Depo provera side effects hair loss

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Avatar n tn Depo Provera is costing me my relationship with my husband. After 7 years married (today) he confessed to me to be emotionally drained... wow... that's because we never have sex. And when we do it feels to me like a job. I don't enjoy it, I want it to be over fast. I definitely NOT GETTING my next shot. I guess I'll go back to the pill =/ Being a woman is a wonderful thing, but chemical birth control *****. Good luck to the ones that keep trying.
290291 tn?1258156913 on your 13 week, yea right, doctors need to be more informative with this depo because i wouldve never got it, i could be prego now if it wasnt for depo. I started getting side effects a week before my shot was due and have had them ever since. severe abdominal pain,depression, mood swings, severe hair loss, very bad acne, gaining weight, just dont feel like myself. i also had a false prego on depo right after my shot was due test came up positive but i wasnt.
Avatar n tn I HAVE ONLY HAD THE DEPO SHOT 2 TIMES. MY SYMPTOMS ARE HAIR LOSS, SEVERE HEADACHES, BACK PAINS, REPEATED BLADDER INFECTIONS, AND PAINFUL INTERCOURSE. I HAVE LOOKED UP OTHER WOMENS SYMPTOMS ONLINE AND THEY ARE SIMILAR. I AM SCARED I WON'T BE ABLE TO EVER STATISFY MY LOVER AGAIN OR HAVE CHILDREN WITH HIM. I HAVE AM NO LONGER GOING TO GET THE SHOT. I NEED SOMEONES HELP BECAUSE MY DOCTOR IS NOT HELPING ME. SHE DOESN'T EVEN THINK DEPO IS THE PROBLEMS. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!
Avatar n tn I have one friend that gained 15 lbs in three months on depo and i have another friend who suffered from hair loss while on depo. The key is just finding a birth control method that works for you and for your body and remember that all birth control have some sort of side effect.
Avatar n tn I have never taken Depo, but I know of many women who have taken it with horrible side effects. In particular, there a lot of women that have gotten off of it in order to try to get pregnant and have not been able to conceive. It is probably impossible to prove a direct link between Depo and infertility, but this seems to be a somewhat common problem. Ultimately, the choice is yours, but continue to do some more research on it. There may be other options that are better for you.
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 n tn o Abnormal enlargement of breasts in men (gynaecomastia) o Over stimulation of the ovaries causing production of many ova (eggs) in women o Multiple pregnancy o Acne o Tiredness o Changes in mood o Irritation in area of use o Excessive fluid retention in the body tissues, resulting in swelling (oedema) o Hair loss o Prostate hypertrophy The side effects accompanied with hCG use (which usually relate to higher levels of male sex hormones, such as extreme acne), its low rate of effect and the cos
Avatar n tn I recently had an Impanon removed after two years of side effects - excessive weight gain, depression, almost non-stop bleeding, no libido etc. When these symptoms didn't clear entirely after removal I was investigated further and am now being treated for Hashimotos. I'm slowly feeling much better. I'm wondering now if thyroid issues maybe the real reason some women have so many side effects from Implanon?
Avatar f tn I've been reading alot of different side effects from different people on the depo provera shot.. some that go from hair loss to joint pain,mood swings, water retention, WEIGHT GAIN ..and the list goes on and on.
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 f tn My gyno suggested continual birth control pills or Depo Provera shot. I am too worried about the weight gain as a side affect from the depo shot. Still doing my research....
Avatar n tn Well I got my period immediately after the first pack, went and saw the main doctor and was told that the resident was uninformed about the side effects of Depo, and they were foolish to tell me that I had PCOS. It ABSOLUTELY was an effect of Depo. I've been regular ever since! Like I said, you should be fine. If it takes you a little longer than you were hoping to get back to normal don't freak out.
Avatar n tn Here is some info that I found for you.
Avatar f tn My main concern is hair loss, I've read horror stories about people losing all their hair on Depo Lupron, or if becoming thinner. My hair is very very thin and I'm younger than 25 I do not want to lose my hair.. Also, did anyone have their periods return after treatment? Previous to my diagnosis with Endo I was on the Depo Shot birth control, and currently on the nexplanon paired with Noethindrone to stop my bleeding. The birth controls alone did not stop the constant brown bleeding.
Avatar n tn Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
Avatar n tn I'm just one person and this was my reaction to the shot but everyones different and Im sure there are some people that have used the Depo shot and not had any side effects. Best of Luck!!
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 (not this one) Okay, now, my concern is the effcts after STOPPING yasmin. I understand that all bc pills are different and so are we women as far as side effects go. I have read postings about women who stopped taking yasmin and have experienced the following: - anxiety, panic attacks, heart palpitations and fluttering - depression - excessive weight gain - hair loss *I already have a prob. with depression, anxiety and panic attacks, so I am currently on medication.
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 maybe you should get checked out anyway, if your in a lot of pain don't take the chance. Depo Side Effects One of the major side effects of depo provera is the irreversible loss of bone density with prolonged use. This may also lead to the higher risk of osteoporosis in women. Therefore, it is always recommended that you should not use this contraceptive for more than two years. Women are also advised to exercise and take in a lot of calcium while using this method.
Avatar n tn Irregular, heavy, or no bleeding are common side effects of Depo Provera. After a year of use, many women stop having periods. Lack of a period becomes increasingly common with longer use. Other side effects of Depo Provera can include headaches, nervousness, mood changes, bloating, hot flashes, decreased interest in sex, breast tenderness, acne, hair loss, and back ache. After the last shot of Depo Provera, it can take over 6 months for the drug to leave the body.
Avatar m tn Not only did they not work but they caused the worst side effects and I am not allergic to anything. I have been controlling my diet for some time now watching my carb intake and was on glucophage for a while with no results. I have irregular periods sometimes a year on and a year off and extremely they are usually heavy and painful. I have hirsutism"abnormal,male like hair growth" which is so embarrasing and of course fertility issues.
Avatar n tn i find i have to take it at specific times or the side effects are much worse. the weight loss was sudden but it no longer sems to effect weight loss or gain. if you are planning to take this drug specifically for weight loss, be aware that side effects are pretty debilitating and that it is not really a sustainable option. can any enlighten me on the effects of adderall/provgil and metforin?
312323 tn?1193300534 Hi my name is Roxann and this is my story. I hope I can find a lawer or someone else with the same symptoms so that I know im not crazy.
Avatar n tn i was on depo after the birth of my son 8 yrs ago. the side affects are evil...i call depo the death shot...thats how bad it is. it dried up my breast milk, made me sick, gain 70 lbs, lose my concentration, lose my sex drive, vaginal dryness, lost hair, made me so moody that they thought i had bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, and depression. NEVER TAKE THAT POISON AGAIN. it has been 18 mos since i have been off of it and i am still infertile from it.
Avatar f tn Irregular menstrual periods, or no periods at all Headaches Nervousness Depression Dizziness Acne Changes in appetite Weight gain Excessive growth of facial and body hair Hair loss Loss of bone mineral density Most of the side effects are not common. Change in the menstrual cycle is the most common side effect. You may experience irregular bleeding or spotting. After a year of use, about 50% of women will stop getting their periods. Their periods usually return when they discontinue the shots.
Avatar m tn There may be few side effects noted while on depo like menstrual irregularities, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight changes, headache, depression, hair loss and nervousness, skin breakouts. If a person is experiencing these side effects it may be a clue that a person is on depo shots. A history of taking 3 monthly deep IM injection in the gluteal or deltoid muscle can again be an indication that a woman is on depo shots. Do write to me again with more queries. Best wishes and regards!
Avatar f tn I don't use product in my hair and I have never had oily hair in the past, yet one side of my head (at the crown) has been increasingly oily for the last two days, which has forced me to try and hide the area as much as possible. I have washed my hair countless times with multiple shampoos and you can still feel the dense oiley area after conditioning and rinsing. Nothing in my routine has changed and for the life of me I can't explain why the sudden change.
Avatar n tn I, too, noticed "more than usual" hair thinning while on the pill. I was on it for 3 years and stopped a month ago due to experiencing other side effects (dry-eye, red spots on legs, etc). I was on generic Loestrin, microgestin Fe. I read the packet of possible side effects and it does say "scalp hair loss" so it confuses me that some doctors are saying hair loss and the pill are not related.