Depo provera side effects after stopping

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Avatar f tn It takes awhile to get back to normal, but be prepared and use protection as your fertility could return quickly. Most women don't get a period for another 6-9 months after stopping depo. You can be fertile any time before that though it isn't likely. My obgyn told me to stop 18 months before I wanted to get pregnant because it can take a long time. Other side effects vary, I had headaches and mild cramping, when my periods began they were very light and a lot of brownish color blood.
Avatar f tn I had used Depo for 3 years and never had any issues. I didnt gain wait, or anything. The only minor side effects I did have was mild cramping after the shot, and headaches. Although once I got off depo that was different. My hair started to fall out, I gained weight, headaches were worse and so on. This pregnancy happened 2 months after being off birth control completely, and while hubby had a vesectomy. So the only real birth control i think is no sex.....
Avatar n tn How long does it take to get your period after stopping depo provera injections? When is it safe to start conceiving?
Avatar n tn I agree with many of the other posters, you are warned about the weight gain while on Depo, but no one tells you about the problems you'll experience after you go off Depo. Even with the side effects that I have experience after going off Depo, I am still glad that I was on it. It was an effective method of birth control for many years, I never had any bleeding or spotting, cramping or mood swings. I just wish that someone had warned me about the possible problems after you go off it.
Avatar f tn i decided to not go on any other birth control for awhile. What are the side effects of coming off the Depo Provera and is it ok to not be on any birthcontrol at all for awhile??
Avatar n tn My girlfriend started using the depo-provera shot about a month ago. We abstained from sex for a week after the injection just to be safe. Two weeks after the injection we had to make a visit to her family practice doctor because we had a hunch that she had a bladder infection. We were right. The doctor prescribed her to take 250 mg of Ciprofloxacin twice daily and of course Phenazopyridine for the pain.
Avatar n tn It can take 12-18 months for Depo to get out of your system. The BCP's changed everything after stopping depo.
Avatar n tn I dont think it's depo. I had horrible side effects from it, and was on it for 3 yrs. before I got off. (I gained 50lbs. migraines too,but had no choice.) I had been on a high risk med for my skin condition, it stayes in the system for 3 yrs. after stopping the med. Well, I got off, and got AF the month of my skipped shot. I used nuvaring for 3 mo. and then stopped for 3 mo to used natural fertility awareness. Then DH decided to jump me 3 days before ovulation and didn't p/o. so...
Avatar n tn The most important thing to remember about Depo, is that you need to take a calcium supplement while on it. The side effects from Depo are the same side affects you will experience from any birth control. Just make an informed decision.
432411 tn?1206475709 I was on Depo Provera for BC for 8 years with no side effects but headaches, which were manageable. Also had no periods, which was great! However, I became ill when I stopped having the injections at age 45. I experienced fatigue, joint pain and swelling, and depression. I was tested for everything from Lyme disease and Lupus, to thyroid conditons - all negative. My Dr. finally gave up and diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue syndrome.
Avatar f tn Acne, anaphylaxis (life-threatening allergic reaction), blood clot in a vein, lungs, or brain, breakthrough bleeding (between menstrual periods), breast tenderness or sudden or excessive flow of milk, cervical erosion or changes in secretions, depression, excessive growth of hair, fever, fluid retention, hair loss, headache, hives, insomnia, itching, lack of menstruation, menstrual flow changes, spotting, nausea, rash, skin discoloration, sleepiness, weight gain or loss, yellowed eyes and skin
Avatar n tn Opted against the Lupron for the vast scary side effects. Looked into the Depo, didn't really see anything scary. Been on oral BC since Jan and it hasn't done much... body doesn't seem to notice it's there except for the mood issues) So, went with the Depo to kinda jump-start the body into thinking pregnancy (don't have any interest in the real thing:) and stopping the cycles.
Avatar f tn I have ovarian cysts and to manage them I had to be on birth control. The pills gave me horrible side effects so I went to PP to discuss other contraceptives. I read the tiny pamphlet that stated minimal side effects, so I decided to follow through. I was only 24 when I received the first shot.. I wish I never had ever made that choice. The day after I felt fine.. It was only the week after that I started to notice severe changes to my body.
202436 tn?1326477933 My sister had it in the past and she just got back on it after she had her daughter. She likes it, and never had any side effects from it. I know some people have issues TTC after it, but she got pregnant two months after stopping it. She also doesn't really have any reactions to medications either though, so I dunno if that makes a difference. When I talked to her about it, the only thing she didn't like was she bled for a month and a half, and then it stopped.
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 days when I can barely function and have also experienced symptoms of hypoglycemia and panic attacks and or crying jags for no reason. I have been reading a lot about the Depo side effects some women have had and they mirror mine. I've had a thyroid test and it was fine, so I don't think that I'm diabetic. I have been trying to eat well and clense with milk thistle to try to hasten the exit of the Depo.
Avatar n tn LOL HOWEVER, my concern is mainly the emotional / mental side effects after stopping yasmin, as well as excessive weight gain after stopping. (while not pregnant) Has anyone either Experienced these side effects after stopping yasmin OR known of anyone who has or know anything about these effects. I am guessing they are caused from the drop in the hormone levels. Also, I have heard about primrose oil and flaxseed oil being good to regulate hormones or help PMS symptoms.
Avatar n tn You and I are the minority on here : ) I also loved depo, had all the "good side effects" of it. When I decided to get off of it the first time around, I knew it could take a year and a half to get pg. I read copious amounts of information before going on it the first time and knew it was the right decision for me.
Avatar n tn Yes, Depo Provera can and often does make you gain weight. Lots of people have used it and gained weight on it.
Avatar n tn My only advice would be to avoid taking the pill just to stop the bleeding because all this does is cover up the depo after effects and if you ever decide to come back off the pill, the depo effects tend to kick back in. You've got to let your system recover and completely flush out the evil that is depo before fiddling around with more ridiculous time wasting hormones!
Avatar n tn Has anyone experienced any bad side effects from the hcg shots? I am administering them myself and just want to know what to look out for.
Avatar f tn I am so glad you went off the Depo. You will eventually get your period back. I got mine back to normal (close as I can say normal) 17 months after stopping Depo Provera. Google "Zero Carb Diet" and follow it until your weight is back to 140 lbs. You will be able to get your body back this way within a year. Health food water pill supplements made of hydrangea root and burdock help too, since the Depo Provera holds water in your body.
Avatar n tn If I were you I would check with my Dr. and consider stopping the Depo. There are many forums like this one for Depo. Good Luck to you.
Avatar n tn I had my first depo shot after I had my daughter back in 2007. I had non-stop bleeding for six months afterwards, and the doctor's acted oblivious to the fact that the shot was causing the problem. I have had it once in 2009 with not problems. Anyway, I was dumb enough to give it another try based off the fact that I wanted worry-free birth control. I honestly don't have to worry about getting pregnant because I can't have sex like this!
Avatar n tn I am finishing up my 6th month on Yaz, and I just called my doctor. It's time to switch especially after reading all of your side effects. Finally it all makes sense! I have been extremely tired. But can't get enough food in my mouth. Gained at least 10 pounds and the bloating and gas it no fun also. At first I spotted for two weeks the first two months I took Yaz then I had no period at all. Yes it helped my cramps and back aches.
1160836 tn?1332333769 My doctor thought it was enviormental (exercise, stress...etc) as I just started to go do body pump right around that time. Every cycle before that was 30-31 days to the day!! So we will see.....
Avatar n tn Ok I am a day late here, but I hope you get this and it can be of help, I was on Depo for 3 years and when I went off I got AF pretty fast but then it has been irregular since. I was off everything for the year after depo and never really had a normal peroid. THen I went back on the pill and even that didnt really regulate it. It regulated the start date a little but some months would be heavy, others light, sometimes it would last one day and others it could last a week.
Avatar f tn Is these synptoms I am now having due to the after effects of stopping the pills or is there a chance that I can be pregnant ? I am very confused.