a couple then back again for three days, if not more, for almost three months. But everyone is different and reacts differently to depo. Some people even get pregnant while on depo or once they stop it. Usually it stays in your system from 12-18 months.
Avatar_n_tn Does anyone know if the take the genric brand of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> or the name brand <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> shot? I have been on both. The first time for 3 years (the name brand medication) and when I got off, had my period the very next month and I lost every pound that I had gained. Only side effect was weight gain which I didn't mind. However, I had no problems for the 3 years I was on it. Actually got pregnant 3 months later.
Avatar_f_tn Hello, I am also 20 years old. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> I got on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> in DEC. on the 11Th 2008, I had non stop bleeding and I started bleeding from my butt. (not to be gross or scare you) I don't know if you are sexually active or if you know much about the depo shot. On many different sites you see people fighting over the answers you get. But if you are sexually active please still use a different type of protection other than the shot.
Avatar_n_tn I was doing an IUI cycle and I was on CD 18 and still hadn't ovulated and he didn't think I was going to that cycle. So he gave me a choice of waiting on my period or taking provera and I chose to take porvera. I had to take 10 pills and got my period on the last pill. We continued with that cycle, IUI on Nov 6th and we got a BFP! Good luck!
Avatar_n_tn I used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> provera injections for two and a half years. It's been over a year since my last injection. within the first six months after stopping the shot I gained 40lbs without a change in my diet and excercise.I was told this was unusual to gain after stopping the shot and that i may never lose the weight. Is this true? or is the only way to go back on the shot because while i was on the shot i actually lost weight.but if that's the answer won't i be trapped on the shot forever?
Avatar_n_tn i was a 10 year <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> user. i began taking the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> i was 13 and for years thought it was the greatest thing. i loved not havng periods!! i never had any anxiety or depression luckily but the loss of boss density and being infertile for life made me re-evaluate my situation and quit getting the shot. have now been off of it for about 4 months and all was good so far including the fact i lost 34lbs.
Avatar_n_tn Weight gain is another side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span> that has been observed in more than 70% of women using <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span>-provera. The gain may vary from 5 to 10 pounds, making regular exercise all the more important. Other depo-provera side effects include: Irregular, heavy or loss of menstrual cycle. The chances of getting periods reduces the longer you take the injections, though normal cycles should resume within 14 weeks of stopping the birth control.
Avatar_n_tn Now i am waiting for my gynecologist appointment to come through.I am so worried at the moment.I am sure it is because of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Provera AND NOT CANCER.I told her that i have read a lot of reviews of woman who had the sam on going bleeding for months,but she kind of ignored that. I just wonder how will they stop that bleeding?when it is going to stop?
Avatar_n_tn if you r truely scared u might be pg on depo, see your dr immediately if you want to keep this pregnancy....you might have to take provera to reverse it and not m/c. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> is extremely dangerous to a growing baby......i know, i have lived it. good luck and you r in my thoughts....
Avatar_n_tn I have had 1 lap about 6 years ago and am about to take my 4th shot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depo</span> Lupron the first week of November. The first month and a half on Lupron was horrible. however at about week 5, i felt back to normal, with little side affects. I did not know I could become pregnant while on Lupron until I started to resaerch this. i am due to go to the Doctor next week for check up. About a week before my last shot (shot 3 of 6) I started to feel pregnant.
603463_tn?1220630455 HCG usually becomes detectable in the urine about 10 days after conception, or about 4-5 days before the missed menstrual period. Because it can be difficult to know exactly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> conception occurred, or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>when</span> exactly the period is supposed to start, most experts recommend waiting 5-10 days after the period is late to ensure that the test is accurate. Most pregnancy tests on the market will show a positive result by 7-10 days after the missed menstrual period.