Medroxyprogesterone birth control

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Avatar m tn My doctor prescribed me Medroxyprogesterone about a week ago and told me to take it for 5 days until i get my period then start taking birth control once it starts. it's been about 8 days and i still havent gotten my period. she says that it you dont get your period for more than 3 months (without the medicine, naturally) then i have a great risk of uterus cancer. Does this mean i have cancer because it isnt working?
2051102 tn?1330321233 even though my husband and I use another form of birth control. Prior to that ... it had been 3 months since I had my period. Wondering if you have subsided in the side effects ... I was SHOCKED at how much weight gain I have had since taking it (I feel "full" but have the immense drive to eat), I'm tired all the time (sleep 14+ hours a day and am tired on top of that), and I'm bloated (my body looks like an egg)!! I was NOT expecting ANY of that at all ...
Avatar n tn well im 18 and i decided i wanted to start takin birth control as a precaution..i use condoms jus wanted a extra back up... i told my doctor and she gave my loestrin 24... she said for me to start on the day i get my period... but i hadnt gotten my period that month yet.... i got it on september 10th and it was october 22 when i went for the doctor app.. so my period was ten days late..she took a urine sample and i wasnt preganant which i could have told her..
Avatar f tn I have been experiencing quite a few problems when taking birth control pills in US. I thought I would have a better result here, since everything that comes from US to Brazil is considered to be the best. I noticed that none of the pills I have tried here were comfortable to use as far as side effects, which I did not experience in Brazil.
Avatar m tn Hi, my wife has been taking Medroxyprogesterone(10mg 3xday) for the past 7days, and has(in the past four days)switched to Sprintec birth control pills as ordered by her Doctor. Is it safe for us to have sex now(as far as pregnancy goes)?
Avatar m tn There is always the possibility of birth control failing- the shot is one of the more successful birth control methods, with a fail rate of only 1%. She will need to make sure she gets the injection on time, every time for it to be that effective. In the end, it doesn't matter how many times you have sex, that doesn't increase or decrease the likelihood of failure of the method- it can happen if you only have sex once.
Avatar n tn I was on Yasmin for 4 years. Just went off to try to have another baby. Sex drive has "sky rocketed"! Decrease in sex drive is a side-effect of many birth control pills. I think that is why they work so well. Hard to get pregnant when you dont fell like having sex;) Good luck to you!
Avatar f tn More information is that I was on birth control for about 8 years and have been taking medroxyprogesterone for about a year now. I take 2 pills per day for the first 15 days of every month.
16221027 tn?1446217790 Also we at one time were trying to have a kid, but now it's if it happends it happends. I didn't want to take birth control to regulate periods, so my OBGYN decided to put me on this.
Avatar m tn I feel fine, but i am extremely scared that i have not had period for a while, i am thinking about taking starting another birth control, provera to see if i am able to have my period, what do you recommend.
Avatar m tn I was prescribed medroxyprogesterone on July 1st to stop my period, which is the opposite reason why many women take it, but I was told it works both ways. I've had my period for about a month and the medication hasn't seemed to help. I have days where it is really light and days where it can be heavy. The medication hasn't done anything in my opinion. I have also started taking birth control 4 days ago. I had this happen back in December 2013 and I was seen in the ED.
Avatar m tn When to re-start your birth control pills will depend on the indication for the medroxyprogesterone and the goals you have determined with your doctor. I have seen different regimens, and I would recommend for you to give your doctor a quick call to determine the most appropriate time to re-start your birth control.
194374 tn?1214480294 It is also known as provera or the DEPO SHOT for Birth control. Here's what I found from different sites. http://www.health-science.com/provera.html http://www.virtualcancercentre.com/drugs.asp?drugid=2182&type= http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/medrox_ad.htm http://www.medicinenet.com/medroxyprogesterone/article.htm I wouldn't take it and I'd get a new doctor or a 2nd opinion atleast.
Avatar n tn HI, The bleeding that is not getting controlled with progesterone and birth control pills will need further evaluation. Hence you can wait for a few more days to see the effect of pills. If bleeding does not stop an ultrasound scan should be done. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Did you just start birth control?
Avatar f tn Bleeding started back up on the 18th it is now February 27 and I'm still bleeding.  I'm so worried what should I do? I'm not taking the shot no more. If I go back on the birth control pill would that stop the spotting/bleeding ?
Avatar f tn I've had an abnormal flow for a very long time. I use to be on birth control but stopped taking them a year or so ago. In February my boyfriend and I were messing around. We didn't have sex or anything but some of the things we did made me really paranoid that there was a small chance I could be pregnant. I stressed out really hard that month and missed my period. I took two pregnancy tests and they both came out negative, afterwards I went to the doctor and was prescribed Medroxyprogesterone.
Avatar f tn I'm confused about your question. The medication you're talking about is a birth control shot also called Depo-Provera. This is not a pill that you would take for five days it is a shot you would get in your doctors office. This is a type of birth control, you need to get the shot every three months if you were trying to prevent a pregnancy. There is a delay in returning to fertility that may be between 3 and 18 months depending on the woman. It also stops menstrual cycles in a lot of women.
Avatar n tn My tubes are tide for about 4 years now. I have been on birth control up till 3 months ago due to irregular periods, I just had a pap smear that came back clear, and started the day after. I bleed heavily for about 4 days and have been prescribed medroxyprogesterone to control the bleeding. I have also just started taking a blood pressure medicine and am on my second week. I am 36 and have a sonogram scheduled on monday to prepare for an upcoming hysterectomy within the year.
Avatar n tn Hi, I had my period at the end of April after being on medroxyprogesterone. 3 days after taking the last pill my period started. It lasted 5 days. Kinda heavy and clotty. I was also on birth control pills to regulate my period , my first bcp was started the day I started my period. I stopped taking the pills because they were making me sick and I was crying for crazy reasons and having thoughts of dying.My last bcp was 5 days after period. So that would be the 10th.
Avatar m tn I think the one medication she is on is to prevent her from having periods and not a birth control pill. I will research it though to find out for sure. Make sure you always have condoms and to use them with every single sex act to be safer.
Avatar f tn i have been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend for 3 yrs now, never been on birth control and have yet to come up pregnant. At first i thought i just had an irregular period but now im scared that i will not be able to conceive. Since the age of 18, doctors have told me that my period will regulate itself...im 22 and its still irregular. Now it seems as if i cant get pregnant, i think i was mis-diagnosed.
Avatar f tn Did you recently start taking birth control pills or something? Continue to see your doctor for answers. Get a second opinion if you don't feel comfortable.
Avatar f tn started using the birth control Medroxyprogesterone in April and i'm starting to notice that my hair is falling and thinning. will my hair grow back when off the medication?
Avatar f tn I am taking the Medroxyprogesterone 150MG/ML birth control shot and I get very long periods, now? I have had my period for 35 days stright, I have frequent migraines not headaches, I'm feeling very weak, am having cold/hot flashes. I am just feeling the most horrible I have ever felt. Is it the birth control or could it be something else? P.S. I have two children, 2 years and three months.
1557930 tn?1294636149 My husband and I decided we wanted to start trying to have a child so I got off birth control in June 2010. I had a period at the end of June, but didn't have another one until November. I went to the doctor before November and my doctor recommended Provera. I have yet to start taking it because I was a little skeptical of taking something that was going to "make" me have a period. Well, I haven't had a period since November so I think I'm ready to start taking the Provera now.
Avatar n tn I am to start on any days 5-8 of my birth control and take it for 10 days and finish out the rest of my birth control pack. I had my thyroid w/free uptake, cortisol, testosterone, estrogen and progesterone checked. I eat 1200-1500 cal a day and do between 5-8miles a day. Progesterone is the only thing out of balance. Doesn't it seem like alot to take the Provera and the birth control together?? I read that blood clots can happen at high doses.
Avatar m tn Women only ovulate once a month for 12-24hrs about 2 weeks before there period. Since u did not actually ejaculate in her and she is on birth control, the chance of pregnancy is very slim.
1745826 tn?1317596663 so they think its amenorrhea.and they got me taking medroxyprogesterone. and put me on birth control and ran disease test. and the one i had intercourse with he say he nutted in me two times i believe one or two. can i be pregnant with a false urine result??
Avatar f tn On top of this, I'm on a birth control pill call Provera (10mg). PROVERA IS NOT A BIRTH CONTROL Provera is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Medroxyprogesterone is also used to bring on a normal menstrual cycle in women who menstruated normally in the past but have not menstruated for at least 6 months and who are not pregnant or undergoing menopause (change of life).