Depo provera use in men

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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 all the weight gain from depo has depo in it!!! do your best to lose any weight gained on it and drink lots of water. feel free to e-mail me and i can answer any questions you might have. love and hugs....
Avatar f tn I had two chocolate cysts that were around 6 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm, the size of a tennis ball. My gynecologist wants me to take depo provera until I am in menopause. I am only 41. I refuse to take it afraid of all the side effects. I agree we are almost made to feel like we HAVE to take it. My surgeon was very forceful about me having to take it. She does not know I never filled the prescription. Not even willing to take Alesse the birth control pill. I am just waiting and seeing.
Avatar n tn The Depo-Provera is still in your system. It puts your body in a false state of pregnancy, thus the weight gain and bloated abdomen. What ever you do, DO NOT GO BACK ON DEPO PROVERA! There is more weight gain the second time around, and harder to loose. Remember: No Salt,no Sugar,no booze except for occasional red wine (3 Carbs),no fake sugar like splenda, xylotol or any other fake sugar by any name, bread,chocolate, doughnuts, pizza, bagels, carbs including vegetables (yes I said it!
Avatar n tn Depo can stay in your system anywhere from 12-24 months...for some people its different so thats not for everyone. Depo messes your body up do it could be a while or it could be tomorrow when you start. I took 2 shots of Depo and then decided to go on BCP and when I stopped the BCP's in Aug 04 I still have not had AF because the Depo is still in my system..I have used Provera twice to make me have AF. You may want to talk to your Dr and see what they think. Best of Luck!
Avatar n tn For the past week I've had a constant clear discharge (something I usually get right after my period for a couple of days, but my last period was literally the day after I got off the pill) and a high sex drive. I feel super uncomfortable in my own body, and I'm having to use pads because the discharge won't stop. I don't know if the pill made my hormones go crazy and I need to give it time or if I should try supplements or something. Has anyone experienced this? Please, I need help!
Avatar n tn If you are pregnant your baby is in somewhat in danger by you being injected with the Depo Provera just a couple of months ago. I would make me an appointment at the local clinic or your ob/gyn. Explain to them what is going on. Obviously if your taking the shot you don't want to be pregnant. Your body has to be on a perfect hormonal balance for the egg to implant and survive.
Avatar n tn in the last two weeks i have had three blood vessels just pop in my fingers. i was not doing anything out of the ordinary. what could be causing this? should there be a cause for concern?
Avatar n tn The mini-pill is progesterone based like depo-provera. In fact it is the same thing, only in a daily pill form instead of the longer acting shot.
362249 tn?1441318618 Has any1 watched that movie called Children Of Men? It's how in the future no1 has been able to have kids for 18 yrs!! Every1 is infertile EVERY1!! And i hate to say it but my DH could be right all the chemicals they are putting in B/C is really bad and something like this could just possibly happen one day!! Ok thats my input and gripe!! Feel free to read the article and post comments!! But PLEASE let's be MedHelp friendly no being rude or yelling or insulting!! We are just opinionating here!
Avatar n tn ) Is your new birth control the depo provera shot? That CAUSES irregularity in bleeding. 2.) Even if it's not depo, yes, your body COULD be reacting to the new introduction of hormones. 3.) If you just are recovering from a yeast infection, YOU DO NOT WANT TO USE A TAMPON!!!! YOU CAN CAUSE THE YEAST TO STAY AND MULTIPLY EVEN IF IT'S ALMOST GONE!!!!! 4.
Avatar f tn Back before my son when I got depo provera shots I didn't get periods on that either. Most hormonal methods make periods shorter and lighter or eliminate them completely.
Avatar f tn My husbads latest therory is the fact i haven't had a period in like 6 years.. i was on Depo Provera for a long time and now the Nuva Ring.. I use the ring continuously and skip periods.. been doing that for like a year.. My sex drive has been shot for about 3 year or so.. i though it was the pills.. now i have been off but its not any better.. i am gonna get my testoterone checked.. and other hormone levels... I started seeing an acupunturist for this... so far hasn't helped..
Avatar n tn I wouldn't normally post for this, but I am curious, and since there isn't an outpour of questions, I thought I would be safe. Feel free to use as an open forum too, just in case. Anyway, I went off the pill in May and haven't had AF yet...nothing, not even spotting. 2 months ago, took provera to jumpstart...nothing happened. Dr said I had normal levels, but on the lower end of estrogen, and I needed to stop exercising to get AF. Did that for two months, still nothing.
Avatar n tn After having my 5th child..I took the Depo-Provera shot 2-3 times...I experienced loss of desire and hair loss. Have you been taking any kind of meds for any reason? That could have a lot to do with it..How old is your youngest? Sometimes for awhile after having a baby can affect you, especially if you could be worried about getting pregnant or something.
422823 tn?1229740447 My only concern is that if I don't ovulate my uterine lining could become dangerously too thick again and I would have to take provera to get af. When you don't ov, you don't get a true period and thus my lining built up in the past and I was told this is a pre-cursor to uterine cancer.
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.
440728 tn?1234648902 I rebounded well from anemic then they gave me the depo provera shot and gained 50 (not kidding, 50) pounds. The doc then sent me to a fertility doc in Shreveport and I had to take depo lupron (back then I heard it was used to chemically castrate men and used to put women in chemical menopause) and I had to take 6 months of that shot.
Avatar f tn noticed very irregular periods since then. I had no period from Aug - Oct, then took Provera to have a period in Nov. In Dec I decided to TTC & went to the DR for testing and found I have a slight hyperthyroidism. I had a period in Dec on my own but no ovulation, I am on day 42 of my cycle. I just bought FertilAid about a week ago & have been taking it 3 times a day. Im hoping it helps to correct my irregular periods & get me to ovulate..... Waiting is the hardest part!
Avatar n tn I was on Depo Provera for about 10 years and then switched to birth control bills. During this time, I never had a problem with excess vaginal wetness and enjoyed a high sex drive and satisfying sex life. I recently went off all birth control, planning to get pregnant. Now, I have been experiencing excess vaginal wetness and it negatively effects my sex life with my husband. Of course, I can't find a lot of information about the topic or any medications/solutions to address the issue.
Avatar n tn The only drug that I am aware of that that actually has this effect is Depo-provera, a drug used to inhibit fertility in women. Interestingly, there are many many documented side-effects of Depo-provera (just take a look at their web-site for possible complcations), yet it is approved by the FDA. As I said, the presence of HCG in the human body is used as an INDICATOR for pregnancy. HCG has been found in EVERY human tissue, also in males and non pregnant females. 2.
Avatar n tn i smell random scents,, really bad period cramps every other day,, my breasts are sore,, i throw up when i'm smoking,, i'm exhausted and i've been getting up in the middle of the night just to use the restroom. could my period be coming or,, do you think that maybe this time.. i conceived? i've never been on the pill or anything like that,, what do you think it is?
Avatar f tn They are telling me I need a hysterectomy, but before I can get it I need a hysteroscopy first. Telling me it is pre-cancerous, but that 40-55% is usually cancerous. Was also diagnosed with HepC in 11/07, and the blood results were that it was so low it was undectable. Also had a liver biopsy in May 08, but did not get results back yet.Add high blood pressure and high cholesterol to that.
Avatar n tn Provera is medroxy-progesterone, an old birth control pill and is also in the form of depo-provera which is a 3 month form of birth control. It is used in men to chemically castrate in the event of deviant behavior or medical reasons.
196469 tn?1365391575 But, progesterone cannot be patented and so the company that makes Premarin came up with a Progestin, as Katie pointed out, and they called it Provera (Depo Provera is a relative of this). The two drugs together, Premarin and Provera, Equal Prempro. It is now theorized that the Progestins are what helps create the big mess in the synthetic world of hormones. The snythetic estrogens are not great either ( I, like you, would only use a bio estrogen like Vivelle) but that Progestin is nasty.
1230912 tn?1273496370 Extavia, Depo-Provera Topiramate, Tramadol Those are what I consider my pertinant information at the moment - what do you guys think? If I were to do a bracelet with only 4 lines would you just take out the "medications" line? What do you have on yours if you have one?
Avatar n tn anovulation, hair growth on or around breast nipples or excessive hair growth on other areas usually only found in men, insulin resistance, male pattern baldness, enlarged ovaries, multiple cysts forming on ovaries, no AF or long and painful AF's, and irregular cyles just to name a few. You might want to type in and do a search on PCOS. I know one site is "". I am not saying this is your situation, I just thought it was interesting when you mentioned the insulin resistance.
544292 tn?1268886268 Day 22 Cold Turkey Tramadol ... I woke up HAPPY. I used to wake up happy all the time, before the Tramadol. Waking up happy is good. Then I tried to move. I had to use my hands and arms to get up out of bed. My body has been pushed as far as it will go. So after trying all my best tricks (aminos, coffee, food, vitamins, water) I finally stopped the struggle and called in sick for work. Tomorrow will be a busier day anyhow.
Avatar f tn I've been tested a billion times due to crazy autoimmune responses to things i.e. ..tetanus booster, depo provera, and an IUD and mold. One reaction was so horrible they thought I had Lupus and Fibromyalgia. It took 2 years to resolve. That is why I am petrified of the Hep C treatment, I will most likely get my butt kicked.
Avatar n tn Because think about it ladies, a penis can not do a 360, then make a 90 degree turn, and shoot of a zillion vibrations!! In concludes to the toys, use them as much as your body can take but use LUBE!!!! Water based, and unscented.... Now bleeding after sex: 1. Again, there are a lot of factors in this topic... Like an STD or you just finished your period a couple of days ago, Look!