When does depo provera take effect

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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 n tn The only problem is that when i take a pregnancy test they all come up negative. I was wondering could the low levels of HCG be a side effect of DEPO-PROVERA, and that's why the test keep coming up negative? Also, could this mean that my baby isn't growing at the rate it should be ? What problems can this cause? What types of birth effects can occur? Or could this mean that there is something wrong with me?
Avatar f tn fyi: depo does take away the calisim within your bones. make sure that you are taking a supplement. you can give very weak bones. they took me off of it. i was on it for 9years. just a little info for ya'll.
Avatar n tn How was depo provera for you?
Avatar n tn I was given a shot of depo-provera yesterday...and when I asked about side affects all I was told was nausea, headache, and dizziness. After reading quite a few articles online, it seems there are a lot more serious side affects than I was led to believe. I've been having lots of chest pain and shortness of breath, but the doctor doesn't seem to think it's related to the shot.
Avatar n tn The docotors believe I may have a progesterone problem due to Depo Provera. I was on Depo for 6 years and went off the shot in Sept. Does anyone know if the effects of this shot can linger and cause lower progesterone levels?
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!
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...
432411 tn?1206475709 I wish I did this research BEFORE I started taking Depo. I took Depo for about 3 years but I stopped the shots a little over 2 years ago. When I stopped the injections, I started having muscle cramps and joint pain and swelling. I was constantly cold and exhausted for no reason. I would get dizzy and light headed and started passing out. This was not normal for me as I was use to physical labor for 6 to 8 hours a day. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroid disease.
Avatar n tn My doctor recomended the Pill first but after not being able to remember to take it due to my active schedule he told me about Depo Provera. I started it and immediately loved it because i had no period at all after 3 months. Very rarely over the last 7 years i would spot but never enough to do anything about it and just figured it due to stress. It high school i was very active, track, basketball, volleyball anything.
Avatar f tn Future Fertility -- Women who want to become pregnant may stop using Depo Provera at any time. For some women, fertility returns immediately. For others, it may take 6-18 months or longer for the body's hormone cycle to go back to normal. ...
1012558 tn?1250893022 But you see irregularity in menstrual periods and flow is an important side effect of Depo shots. For most women, periods become fewer and lighter. After one year, half of the women who use the birth control shot will stop having periods completely. According to a survey done by Brown university, It was seen in studies that after a year of Depo-Provera injections, 57% of women were not menstruating and after 2 years, 68% of women were not menstruating.In some women heavy periods were seen.
215385 tn?1201806501 Hi I've recently stopping taking the depo injection which I have been on for over 10 years. Does anyone know if the length of time I have been on the depo will effect the length of time it will take to get my periods back etc? My husband I would like to try for children but know it could be a long wait because of this. Also, whilst on the depo I did gain a little weight over the last 10 years, might just be getting older but I was always really thin until I used it.
Avatar f tn some people on this forum gained immediately and some even lost...Depo Provera does it's most damage in the long run, and is sneaky....and remember I wrote in previous posts that no amount of exercising and even severe dieting didn't help. I had stepped up my exercise 80% and had a personal trainer as well. I later found that exercise and diet is not the factors involved in the DP weight gain, but the actual fact that that much hormone should not be in the system of a non-pregnant female.
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 It is a hassle to have to wait for 12-24 months to get pg, but that is the chance you take when you get on it! One of the effects of depo is thickening of cervical mucus to prevent the semen from entering. Another is basically halting ovulation by tricking to body into thinking it is pg. As I said, I was on the shot from 2/96 until 5/99, got pg 6/00 (m/c) and then got pg again in 3/01 and delivered a very healthy baby boy.
Avatar n tn It can take 12-18 months for Depo Provera to be completely out of your system. But probably much less since you only had once shot.
315867 tn?1193593448 Have faith. I was on depo for a year and got pregnant while I was still on it. Keep trying and good luck!
Avatar n tn One study showed there may be an increased risk of neonatal and infant death when exposed to Depo Provera during pregnancy. Again, these babies were more likely to have a lower birth weight than babies not exposed. No other studies have shown an increase in birth defects or long term health issues from use of Depo Provera during pregnancy. In addition, there is no indication that Depo Provera causes an increase in pregnancy loss or miscarriage.
Avatar n tn Good luck, and I hope you are feeling better soon. Depo can cause some women to bleed a lot, so maybe things will calm down when it wears off.
Avatar n tn I was on Depo for 2 shots. The first shot everything went fine, then when I got my 2nd shot, I gained 50lbs in a months, while eating healthy and exercising. I also had a period for three days then off a couple then back again for three days, if not more, for almost three months. But everyone is different and reacts differently to depo. Some people even get pregnant while on depo or once they stop it. Usually it stays in your system from 12-18 months.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know if the take the genric brand of Depo or the name brand Depo shot? I have been on both. The first time for 3 years (the name brand medication) and when I got off, had my period the very next month and I lost every pound that I had gained. Only side effect was weight gain which I didn't mind. However, I had no problems for the 3 years I was on it. Actually got pregnant 3 months later.
Avatar f tn Hello, I am also 20 years old. When I got on the depo in DEC. on the 11Th 2008, I had non stop bleeding and I started bleeding from my butt. (not to be gross or scare you) I don't know if you are sexually active or if you know much about the depo shot. On many different sites you see people fighting over the answers you get. But if you are sexually active please still use a different type of protection other than the shot.
Avatar n tn I was doing an IUI cycle and I was on CD 18 and still hadn't ovulated and he didn't think I was going to that cycle. So he gave me a choice of waiting on my period or taking provera and I chose to take porvera. I had to take 10 pills and got my period on the last pill. We continued with that cycle, IUI on Nov 6th and we got a BFP! Good luck!
Avatar n tn I used depo provera injections for two and a half years. It's been over a year since my last injection. within the first six months after stopping the shot I gained 40lbs without a change in my diet and excercise.I was told this was unusual to gain after stopping the shot and that i may never lose the weight. Is this true? or is the only way to go back on the shot because while i was on the shot i actually lost weight.but if that's the answer won't i be trapped on the shot forever?
Avatar n tn i was a 10 year depo user. i began taking the depo when i was 13 and for years thought it was the greatest thing. i loved not havng periods!! i never had any anxiety or depression luckily but the loss of boss density and being infertile for life made me re-evaluate my situation and quit getting the shot. have now been off of it for about 4 months and all was good so far including the fact i lost 34lbs.
Avatar n tn Weight gain is another side effect that has been observed in more than 70% of women using depo-provera. The gain may vary from 5 to 10 pounds, making regular exercise all the more important. Other depo-provera side effects include: Irregular, heavy or loss of menstrual cycle. The chances of getting periods reduces the longer you take the injections, though normal cycles should resume within 14 weeks of stopping the birth control.
Avatar n tn Now i am waiting for my gynecologist appointment to come through.I am so worried at the moment.I am sure it is because of Depo Provera AND NOT CANCER.I told her that i have read a lot of reviews of woman who had the sam on going bleeding for months,but she kind of ignored that. I just wonder how will they stop that bleeding?When it is going to stop?
Avatar n tn if you r truely scared u might be pg on depo, see your dr immediately if you want to keep this pregnancy....you might have to take provera to reverse it and not m/c. depo is extremely dangerous to a growing baby......i know, i have lived it. good luck and you r in my thoughts....