Depo provera patient information

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Avatar n tn After being on depo provera for 1 year, I decided to discontinue use and switch to the pill. I decided to be single (and not sexually active) for a while, so I decided to wait until I got my period to start taking the pill. The only problem is that I STILL haven't had a period! It's been 6 or 7 months since I stopped getting the shots. I had normal periods while on the shot, and before I was on the shot, but once I stopped getting it my periods vanished...
Avatar n tn Success stories are deffinately in need with all the negative information on TTC after depo. I too decided to decline any form on BC to get my cycle back after depo. I was really considering going back on the pill because 2 years ago I did get off depo, put on the pill and AF came to visit really quick! But it was heavy, painful, and I was still working full time, going to college full time and still raising my son alone....not time for that hassle-so back to depo I went.
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 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 Hi my name is Marie and i was on depo provera in May 07 and i had my periods in december. It was regular and my last period was in March 08. Since then i never got my periods again. Im confused and lost. Sometimes i take pregnancy tests and they all come out negative. So i really dont know what's the cause. I really need some help and answers! Recently i had sex with my boyfriend and my periods are still not here. But i feel tired and moody from time to times.
1394877 tn?1280268960 Welcome to the side effects of Depo Provera! :) It takes A LOT of time to get used to the drug and yes, all that you're experiencing with the mood swings, lower abdominal pains, etc. are just normal side effects. Damaging to someone is a possibility. Did the doctor explain to you the side effects and what happens to your bones the longer you're on the stuff? I was on it for 3 years and had... somewhat problems at the end. Sometimes the side effects are easily to control while other times...
Avatar f tn I have been on the Depo Provera shot for one year - before I say anything else I should mention to you that it's more immediately effective if they give you the shot in your hip like they recommend, not in your arm. I have had no normal periods while on it; on a rare occasion I will have a small amount of blood when I wipe after going to the bathroom (sorry if that detail was gross).
Avatar n tn thus, November is 6 months from May and very close to the average time when periods should have resumed. Provera is the short-acting, oral component of Depo-Provera. It is given to test whether your body has resumed making estrogen because it has cleared all of the Depo-Provera. If it has, the Provera will change the uterine lining into a form that will bleed away. Provera does not make one fertile: it simply causes the uterine lining to shed. Rarely, following Provera, a patient will ovulate.
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 hi, I have just started provera to induce my period.
Avatar n tn This is an unusual question! My girlfriend is on the birth control injection Depo Provera. Since she has been on this form of birth control she has had frequent spotting. Many times it is noticeable after sexual intercourse. My concern is that the frequent spotting during intercourse can eventually cause harm to my penis. Is this possible? Can it also causes any skin conditions? I do not want to use a condom?
Avatar f tn Hello, I am 18 years old and i just recently switched my birth control from the pill to the depo provera shot. I got it about three months ago and i'm almost due for my second shot. About 12 days ago i started spotting. Its been really irregular, some days are heavier than others, and sometimes its a really dark brown and sometimes its a really light red. Its really scaring me because sometimes i think that it stopped and then it starts up again. Is this normal? Should I call my doctor?
Avatar m tn Oral contraceptives prevent ovulation and therefore prevent conception. Other hormonal methods such as depo provera and implants also work the same way. Two methods which PROBABLY DO NOT work by preventing implantation of an embryo, but ARE controversial, and if you were my patient, I would advise you to avoid would be the intrauterine contraception device and the morning after pill.
Avatar n tn This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D.
Avatar n tn pain used to only occur during worsens when I receive depo-provera shot, and really worsened after a 2 week course of premarin and I got a mini-period. Hida scan showed a 24% effraction rate,(their normal rate 30%) RUQ Ultrasound that included GB normal, all blood work normal, except elevated LDL chol, and phosphates were low July, and dropped lower in Aug. No weight loss, or vomiting. They are now sending me to surgeon re: GB. Upper endoscopy in Apr. this yr.
Avatar n tn My friend just went from the patch to the pill and her Dr said she had to use a back up method for 7 days. But according to they say you are protected immediately. "If a woman's previous method was injectable birth control, such as Depo Provera, she needs to begin using the COCs (estrogen and progestin combined oral contraceptive) or POPs (progestin-only pill) when the next shot is scheduled in order to be continually protected from pregnancy.
Avatar n tn Are you on depo provera or have you ever been on depo provera?
Avatar f tn DO NOT GO ON DEPO-PROVERA!!! i was on depo for 2 and a half years have been off of it for 2 years and have yet to conceive. It also takes all the goodness from your bones and can affect you in later life the longer you use it. I believe this form of contraception is poison to a womans body. I agree with the other women there are various types of birth control look into everything and ask your doctor everything you need to know about the type you choose.
Avatar f tn Went to a Reumatologist (have been checked for all soft tissue diseases) and auto immune disorders. In April I receive Depo provera shot, seems that is when the Migrains may have started, and aslo the throat swelling. on 4/27/2008 went to the hospital for sever migrain and was given Tramadol, Benadryl and Compazine (seemed to help a little, just wanted to go home.
Avatar m tn Thank you for your suggestions and information. However, Depo-Provera is ungodly expensive in the dosages needed to have a noticeable effect on the sex drive. Do any of you know of any solutions chemical or otherwise that is cheaper?
Avatar n tn i have noticed this problem for at least a couple of years and initially my doctor thought it was because i was in depo provera and had abnormal bleeding all the time. i have been on the pill for over 7 months and my periods are back to normal except after this occurrence following orgasm. in april i had an abnormal pap smear that indicated i had HGSIL (high-grade intraepithelial lesions) of the cervix.
Avatar n tn 7 of these were later found to have abdominal metastases; however, 3 were free of symptoms for over 43 months. A patient on Depo-Provera with lung metastases had recurrence after 62 months when treatment was reduced to every other week but when Colprone was then given, regression again occurred and has continued for almost 10 years. Another patient not responding to Depo-Provera did respond to Colprone.
Avatar n tn She is not pregnant (actually impossible due to some complications of long term depo-provera use) No fever, bp normal. The latest attack the ER doc prescribed strong acid suppressant to try to rule out the collection of ulcer related issues but she has no gas, burping, dirarea heartburn etc. Her family doc sent her for blood tests but we don't have any results yet.
Avatar n tn I only use tampons a few times a year because I have been taking Depo-Provera shots for four years. Are these things (scar issues and the leg pain) related? What could trigger this sort of thing? I am 23 years old and I have no medical insurance. Any thoughts on this subject could really save me time and money when I see the doctor!!
1344197 tn?1392822771 Less than 2% failed testing and most of them are covered by your insurance. For further information, please see This site contains the best video presentation on Bioidentical Hormones I have found to date. Be sure and watch the 2009 video first, then the 2010 video. It really is a great resource. Tell a friend. J. Kyle Mathews, MD Plano OB Gyn Associates Plano Urogynecology Associates. www.drjkm.
Avatar n tn My last pregnancy test was negative. I was on Depo Provera and birth control pills for several years. I have no children and that was my only pregnancy ever. At this point I really feel I will be infertile forever. When I read the posts on here it seems like everybody who miscarried in March or April is either pregnant or at least has normal periods. And it also seems my situation is so unusual nobody has any suggestions.
Avatar f tn ) There are many, many different birth control options that you can look into. The shot is called the Depo-provera shot, which last a few months and is highly effective, though it can take a while to get out of your system later on down the line. There is also the implant, birth control patch, vaginal ring, and so on. Talk to your doctor about each option and find out what will work best for your specific needs.
Avatar n tn What is the significance of taking Depo Provera? Very curious since I did durung an early pregnancy for the the whole time.
Avatar n tn I am currently on Prevacid(60mg), Lisinopril(10mg), and have been on Depo-Provera for 4 years. About 10 months ago I began having severe back and stomach pains which I am still living with. My gastro has been treating me with 60mg of Prevacid a day(though the pain persists). Not long after the back and stomach pain began, I noticed an increase in my daily urination. This has gotten progressively worse. I wake up at least 10 times a night to urinate.