Depo provera long term effects

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Avatar n tn 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. She informed me that tests have proven that it is ok for up to ten years if you have continually taken calcium supplements and exercised regularly (which I did from the beginning).
Avatar f tn Is there anyone that can suggest another treatment i have not heard or or maybe has some advice on long term uses of depo provera as endometriosis pain management. p.s anyone hear about endometriosis being classified recently as an autoimmune disease? That certainly sounds about right!!
Avatar f tn Hi Elana, Google Depo shot side effects, there not very nice, surggest you read them, not sure how often you have them, but you should think about coming of them, but that is your choice.
Avatar f tn The warning urged women not to use Depo-Provera on a long-term basis unless all other methods were inadequate. Most users of DMPA are teens at a crucial age for the building of bone density; about 10% of American females aged 15-19 years who use birth control use Depo-Provera, compared with 3% of women in the United States overall. Studies have contradicted the FDA warning. Women who stopped using DMPA experienced an average bone gain of 1.34% at the hip versus a loss of 0.
Avatar n tn My Dr's were very quick to give me the shots but not to explain the side effects to long/short term fertility issues. I think I'll go back and push them for all the true answers - the internet gives contradictory info! Thanks again and best of luck to you too!
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 n tn I had the same problem as Nickie5. I had two healthy childred, I was on Depo-Provera for about 3 years. When I stopped taking the injections I bleed for 3 months straight. My cycle hasn't been the same since (about 10 years now). From start to finish, it lasts appx. 2 weeks!!! I have also had 2 miscarriages and would like to know what to do (if anything) to reverse the damage (if any).
Avatar n tn I was on the depo for about 12 yrs. And I had alot of side effects also, I had hair loss, weight gain(I welcomed that because I was too skinny), mood swings, depression, loss of sex drive. If it weren't for the mood swings and depression and loss of sex drive I would get back on it! The hair loss didn't bother me cause I wore my hair short anyway and I so welcomed the weight gain because I was 125 pnds. With these huge boobs and my body didn't look right it was out of proportion.
Avatar n tn I was on Depo provera for a few years, in 1999 I went off of it and I got pregnant,I was thrilled untill I started bleeding, I went to the hospital and found out I had miscarried, I had tried to get pregnant since then and I was prescribed Clomid last year. I got pregnant again, but lost that baby at 9 weeks. it has been heartbreaking. i cry everyday. I know now that it was because of the Depo. I have a hard time when all of my friends around me are getting pregnant with no problem.
Avatar n tn i was on depo for 6 months. it doesn't seem as long as some of you women have. i stopped taking depo in aug of 07. i started having periods in feb of 08. my period was very irregular, they were only 2 weeks apart. in april i noticed i was having really bad cramps and was very tired all the time and my breasts were extremly sore so i took a pregnancy test. i've never been pregnant before so i just figured i was just about to start my period, but my test came back positive. in may i miscarried.
Avatar n tn Dear Jim - Thank you for your question about your sister-in-law and Depo-Provera. I'm afraid I am not qualified to answer your question completely. I can only tell you that there may be a slight increased risk for birth defects from the this drug - but the exact nature of that risk is unknown to me. I would recommend that your sister-in-law discuss at length any potential risks with her obstetrician.
Avatar f tn However, I stopped receiving the injections a few months ago due to concerns my doctor was having regarding long term side effects associated with the drug. I am currently on a prescription for vitamin D to prevent bone loss and have undergone bone density tests in the past, which have all tested negative for irregularities and loss of bone mass. I am beginning to get the horrible debilitating pain and bloating associated with Endo now worse than ever.
Avatar n tn because I knew it was NO coincidence that my health suddenly declined and my weight suddenly escalated. “According to Sathyamala, Depo-Provera is a long-term, systemic, invasive contraceptive, which acts at multiple levels. Its potency and the ease with which it can be used have been cited as reasons for its promotion in sections with high birth rates and low "motivation" levels.
Avatar n tn I had 1 depo injection 7 months ago and the side effects have taken over my life. When you ladies came off depo how long was it until you felt normal again? Also did it happen gradually? I keep getting episodes where I fel alot better and then I go right back down to being non functional again, even worse than it was to start with. Is this actually a good sign? Im so desperate to feel better!
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 f tn some people on this forum gained immediately and some even lost...Depo Provera does it's most damage in the long run, and is sneaky....and remember I wrote in previous posts that no amount of exercising and even severe dieting didn't help. I had stepped up my exercise 80% and had a personal trainer as well. I later found that exercise and diet is not the factors involved in the DP weight gain, but the actual fact that that much hormone should not be in the system of a non-pregnant female.
Avatar n tn I am not aware of anything that can reverse Depo, and it can take up to 18 months for the effects to wear off. According to most women on here Depo is pretty nasty stuff, but some have had little to no problems. Hopefully things go smoothly for you!
Avatar n tn I would say something truly is wrong and the body may need some assistance. Long term exposure to Depo does mess us up to some degree...I agree... but our bodies are devinely made and we should give it the benefit of the doubt before making things possibly worse assuming our bodies need help when it could be well on its way already. Three years max is the longest I would wait for a non-emergency.
Avatar f tn Ever since, I've looked into Depo and have seen people get loss of fertility, cancer, bone marrow loss, and several other big long term issues which only raised my concerns more. I want to switch my birth control method. What i like about depo: 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 After visiting my doctor, he found this seminar and went just to learn more about my inquiry of the long term effects. He came back saying that this doctor had been studying it, and found no proof that there is a correlation to calcium loss and depo provera use. I got back on depo in January. I've now had my period pretty bad for about 10 days. Two months ago, I had it for 29 days. This isn't normal for me either. I've never had this. I'm getting annoyed.
Avatar n tn technically 3 mos after the last injection is considered your first month off depo. it can take AS LONG as 12-18 mos to regain fertilty. some woman....including my PG the very next month. i have actually gotten PG twice ON depo...and never missed a shot. the 1 st PG m/c'ed twin girls at 13 mortum diagnosis depo induced abortion. 2nd PG was m/c'ed at 9 weeks PG...single male mortum diagnosis again (11 yrs later from 1st) depo induced abortion.
Avatar n tn Yes, Depo Provera can and often does make you gain weight. Lots of people have used it and gained weight on it.
Avatar n tn No other studies have shown an increase in birth defects or long term health issues from use of Depo Provera during pregnancy. In addition, there is no indication that Depo Provera causes an increase in pregnancy loss or miscarriage. However, when you know you are pregnant you should not continue getting the Depo Provera injections.
Avatar n tn She was also concerned about bone density and other long term issues/side effects so she went off it. We would like to know if only having one injection in a 12 month period (for 3 months contraception when we travel) will significantly minimise the general side effects of Depo-Provera? Is this course of action recommendable or not if we were to do it once per year?
Avatar n tn Of the many years hCG has been around there have been very few true long lasting negative side effects reported. And actually, none have been reported in decades that have been attributed specifically to the low dose hCG used in the protocol. Some of the things reported in this thread can be alleviated with increased water intake. Side note: drinking a few ozs of pure aloe vera juice/gel with each meal helps with bowel movements better than colace or other medications perscribed.
Avatar n tn It is synthetic progesterone I think. Depo was a relatively new thing 10-15 yrs ago, so they may not know the long term side effects. As for my diagnosis now, they are down to Myofascial pain syndrome?? Anyway, hope Depo isn't doing this to people.
Avatar n tn I was on the depo-provera shot for about three years with next to no side effects. then i decided it was the right time to stop, but the next 3 months were hellish, with what i called reverse periods, ( having bleeding for most of a month and about a week of nothing) after that phase i started just a normal pill, which i got off of due to hormonal reasons, but the end result was that it regulated my flow.
Avatar n tn No other studies have shown an increase in birth defects or long term health issues from use of Depo Provera during pregnancy. In addition, there is no indication that Depo Provera causes an increase in pregnancy loss or miscarriage. However, when you know you are pregnant you should not continue getting the Depo Provera injections.
Avatar n tn i agree about yaz giving us headaches anxiety and panic attacks same thing happened to me and i was refered to a psychologist ive been fine all my life and after a while of taking yaz i began experiencing all of these!