Depo provera and endometriosis

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Avatar f tn i have tried everything, from lupron, to laparoscopies, to yaz, to smoking marijuana - currently i am on Depo Provera and have been for the past year and a half. I am noticing a lot of side affects from this as time goes on, and unfortunately for me this has been the only thing that even remotely helps, and i still have a lot of pain.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I was able to got a new OB-GYNE, a good one I believed and she put put in a depo-provera until the time I will be having my surgery. However, she informed me that there are some cases that she was able to handle that after months of provera, some just disappear. Hopefully, this miracle willl aslo happen to me and to everyone who are suffering from this disease. Oh, by the way, during my ultrasound, the OB-Gyne have found another cyst on my right ovary and also a myoma on my uterus.
Avatar f tn When I was 16 I got on the depo cause I've heard great things about it and even the drs. said it'd be the best for me because I had major migraines where I would see flashing lights and every part of my body would go numb, the said it was due to my menstral cycle. So I started the depo and I had a period for 2 months one HUGE migraine for 3 days and the everything stopped, Well I have given birth to 2 kids and I wasn't on the depo after the first so this is new to me.
Avatar f tn He told me that he was going to try the Depo Provera 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 To re-hash, I was put on Depo-Provera for endometriosis. I'm at the end of the second month of its three month effective range, and everything's been fine so far. (I had surgery on 5/17, light bleeding until about the beginning of the second week of June, then nothing since *yay*). For the past 3-4 days, I've been getting that 'pre-period' feeling (slightly *ugh*, little crampy on the side where the cyst was, and mucousy discharge.
Avatar n tn I went in for my Depo-Provera shot, and 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 f tn I work for a Psychologist infact, I am his office manager. I had been here a year before recieving the depo shot.. and I had NEVER been depressed before. When the effects got even worse ( I developed adrenal fatigue) I couldnt even leave my bed. It felt like i was a glass doll.. I was in so much pain deep down into my bones I literally cried every morning.
Avatar n tn Well, had the first Depo-Provera shot today. Hopefully my body adjusts alright and 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 Depo Provera at once and 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.
Avatar n tn The next day my gynocologist called and said that he and the other doctor decided not to do the surgery and try the medications first, so now I am taking Lyrica and Celebrex. Just wondering if anyone knew anything about sports hernias, and how these medications would help if I had one.
1876139 tn?1320458118 / A friend of mine had lots of Gyne' issues going on and Endometriosis was mentioned, i hadn't heard of this before so i took it upon myself to find out what it was and after looking into all the various symptoms, it sounded so much like me 10 years previously, so i decided it was time to come off the depo and see what my periods would be like 10 years, here i am.....4 months after my last Depo, still waiting (and dreading) for my 1st period....
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with endo 6+ years ago, I have had two laporoscopies with laparotomy (removal) a three year stint on depo - provera and years on the pill. I still have trouble (but i am pg now, so it has helped) but I always knew when it was coming back, the pain once you have felt it is - is unmistakable. I am so sorry to hear your story, I had a terrifici OB-GYN and she helped me through it so much.
136956 tn?1425609872 They offered me Lupron, but after seeing all the BAD side effects the drug can have, I opted for the Depo-Provera shot. Would rather have the body simulate pregnancy than menopause. If you're on the pill then you shouldn't be ovulating. You can still have a period, though, even if you're not taking the placebos. My gyn told me that periods usually stop after at least three months of one particular kind, and if they don't, then it's time to try something else.
Avatar n tn Here's my question, does anyone know if severe fatigue is a symptom of endometriosis. I have looked on several websites and some say it is, some don't talk about it at all. My problem is, I have absolutely no energy and am very fatigued all the time. I have no vitamin deficiencies, I'm not anemic(sp?), I don't have mono. I have been tested for all of these things because of this terrible fatigue I have.
Avatar n tn In December 2013, our family doctor suggested she have the Depo Provera for birth control and to regulate her heavy menses. Mid January she came down with viral like symptoms (aches, pains, fevers, fatigue). This led to severe pelvic pain and pain in her bottom. On 2/22/14, I rushed her to the ER. They said her colon, bladder & intestines were swollen and inflamed. Her colon in fact was close to rupturing. She was admitted, and underwent biopsies which caused her bladder to perforate.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I was then prescribed Danazol, but it made me sick and I couldn't take it. I was then given a shot of Depo-provera about a month ago, and the pain was better at first, but now it has returned and is getting worse. Should I wait and see if it goes away, because maybe the shot hasn't worked yet, or should I call my doctor and request something else be done? I am only 19 and concerned about fertility in the future, as both of my cousins have endometriosis and are unable to have children.
Avatar f tn Started Depo-Provera right after. stopped depo in Oct.2011, Depo was great for the first 2 years and then i was having pain and fullness in my abdomen, i decided to come off of depo provera after a visit with an endo specialist who suggested i try to go natural. in Dec2011 the pain began.....
Avatar f tn 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 ?
Avatar f tn I will never go on Depo Provera again. My daughter was on Depo Provera at college, and discontinued the shot and 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.
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Avatar f tn Hi, Further to my previous post -fyi-endometric chocolate cyst removed in Nov 2008, given depo provera one a month for 3 months (dec08, jan09, feb09). It took a while for my periods to return, I got it June09 and July09 but not after that. So my dr in order induce periods put me on Meprate (medoxyprogesterone) from 9thSep to 16th Sep (7 days) ,two pills a day.
Avatar f tn The weird thing is I haven't gotten a period in about 5-6 years because I've been on the depo provera shot. I also have never had spotting or even cramps once during this time. This began about 4 months ago with just the bleeding and normal cramps (cramps would be 10x worse after sex), but even getting cramps is a little weird for me since I have not had them in years. About 2 weeks ago my symptoms started to progress very quickly, getting noticeably worse by the day.
Avatar n tn I also saw the scar tissue on the back of my uterus. It looks minimal. Then we discussed the choices of hormone therapy.... depo provera and lupron. We went through the pros and cons and I decided just to give lupron a try, despite my reservations. I have heard that it has helped more than the depo provera, so here goes. I got the shot today and also pills that are the add-back therapy. Hopefully I don't have too many side effects. We'll see. I'll post later on if I need to rant!
Avatar f tn Since my diagnosis, I have undergone 2 laparoscopic procedures, one at 19 and one at 24. I was also prescribed the Depo-Provera shot, which I was on for a little over 10 years. With the shot I did notice a few negative side effects, such as irritability and loss of sex drive, however its ability to eliminate my periods and work effectively in preventing the pain and symptoms associated with endometriosis has been incredible and def. outweighs the negative-BIG time!
Avatar f tn Various factors causing it are endometriosis,ectopic pregnancy,hormone imbalance,endometrial hyperplasia,polyps,use of IUD’s and depo shots, sexually transmitted diseases,PCOS and benign and malignant pathologies of the uterus. I would suggest you to consult a gynecologist and get a pelvic examination and swab culture done to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment depends on the confirmation of diagnosis.
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 Depo provera, and 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.
10977101 tn?1414282594 and it didn't help the cramps or the heavy bleeding. went back and was put on the depo provera shot and my mom asked the doctor what could be causing me to have severe cramps and the weight loss. the doctor told my mom that i was aneroxic and bulemic and that i should see a pyschatrist. after that being said i decided to not go back to that obygn after i stopped taking the depo provera shot because that wasn't helping the pain either. at that point in my life i was loosing hope.