Depo provera to the pill

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505857 tn?1329685117 Could anyone tell me, I am looking to start taking the pill to try and regulate my system again, does this work? I have heard many people have done this after coming off Depo and it has worked, but i'm not sure what to do. My periods are a regular 26 days but are pretty heavy. Any advice is much appreciated!!!!
Avatar n tn Although I do want to mention that if you like Depo because you can't remember to take the pill regularly then you should try the Nuva ring. It is the same hormones as the pill, just inserted into your vagina. When we first discussed it with my dr, I thought "I will never stick my fingers in my cooch!!" and I worried that I wouldn't be able to position it right.
Avatar f tn I have also been trying for seven months and was on the pill for three years, I've had a lot of people advise me to keep persuing and not worry that it's taking a while because the pill takes a couple months to flush out of your system and then you have to get back into a regular cycle! Once your in a regular cycle it's more common to get pregnant and as far as I'm aware (people may correct me if I'm wrong) its more common to fall pregnant within 18months of trying....
Avatar n tn Everytime you have unprotected sex even if you're on birth control you risk the chance of getting pregnant. BC isn't 100% effective. I learned my lesson because i was on the pill when i got pregnant. My best advice for you is to get a test and find out. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I was on that for 2 years and then chose to go back to the caused me loads of problems..
Avatar n tn I had the dep-provera injection 5 weeks ago because i kept on forgetting to take my pill. I have been bleeding very heavily ever since. Is there something wrong with me? Please help!!
Avatar n tn I have been on Depo for about 3 years to stop my cycles. My periods were so bad I would have to go to the hospital. When I first got the shot, I gained a lot of weight. Then my body got use to it and I lost the weight, stopped my periods, and have not been ill. The past year I have gained weight again. I started to eat a lot of junk and thought that was it, but I look pregnant. Which I am not. I am huge and it is making me depressed! I don't know exactly what is causing it.
Avatar n tn i don't know anyone on the patch but i would think it is similar to the pill which in some cases stays in the system up to 1 month, in others the first time you don't use it it's gone. it depends on what is abnormal about your pap. don't freak if you have had one, a pap can only tell normal or abnormal cells, usually they will do a colposcapy (sorry bad sp) basically a biopsy. to see exactly what the problem is.
Avatar n tn If you would like to start a cycle, consider asking your doctor about another method of birth control that regulates your cylce (i.e. the pill or nuva ring). If you want to try and do it naturally, then just wait it out. I too got cramps and very uneasy feelings down in my pelvis when I was going off of Depo. It's going to be hard for a few months, but do not add more stress to yourself. Keep in mind that stress can also keep your cycle away.
Avatar f tn Started getting really bad headaches about 3 years ago, bad anxiety 2 years ago and now I have the night sweats etc. I'Ve never really linked it to the depo until now but the benefits of being on it were so strong I am reluctant to come off it!
Avatar f tn why do you ask??? (BY the way, i've seen women get pg. on Loestren(sp?) and some others.) Depo is the only one i've heard of ppl not getting pg. easily on.
Avatar n tn i was on the minipill for two years i am not getting my period now doctor wants to put me on depo provera she claims after awhile the affectiveness of the minpill wears off and depo would be best for me being that it is also a progesteron only contraceptive and will continue not getting my period am afraid because of all the bad things i hear about it any suggetions?
Avatar f tn i'm on the family planning medicaid insurance and the pharmacist said it doesn't cover it.
Avatar n tn Anyways, after you get off the pill you can gain alot of water weight and it can take up to 10 to 18 months to conceive. I would rather go on the pill than the depo any day. Trust me i was on it for 5 years.
184622 tn?1258559967 It took me 6 weeks to get AF from the day I took my last pill. I don't know if it was longer for me because I didn't have a period in 6 years and had cysts on my ovaries (all due to Depo) Good luck and BABY DUST!
Avatar n tn I have the same question. I was put on provera (to induce period) because the last three months my periods have only been 2-3 days and just spotting. I've always been the day and time of day usually. So my gyno put me on provera thinking that I'm not shedding my lining completely. I've been off of the pill for three days now and i was supposed to start my "normal" period yesterday and it didn't come.
Avatar n tn I suffered so many side effects with the shot I had to go off it and back onto the pill. Mr Dr hates the Depo shot and was glad when I wanted to go back on the pill. But I did go on the Ortho Evra Patch when that first came out and that was really good. I'm off bc now since we are ttc. But when we're done I'm going back on the patch or maybe the new bc pill that is a dissolving pill you chase with a glass of water.
Avatar f tn But i started bleeding a few days ago and i'm really worried its going to last for ages. I'm hating it. I was previously on the pill and my periods were irregular but only lasted 5 days. has anybody had good experiences with bleeding while on depo? I'm freaking out.
Avatar n tn Same with me for coming off of the pill, we just kind of waited out the first one to see if it would be 28 days or if anything strange was going to happen. My AF showed up right on day 28 and the very next month we were pregnant and it was healthy and full term.
1986197 tn?1326597539 Hello, The effects of the depo provera may last after several months after the last injection. Depo provera remains in the body for 6-12 months after the last injection. After this the periods will return. So at your age, it is best to go in for birth control pills. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar f tn I went back to the doctor and told them that I was still bleeding, so they put me on a provera pill to take for two weeks and gave me bc pill to start after I was done taking the Provera pill. I am almost done with my first packet of bc pills and I am still bleeding. This bleeding isn't just bleeding either, I am having cramps and clots just like a normal period. It has been almost 5 months now that I have been bleeding straight through. The provera shot also made me extremely tender and thin.
Avatar f tn the depo uses a different way of doing the hormones. it can cause the weight gain and headaches for sure. If you can tough it out to the next dose the depo usually balances out and you won't have as much trouble. As far as the weight gain goes. well that is something you will face with almost every birth control hormones.
Avatar f tn I don't know the actual percentages, but among people we counsel it seems to take much less time for women on the pill to start ovulating again and get pregnant vs ones using Depo-Provera. This is a generalization but I would say return to ovulation with using your typical birth control pill is from 1 - 3 months. With Depo it's more common to be between 3 - 18 months or longer.
Avatar n tn To re-hash, I was put on Depo-Provera for endometriosis. I'm at the end of the second month of its three month effective range, and everything's been fine so far. (I had surgery on 5/17, light bleeding until about the beginning of the second week of June, then nothing since *yay*). For the past 3-4 days, I've been getting that 'pre-period' feeling (slightly *ugh*, little crampy on the side where the cyst was, and mucousy discharge.
Avatar n tn Although I've never been on the depo for 10 years I was told by my doctor to only use the depo for 1-2 years the most, it does cause bone loss. I was on it before for 3 years and just went back on 2 months ago. It is the only birth control I like. I'm surprised you doctor didn't mention the effects the depo can have when on it for long period of time.
Avatar f tn I am TTC and I had my last Depo Provera shot in July 2010 (11 months ago). I had taken Depo for 7 years. I have yet to have my period or ovulate. I went to an RE and he prescribed Provera for 5 days at 10 mg. I took it, and have yet to get a period and it has been 5 days since last pill, so I guess it didn't work. He said my bloodwork was "normal", but said over the phone I must have hypothalamic amennorrhea. I have an appointment to go back to him in 3 weeks.
Avatar f tn My doctor and I tried LUPRON to stop my periods, and it worked well for about six months. Due to insurance refusing to pay, I switched to Depo-Provera. I started bleeding two weeks ago, with all the sypmtoms of a regular period. Cramping, heartburn, mood swings, sleeplessness, sweating. Is it possible since birthcontrol never regulated my period that Depo is not working also. Is it a possibility that I could still become pregnant on Depo if I am bleeding?
Avatar f tn I'm stressing even more about unplanned pregnancy than on the pill -.- ughhhhhhhh I hope were in the clear girlie!
Avatar n tn 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. Being that we are both young, we had never heard that antibiotics could decrease the effectiveness of birth control.