Depo provera side effects osteoporosis

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Avatar n tn Currently I am working on looking into the effects of Depo-Provera in young women, specifically focusing on osteoporosis and infertility. If you have any information please contact me, as I would like to speak with you regarding this matter. My email is ***@****. Thank you for your time.
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.
Avatar n tn Despite what docs reassure you, please READ THE SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS OF DEPO PROVERA ON THEIR SITE!! Here are some things you may not have been told: * antibiotics DO decrease the effect of any birth control, whether it is oral, topical, or by injection. * bleeding can and does occur during pregnancy, and esp.
Avatar n tn I just got done reading up more about Depo Provera Side Effects and Infertility is one of them and it is highly recommended not to use it more then 2 years. Not to mention " 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. " those word are right from the depo info page.
Avatar n tn I am a lawyer doing research in NY. Currently I am working on looking into the effects of Depo-Provera in young women, specifically focusing on osteoporosis and infertility. If you have any information please contact me, as I would like to speak with you regarding this matter. My email is ***@****. Thank you for your time.
Avatar n tn C in June 2013 now its almost Aug 2013 and i am still bleeding.. hate the depo... if i had known the ACTUAL side effects. I'm due for my nxt shot in sept. but im not gonna get it... i want another baby i have 3 kids 2 m/c :/ what would my odds be for carring to term.... 2 d&c procedures i had my 1st m/c then i got pg with my youngest who will b 4 n nov. then another m/c in june 2013... what r the odds for having another m/c with depo chances are higher????
Avatar n tn Would you happen to know if this is a symptom of osteoporosis or simply a side-effect of Depo?
Avatar n tn Hi, I am 17, I am on Depo Provera and am having side effects such as constant bleeding (1 month and half) and the common mood changes. I was told that if I take estrogen I can minimize the bleeding or even stop it...However I was informed by a nurse that due to breast cancer running in my family if I starting to take an estrogen pill so early it can potentially make my risk of breast cancer even higher for the future.
Avatar n tn happyflower i feel your pain i had one baby and i went on depo............ my doctor failed to tell me about the side effects.............i took one shot last august and.... i haven't seen a period till this day............. now i'm married and i want another baby and it seems impossible.........i have gained over 50lbs and i have no sex drive.. what am i supposed to do know??
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 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 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 I have been on depo provera for 3 years. I was looking at the side effects to the depo shot online a few days ago - one of the side effects is paralysis. However, I cannot find any stories on how this paralysis is manifested. Does the depo shot cause nerve damage, and how does it go about it?
Avatar f tn I will try it but I am so sensitive to all medication side effects. I had issues on Sprintec. The dr said if Provera doesnt work its either Lupron or Hysterectomy. I dont want a hyster so I may have to try Lupron. Thanks for your input.
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 f tn all this information iss in the bookllet that comes with the depo injections under side effects. always read this before making your choise on which contraception to go for. i am using the depo because i suffer from sever pmt, for half of my life (the week before and after my period) i was horrible. the depo eventually makes your periods stop (in most woman) which will help me because the pmt symtoms will also dissapear. hope this answer helps.
Avatar n tn my doctor recommended that i take the depo shots to help with the symptoms, since my estrogen level was only 38. is the side effects any different to what i would have with a regular birth control pill? and about how long would i have to take the shots? i'm kind of leery about taking them, but my cycle has went from pretty normal to haywire in the last several months. it's like HOLY COW what happened.
1063764 tn?1272824664 Hey, I'm looking to start a new birth control. At first I was considering the Depo Provera shot, but than I read up on it some more and there are so many negative side effects, such as loss of period, osteoporosis, even after a short amount of time. So my second option is birth control pills. I've always been very reluctant to take them, just because of the side effects I've read about. My second worry is that it will interfere with my thyroid.
Avatar f tn When the pill was developed, scientists felt that women would be more comfortable if they still had a period, as a lack thereof is a telltale sign for pregnangy. The Depo-Provera shot (which has lots of side effects) is delivered every season, and you only get 4 periods a year. That was the major advertising feature of the shot (but they forgot to tell you about things like osteoporosis over years of use).
Avatar n tn One thing the brochures don't mention is side effects or risks of the medication itself. Obviously I know the side effects of not having estrogen (same as normal menopause), but what about the drug itself?
Avatar n tn When the dr questioned me on why I wanted the device removed I told him the story. Do you know what he said to me ? That these are not side effects of the Mirena. BULLSH.IT !! I see it as my body did everything it could to fight off this foreign object inside of me. That day he asked me when the last time i had an infection and I told him just on Monday that I was itching. So he took a culture and what a surprise I had a bacterial infection !!
Avatar n tn I would never take any HRT unless you look up side effects first. You will see all kinds of dangerous side effects which could put a person in worse condition (or major disease, like breast cancer) than they already are in. I have heard some promising things about biodentical hormones, but I haven't had time to research long term effects and its not 100% natural, so I didn't do that either. I haven't heard any negative side effects yet, but I think it is kind of new.
Avatar n tn I would recommend waiting to see what the doc says before you start really stressing. There are a lot of side effects from the mirena iud, and many of them are not on their side effect list. There is always a chance that she could be pregnant, but there are also a lot of women posting on here that are in similar situations. Most of the women who post never post updates on their situations, so it is hard to tell if they are symptoms of the iud or if they actually were pregnant.
Avatar f tn Apparantly the gyno doc needs an appointment BUT the nose doctor suggested that the vaginal candida may be a side effect of the medication i have been taking for sinus pain. He even blamed me for not telling the previous nose doctor that i had the vaginal symptoms. I guess since i dont have a medical degree i didnt think the problems were related :P Should I tell him about my hang nails and dry scalp? I guess so.. or maybe he should have asked me!
Avatar n tn These are not all that difficult to diagnose, but may not be on the mind of an internist who may just think women gain weight from emotional stuff (ie, eating to calm feelings a la Oprah). Another thing to check is medication side effects. I'm not certain about weight gain, but a pregnant looking belly can be from uterine fibroids. A big belly from fluid trapped like in one post is often from liver problem and can be very serious.
1055869 tn?1294203119 Nokoutem, great idea to start a new discussion thread- I hope it works and everyone joins. The good side to this is that the pages will load faster. For me, I was not one of the lucky ones to have "the signs or symptoms" of a possible pregnancy. This was hard, because initially I was extremely positive and hopeful about my outcome, but by days 12 and 13, I almost went crazy, because my body was just not reacting. But lo and behold, when I tested, I was.
1647691 tn?1363727302 First I must congratulate you for starting this new thread. The other one was getting pretty long...About 'natural' IVF, I understand your quizzical question. I reacted the same way too. I can only think that some patients choose this option due to health concerns such as OHSS and maybe other complications. Cost might be a factor too. But it seems to work for some and all I have to say is "Good on Ya".