Depo provera users

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Avatar f tn It is so hard to find info on the internet about it.... its usually just people on Depo Provera and not the regular plain ol provera....
Avatar n tn On Dec. 5th,2003 i received my first shot of depo-provera. In the month of Jan. I spoted for almost 3 weeks straight, and for two days in the month of Feb.On March 6th,2004 i missed my second shot.On the 15, i felt my baby move for the first time ,and i am just starting to have pregnancy symptoms like sleepiness, frequent urination.I also startd my period again after missing my shot. I still continue to feel my baby on a regular basis.
Avatar f tn The warning urged women not to use Depo-Provera on a long-term basis unless all other methods were inadequate. Most users of DMPA are teens at a crucial age for the building of bone density; about 10% of American females aged 15-19 years who use birth control use Depo-Provera, compared with 3% of women in the United States overall. Studies have contradicted the FDA warning. Women who stopped using DMPA experienced an average bone gain of 1.34% at the hip versus a loss of 0.
193609 tn?1292183893 I have heard a lot about negative aspects of the Depo provera shot! Has anyone had a good experience?? One doc says I can have it, and another says No, so I am just wondering your opinions!!! Thanks!
1891325 tn?1321126576 What you listed describes what I feel exactly. I used to be an incredibly happy, bubbly person, and these mood swings are killing me! I really like the convenience of not having to worry about taking a pill, it's not that I mind pills at all, but my schedule as a college student varies so much it's hard to find a time to take it consistently. If I had a steady schedule where I could take a pill every day at the same time, I would much rather do that than have an injection.
Avatar f tn Hello, I can understand your concern. Depo-Provera is a progestin injection and it works to suppress ovulation ,thicken cervical mucus to create a hostile environment for sperm and thins the uterine lining to make implantation of a fertilized egg difficult. Irregular and scanty bleeding or even total amenorrhea are common side effects of Depo shots.This side effects are common during the first year of use of depo and nearly a quarter or half the users may suffer from this side effect.
Avatar f tn I had gotten the depo provera shot about 4-5 weeks ago. When I first got it I was fine and my period had stop right away but the mood swings haven't. Now I'm really not sure how to handle it I try my best to stay calm but I end up having outbursts about 2-3 a week for senseless reasons. Should I contact a doctor? Will they be able to prescribe me anything, or should I just hold on until the end of the 12 weeks? Lastly, I would like to continue birth control but a different kind.
1945416 tn?1324169477 I used to run a forum for depo users. It's very common to have several (on average 6-9) months of erratic periods before normal cycles return. It can be as long as 18 months for some (seems to take longer for women who are heavier). Keep preg tests handy to ease your mind, if you are a worrier. But injectable birth control can take a while to get out of your system. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I have been on depo for 11 years. I would be due for my next shot on 9/27 but my Doctor has advised that I stop having it. She has been treating me for migraines and depression with Imitrex (when needed) and a daily dosage of Prozac of 10mg. The Imitrex thankfully, works, and the migraines have also been lessened by the Prozac.
Avatar n tn In comparison the women who have used other methods of contraception, the pregnancy rates after 12 and 18 months are the same for DMPA users, oral contraception users, condom users, and intrauterine device users. There have been occasional reports of women who have had long (>6 months) intervals without resuming their menstrual period after Depo Provera.
Avatar n tn When menstrual cycles resume, the fertility of Depo-Provera users is the same as women who have stopped the IUD or oral contraceptives to become pregnant. The average time to pregnancy in a group of ladies <30 years of age is 6 menstrual cycles. Following Depo-Provera, there is no increase in miscarriage or birth defects. Fertility drugs are applied "empirically" to help patients become pregnant.
Avatar f tn If taken properly it really reduces bleeding, and can cause amenorrhea (no periods) in many users for up to three months at a time. Depo Provera can also cause amenorrhea, but I like it less because it can cause weight gain. Good luck and congrats in advance!
Avatar n tn A lot depends upon the patient, though too--some don't feel that they can remember a pill every day, or don't like the idea of a patch. The depo provera injection is very easy and the implant is easy too--and don't require any maintenance. Finally, more doctors are using the IUD for first time users--it is inserted into the uterus and lasts for up to 5-10 years depending upon the type. Hope this helps!
Avatar n tn Don't get discouraged if it takes you a long time to get pregnant. That is a very common problem with previous depo users (myself included) Good luck.
Avatar n tn My wife (25) was on Depo-provera for 4 years. We mulled over the symptoms a long time before she chose to start it. We stopped as we decided we would like to have children. Unfortunately it has been 1 year 5 months since her last injection and she still has not regained her period. We have been unable to have sex for hmm, well 2 years due to vaginal dryness and she has the "empty" sort of feeling inside of no sex drive.
1318372 tn?1274238135 implanon and depo provera are similar in the amt of hormones it releases into your body....both methods will stop periods eventually. I was on depo but AF stopped after my first shot so i'd think it would stop after getting implanon rather quickly. try a test and you can always talk to your doctor and have them do a blood test to rule pregnancy out.
Avatar n tn missing the pill or shot is what could lower the effectiveness of her birth control method in this case.) Among hormonal birth control users (including Depo users), there do not appear to be significantly more pregnancies among those taking antibiotics.
661650 tn?1302286158 (Other factors such as naturally occurring miscarriages and surprise pregnancies would have some impact on the numbers.) The longer-lasting (three months) Depo-Provera injection acts by altering the lining of the uterus, preventing implantation of the newly conceived life. Based on one million users with an ovulation rate of 40 to 60 percent, combined with a 25-percent conception rate, yields either 1.2 million chemical abortions per year, or on the higher end, 1.8 million a year.
266539 tn?1281405752 When I was your age I was on depo-provera. I had already gotten pg twice (lost both) through condoms and knew my limitations when it came to remembering pills. Depo had only been available in the US for a short while and it seemed perfect for me. It ended up being a wonderful form of BC for me. I didn't develop any of the "bad" side effects, I kept my sex drive, didn't gain weight, didn't have a period for 3.5 years, it was a perfect fit for me.
Avatar f tn ) The longer-lasting (three months) Depo-Provera injection acts by altering the lining of the uterus, preventing implantation of the newly conceived life. Based on one million users with an ovulation rate of 40 to 60 percent, combined with a 25-percent conception rate, yields either 1.2 million chemical abortions per year, or on the higher end, 1.8 million a year. The popular Norplant, a subdermal implant of six tiny rods containing only progestin, acts up to five years as an abortifacient.
1915554 tn?1324526706 Now 2 yrs later, I am trying just clomid 50mgs, and cycles induced by Provera. Anyone else starting tomorrow 5-9? I am nervous this time, and have been just praying that this works for us. I am also new to this site, so hello everyone. Baby dust to all....
Avatar n tn I have endometriosis and I cannot take an oral form of birth control. It made all my symptoms worse. However, I have been on depo provera, a birth control shot, for years and it has worked wonders!!! Just an idea. I don't know why it acts differently, but it definitely has been making life bearable.
Avatar n tn i am 48 yrs old and have been coping with acne with varying degrees of intensity all of my life i've taken drugs used topicals vit A steva ect ect i've be on courses of different horomes and even injections provera in the late 70's which i'm pretty sure didn't do much to improve my general health mental emotional or physical also depo whatever injections in 1998 in association with severe endometriosis.
Avatar n tn Solution supress your periods. The way this is done is with a shot called Depo-Provera. I have endometriosis and have been addicted to Vicodin for years. I received the shot and it suppressed my periods, hence no period no pain!!! Unfortunately, the side effects were unbearable and so I stopped the shots. I am not sure if you have already tried this but if you haven't look into it and ask your OB/GYN.
Avatar n tn This compares with 10 for the normal IUCD, 20 for the Pill and 10-15 for the injection (Depo Provera). This is comparable to the effectiveness of sterilisation. Mirena acts as a contraceptive in two ways: it makes the mucus at the neck of the womb (the cervix) much thicker, preventing sperm from getting through and it also makes the lining of the womb extremely thin, stopping implantation. In some women it prevents egg release (ovulation). A.
Avatar n tn BUT BEFORE i had the IUD put in, i was on the Depo Provera... which is the shot form of birth control that lasts three months... i have had constant yeast and bacterial infections since i have been on the shot. Now i am on the IUD, and they both use the same hormones. this is just great (sarcastically speaking) to hear all of this about the IUD as well. i was really hoping after MANY (too many to count) years of dealing with the constant infections that my problems are not going to go away.
Avatar f tn I've switched to the pill now but just started but after I had my son i wanted to try Depo-provera I got the shot until my son was six months old and I think it may have had something to do with my mood I started feeling really sad all the time and started getting chest pains and bad headaches I went to the er twice with chest pains and they did a ct scan and ekg and said everything was fine both times and they did a scan on my head to check for tumors and they said everything was fine with that