Depo provera and libido

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Avatar n tn when i first went on depo i did that. i chalk it up to my system clearing out. after a couple of months it stopped and i never had a period again until i stopped taking it all together of course.
Avatar f tn My doctor doesn't know what to do, and keeps saying it's stress and denies it ever being caused by the depo shot. I read somewhere that the depo shot is given to molesters to decrease their desire to have sex. I don't know if that's true but if it is, that is pretty good proof. I've had no sex drive since I was 16 and I'm 21 now!!! I get so frustrated, and often times cry after attempting to have sex because it's so frustrating to me.
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 was given a shot of depo-provera yesterday...and when 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.
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 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 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.
Avatar n tn here is my web site and depo group web address. please feel free to take a look and ask me questions!!! love...kimmie
Avatar m tn That is a very permanant solution and your situation may change in the future. And once your libido starts to drop it is going to be gone and you really need that testosterone for other aspects of your life. You need that energy to do all the things that you need to do to care for yourself and your wife. My husbands testosterone started dropping and he had no energy to even work without a nap during the day.
5856747 tn?1403352282 her problem was indeed a pure loss of libido and had nothing to do with response. While answering this Ruth also let it slip that she had a full time job! This of course underlined and re-enforced my first impressions as to what exactly was going on here. Now we have a young woman aged 32 with four young children, obviously talented and well educated and holding down a full time job and not on any form of birth control! And she wonders where her libido has gone to!
Avatar n tn I was on depo for about a month after my son was born, and I said never again. I'm now having alot of problems and I'm not sure if its from that or just other things. I would say go get checked out to be safe. I have my period that last me for 2 months straight but this time it lasted 2 months straight took 1 week off, started back up and now its still on an every other day routine.
Avatar f tn For the first five years I tried several birth control brands and strengths which did nothing almost. I went on the Depo at age 14 and was not given the injection on the proper stage of my ovulation cycle. I bled for at least six months straight from heavy to medium with very few light days. I was a complete nuclear time bomb emotioally.
1344197 tn?1392822771 The use of testosterone in menopausal women has been studied and shows some benefit at low doses to treat vasomotor symptoms and decreased libido. Higher dosages have been associated with elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, male pattern hair growth, and acne. So what are the FDA-approved Bioidentical Hormones?
1838686 tn?1324010389 Depo can disrupt your libido as it is a possible side effect. It may take awhile for your body to get adjusted to the progestin, a synthetic progestogen (hormone) Other side effects of depo provera are: Weight gain, pregnancy like symptoms, disruption of your menstrual cycle, headache, dizziness, and decreased sex drive. Give your body some time to adjust and if you experience too many annoying side effects, I would advise switching to a different B/C. However, I am not a HUGE fan of B/C.
Avatar n tn 2006 - Went on Yasmin but changed a year later due to an insane amount of bleeding. 2007 - Went on Yaz instead and bleeding was much better but libido decreased tremendously and seven months later, had a HUGE anxiety attack while out of town for a conference. My GP put me on Lexapro, felt good for about 3 months, and then we stepped me off of it because I assumed it was ennvironmental stressors and not linked to Yaz. Two months later, another huge anxiety attack.
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 Hi I had the Depo Provera contraceptive injection two weeks ago now, but I'm having serious mood swings. I go from being really ridiculously happy, to really annoyed or sad about the smallest of things. Is there anything I can do or something I can take to calm these mood swings down?? Just I'm pretty sure it's taking a strain on my boyfriend... and I don't want to be fighting with him all the time over nothing. I really hate it, but for these three months..
Avatar f tn Ive been on the Depo Provera shot for the last 2 months. I have a doctors appointment, but I am very anxious. Please help!
Avatar m tn It is good your wife stopped depo. I was on depo for two years. It kills your libido and greatly reduces your bone density the longer you take it. It can take more than 18 months to fully recover once coming off of it. I hope this is helpful for you and your wife!
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.
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 f tn My husbads latest therory is the fact i haven't had a period in like 6 years.. i was on Depo Provera for a long time and now the Nuva Ring.. I use the ring continuously and skip periods.. been doing that for like a year.. My sex drive has been shot for about 3 year or so.. i though it was the pills.. now i have been off but its not any better.. i am gonna get my testoterone checked.. and other hormone levels... I started seeing an acupunturist for this... so far hasn't helped..
Avatar n tn about 6 months ago when me and my husband would have sex it would hurt really bad and my libido is completely gone! i know i dont have any stds bc i get tested.
Avatar n tn She said she took SEVERAL HPT and 2 blood ALL NEGATIVE. Finally when her Doc gave her a RX for provera to start her period she was tested one more time 12/9 almost a month later she FINALLY GOT a positive blood test. Her Docs theory is she just ovulated VERY late in her cycle that month!!! How crazy is that!!? It took almost a WHOLE month for her to show positive for pregnant. I mean you are alittle further than a month though. Have you got an ultrasound?
Avatar n tn I do not know what the solution for this is but I do know of women who've recovered their sex drives after Depo Provera and other birth control damage. Not very many women know about this or have tried to reverse the situation as far as I know, because there is practically no awareness. I have not tried either because I am dealing w/a different problem, long-term loss of sex drive caused by anti-depressants.
Avatar m tn Thank you for your suggestions and information. However, Depo-Provera is ungodly expensive in the dosages needed to have a noticeable effect on the sex drive. Do any of you know of any solutions chemical or otherwise that is cheaper?
Avatar n tn i was on depo provera twice for 6 years each time. it was great, no periods and no other side effects. i went off of it due to bone density loss, and my period returned and everything went back to normal. i have never had a vaginal smell besides the ordinary smell of a healthy vagina, but about 2 years after being off of depot provera and having my regular period, i decided to try the patch, as i still had no intention of getting pregnant. after the 1st few wks, i noticed a strong vaginal odour.
Avatar m tn In fact, I tried to get a prescription for Depo Provera (used in chemical castrations outside of the US), but was to no avail. I've read a lot of conflicting opinions about things like Saw Palmetto, Licorice Root and Reishi Mushroom extract. Some say they have killed their libido, others say they were kicked into overdrive. I've taken significant amounts of Licorice and Chasteberry, but have not noticed any impact.
312323 tn?1193300534 Well my doctor said that it would pass or shrink on its own well after three months went bye no change, so my doctor decided to give me a laparoscopy to remove the cyst, after my surgery my doctor said everything went well and I should recover fine from this surgery, well surprise surprise after one month later I was still in alot of pain at that time I went back in to see him, and what I heard was like a diffrent language to me he told me when I had my surgery he found some endometriosis on my