Depo provera loss of libido

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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.
5856747 tn?1403352282 Let’s deal with the second question first. When I hear of loss of libido in a woman the first thing I think of is clarity – what exactly does the questioner mean by loss of libido. The second thing that I think of is could some medications be causing this. I wrote to her therefore as follows seeking some clarity: “Hi there Ruth, thanks for your question. When you say loss of libido do you mean loss of interest in all things sexual – no desire, no urge, on sex drive?
432411 tn?1206475709 I think doctors should explain the complications of even possibly having low thyroid levels after taking Depo Provera instead of hair loss/ weight gain. I was only 18 2 years ago when I had the shot and never had another shot afterwards. Yeah it was the easiest BC and I didn't have to worry about a thing for 3 months but now I have to take Synthroid every day for the rest of my life. That was the worst thing I could have ever done to my body.
Avatar n tn I am only 21 and got off of the depo provera shot about 4 years ago. I started it and it was great because I didn't get periods but I started noticing that I was very emotional at times. I was moody, tired, depressed, and not to mention, my sex drive had totally hit rock bottom.. I got off of the shot a year after taking it because my emotions basically ruined mine and my high school sweetheart's relationship.
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 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....
1838686 tn?1324010389 Depo can disrupt your libido as it is a possible side effect. It may take awhile for your body to get adjusted to the progestin, a synthetic progestogen (hormone) Other side effects of depo provera are: Weight gain, pregnancy like symptoms, disruption of your menstrual cycle, headache, dizziness, and decreased sex drive. Give your body some time to adjust and if you experience too many annoying side effects, I would advise switching to a different B/C. However, I am not a HUGE fan of B/C.
Avatar n tn Hi I've only had 1 shot of the depo injection I was ment to go for my 2nd jab on 31st of july 09 but I never went for it I've neva had a period since... I have spotting spells nearly everyday but no proper period I also bleed after sex is this normal after being on the depo only once??
Avatar f tn I cried steady, was angry and easily frustrated, had severe irritability, mood swings, depression, anxiety, fatigue, weakened immune system, Acid Reflux accompanied with flatulence, lethargy, dizziness, panic attacks, loss of libido, skin sensitivities, ear aches/headaches, spot fevers, weight gain, that totally altered my lifestyle. I lost friends and relationships, my family members because I could not stop or help it. And then there was no suspicion of depo being the root problem.
Avatar f tn *Bloated *Muscle/Joint pains (flu like symptoms) *Mood swings *Loss libido *Upset stomach (Acid reflux, indigestion, Diarrhea) *Headaches *Irregular periods (Heavy/Light Spotting for almost 3 weeks now) *Cramping *Dizziness/Light headedness/Faintish *Smell/Taste of some foods make me nauseated *Sleeping more than often *Hair shedding more than usual *Slight weight gain *Skin tone has been looking more goldenish *Few hot flashes/Feeling cold What I havent noticed: *Frequent bathroom trips (uri
312323 tn?1193300534 After I got it put in about two months later I developed a very large cyst on my right overy it was the size of an extra large egg so of cours I was in alot of pain.
Avatar n tn I was on the shot( Depo-provera) for about 5 years. I never had any vag smell, unless I had a bacterial infection which was once. The shot was great for me. No period, No side effects. I had to stop because after long term use I have severe bone density loss. I'm only 28. Estrogen builds bone density. There is no estrogen in the shot. So my Dr. Put me on yasmin 24 hrs.
1160836 tn?1332333769 My Dr is a man and is great- but it is not the same as sharing will all of these wonderful women with the same things.
Avatar f tn Thanks dear you are great.... I have been told that the loss of libido from pills usually comes back quickly... so I am getting worried.. and hubby is ready to walk out into traffic..LOL...
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Avatar n tn -( So, did the bcp knock my hormones out of whack or what? I know I'm exhibiting a lot of the symptoms of low estrogen / progesterone, and I need to have that checked out. But CAN that even happen because of the bcp? Has it happened to anybody else out there?? And what did you do about it? I hear lots about Natural HRT and how it's supposed to be really great, but I'm only 29... is it okay to take something like that at my age? I certainly FEEL menopausal!!! Help!
Avatar n tn Hi Amanda, i was reading about the side effects you experienced from this implant with Thyroids, i agree with you, this year in March i noticed a dime size bold spot (never in my life i experienced patchy hair loss) As of today this bold spot gotten to 3inches long and 2 inches wide. I went to see dermatologist about this problem and the first thing he suggested is a blood test to see if my thyroids are out of wack.
Avatar n tn I was joking in its use, it can cause health problems because it lowers the male testosterone level and takes the libido out, it can cause bone loss, depression, mood swings, loss of aggression, loss of assertiveness, muscle aches, diabetes, and a whole host of other problems.
Avatar f tn , from reading the EKG that something is wrong with my heart. Since I refused, she ordered an ultra sound of my heart instead. My main question is: Does this Complex Atypical Endometrial Hyperplasia mean pre-cancerous IS REALLY cancer up further in the uterous? They are scaring me to death, and I feel that some of the new -to -be Dr's at the Clinic are really guessing. Maybe I am wrong, but I do know treatment is much different if you have insurance.
Avatar n tn I'm 22 and haven't been experiencing any weight loss/gain. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning. If any pertinent information comes up, I'll be sure to share it. Thanks again.
Avatar n tn I have some what of the same problem . I have been on the depo shot for 2 years , but I was supposed to get it again on the 24th of august but I didn't . Normally I bleed until I get the shot again , but this time I bled for 4 days .I haven't bled since then and its going on 4 months . My breast are swollen , I've gained weight and lost and gained within a month . Sometimes I look bloated . I have no idea what to do . I'm scared but my mom isn't worried about it ?
Avatar n tn I have been researching on the web and reading all about the side effects of minocin and diane-35, but still wonder about the combination of these two drugs. Are they effective together? I am very apprehensive in continuing this treatment as I feel I may be causing long-term damage to my body. FYI: I have Celiac disease and had Hep A or C (not the Aids kind, but from water contamination).
Avatar n tn Depo Provera or Androcur will take your drive away, but be careful, the effects of chemical castration can be bad, depression, mood swings, heat flashes, etc. Women can have low estrogen too and i find its a better solution to bring the low partner up than to shut the high partner down...
544292 tn?1268886268 And Like Nancy in my crazy red shoulder padded double breasted BLAZER, I JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS!!! ... and now I'll rest, try and let some of the bad energy of the pain and this last week go so I can work all weekend and next week too. One day at a time. I was pretty sure last night when I got home and was so tired and disoriented that today might be like this. It is worth it.No matter what. Getting off this stuff will save me a HUGE amount of pain in the future. I liked waking up happy!
Avatar n tn I'll wait and see if you remain free of the devastating depression, hair loss, ovarian cysts, and loss of libido. I have most of those things too, and I'm not even on BC. Oh, and I bet you get pregnant within 6 months. Bet you anything. I know 2 other women who didn't like their forms of BC. They quit, and used "natural" methods. They were pregnant almost immediately.
Avatar n tn On and off cramping and my boobs have seemed to double in size. I keep hearing about loss of libido,which I feel almost opposite in that respect. I am sticking it out until I finish another pack if I can manage!
Avatar f tn I am so glad to have found this, I started on the pill nearly 9 years ago, at the beginning of this year I came off it as I had complete loss of libido and felt that my body needed a break. My periods were so painful it really affected my life so I went back on the pill (Micronor) about 6 weeks ago. It was only once I started taking the pill again I realised how rough it made me feel.
Avatar n tn Then, after a few years, I noticed that I had developed some issues that I eventually attributed to Yasmin - severe anxiety, migraines, moodiness, loss of libido, dryness, etc. So, I decided to stop taking it. That was a very good move, however, that brought about a new series of problems. For the first few months after I stopped taking Yasmin, I did gain a few pounds (I am a really active person and although I knew it was largely water weight, it was really frustrating).
298579 tn?1192250448 Nine out of ten times when I have an orgasm I have intense adominal pian then I have to have a bowel movement. The pain doesn't necessarily go away for a little while. None of my doctors have heard of this or know how to treat it since some major problems were ruled out. One of my doctors gave me this medication to place under my tongue to control the spasms but it doesn't help at all.
Avatar n tn Its removal is associated with a number of long-term health issues including possible bladder and bowel prolapse and changes in function (without the uterus to separate them and keep them in place). Many women report a loss of libido and loss of sexual pleasure (especially if they had uterine orgasms). The uterine ligaments that must be cut to remove the uterus are the support structures for the pelvis.