Depo provera and hypothyroidism

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Avatar m tn I just went to the GYN and got my annual pelvic exam and my first shot of depo and so far everything has been okay. However, once I didn't get my period I started to worry and I took a pregnancy test just in case and it did come out negative. But I'm still freaking out since I am only 18 and really do not want to be pregnant. So is it normal to be late for your period after getting the shot? or should I take another test? Thanks.
432411 tn?1206475709 I took depo provera for about 6 years, starting in 2000. Just over three months after I stopped taking the shots I developed a nodule in my neck which was eventually diagnosed as thyroid cancer. I have absolutely no history of thyroid problems of any kind in family and I had had no problems before the depo.
Avatar n tn Then I was diagnosed with osteopenia, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and NOW depo-induced menopause. Are they all related to depo-provera use? I was taking it for 5 years. In what order do I treat this set of disorders? Why is my jaw the primary target? Will the bone loss stop, reverse? My endocrinologist said I should be taking hormone-replacement therapy, but that's what started me on this road to begin with! Help! I really don't want to have menopause twice. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn I had been sent for a US that showed a 3mm nodule and also i have a thick bridge. I have been searching and searching the net for amswers as i dont feel content with the progress in investigating at this point, though i have BA_swallow xray tmro.
5363805 tn?1366921550 I am suffering from depression and anxiety due to depo-provera (already talked to an OB, and she said that it HAS to be from that), and I am barely coping. It's been 6 days and I'm already ready to give up on myself, and I see no end in sight. I'm losing hope. I wish I had never taken it. I'm also suffering from fatigue and headaches. My head feels so heavy, I can barely hold it up.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have been gaining weight after discontinuing depo provera and adderall 30mg. I have been gaining wait rapidly, it's really quite scary. I was 122lb in December and after weighing in on October 15th I am not 182lb! A few months ago I was 153.. Doctors I've seen tell me to "eat healthy and exercise." Well, I already do that. I always have been healthy and involved in sports. My weight is getting to be very uncomfortable.
Avatar f tn im 20 yrs old and i have been on the depo shot for a month and i have been on my period for 16 days when will it stop??? and is it normal ???
Avatar m tn In August of 2010 I took the Depo Provera shot and it really messed up my hormones. I have hypothyroidism, high prolactin levels and PCOS. My doctor has decided to put me on Metformin to treat the PCOS because the Synthroid doesn't seem to be helping my weight complaints much at all. I'm 125 pounds now and no matter how healthy I eat and how much I work out, I can't lose weight.
987844 tn?1256852969 very interesting, read up on it and you will be very surprised at how related things are. I was also on Depo provera as well and that too I have to be removed from as it does not help with a thyroid issue. My TSH T3 and T4 will be tested again in a few weeks but if they are normal ranges I will be off the tablets for good....yipeeeeeeeeee. I hope this information helps someone else like it helped me.......................check it out and ask your Dr if this could be you as well...............
Avatar n tn Part of the problem might be the depo-provera, it can have all kinds of side effects. Also, have you seen a chiropractor, I know it sounds funny, but, when all tests, etc have come back normal, sometimes this is the only answer. If you have a lot of vertebrae that are out of alignment, they can press on nerves, and such and cause all kinds of trouble.
Avatar n tn 184 on the scale which they use 0.35-5.0. I am 28 and have been on depo-provera for 2 years. I have read a lot about depo- having significant side effects. What do you think? Do you think I may have hypothyroidism??? Please offer some guidance.
Avatar f tn I have irregular periods, so its hard to determine what's normal and whats not! I was on Depo-Provera for about 6 months until about 2 months ago, when I decided to stop this BC, for specific reason and other reaccuring problems. I have used this BC before getting pregnant, 4 years ago! Never had these problems until going back on DP. Anyone else experiencing this?
Avatar n tn There's a very similar thread on this site re Depo Provera injections and thyroid issues. I have similar concerns. I've had Depo and now on my second Implanon and am being treated for hypothyroidism. I am very much questioning whether there is a causal link.. My first instinct was that the Depo caused my thyroid issues.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar n tn I had my gall bladder removed a year ago, this yr 2010 I went on the depo shot and I gained 15 in 3 months is this due to my gall bladder or the depo shot? before my surgery I was 115, and never gained a pound.
Avatar f tn Welcome to the forum! Sometimes after coming off of depo provera one has a period of time before their cycles are completely normal. You very well could just be having a longer than usual cycle. The package insert for depo provera says that fertility is back to normal 6 months to a year after stopping the shots. This is not to say that you aren't pregnant or couldn't get pregnant right now. Every woman is different and will have a unique exerience after discontinuing the shots.
Avatar f tn the patch,nuva-ring,depo-provera, and just about every pill you can think of. Not only did they not work but they caused the worst side effects and I am not allergic to anything. I have been controlling my diet for some time now watching my carb intake and was on glucophage for a while with no results. I have irregular periods sometimes a year on and a year off and extremely they are usually heavy and painful.
Avatar n tn I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday and I'm hoping they take my complaints seriously. 9 months ago, I took the Depo Provera shot for birth control. About 6 weeks later, all my symptoms started. I barely even noticed them at first, but here's what's happened: 15 lb.
Avatar f tn I wouldn't say it's because you haven't had periods became shorter and lighter and then heavier and longer...and back to shorter and may just be your body changing.
503727 tn?1210442710 As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
Avatar n tn For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
Avatar n tn I have used Depo Provera (two shots) after the birth of my first child. My weight gain came way before my first pregnancy and before the shots. I have not taken a shot in 5 years and I only had two shots. I didn't like them. I have not taken any birth control for 3 years now.
Avatar n tn I took Geritol for about 3 weeks as well as my husband, then i thought i was pregnant and switched over to prenatal pills, and sure enough i was! Im currently 7 weeks pregnant. Good luck to you!! My pregnancy isnt going so well though(not geritol related) but hopefully yours will be better!!
298579 tn?1192250448 The only thing I have seen that helps the pain is an herbal wrap that you heat up(you can get them @ walmart), and I lay that on my stomach. I have been on the depo shot for four years, I have asked if this is a contributing factor and have been told no. I have no kids. I hope someone comes up with an explanation, because I am too young to be giving up on my sex life!
Avatar n tn I had 2 shots of Depo Provera and NOW I have just about every symptom of hypothyroid. I go back in a few days to get my test results. I'm so nervous they will tell me nothing is wrong with me, but I'm not imagining these symptoms. I've been dealing with them for awhile now b/c I blamed all the symptoms on the Depo shot. But I've been off the shot for 3 months and my symptoms are getting worse rather than better, so I don't think it's the shot.
1432824 tn?1283386688 Last monday I had a DNC and they administered a Depo-Provera shot to get the bleeding under control. While those things have helped with the bleeding I have started having other symptoms that I thought were just due to the heavy bleeding but now the bleeding is better the symptoms still persist..I feel dizzy, light-headed, and I have "heay head" where my head seems to be too heavy for my body all of a sudden.
1229507 tn?1294026330 A side benefit to Depo is many (and I am one of them) do not have periods at all and have not had one since starting Depo--it's success rate at preventing pregnancy is 99.7% which is actually higher than tubal ligation anyway.While its true that it can't be immediately withdrawn from the system after being tried, it has only a 3 month duration and would be back out of her system if it didn't work for her.