Depo provera quick start

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Avatar n tn I don't know why this would make you lose weight, but it will have no interaction at all with birth control whether pills or Depo Provera. Depo Provera has been implicated with weight gain. Some say it is the increased appetite due to the potent progestin, but probably more than that. Some women won't gain an ounce, but others will put it on very quickly. The number of meds that actually have the potential to make birth control less effective is very short.
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.
Avatar n tn You guys have been a lot of help so I hope you can help me! I started Depo Provera back in October of 2006 and have only received one of the 3 month dose. I got the shot when I was on my period. My period used to last 3 days then go away completely. A few days later, I would have a brownish discharge for just a few hours. I was told this is normal since your body is getting rid of some of the old blood and tissue. Well, after Depo, I bled the entire three months.
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 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 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.
1549775 tn?1294003190 But 12 days ago, i got egg white mucus, there was alot of it, and i noticed my cervix was pretty high, so I thought maybe I'm one of the lucky ones that will get my periods back quick.. I have slightly tender boobs and increased appeitite, could this be my period or depo messing with my head? what are your stories on depo, I've heard alot of horror stories about it, sorry for the long essay.
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 n tn I first had Depo in oct2009 just after having our 3rd boy, I only had 3 injections though as we have decided to try for our 4th(if I knew we were gonna try this quick I wouldnt have gone on the depo!) I suppose go in July and get my 4th Depo but didnt...5weeks on and I have really sore boobs, seems im weeing loads, cramps in belly from time to time and feeling sick!! I still havent had a period from coming off the Depo...Can you get pregnant without having a period from coming off the depo??
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 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?
676912 tn?1332816151 I think you should start trying when you feel ready. I have been trying for 18 months and still nothing after coming off of depo-provera my af is regular between 28 and 30 days and all tests on myself have come back clear. Just remember some people take longer to conceive than others my sister fell pregnant quick with her first 2 kids then 10 months with the 3rd. Just think if you start trying again just now you may still not have conceived within the first 3 months.
Avatar n tn Were you told about all the side effects depo could have? Did you start taking a calcium supplement? I started Depo march 2003 and gained within the year 60lbs. I had saver chest pain, and went to get an ekg. I had severe head aches that came about suddenly. I had dizzy spell at random times and most important I was never told to take calcium until my last shot in may of last year. After taking that last shot I was given my first pamphlet about depo and it's side affects.
Avatar n tn I'm not having any more children and I have tried everything to stop the pain and bleeding I was told depo provera is only a quick fix for dysfunctional uterine bleeding. I have heavy cycles as well and I pass a lot of large clots. I go through a lot of pads the first 2-3 days. I went through all the tests as well and they came back fine. My gyn found out through my laparoscopy. Let me know how things are going for you. I know going through too many cycles can lead to more serious situations.
419158 tn?1316575204 It has been very light (I only need to wear liners and im fine). But its been 9 days already and is showing no sign of ending!!!! I did get the depo shot after Taylor was born before leaving the hospital. Do you guys think that could have done something?? I normally have AF for 2 maybe 3 days and im done. This is my 4th baby so I do know that things can be screwed up after having a baby.................but 9 days???? This is getting old:-( Anyone eles have this happen?? Im so frustrated!
Avatar f tn Well you may need to be a bit flexible w/ the natural route. I loooooved being on Depo Provera shots. I was on it for a few years into my 30's. It was so easy- a quick shot every 3 months. It cost me $50 at Planned Parenthood. I had no side effects besides no period (which I loved). It is a very effective method of birth control. I liked the convenience of not having to take a pill everyday (they made me nauseaus anyway) and having to buy them each month.
Avatar n tn If you are on the pill, Depo Provera or anything like that, spotting can happen. when I was about your age, I passed a big clot in the middle of the month and thought I had a miscarriage or something. It was just spotting from the Depo shot I was on for my endometriosis. No big deal. Sure, you could be pregnant, I guess, but probably not. If the spotting happens again, or if you get pain or anything, make an appt with a gynocologist and check into it.
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 I want to ask some help and suggestions,, I am 19 years old and I never had sex,,Im still a virgin,, I want to start to use a Ortho Evra Patch(birthcontrol),,I dont want to get pregnant when I have sex to my long time boyfriend,, I have now one box of Patch,,I bought it to the pharmacy without Doctors Prescription,, can I start to use the patch even I dont have my menstration this month?
Avatar f tn What Im under the understanding is that were trying to get a controlled pregnancy and help speed it up due to the fact that i didnt have AF for 5 years after having my son and being on depo-provera. It took 11months for AF to come back, then I was preg in 3 months. M/C at 15weeks with a singleton- 1 year to the day of my m/c i found out i was preg again, found out it was twins but m/c at 9 weeks lost both. Its been about 8 months since that happpened and no pregnancy.
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.
Avatar f tn I'm 19, female, on Depo Provera and I smoke cigarettes light-moderate. Half a pack a day or less, plus I share with my partner so its more like 1/4th of a pack. Please. Help. I haven't slept good in weeks.
10977101 tn?1414282594 and it didn't help the cramps or the heavy bleeding. went back and was put on the depo provera shot and my mom asked the doctor what could be causing me to have severe cramps and the weight loss. the doctor told my mom that i was aneroxic and bulemic and that i should see a pyschatrist. after that being said i decided to not go back to that obygn after i stopped taking the depo provera shot because that wasn't helping the pain either. at that point in my life i was loosing hope.
Avatar n tn This report relates to the remaining 44. 34 were treated with Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), 9 with Colprone (megestrone acetate), and 1 with Megace (megestrol acetate). Of the 34 patients treated with Depo-Provera 13 showed regression of the tumor; 3 of the 9 treated with Colprone showed regression. In an additional 11 (25%) of cases growth of the tumors was arrested. 7 of these were later found to have abdominal metastases; however, 3 were free of symptoms for over 43 months.
622208 tn?1222549040 Until recently, I have always had regular menstrual cycles every 28 days (except with pregnancy and when I took the Depo Provera shot for three years). I haven't had a period since July 5, but I have had vaginal discharge with blood and occasional "spotting." I have been experiencing severe fatigue for since May. I assumed I was starting menopause. Consequently, my doctor orderd blood work, a pap smear, and ultrasound. My pap smear was normal.
Avatar n tn I talked to the doctor about it and she started me on provera. You take this pill for seven days and it is suppose to jump start your period. I have been off of it for three days and nothing yet. My husband and I want to start having children soon and I am really really scared something is wrong with me. I never thought I would want a period to come so badly. Does anyone want to share their experiences about Provera? Did it work for them? If so did they get pregnant after taking it?
Avatar n tn I am diagnosed with hypothyroidism for 10 years now. Been on medication this long and my tsh levels were always normal. Since depo-provera, my tsh is low for the past 6 months at least, and my thyroid levels are still the same as always. (To be exact, T4 jumped from 7.3 to 8.1, but when it was 7.3, my tsh was in the very high ones, like 1.8 or so).
Avatar n tn Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I am now comeing off my depo shot and last week I was spotting and this week I have start AF it is miserable but since it sounds like we are in the same boat thought I'de share that with you but I know I'm not pregnant well ttyl...