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Not complaining but why could it be the depo shot helps me lose weight and every time I stop it I gain weight?

Not complaining but why could it be the depo shot helps me lose weight and every time I stop it I gain weight?

Not the typical: experience. Most studies suggest a modest (up to 10 pounds) weight GAIN with the use of Depo-Provera as well as a small increase in body fat. I really can't explain why you might experience weight loss. Is it possible that reduced anxiety about unwanted pregnancy could contribute to healthier eating and more exercise? A little far-fetched! As you say, you're not complaining..enjoy the unexpected! ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Why can't I lose weight while on depo provera? Been eating healthy, working out, and still GAINING and not losing?

Why can't I lose weight while on depo provera? Been eating healthy, working out, and still GAINING and not losing?

Need balance: amount you eat is more than you loose in exercise etc keep a record of eating and work out then slowly reduce eating and increase work out ...Read more

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Since taking the Depo-Provera shot I have gained 40 pounds, I was normal now I'm considered obese. I am Picky with food but need to lose weight ASAP. How???

Since taking the Depo-Provera shot I have gained 40 pounds, I was normal now I'm considered obese. I am Picky with food but need to lose weight ASAP. How???

Obesity: As a start plan your meals. It means do not starve yourself, prepare your meals ahead of time, introduce a lot of vegetables ( no fatening dressings), eat 5-6 small meals per day, and finally excercise every single day. You decide how many calories you will take per day and you start the calories count every single day or you subscribe to a diet center to send you meals daily ...Read more

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I'm 230 pounds and want to get the Depo-Provera shot but I heard it make u gain weight and i'm trying to lose weight what is the best birth control to get?

I'm 230 pounds and want to get the Depo-Provera shot but I heard it make u gain weight and i'm trying to lose weight what is the best birth control to get?

Consider an IUD: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can result in weight gain because the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) stimulates the appetite - if you eat more you will gain weight. A non-hormonal contraceptive such as the copper iud would offer excellent birth control with no effect on you weight. ...Read more

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With the Depo-Provera birth-control most side effects are weight gain.what does it mean for your body when it makes you lose weight?

With the Depo-Provera birth-control most side effects are weight gain.what does it mean for your body when it makes you lose weight?

Depo-provera: Depo-provera is progesterone (long acting) and can cause increased fluid to accumulate in your body, which raises one's weight. It does not cause increased fat nor does it cause loss of weight. Weight loss can be caused by increased stress and many other disorders, so see your healthcare provider if this continues. ...Read more

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I'm a Acup will the depo shot make even that disappear? I'm afraid I'll lose weight! Without estrogen

I'm a Acup will the depo shot make even that disappear? I'm afraid I'll lose weight! Without estrogen

No: Most women on the Depot Provera shot do not note a diminishment in breast side at all. If anything, women often told me that they noticed an increased fullness when using progesterone. ...Read more

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How can you lose weight after depoprovera?

How can you lose weight after depoprovera?

Diet and exercise: The old fashion way! it takes up to 6 months for the medication to completely clear your system. After that, you are on your own to get back to your original weight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lose weight on the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Calories: Depo its self wont make you gain weight. It does increase appetite, which makes controlling your calorie intake difficult. The advice is the same for everyone, you must burn more calories than you eat. So increase your physical activity and decrease the number of calories you eat. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 18 years old and I'm 5'2 before the Depo-Provera I weighed 8.5 I'm now 10.11 I exercise how can I lose weight fast I'm desperate?

Hi I'm 18 years old and I'm 5'2 before the Depo-Provera I weighed 8.5 I'm now 10.11 I exercise how can I lose weight fast I'm desperate?

No fast healthy way: It is very common for birth control make you gain weight. Continue the exercise and a healthy diet. If you are not happy with the weight gain, talk to your gyn about another method of birth control. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight but seem to be stuck no matter how well I eat or how much I work out. I have been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for almost 9 months. What would you suggest?

I am trying to lose weight but seem to be stuck no matter how well I eat or how much I work out. I have been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for almost 9 months.  What would you suggest?

Try different BC: It's not true for everyone but Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (dmpa) can cause weight gain. Along with hair loss, irregular bleeding, & depression; increased weight are the 4 major reasons my patients discontinue their injections. Keep up the diet & exercise and d/w your doc alternative birth control (bc) measures. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it hard to loose weight while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Is it hard to loose weight while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes: Depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is notorious for wt gain in women. And it is hard to lose for several months afterward as well. But, do not stop trying. Your healthy eating and exercise is good for regardless of weight loss. And, you will eventually lose the effects of the depot. ...Read more

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How can I quickly loose weight while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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So I've been trying to loose weight but I just don't loose any! im on the Depo-Provera shot could that be a problem?

So I've been trying to loose weight but I just don't loose any! im on the Depo-Provera shot could that be a problem?

2 words: food volume: There're many medications and circumstances that can alter one's appetite and metabolism however the primary and most significant issue with weight gain or inability to lose weight is volume and timing of food intake. If in general you eat reasonably healthy foods, no more then what will fit in the hands cupped together 4 to 5 times per day you will lose weight. ...Read more

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