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Depo Provera Adverse Effects
????: There should be no side effects and you do not have to do anything special after the injection. Follow the advice of the doctor giving the injection. ...Read more
Which type of side effects should I expect with the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?
Irregular bleeding: Depo provera--"the shot" is commonly associated with irregular bleeding, especially in the first 3-6 months.At the end of one year, approximately 50% of women are no longer having any bleeding, which most women consider to be a very good thing. You should document the days of bleeding on a calendar, but don't worry about it. Eme women may be hungrier and gain weight. Some may have acne/oily skin. ...Read more
Could you potentially have side effects and symptoms after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?
See below: Any drug can have side effects. That's why its so important to work closely with your doctor. ...Read more
Should i be worried if i still have Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) side effects after a year?
See your doctor: With symptoms lasting this long you need to be seen by your doctor who will examine and test you to see what's wrong. ...Read more
Has anyone with bad effects from Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) been successful on microgestin?
Yes: Many patients have been successful with microgestin since it is a small, daily dose of hormone. Depo-provera is a popular birth control method for many women with an added side-effect - no periods for 3 months; but to accomplish this, a big hormone dose is injected at once, and is absorbed slowly over 3 months. Microgestin is much less likely to cause acne, depression, or weight gain. ...Read more
I just changed from depo provera to oralcon pills. Read about the side effects. With depo i gained weight so much. Will it be so with oralcon too?
I had to come off Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) due to really bad side effects, I was wondering when the Depo-Provera will be completely flushed from my system ?
3-4 months: You can expect the effects of Depo-Provera, both the contraceptive effects and the side effects to last at least as long as the recommended period between Depo shots. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) suppresses the production of estrogen. Depending on the type of side effects you're having, temporary supplementation with estrogen may help mitigate these side effects. ...Read more
Possible side effect: Possible side effects include (but aren’t limited to): ^ weight, irregular periods & breakthrough bleeding, v libido, dizziness, headaches, acne, abdominal pain, breast soreness, depression, v bone density, anxiety, depression, fatigue, heavy bleeding, blood clot & stroke. ...Read more
Many women have none: Some are weight gain, no periods( which is a good one) break through bleeding, some women can get some bone loss if they have been on the depo for 2-3 yrs many women do not get any your doc can do a bone density test to check, I have many pts on depo who do not gain wt and like this method. ...Read more
Some may not go away: Here is a warning from the us government on some effects of depo-provera or Medroxyprogesterone injection on calcium in the bones: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000283/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
Side effect: In addition if u want to find out about medication side effect u can ask u pcp and or u pharmacist , in addition u can list the name if the medication u like to enquire about on : coogle and will give u a listing of side effect. But remember it. Dies not mean this will happen to u ...! ...Read more
Clarify: Please let us know how long ago you stopped using Depo-Provera and which side effects you are referring to. Can re-ask. ...Read more
I have been on the Depo-Provera shot for more than 4 years. I've heard there could be long term side effects after i stop taking it. Is this true?
Anything can potenti: Potentially cause a problem, but DPO should not 1 thing u need to check is a bone density after you have been on depo for more than 2 yrs because in some people it could lead to some bone loss, I have pts that have been on depo for yrs and have no bone loss, depo may linger in your body for 6-9 months after stopping so u may not be able to get preg right away like after stopping the pill. ...Read more
Been on the Depo-Provera shot for three years and I have had terrible side effects and was wondering if there is anyway to stop the shots "medicine" midcycle?
I have been on the Depo-Provera injection for 2 years and want to come off due to too many side effects, what are any withdrawal symptoms?
Depot injections: There should not be any withdrawal side effects. However, you will have to transition to another medication under the supervision of your psychiatrist. Make sure you tell the psychiatrist which particular side effects you found to be most bothersome so that they can hopefully be avoided with the next medications that are prescribed for your condition. Best wishes. ...Read more
More specific: what effects are you trying to avoid? ...Read more
Been on Depo-Provera for three years now, when should I take a break? Will i start having bad effects?
No need: No need to take a break, unless you are wanting to get pregnant soon. ...Read more
Can taking depo-provera injection and microgynon together to treat side effects of a fibroid and dub be harmful?.
Not usually: The only time this is a problem is when you are on these medications for prolonged periods of time . See your Provider for a discussion of the SE. It is better to have the bleeding under control. So the benefits outweigh the risks for you at this time. ...Read more
What are the negative side effects of the Depo-Provera prevera shot and what does it do to the body to stop pregnancy?
Is it possible to get side effects from Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) after having been on it for contraception?
What's the difference between implaion birth control to the Depo-Provera birth control? The differences in causes and effects of them?
Duration: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot is effective for 3 months. The Implanon is effective for 3 years. Both are progestin only forms of birth control, so both have the same side effects. The most common side effect is irregular and unpredictable bleeding, second is weight gain, and third is suppression of the mood (possibly depression). Both are quite effective with a failure rate of about 1%. ...Read more
What's the common side effects for the Depo-Provera shot? Do you have to be on your period when you get the shot? What happens if you're not on your period?
Irregular Menses: Some side effects of depo shot include, menstrual irregularity/ flow changes, bone loss.The 1st shot should be within 5 days of menses onset/then 1 shot every 3 months. Do not miss any dose as this may result in pregnancy. Over time most women stop having periods so keep taking your scheduled shots. Discuss calcium use with your doctor. Depo does not protect you from aids/other stds so use condoms. ...Read more
See below: The most common side effects are irregular menstrual bleeding (or no bleeding at all) and weight gain. At one year, around 45% of women have no periods. After another year up to 75% of women have no periods. (Is that a side effect or a benefit?) Less common side effects are headaches mood changes, dizziness and decreased sex drive. Its very effective contraception! Best wishes! ...Read more
Discuss with doc : It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
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