Depo provera nightmare

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Avatar n tn Hi! I had my first baby in January of 2006 and I got the depo provera shot 2 days after she was born. It lasted for 3 months, and then I had to get another one... But I decided not to because after I had the baby I gained 50 pounds in 3 months because of the shot. So I went on the pills... 3 months after I stopped the Depo, I was pregnant again! So in my case it didn't take long to conceive after getting the stupid thing. I hope everything works out for you, and you get what your wishing for!!!!
Avatar f tn Hi there, It is known that women who use Depo-Provera may lose significant bone mineral density. It is more common after using depo for increasing duration of use and may not be completely reversible. It is advisable to avoid using it for more than 2 years .The exact cause of your pains in knee joint is due to depo or some other cause can be confirmed only after a thorough evaluation. You also need to consider other possibilities of joint pain like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout etc.
1145402 tn?1264376172 Hi, I'm a 22 year old, overweight female and really need some help about my post Depo Provera periods cause they are driving me crazy. I was on the Depo shot for about 18months, I had my last shot in July 2008 and decided to have a break from Depo because, oddly I didn't like not getting a period for 18 months and I just wanted to make sure everything was ok, that and Depo really wasn't good for my emotional state.
Avatar n tn I have experienced a living nightmare from Depo Prover for the past three years. After I got the Depo shot I went home and researched on the web about the drug. I cried for three hours in fear that that could happen to me. What happened was worse. Five days after the shot a menstrual cycle started that would not cease. It wasn't a normal cycle. I was hemhorraging profusely with multiple massive clots. I have been a patient at a leading medical institution ever since.
Avatar f tn I usually respond terribly to hormone treatments but I'm in such a terrible and desperate position right now that I just started taking the Depo provera shot. Last Tuesday to be exact. Still in excruciating pain and have searched the net high & low for days for the answer to this question. Has anyone here tried this treatment for endo pain and gotten relief? Was wondering how long it usually takes to start working for pain.
Avatar n tn I got off Depo provera about three years ago. Prior to that I had no menstrual problems. Now, right before and after my period, I have cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and really long cyles. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this.
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 I have been on depo for 11 years. I would be due for my next shot on 9/27 but my Doctor has advised that I stop having it. She has been treating me for migraines and depression with Imitrex (when needed) and a daily dosage of Prozac of 10mg. The Imitrex thankfully, works, and the migraines have also been lessened by the Prozac.
Avatar n tn It can take 12-18 months for Depo Provera to be completely out of your system. But probably much less since you only had once shot.
932329 tn?1245432435 Hi Ladies, I recently went to my local family planning clinic and received the Depo provera shot. That was on 12/15/09. No more than ten minutes after I received the shot I got a migraine. It didn't last long but I noticed that the next couple of days I was feeling some what nauseous. I do consider my self to be somewhat anxious at times, and I can get depressed. But I've never been diagnosed. And I can handle my self pretty well.
Avatar n tn I am 28 years old and have been on Depo-Provera for about 6 years. I entirely stopped having periods about 5 years ago, but just last evening, I had some light spotting, and it has continued on to today. If it continues tomorrow, I plan on calling/seeing my doctor, but in the meantime, can you give me insight on what may be causing this?
315867 tn?1193593448 Have faith. I was on depo for a year and got pregnant while I was still on it. Keep trying and good luck!
Avatar n tn I have been on the Depo-provera for 10 years. I'm 27 now and have been married for 2 years. My next one is due on the 14th Feb 2012 the only time i have bleed was when I had cell's removed after another bad 'smear' test. I really want a baby my husband has 5 kids but we dont see them much (not out of choice!) Iam really scared now that I'm not going to be able to have a baby and wont beable to be the wife I want to be....
1145402 tn?1264376172 Hi, I'm a 22 year old, overweight female and really need some help about my post Depo Provera periods cause they are driving me crazy. I was on the Depo shot for about 18months, I had my last shot in July 2008 and decided to have a break from Depo because, oddly I didn't like not getting a period for 18 months and I just wanted to make sure everything was ok, that and Depo really wasn't good for my emotional state.
Avatar f tn In October, I got my first shot of Depo-Provera. I know several women on depo and they have all told me they have had the same experience: no periods, no spotting and no other side effects whatsoever. My experience has been horrible. For the first 6 weeks, all was well, no bleeding/spotting and no other symptoms. A few weeks ago, however, I began spotting. Every day it became heavier.
6473074 tn?1381623459 Thursday (October 10) I was given the surprise of a lifetime when I went into my primary for one problem and walked out with another. I had been placed on the Depo-Provera shot the same day I had miscarried my (now) second child. I was only around 9 weeks along (both times) so despite being devastated I had for some time expected that might be the end result.
Avatar f tn I have had a yeast infection nonstop for about 3 years in conjunction with periodic urinary tract infections, I also have had biweekly to bimonthly chronic throat infections both on and around the tonsils (white stones) and major swelling causing pressure on my ears to the point of frequent ear aches for eight months along with forever surfacing blister type fluid filled lesions to join the other two types of infections.
Avatar f tn I have been taking Depo Provera Birth control shot for almost 6 months now. I have received two shots. The first shot everything was grand and I did not experience any ill side effects. I also did not get my period for the first three months. Getting my second shot my nightmare began! I have been bleeding for almost 10 weeks straight. The blood is pretty heavy and has made me depressed. I have another 4 weeks before my next shot which I will discontinue!
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 After reading about the Depo-Provera shot I wouldn't recommend it to anyone it can have long term residual affects on your body especially on conceiving. Pills are alright, but you have to be consistent and that requires too much for me. The new implant 'appears' great but we all know how the last implant bc went. So I would say that the NuvaRing looks like a great method.
Avatar f tn Hi Reesee89, I was on the shot for 9 years, I recently got off of it in April of this year, my last shot being in January of this year, Since my husband and I are trying to conceive I just figured that I would let it work itself out of my system and that was a huge mistake, so it is good you are taking the pills now.
788476 tn?1236736130 As a teen I was put on birthcontrol for heavy irregular periods. I was too irresponsible to remember to take the pill so I went on depo provera for about 7 years. Then I got off birthconrol, and had flashes of INTENSE pelvic pain that lasted at most a few seconds but were similar to that of the pain that I get from penetration that is too deep... It's kind of like what I would imagine getting your cervix ripped out would feel like.
Avatar f tn I have never had the coil, but for many years I used Depo Provera as a method of birth control. About a year before we started ttc I went off of it. All of my adult life I have been very regular, but for 3 or 4 months after stopping Depo, my cycle was all over the map. It was crazy. Super heavy, lasting just a day or two, stopping and starting, heavy spotting in between, you name it. It was just my body regulating itself and after a few months things returned to normal.
Avatar n tn You can get transient small ovarian cysts due to the Depo-Provera, but not generally clinically significant ones." I was curious why my lack of periods began immediately after I discontinued the birth control shot. I decided to do a google search "depo cysts" and I've been reading quite a few stories about other women who had developed cysts after using the shot. Some had side effects years later... others took birth control pills and went back to normal.
Avatar n tn i figured if i at least had an idea of what the problem was i could better understand myself. im 19 years old!!! i was on the depo-provera shot for two years straight, and recently, in January stopped the injections to take a break. it took about 3 months for me to get a period. they've been regular for 5 consecutive months. as for being pregnant, it's not likely. just recently with in the last two weeks i started having sex again, with condoms.
Avatar n tn (I know, I'm a wuss, but I have no one here to help with it, and y'all are just the best). I posted awhile back about how maybe the Depo-Provera wasn't being completely successful (had the pre-period feeling, light, light spotting, etc). Now I'm back to a full fledged light period (roughly what you'd normally have on the last two days..bleeding, but not bad) and have been for about a week. I also have the same symptoms that I had before surgery.
Avatar n tn I have frequent migraines and couldn't use bcp's any longer and had a bad experience with depo-provera(bleeding all of the time). I actually love it, it has to be taken out soon and I truly don't know what I'm going to use or if I can get another one. It was a bit uncomfortable on insertion because I have a retroverted (tipped) uterus and the cervix had to be pulled up to visualize the opening for insertion, but the procedure was very quick.
573297 tn?1304712740 If you are not ready for a tubal but want some ongoing protection you can always use depo-provera. Estrogen based birthcontrol is affected by bipolar medication and isn't the most reliable of options.
1432700 tn?1283377350 I was just wondering how many of you got pregnant while you had pcos. was it natural or was it with fertility drugs? was your pregnancy normal, or did you have a lot of complications? if so, what were the complications? when i was diagnosed with pcos (8 years ago) my gyno told me nothing except "you'll never have kids" that has been my worst nightmare since. i just want to here positive, or even not so positive stories.