Depo provera nursing

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Avatar n tn I've never taken Depo-Provera but I've heard alot about how it can 'mess up' your cycle. Every one reacts different to it. It can help you but also make your cycles worse. I'm sorry I can't help you much here. But overall, I don't like Depo because of all the things I've heard about it. I've heard more disadvantages then advantages to using it. If you continue to have these problems w/ it, then I suggest you change your contraceptive to something else.
Avatar n tn // Good Luck!! These are just a few. I just want everyone to know that Depo isn't as safe as some claim! Many may be fine on it, but for many others it is poison!
Avatar n tn Have you gained weight while on the depo shot??? If so, then you need to lose that weight because the depo is stored in the fat you gained while on the shot. You must get all depo completely out of your body before you will return to normal cycles. There is a woman on here, Kimmy n Angus, that will be able to tell you alot more and you can scroll through the archives to read more.
Avatar n tn hears my advice from all the research i have done and my nursing experience. once off depo you are pretty much infertile til your period comes back. once it does, moniter it carefully to make sure your cycle is normal and long enough for you. use some type of fertility monitoring...OPKs, fertility moniters, BBT, or all of the above to see when and if you ovulate. make sure the time you ovulate till your next period is at least 10 days in length or there might be a progesterone prob....
Avatar n tn I used depo provera injections for two and a half years. It's been over a year since my last injection. within the first six months after stopping the shot I gained 40lbs without a change in my diet and excercise.I was told this was unusual to gain after stopping the shot and that i may never lose the weight. Is this true? or is the only way to go back on the shot because while i was on the shot i actually lost weight.but if that's the answer won't i be trapped on the shot forever?
Avatar n tn And yes we had sex twice and both the time with no protection as we got confused with 'Depo-Provera' which is a birth control option. I am so scared as my baby is only 10 months now...and we were not so much planning for another baby now...we hoped to plan another one atleast 4 years later. I am still on the medicine and it has still 4 more days to finish question is now can you tell me as to when would i be able to check whether i am pregnant ?
4983320 tn?1378405868 I've always been on depo provera while breast feeding because it doesn't affect my milk production and I only have to remember it every three months.
Avatar f tn I'd have to check on the implant bit I know the shot (depo provera), the mini pill, and the mirena are all safe with nursing.
Avatar n tn depo-provera, the mini-pill, the IUD, condoms, foam, or other barrier methods. No patch. no ring, no dual hormone BCP's.
Avatar n tn Just to add to what the other folks said - the "mini pill" that alot of women take while breastfeeding is not as reliable as the "regular" ones. It is so important to take it at the same time every day & even then I think the failure rate is greater than the regular dose pills. When my oldest was 10 mos.
Avatar f tn My cousin had a baby and breast fed. She told me the doctor offered her depo provera ( three month shot) or an IUD.
Avatar n tn My doctors advised against all BC pills containing estrogen while nursing as it diminishes your milk supply. You can take the "mini" pill which is the equivalent of depo provera. The biggest downfall to the mini-pill is you have to take it the same exact time every day and time it about 4 hours prior to intercourse. Obviously that makes it difficult,lol. My OB's advice when I had thought about taking it was to take it at about 6 pm every night. I decided against it, I am too forgetful!
Avatar f tn Since my diagnosis, I have undergone 2 laparoscopic procedures, one at 19 and one at 24. I was also prescribed the Depo-Provera shot, which I was on for a little over 10 years. With the shot I did notice a few negative side effects, such as irritability and loss of sex drive, however its ability to eliminate my periods and work effectively in preventing the pain and symptoms associated with endometriosis has been incredible and def. outweighs the negative-BIG time!
Avatar f tn Hi! I'm 26yrs old & have a 6yr old son. I'm currently not on any type of birth control & have not been in a year. I was on the depo-provera shot & was not having a period; however, I have still not had a menstrual cycle & I haven't had a shot in almost 1yr! The other day I noticed that my breasts were very tender & sore to the touch! They started out extremely sore & anything touching them hurt so bad that it almost brought tears to my eyes.
Avatar n tn I also take darvocet for occasional migraines, but I try to avoid taking it too often. In additon, I take a Depo-Provera injection every three months for birth control. I don't know if any of those meds could be affecting my health in some way, so I figured I should mention it. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
192918 tn?1199454779 depo-provera, the mini-opill (which is basically justa daily dose of the medication in depo) and the extremely low dose of hormones in the Mirena IUD. I would double check with another doc and/or pharmacist before taking.
Avatar n tn but i didnt get it for the rest of that year. i started the depo provera shot in october 04, my third shot was due in April 05 but we wanted to start trying so she put me on the mini pill again and i took it up to july 05 and i didnt get AF, doc said the shot was probably still in my system and holding back AF so i started diane 35 in july and got AF in August, then i stopped diane 35 september 6th 3 days into my new cycle and got withdrwal bleeding september 10th.
Avatar n tn I think you're thinking of DepoProvera (a.k.a Depo). Provera is different.
Avatar n tn The most recent one was in 1998 and was able to manage the bleeding for a short while with depo-provera, but eventually that stopped working. All ended up with a partial hysterectomy. But through some recent reading on the topic, I see now that a hysterectomy is now considered somewhat radical and that in some cases that dcotors are having some success with embolization, tying off the blood flow the uterus, thus shrinking the fibroids.
Avatar n tn I was also on the Depo shot, I had 2 shots in May 04 and then in Aug 04. Then in November when I was due for my next shot I went straight to the BCP. Then in Aug 05, DH and I decided to TTC. I am now a little over 12 weeks now. The Depo shot can stay in your system between 12-24 months, typically. Every woman is differnt, so this may not be true for you. Since you are having a normal AF I dont think the Depo is really messing with your body...
Avatar n tn No birth control with estrogen while nursing, but you can use depo-provera, the mini-pill, and the iud. I nursed my first son for 14 months (the last 2 months were more for comfort, adjusting to the transition) and my 2nd son for 15 months (the last few months were also only the evening and bedtime feedings) There is no age which is considered too long by medical standards, though you will hear different opinions from anyone with one to share.
1972798 tn?1355552867 Have you thought about the depo-provera shot every three months?? Thats what i was on...i would never do an IUD either...freaks me out personally...but after this baby im getting my one tube removed!! Game over here!! My baby makin days are numbered!
202436 tn?1326477933 Something else he suggested was the depo provera shot, he said that sometimes it helps boost milk production. I wasn't planning on taking any hormonal birth control, was just gonna do natural family planning. But with theses issues I really don't need the increased risk of pregnancy that comes wtih natural family planning so I went ahead and opted for getting the depo. We'll see if it helps. I've never used any BC other than pills so I'm not sure how it's gonna go but we'll see.
Avatar n tn I do have some risk factors, I have large dense breasts, my grandmother and aunt did have tumors removed although they were benign, my great aunt did have breast cancer and had to get a masectomy, and I have been on depo-provera for 5 years. I know I may be over reacting but everytime I do a search on itchiness I come back with a bunch of websites about breast cancer, which doesn't help.
422823 tn?1229740447 I started the pill yesterday, the doctor said that in combo with nursing is pretty effective.
6660085 tn?1391336745 I don't know what I should do and I fear that I'm infertile. I get a regular period. I was on the depo-provera shot for about 2 years and then went straight to the pill, Which I was on for about six months. I have been off of all birth control for over three years. My period has almost completely gone back to normal. I'm really concered that maybe I have some sort of infertility problems.
4437866 tn?1388123224 Birth Control Pills can cause lowered milk supply, especially those with estrogen in them, as can Depo-Provera. Some mothers are even sensitive to the hormones in the mini-pill.
Avatar n tn I`ve tried Ortho tri-cyclen and it ran my blood pressure up. I also tried Depo provera shot, and it made me feel crazy! I was just wondering if anyone else on here has taken Ortho Micronor, and if so, did you have any side effects? Did you like it? Thanks......
661650 tn?1302286158 (Other factors such as naturally occurring miscarriages and surprise pregnancies would have some impact on the numbers.) The longer-lasting (three months) Depo-Provera injection acts by altering the lining of the uterus, preventing implantation of the newly conceived life. Based on one million users with an ovulation rate of 40 to 60 percent, combined with a 25-percent conception rate, yields either 1.2 million chemical abortions per year, or on the higher end, 1.8 million a year.
Avatar n tn c in January, so in March my obgyn had me do bloodwork, and after ruling out tyroid issues (and pregnancy), she put me on something called Provera. You take it for 5 days, bleed within 7-10 days, and then ovulate. I got pregnant that next cycle and am due in December. I would definitly call your dr though. That is a long time to not have AF. My obgyn was concerned when I didn't get it for 8 weeks... Good luck.