How is depo provera used

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Avatar f tn Drugs like Clomiphene can be used for helping in conception. Consult a gynecologist and get it prescribed. 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. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn I've never taken Depo-Provera but I've heard alot about how it can 'mess up' your cycle. Every one reacts different to it. It can help you but also make your cycles worse. I'm sorry I can't help you much here. But overall, I don't like Depo because of all the things I've heard about it. I've heard more disadvantages then advantages to using it. If you continue to have these problems w/ it, then I suggest you change your contraceptive to something else.
Avatar n tn She was my very dearest friend and she is gone. Since then I have become very educated on the ill affects of depo provera. Did you know that this is the same drug that is given to pedofiles for chemical castration? No wonder women report a complete lack of sexdrive when on the shot. Also, my friend's is not the first death where depo provera may have played a part. It has come up in many a deposition at police scenes where suicide was determined to be the cause of death.
Avatar f tn Depo Provera is effective birth control for 3 months. I'm not sure how long it takes to completely leave your system. You may want to contact your doctor, tell him/her of your complaints and decide on another birth control option when it's time you can make the switch. Best wishes!
Avatar n tn I am 47 b=n on depo for 20 years Do not want a baby but depo is messing with my calcium.
Avatar m tn Hi there, Depo vera is injected every 12 weeks while the contraceptive has the power to prevent conception up to 14 weeks, the injections are usually given every 12 weeks to ensure that there is no gap in the effectiveness of the birth control between shots. If such a schedule is maintained, pregnancy while on Depo-Provera is extremely rare. Since your girlfriend was not on taking it regularly there might have been a period when she had sex while not on depo.
Avatar n tn I used Depo Provera for about 2 years and during that time I never really had a "period". I had occasions, usually after intercourse, where I had breakthrough bleeding that was kind of brownish looking. I would naturally think that was going to be the period and prepare with pads and such, then it went away as fast as it came. My gyn told me this was normal with Depo. Now this was in 1995-1997, so I don't know if it's changed since then.
Avatar n tn I am worried that when school starts in a couple weeks (she'll be in 1st grade by the way) I am going to be called in on a weekly basis to talk about how much she talks and how loud she is. I don't know if it has to do with the baby coming or not because she has been doing this for quite some time. I am almost ready to ask a dr for medication or something. Please help.
Avatar f tn Hi Dr. Goodman, I wonder if you have any information about how Depo-Provera can change the symptoms of ovarian cancer v. ovarian cysts? I have been on Depo-Provera for two years and it seems that it would mask all the symptoms that are most likely to identify a cyst vs. a tumour. Do you know anything about how the two would look different in the presence of Depo-Provera?
Avatar f tn He told me that he was going to try the Depo Provera shot, because that would be a more effective pain reducer and would help the endo from not coming back. I took the shot in the middle of December 2013, and started bleeding the beginning of January. I was not due to take the next shot until March, but I was still bleeding in February consistently. I called the doctor again and said that I was still bleeding, and they told me that I could either come and take the 2nd shot early or wait it out.
Avatar n tn I had been on the Depo Provera shot for about 12 months. My last one was in February. I stopped having a period by my second dose. For various reasons, I had decided not to continue with the shots. However, I still have not had a period and I am having tender breasts, cramps, bloating etc a couple of times a month, as if I am going to get a period, but it never comes. My "PMS" symptoms seem worse than they ever did before Depo or while on it.
Avatar n tn I don't know why this would make you lose weight, but it will have no interaction at all with birth control whether pills or Depo Provera. Depo Provera has been implicated with weight gain. Some say it is the increased appetite due to the potent progestin, but probably more than that. Some women won't gain an ounce, but others will put it on very quickly. The number of meds that actually have the potential to make birth control less effective is very short.
Avatar n tn My 16 year old is convinced taht Depo is the answer for her. Her Gyno just raved about how she wouldn't have any periods and life would be great! I am sending this ENTIRE page to her so she can see the truth from the women that have already experienced what Depo has to offer. A BIG FAT PAIN IN THE BUTT as far as I can tell! Maybe she'll listen to you guys! So Thanks for just telling your stories!
Avatar n tn I was searching google when I found this website. I am referring to "KNeal" who posted on 7/21/07 "passing (3*2) sheets of tissue during menstruation, not clots". Also two other women posted with similar stories, "ericahts" on 7/31 and "colady123" on 9/18 First of all, in the hopes I will get some kind of expert opinion, or other feedback here, let me explain what happened. I am 22 today. In 2003, I was 17 going on 18.
Avatar n tn Its like 80% of the women who get pg have a miscarriage. Is this linked to the depo? Age? Im 22 and am trying to conceive #2. (my son is 6 now) I am so scared that it might happen to me. I am taking numerous herbs daily to strengthen my lining and all, but Im very very scared to miscarry. Has there been any evidence or clinical studies linking the use od depo prover and miscarriages? PLEASE PLEASE help. What else can I do to prepare my body for pregnancy?
665881 tn?1248930597 Hi, this question is for those who HAVE used Depo-provera and fallen pregnant afterwards! Well, i have a 1 year old daughter and i plan on have another little one close together. I have been on Depo-provera for 9 months now and have just recently stopped. The wear-off date was yesterday, the 31st of October. Now i know everyone is different but i would just like to hear how long it took you guys to fall pregnant after stopping Depo??? Thanks guys, really appreciate it!
1891325 tn?1321126576 I don't like feeling this way, and if this is a side effect, how long could it take to get this stuff out of my system? This stinks!
Avatar n tn The negative is that it doesn't matter how many shots you had just one can leave you infertile for up to two years and I have heard that some women less then 1% are not able to concieve ever again. I was told any blood is to be counted as a period after coming off the depo. Sometimes I would spot so light that all I needed was to wipe during bathroom break and it never got on my panty liner, but then they started getting heavier and then went to about normal.
Avatar f tn has anybody that has been on depo provera shot gained weight?
Avatar n tn I am 19 years old, and just recently become sexually active with my boyfriend, we used protects and have both been tested, so all is good there. Okay... a week ago I got my depo Provera shot... and since then I have been hungry all of the time and have had cravings for anything sweet, saly, greasy, you name it, I've craved it... I also have been feelings nausiated at times... I am having terrible aches in my legs and arms...
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 f tn At the end of June I had received an injection on one butt cheek for depo provera... In the second week of august I noticed a dent clearly visible to the naked eyes... I feel very insecure about this! Will this type of dent heal with time or should I look into some type of filler? I don't know what to do...
Avatar f tn This is what I can tell you after some research. Depo is not used for Endo treatment so you might not get any use out of it. Also I will tell you that laser will only cause more issues than necessary and the problem is that there are not enough excision surgeons in this world to help patients. I had deep excision surgery in 2007 and didn't realize he used the laser until my surgery this last feb when carbon residue was found on the bladder flap.
Avatar f tn I'm hoping that because i've been on a similar progesterone contraceptive before, my side effects won't take as long to go away/will be less severe because my body is kind of already used to progesterone. This is probably a bit far fetched but I know depo provera takes about 12-18 months to fully leave the body. Will the side effects at least be similar? thanks for any help!
Avatar f tn The first two bouts of recent bleeding went by without issues - but today, my fourth bout, I've been in pain like my period used to be prior to using Depo. I haven't experienced this before while on Depo. Seeing as I'm in pain and bleeding is heavier this time around, is there any possibility that I might become pregnant? I've had stress-induced periods before (once or twice a year), but never like this. My next shot is due next week (June 19th). Has anyone ever been through this?
Avatar f tn There are plenty of other choices for birth control - the oral contraceptive is one example. The nuvaring is a great choice - if remembering to take the pill is a problem for you the nuvaring, inserted intravaginally, only needs to be replaced every three week. Also, the mirena IUD is a good choice - we used to be concerned about IUDs in young women who had never had babies before because old IUDs carried with them the risk of infection.
Avatar n tn I would go into a OBGYN speak with them about the mood swings and bleeding- there is medication to balance it out, as long as estrogen is not alone in a medicaton it is used. Many oral birth controls have progesterone and estrogen combined to lesssen the effects of possible cancer later. There are medications and procedures that will accomadate your lifestyle, just trial and error. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Depo-Lupron is used to treat endometriosis. I don't think it will have any permanent effects on your body, but it will suppress the production of estrogen in your body until it wears off (usually within a month). So, you might experience symptoms of menopause, i.e hot flashes, decreased sex drive, mood swings, headaches, weight gain, etc. That's some error, and I'd be pretty pissed. I don't quite know what recourse you have, but it does warrant further exploration. Best of luck to ya!
1440861 tn?1316134417 although cudnt get 2 repeat a beta coz d hosp arnd here (diff from the ivf clinic i used which is abt 3-4hrs drive from where i live) do not have facilities for beta, hence wud just have 2 wait till my Dr's. appt. Just wondering the possibility of still being pregnant. Also on i.m primolut depo alt day, progynova 2mg tds, cyclogest 200mg bd, F/A & ASA.