Depo provera effectiveness

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Avatar f tn My gyn gave me my depo-provera shot two weeks before it was due . Can that affect the effectiveness of the shot in any way ?
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?
Avatar m tn I am getting my wisdom teeth out and the oral surgeon is giving me an IV of antibiotics to help with the healing after surgery. I am on the Depo Provera birth control shot and I had heard that antibiotics can effect birth control before. Is this true? Should I use a back-up form of birth control, and if so, for how long?
Avatar m tn Hi, my girlfriend lives overseas and she's on depo provera. She gets the shot once or twice a year only (not every 12 or 13 weeks). She has it injected one month in advance, every time before I travel overseas to visit her and have sex. I know depo provera meant to provide over 99% protection after 7 days, but we like to be extra cautious and wait a month before having sex. She had her last shot in September, and I visited her nearly a month later in October.
Avatar n tn My girlfriend started using the depo-provera shot about a month ago. We abstained from sex for a week after the injection just to be safe. Two weeks after the injection we had to make a visit to her family practice doctor because we had a hunch that she had a bladder infection. We were right. The doctor prescribed her to take 250 mg of Ciprofloxacin twice daily and of course Phenazopyridine for the pain.
16108503 tn?1445361326 I moved and left my luggage in my car overnight, including the Depo Provera. I get married in a few months and want yo make sure that it is effective. Thank you for your time and help!
Avatar n tn After being on depo provera for 1 year, I decided to discontinue use and switch to the pill. I decided to be single (and not sexually active) for a while, so I decided to wait until I got my period to start taking the pill. The only problem is that I STILL haven't had a period! It's been 6 or 7 months since I stopped getting the shots. I had normal periods while on the shot, and before I was on the shot, but once I stopped getting it my periods vanished...
Avatar n tn Contraceptive effectiveness is achieved within 24 hours of receiving Depo-Provera. Depo-Provera should be administered during the first five days of a normal menstrual cycle (in order to avoid inadvertent administration during pregnancy) and/or immediately following pregnancy termination. Depo-Provera may also be administered at any time, and with no added precautions if the woman is currently on the combined oral contraceptive pill or the progestin only pill and is definitely not pregnant.
Avatar f tn I've just turned 18 and I've been using the depo shot for at least 7 months because the pill was making me sick.When I asked my Nurse about depo she just told me about the positives which left me very much in the dark about this contraception.Since starting my shots I have gained 14LBS in just SEVEN months!!I have gone back to the nurse since and explained that my diet and exercise hasn't changed but I'm gaining weight,she wasn't exactly sympathic and insisted I eat less!
Avatar f tn Generally speaking, the vast majority of antibiotics do not affect the effectiveness of any form of hormonal birth control. This includes Depo Provera. The major exception to this is the antibiotic Rifampin which is used for tuberculosis among other things.
Avatar f tn 3 months between, I have a terrible memory. No period. High effectiveness, and after the shot, no worries So how does an implant birth control such as implanon compare?
Avatar n tn Me and my spouse have agreed not to have children at this point in our lives and we researched the different types of birth control methods. We decided to have her take a Depo-Provera shot because it was so highly effective. She has been using it for about 6 monthes and she is haveing her period now. We were told that this wouldn't happen so we are kinda scared that something is going/went wrong. is this a common side effect or should we be worried?
Avatar f tn I have been on the Depo Provera shot for one year - before I say anything else I should mention to you that it's more immediately effective if they give you the shot in your hip like they recommend, not in your arm. I have had no normal periods while on it; on a rare occasion I will have a small amount of blood when I wipe after going to the bathroom (sorry if that detail was gross).
Avatar n tn My girlfriend started using the depo-provera shot about a month ago. We abstained from sex for a week after the injection just to be safe. Two weeks after the injection we had to make a visit to her family practice doctor because we had a hunch that she had a bladder infection. We were right. The doctor prescribed her to take 250 mg of Ciprofloxacin twice daily and of course Phenazopyridine for the pain.
Avatar f tn Hi there, There have been few studies which have indicated that taking antibiotics with depo may affect the effectiveness of depo.If you are receiving Depo-Provera injections to prevent pregnancy, you should use a backup method of birth control while taking an antibiotic, just to be extra safe. Consult a gynecologist for assistance and clarification. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Dinosaur I took an antibiotic (Keflex) for Cellulitis. I got the Depo Provera shot 2 months before this. Did the Keflex have any affect on my birth control?
Avatar f tn Birth control with Depo-Provera begins immediately after the first shot if given within the first five days of your menstrual period. How Effective Is Depo-Provera? Depo-Provera is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Again, it does not prevent spreading of STDs. To help protect yourself from STDs, use a latex male condom each time you and your partner have sex.
Avatar n tn nausea, fatigue, breast tenderness, headaches, etc... I once had the same experience that you've described while I was on Depo. I was convinced that I was pregnant, so I went to my doctors office to take a blood test to get a more accurate answer (hpt's all said negative). It turned out that it was the Depo causing these symptoms. Unless you've already done so, I would suggest speaking with your doctor/gynecologist about how you're feeling and ask about what they advise...
Avatar n tn So I have been on Depo-Provera for many years. My last dose was last Tuesday, but I think maybe I was given it...wrong? The nurse seemed very inexperienced to start, but my biggest concerns are how much it hurt when she gave it(it usually barely stings), the fact that some of the solution actually started dripping out of the injection site for a while, and also that there was a big lump in my arm for several days afterward. Now it's a bruise, but no lump. I'm wondering...
Avatar f tn i am on the birth control shot depo provera and my doctor gave me prenatal vitamins to take. she said it will reduce birth defects if i was to get pregnant while on the shot.can taking prenatal vitamins increase my chances of getting pregnant? and also when my boyfriend and i have sex he never uses a condom and always "comes" in me. sometimes several times the same day. i know its not smart but does this increase my chances of getting pregnant since im not being careful?
Avatar n tn i have been taking the birth control shot depo provera for years and i always get my period 3 weeks prior to going to get another one...i bleed for the entire 3 weeks up until i get the next shot...however this time i havent started and my next shot is 3 days away...i have been extremely tired lately and have no idea why...could i be pregnant?
Avatar f tn Also, missing a lot of pills can also lower the effectiveness of the birth control. If you don't want to become pregnant then I would say try your hardest to remember to take every pill on time! Good luck and I hope the results turn out in your favor!
Avatar n tn There's no hormonal fluctuation, and never has been; it's consistent all the time. I'm on depo-provera now, but even before then it was the same. It doesn't seem to matter if I scrub myself raw, or go two weeks without bathing (I'm in the Houston area, and last fall after Ike, with no power or clean water, bathing was iffy. We've been through similar several times over the years). Diet makes no difference. Climate changes make no difference. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn I had been on the depo provera for 5 years until 3 months ago. I had never had any problem until I switched from getting my injections from my ob/gyn to my family physician. The nurse who gave me my injection on my rear hit my sciatic nerve. I have been in intense nerve pain since then. I have been diagnosed with sciatica. The good news is that the damage is not permanent. The estimate I have been given is 6 months to a year. The worst thing is how my doctor's office treated me after.
Avatar f tn i know the nasty risks of depo-provera and do not want to use that or the patch. i need the absolute lowest estrogen possible. thats why i liked the iud because it didnt release any. any suggestions?
Avatar n tn What you heard about antibiotics making birth control less effective was a common belief among health care providers, however research has shown that it may not, in fact, be valid for any type of hormonal birth control, including Depo-Provera. With the exception of Rifampin-type antibiotics, there is no conclusive evidence that commonly-prescribed antibiotics make hormonal contraceptives less effective.
384896 tn?1335297931 The american college of obstetrics and gynecology recommends progestin only birth control while breastfeeding such as depo provera and minipills. Progestin birth control may actually increase your milk supply where as birth control pills containing estrogen have been shown to reduce your supply of breast milk so try to avoid those. So, stay away from those. Another option is LAM, lactional amenorrhea method: Breastfeeding doesn't have to be a hindrance to birth control.
Avatar m tn A far cry from the effectiveness of the pill. Go to the doctor and get put on depo-provera shots or birth control pills. Her cycle will most likely be off taking that much hormones in such a short period of time so anticipate that she will be late or early. Really consider this carefully and get your butts into planned parenthood or the doctors office. Otherwise your new name may be Daddy.