Depo provera and liver problems

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Avatar n tn Woman should be informed more of the consequences of taking Depo-provera and really Understand!! The impact this shot can and will have on your life. Why destroy your life to prevent one. Read up and become more knowledgable about the side effects the posion you are putting in your body. Everyday you loose a piece of your womanhood some women unfortunately will never get back.
Avatar n tn i was on the minipill for two years i am not getting my period now doctor wants to put me on depo provera she claims after awhile the affectiveness of the minpill wears off and depo 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?
432411 tn?1206475709 I have absolutely no history of thyroid problems of any kind in family and I had had no problems before the depo. I'm also always tired, get muscle ramps frequently and a host of other issues since then, which of course get attributed to the thyroid issues, even though I'm supposedly on a good dosage of thyroid replacements. The warnings for this poison weren't even out when I started taking it and when they did finally come out, my doctor never told me.
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 She told me to never eat anything white (except chicken). Well her advice worked. It's something about the Depo Provera and and inability to metabolize carbs while Depo is still hiding in your tissues. She told me to eat this way until I lost the weight I want, and that then I could eat bread, salad, and the foods I love again. She also said the weight will not come back, as the depo will be gone. So I look forward to that in another month or so. I have already lost 45 lbs!
Avatar n tn (that’s the reason you are being given medication for acidity) Liver and kidney dysfunction is another cause. Hence kidney and liver function tests should be done. Other causes are diabetes and hypothyroidism. Electrolyte imbalance too can cause nausea. Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with a fatty liver after taking depo provera - which is a third world injectable progestin (synthetic progesterone) - it causes full blown osteo in 19year olds. Very dangerous - all kinds of court cases - Pfizer. So, a Naturopath v.s multiple surgeries now seem to be the path I am going down. Your exhaustion may well be core toxicity, neurotransmitters which are out of balance and low projesterone and a weak thyroid.
Avatar n tn I also beleve it made me have vaginal dryness witch is causing more and more problems for me. I have never experienced these kind of problems with my other birth control pill. Yaz seems to be causing nothing but problems for me.
Avatar n tn Anemia, low proteins, adrenal gland problems, kidney and liver problems and Cushing Syndrome has to be eliminated. Late night snacking and poor sleep patterns too cause weight gain. Certain medications like antidepressants cause weight gain. Polycystic ovary too causes weight gain, hence has to be ruled out by an ultrasound of abdomen. Once all these causes are ruled out, then it could be due to shot, and you will be able to regain your previous weight once effect of shot goes in 3 months.
Avatar n tn I live an amazingly high stress life (not enough room on the internet to go into that one) and have learned that when your body is enduring constant high stress, it causes your liver (? pretty sure it was liver) to produce an excess of enzymes and insullin to give your muscles the "strength" to cope with the physical side effects of stress. A natural defense mechanism but a real wammy for someone with PCOS and insullin resistance. I'm hoping it helps that issue too.
Avatar f tn Last month went through a HSG and my tubes are all normal. But due to the Depo provera other than problems with getting periods, I also have some liver problems- high counts of SGOT and SGPT. So whatever meds are to be given to me, this has to be borne in mind. Now, as next step there are two suggestions: 1. Take a combination of Estrogen Progesterone tables for 28 days, wait for my period to come back, then further tests to be done. 2.
Avatar n tn I also have a fatty liver and endometriosis. I was diagnosed with the fatty liver 6 months after taking a single dose of Depo Provera - an injectable 3rd world synthetic progesterone birth control. Needless to say, I am compliant to the CPAP, it is really the only thing that seems to be dragging me through this. Just wondering if anyone else has shared symptoms.
503727 tn?1210442710 I just started taking Celexa (again) after 2 years of being off it, and have some of the side effects, dizzyness, major sleep problems, and some nausea. they are slowly going away, but you have to remember that they are more present at the beggining and will soon go away, and then you will start to feel better, it may take a few weeks, to over a month, but just give it a chance.
Avatar f tn Last Oct 2008 I had an endometric (chocolate) cyst removed through laparascopy, following which my dr gave me 3 injections or Depo Provera one for each month, which is where all my problems began! First I wasnt getting a period, and once I got periods in Jun09 and Jul09, it stopped again. And during periods I wasnt ovulating. Even had complications with my liver SGOT SGPT and skin break-outs.
Avatar n tn No problems for years after that.
298579 tn?1192250448 My main reason for writing on this post is because I note that many of the women on this post have stated they have not had children, and a couple say they had infertility problems. And those that have said they have had children appear to have only experienced the pain years after childbirth. I have been trying get pregnant for the past 5 years and have had two miscarriages in this time. It was suspected that I might have endometriosis but an op in 2008 was negative.
665881 tn?1248930597 Hi, I am living in absolute fear everyday because I am convinced I have "MS" Multiple sclerosis". Ok it started when recently in the last a few months I have been having Muscle twitches, muscle spasms, wooziness, joint aches, muscle pains, tingling, muscle tension, tiredness/weakness, uncontrolled movements of the eyes, back ache, leg cramps, vision problems & the urge to urinate but nothing comes out! These are all "MS" symptoms and it's frightening me to death!
Avatar n tn I had cat scans done, and it showed I had a cyst on my ovary and that my liver enzymes were a little high. My doctor ended up giving my Provera to jump start my period again and put me on birth control to try to dissolve the cyst so I wouldn't need surgery, and I started feeling better. I don't know if you are late on your period or not, but cysts can make you late.
1318372 tn?1274238135 implanon and depo provera are similar in the amt of hormones it releases into your body....both methods will stop periods eventually. I was on depo but AF stopped after my first shot so i'd think it would stop after getting implanon rather quickly. try a test and you can always talk to your doctor and have them do a blood test to rule pregnancy out.
Avatar n tn This is probably autoimmune considering the ANA and SED-rate. Lupus, and Scleroderma commonly cause problems with internal organs. The rash sounds like Lupus, but other autoimmune problems cause rashes too. Is it possible she has Crohn's Disease, or Celiac Disease? These are autoimmune too. Any other blood work?
Avatar n tn Im sorry your having soo many problems. I have heard many many bad things about the Depo Provera fact some doctors refuse to prescribe it. If i were you i would actually do some research and see if some of your symptoms match those of the Depo shot side effects...if they resemble them...if i were you i would go off the Depo shot...stop taking birth control which means practicing abstinence and let your body rid of all the might take a few months...
Avatar n tn I have researched both conditions, but PCOS never talks about chronic pain before,during and after menstruating, and pain during and after intercourse. My bowels are very messed up and I get really bad pain in my rectum. That is where my mom had a lot of it. I have no idea. None of my docs will do laparascopy. I have only had one U/S and a very long sharp vaginal probe, I forget what that is called. My blood clots are gigantic and never ending. I need some input from you intelligent ladies!!!
Avatar n tn For women who experience problems with bleeding, a pill with a different progestin is ususally tried first and then a pill with more estrogen is tried second. The choice of anticonvulsant therapy is dictated by the seizure disorder and managing this problem should take precedent. Other options for contraception include Depo-Provera injections, Norplant, intrauterine device, and barrier methods (condom, foam, etc.).
Avatar f tn I have had both HEARTBURN and ANXIETY problems for awhile now. I went to the doctor and she said that what many people don't know it that these problems are related to each other and can have similar symptoms and can affect each other. STRESS is a major cause of both! To treat my HEARTBURN symptoms she told me I could take Prilosec OTC or Zantac 175. This would help with the heartburn which would then help with the anxiety.
Avatar n tn well i had period problems and i am only 31 had 2 miscarrages over a 2 year period and was devistated i was not preg. i finally went to a gyno who was familiar,, skipped period, headaches, bloating, hair loss, feeling tired,,, i had blood work ..harmones were low.. had something called polycystic ovarian syndrome...
Avatar n tn Are you on depo provera or have you ever been on depo provera?
Avatar f tn i have been tested for cancer and was told @ 1 time i had cancer cells and then i went back and they didnt find anything. my doctor did find cysts under my arms and one in my breast. What is really wrong do i have HIV, cancer, or is it side effects oF the depo??
2026160 tn?1328928087 Do not use fabric softeners and/or fabric softener sheets in the dryer, especially on pillowcases as they cause a waxy residue that can clog pores on acne-prone individuals. Avoid low-estrogen birth control pills, Norplant, Provera, and Depo-Provera. Also progesterone hormone replacement Premarin can be problematic. If you have polycystic ovaries, they will cause hormonal changes and breakout. See our blog post about birth control pills for more information.
Avatar f tn All the problems I have now like liver issues, skin issues, irregular periods, anovulation are ALL because of those shots. Believe there are other meds to stop endo cysts from re-occuring, not sure of the names but you be sure not to take this one!!! Even if dr talks of just one shot DO NOT go for it...