Depo provera and losing weight

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Avatar f tn I also felt achy when I happened to workout really hard and when I lost weight, I guess depo is stored in fat cells, so losing weight released what depo i had stored up. On the upside I stopped having nightmares and feeling too warm at night. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Just from my experence I was on depo shot and you have signs of pregnancy and are not pregnant and there is no way possiable you could feel you baby kick so soon you don't start feeling any movement until your about 4months pregnant I had a baby about 5months ago tomorrow is 5months and well I didn't actually really feel him move until I was 4months along maybe a lil ferther and I had a m/c on the depo shot the shot was in my systom but the shot killed the baby well anyways I don't think a baby
Avatar n tn I did have ulcers, but why did they flare up during my time of month? I went to a gyno. They said try Depo-Provera shot. I did and gained a ton of weight. My periods were constant and I still got sick. Then I got real sick again, was in the hospital, and lost the weight shortly after my release. Since then, I haven’t gotten my period (3 years now), nor have I gotten sick. About a year ago, I started eating more (holiday times) and gained more weight than before.
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 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.
Avatar n tn hello, my name is marjory and i was on depo for about 9 months today is 12/18/06 i was pregnant in may of 05 and had an abortion in aug of 05 and then went straight to depo and had my last shot on april 06 so that whole time i did not have any periods now i have been off the shot for about 5 or six months and have been having sex every day and hoping to get pregnant do you think i will be able to??
Avatar n tn I am in a group where all the women are trying to conceive after the depo provera. Many have been trying to conceive for years, and no luck. And it seems like those who do conceive have miscarriages soon after. Its like 80% of the women who get pg have a miscarriage. Is this linked to the depo? Age? Im 22 and am trying to conceive #2. (my son is 6 now) I am so scared that it might happen to me.
1966001 tn?1325566730 I was/am a runner, and I worked out at least 3 days a week, with cardio and some weight lifting, and kept a food journal to help me watch my calorie intake. I was doing everything right, except for being on the Depo. It was no use that I was exercising so much and eating so well....the Depo still made me gain weight like crazy! I have been off of the Depo for almost a year now, and there is still no sign of weight loss being possible for me yet.
Avatar f tn Yes, you can loose Depo Provera Weight and get your looks back. The reason you gained the weight is the Depo. Please know it is not your fault. Depo causes insulin resistance, Metabolic syndrome (syndrome X) and ovarian cysts in some women. You were smart to discontinue it. Please Google insulin resistance. You can drop these pounds using low carb and zero carb diets. It won't take long.
Avatar n tn I have been very moody, verging on depression, and having an impossible time losing weight for some time now and I was beginning to wonder if maybe Depo was the culprit. Well, to make a long story short, during the month of October I have become severely bulimic. I suddenly have these horrible cravings for terrible food that I never ate before...I will have huge binges (fried chicken fingers, pie, cake, french fries, gravy, cookies, ice cream...
Avatar f tn Then for some reason I thought I wonder if the depo has anything to do with this, its been only after starting the depo i noticed the lump (not immediately) i have gained 23kgs over the course of bbeing on the depo, losing weight in the middle somewhere then gaining again.
Avatar n tn If you want to lose weight faster after depo-provera, do what my Dr. told me. I was eating healthy and eating 1500 cals a day. She told me to eat only meat and fat (so, cheese, meat, chicken, butter, oils, eggs) anything zero carb. I didn't believe her. I had to have my tortillas and salads! She also suggested dropping down my calories to 50-1000. What? And starve? But I wasn't hungry after trying it. So, guess what. I told her I would try her crazy advice for a week.
Avatar n tn all the weight gain from depo has depo in it!!! do your best to lose any weight gained on it and drink lots of water. feel free to e-mail me and i can answer any questions you might have. love and hugs....
Avatar f tn is the depo still in my system from having a shot November 7? And how long until I start losing weight? Will I lose this weight?
Avatar n tn I gain weight and lost it so wether it was related to the depo I am not sure. I went off of it because my doctor told me that there are new studies that show that is can cause osteoporosis in women who are on it for long periods of time. I was off of it for 3 months before my first period.
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 n tn Can you loose weight well being on the depo shot? Ive been trying and trying and nothing seems to work HELP!!!
Avatar m tn She gained about 75lbs, despite having and continuing abnormally healthy eating and exercise habits. Even her personality changed. While she was on the Depo Provera we moved cross country and we ended up with terrible insurance and new doctors. By the time she saw her new doctor, it was late fall 2012, and she asked to go off the Depo. The new doctor prescribed Lutera to transition off the Depo. That was fall of 2012. Since then, she has not noticed any changes.
Avatar n tn I was on it for 2 years and stopped getting it because I was having trouble losing baby weight. For the next 7 years, we used condoms as our method of birth control until it got to the point where I was tired of worrying about it, and went back on Depo in January of 09. Unlike many posters, I've actually lost weight since being back on it, but I think it has really suppressed my appetite.
Avatar m tn if they are working for some ladies with the help of losing the weight and reversing the side affects of pcos...why is it bad for us to take those drugs??? I'm sorry you are having a really hard time with your pcos, I am not a doctor so I don't have ebery answer for you. But we are all different. I was lucky enough to find a REALLY good doctor, who has helped me so much. Thanks to his words, I have lost weight...not as much as I want, but that is no fault of his.
Avatar n tn for two years, and from the beginning, he hasn't lost ANY weight! And his doctor had him taking 1000mg AM, and PM. He is diabetic. I think you changing what you're eating, the amount you eat, and walking more often is the reasons why you loose weight! And also, it is VERY, VERY unhealthy to loose 19LBS in 1 week! If that's what is happening you should eat more Cal's! I've never meet a doctor who would be OK with ANYONE losing that much so fast!
Avatar n tn Sometimes salt can be the culprit in fast weight gain. And depending on your weight, the norm is said to be 25-35 lbs. I have only known a few girls who have gained the low end with their pg. Most women I know have gained 30+ lbs. It may be a good idea to lay off the sweets or substitute them with healthier alternatives (raisins instead of candy, etc). A good book to check out is What to Eat When You Are Expecting. It offers many healthy (and tasty) recipes that fit well with pregnancy.
Avatar n tn My wife gets a Depo Provera shot every three months and is having a very hard time losing weight. She barely eats (and when she does, its on the keto diet), she works out two hours a day, and is very active. The scary part is that earlier in her life, when she got off Depo, she gained even more weight than when she was on it. It's incredibly frustrating that she has to go to these great lengths to try and not gain weight, especially when getting off of it is even scarier.
Avatar f tn I excersise and eat properly but am losing NO weight.. if anyone can help me out with some ideas and things that help you fellow PCOS suffers with weight problems please let me know because i just want to get better!!!!!! and the doctors are not really helping me out enough and expaining things thoroughly!
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 n tn I workout and am careful about what I eat so I know that weight loss is not the reason why I am losing massive amounts of hair starting about 2 weeks after I stopped the pill. I had bloodwork done yesterday and will get the results tomorrow, my MD is looking for Thyroid, Liver and Kidney issues, but I truly believe it was the pill.
Avatar n tn if you r truely scared u might be pg on depo, see your dr immediately if you want to keep this might have to take provera to reverse it and not m/c. depo 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 cant deal with the diets anymore because Im not losing enough weight. I will have surgery to remove most of the excess pounds and then begin a diet to change my eating habits. I have thought about it too just like you, I cant face the people staring at me anymore. I developped Agoraphobia complex with time. I am going to jd healthcare clinic to undergo a liposuction. I will still have to be followed by the doctors after the operation to make sure that everything is going right.
Avatar n tn I finnally see a doctor on monday, the doctor will be putting me on most likely phentermine and i will be taking the hcg shot, i am kind of worried about the shot because i take the depo provera birth control shot, people take hcg to ovulate and get pregnant i was just wondering if this might be something to worry about, i dont have my monthly cycle and dont really want it back, if someone might be in the same situation as i am or might know the answer im looking for please let me know.