Depo provera how it works

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Avatar n tn I was on the depo shot for 7 years. I loved it as it worked for me how it was suppose to. I didn't have any bad side effects as some of my friends had...irregular periods, nausuea, headaches, etc. And I DID know all of the long term effects. I had a great doctor that continually checked on my "side effects"...after 7 years, she said that it was time for me to change up because of the bone density loss issue.
4069776 tn?1349521984 Hello, I was on depo provera for 9 years, I had my last shot in Jan 2012 and was suppose to come get my next shot April 2012, My doctor informed me that it would be fine for me to just stop taking it because I did so well while I was on it and that I should be fine coming off of it, well I didnt. I had horrible side effects from July and they are still happening now, I have had every test done (ultrasounds, blood test, endoscopes, ect.) and everything came back normal.
Avatar n tn I use depo vera over ten years ago now and one of the side affect for me was every time there after I actual did get pregnant I would get a negative hcg until about the fourth month. I would have all the signs and symptoms and would get a negative hcg and even was unable to see the fetus on the sonogram. If you feel that you are pregnant just be very careful and don't let anyone tell you anything about your body. You know it best.
Avatar n tn How long does it take to get your period after stopping depo provera injections? When is it safe to start conceiving?
Avatar n tn How was depo provera for you?
Avatar n tn I am worried that when school starts in a couple weeks (she'll be in 1st grade by the way) I am going to be called in on a weekly basis to talk about how much she talks and how loud she is. I don't know if it has to do with the baby coming or not because she has been doing this for quite some time. I am almost ready to ask a dr for medication or something. Please help.
Avatar n tn Hi andreaR - I was 26 went I went on Depo and I just turned 38. If you search 'depo' in this forum, you'll see my list of side effects. My period stopped almost immediately after I started depo and I certainly didn't miss it.
988051 tn?1249023942 I've been on the Depo Provera shot for about 3 months now. I know that it stops the ovaries from releasing eggs and that it also thickens the uterine lining. Since I have been on the Depo Provera shot, I have not had a period. I know that this can be the case for many. My question is whether or not the lining of the uterus is still shed, even if I do not have a period. I have had some cramps today and have just discovered a brownish discharge. It's more like spotting.
5363805 tn?1366921550 I've been advised by a counselor that I have seen before regarding other pregnancy/postpartum related issues, and she said that I should go ahead and take the St. John's Wort, and see how it works for me, along with a healthy diet, If that doesn't work, she says that I should just go ahead and try the antidepressants. :/ I just want to know if anyone else has already tried this and/or gone through what I am going through now. Thanks to everyone who has replied so far, I really do appreciate it.
Avatar n tn You guys have been a lot of help so I hope you can help me! I started Depo Provera back in October of 2006 and have only received one of the 3 month dose. I got the shot when I was on my period. My period used to last 3 days then go away completely. A few days later, I would have a brownish discharge for just a few hours. I was told this is normal since your body is getting rid of some of the old blood and tissue. Well, after Depo, I bled the entire three months.
Avatar n tn Hi! I am 24 yrs old and am TTC. I went to my gyno and he told me he couldn't find anything physically wrong with me. I thought I had PCOS, since I have many symptoms. Excess hair (not much but more than normal women), dark skin on my neck, underarms, groin area, ect., and I have not had a regular period since I started. My blood work came back normal though so he wouldn't diagnose it. There are two ways that Provera and Clomid work. Your doctor will give you Provera.
Avatar f tn Hello, I can understand your concern. Depo-Provera is a progestin injection and it works to suppress ovulation ,thicken cervical mucus to create a hostile environment for sperm and thins the uterine lining to make implantation of a fertilized egg difficult. Irregular and scanty bleeding or even total amenorrhea are common side effects of Depo shots.This side effects are common during the first year of use of depo and nearly a quarter or half the users may suffer from this side effect.
Avatar f tn how long will i continue to get the side effects and weight gain after my shot is up? i hate this i used to be able to eat anything i wanted with out gaining wieght, now i feel like im starving my self dieting cause im constintly hungry, i hate this so much cause within the next month and a half ill probably gain another 15lbs and after its up ill probably gain even more and im only 5' tall:( i feel disgusting...
215385 tn?1201806501 Hi I've recently stopping taking the depo injection which I have been on for over 10 years. Does anyone know if the length of time I have been on the depo will effect the length of time it will take to get my periods back etc? My husband I would like to try for children but know it could be a long wait because of this. Also, whilst on the depo I did gain a little weight over the last 10 years, might just be getting older but I was always really thin until I used it.
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 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....
661650 tn?1302286158 Amazing information about Birth control everyone should know, pass it on, no matter what you deside. The Mechanisms of the pill and BC According to definition, an effective contraceptive would absolutely prevent conception--it would suppress or inhibit ovulation, making it impossible for sperm to meet with eggs. The only products falling into this category are jellies and foams--spermicides--and condoms. (Diaphragms are considered a mechanical barrier and not true contraceptives.
Avatar n tn I have been fighting depression for a long time and didn't know that a lot of it could be caused by the shot. I don't know how exactly it helps in making you depressed but I've read too many people's stories not to believe that it can contribute to depression. Now I'm trying to come off the shot. Of course my husband isn't too thrilled about this idea but after reading everything that I've read it may be a good idea.
Avatar n tn hi, I have just started provera to induce my period.
Avatar n tn It has now been 15 months since my last Depo shot and still no AF. My doc gave me Provera, but I didn't have any withdrawal bleeding after taking the last pill. When I told my doctor this, she said that my lab results showed that my prolactin was high, and so she prescribed something to bring prolactin down. My question is, what does the prolactin have to do with low estrogen?
Avatar m tn In the spring of 2012 my wife started the birth control shot Depo Provera as a treatment for fibroid tumors. The side affects were terrible. She went from being someone with boundless energy to being tired all the time. She went from having a very healthy sex drive to having none at all. She gained about 75lbs, despite having and continuing abnormally healthy eating and exercise habits. Even her personality changed.
Avatar n tn I only took them one month to get my cycle back, but the depo shot really screwed me up. It is a steriod and caused me to gain ALOT of weight. I was a police officer and the weight gain was very unwelcome. I was running 5 to 6 days a week and watching what I ate and still gained weight. When I stopped I developed cysts on my ovaries which messed my cycles up. Again I had to take b/c pills to get rid of them, only for them to come back. I was not sexually active during this time.
Avatar n tn I know this is late, but I want to make sure anyone searching the internet for answers finds this. I have been bleeding nearly every day since I first got the shot 4 months ago. Getting the shot was one of the worst decisions I have ever made. After the first shot I went back to the doctor and explained all the side effects I was experiencing and how miserable it has made me, but their only suggestion was to stay on it longer because "it takes time to work".
Avatar n tn i was on the depo for 2 years it took 6 months for my periods to come back ,iv been on my period for 2 and a half weeks now and my breasts are killing me!i dont know if this is normal but its starting to worry me!shud i see a doctor????
Avatar f tn Now i am waiting for my gynecologist appointment to come through.I am so worried at the moment.I am sure it is because of Depo Provera AND NOT CANCER.I told her that i have read a lot of reviews of woman who had the sam on going bleeding for months,but she kind of ignored that. I just wonder how will they stop that bleeding?When it is going to stop?
Avatar n tn As soon as you go off, your body will start to get rid of the Depo Provera. It is not instant. It takes time because it is stored in your tissues (fat, muscle). But I assure you you will get back to normal and have a much happier, thinner life. You will be happy with your first period, when it finally returns. We are supposed to have them, it is unhealthy not to. The weight will be the hardest you ever lose, but there is a quick way.
Avatar f tn After the surgery I went on Lupron for 6 months and I should never have. I felt bullied into taking it and I suffered a lot because of it. Let me know how you are and what you have done during this time, maybe I can answer more of your questions.
Avatar f tn It took the pressure off me and DH. It was a nice break. I think not being stressed for two months may have helped us. Not sure how it happened but hope my story helps you. I'm 26 so I never thought it would be hardto get pregnant. Good luck lady.
Avatar m tn I was told by my doctor and even the pharmacist that Depo Provera has had some issues in it's dark past and gave me a lot of info before I made the decision of going on it. I went on it because at the time the pill didn't fit in my busy schedule. Although there's been arguements of depo causing miscarriages, other birth controls (like the pill) also cause miscarriages. Sadly it happens to any kind of medication you put into your body. Do you know that depo causes blood calcium loss?
Avatar n tn But my main question is has anyone else had problems with their A/F taking forever after depo. I have been off of it several other times and do not ever remember it taking this long. That or does anyone know if depo can make a HPT come out weird. About a month ago I had about 5 come out with "ghost lines" Faint extra lines after i had spotted for a few days.