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Menopause And Provera
I'm 40 & curious, Is it possible to go through menopause while on the Depo-Provera shot? Also I don't get period From the shot.
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 14 yrs. Controlled hypothyroid for 5yrs. I've had night sweats for 9 mos. Peri menopause? Depo? Ddx? No other symptoms.
Night sweats: Night sweats usually begin with the decline of Progesterone in peri-menopause. This may also happen when women eat high estrogen stimulating foods that cause an imbalance between the two hormones. Stress may also induce a reduction in progesterone. Have your physician check your hormone levels. Have them also check your thyroid levels if not done recently. ...Read more
If Depo-Provera estradiol is use to relieve menopause symptoms, will it also cause withdrawal like severe body aches and pains/flu like symptoms if stop using?
Irregular periods: One may experience irregular periods or no periods at all. Nausea and breast tenderness may occur. Weight changes and fluid retention can be present. There are many more including headaches and depression. Weight changes have been reported as well as libido changes. All taken in context, it is a very safe and good form of birth control it may or may not be for you. Ask your pcp/gyn or pharm. ...Read more
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See below: You might get no period for 15 days then a period when you stop. ...Read more
Just one: One course of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will cause 1 withdrawal bleed. If you take it monthly on a calendar it will cause monthly cycling. If you cycle normally anyway but missed a period, Provera (medroxyprogesterone) taken once will sometimes get the normal cycling started again. ...Read more
Not sure: Doubling the dose by reducing duration to half may not be safe strategy as such medications are start at the lowest dose by health care providers to monitor how well that dose is working for you. You and your health care provider should then decide regular dose for you and talk regularly (every 3-6 months) whether you still need treatment with PROVERA (medroxyprogesterone) or require any adjustment in dosage. ...Read more
Is it possible for a person to overdose on provera (medroxyprogesterone) 5mg? If so, what should they expect?
If I took provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10mg for 10 and it's just now showing up will the provera (medroxyprogesterone) affect my baby?
No: It sounds like you took the medication Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days and wonder if it will impact your baby. If you were not pregnant when you took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) it will not harm the baby. If you were early pregnancy and took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) it is unlikely that it will cause any harm at all. Check with your doctor if you have more concerns. ...Read more
I am a 23yr old female with multiple health issues. I have been on dep provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 yrs now on this coming october. I'm planning on stopping the shot?
See Doctor: If you have that many medical conditions, it is important to discuss your plan with your doctor. Getting pregnant with multiple medical problems (depending on the problems) can be dangerous. It is important to discuss either a different birth control plan, or how to improve your health prior to pregnancy. ...Read more
Usually none.: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is oral progesterone, modified so it's not just digested in the stomach. It is used to control menstrual bleeding. Rarely, someone has mood changes, like depression, while taking it. Depo-provera, which is a shot, is different because it's a much bigger dose. It can cause weight gain. ...Read more
It can: It can cause bleeding and if it is too much you need to stop it and try something else. ...Read more
May or may not: Many times, it will stop the bleeding but not always. It depends on what is causing the bleeding to begin with. If your bleeding does not stop, you will need to return to your doctor for additional testing and/or treatment. ...Read more
Irregular bleeding: If you took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to start your cycle, it suggests you have irregular cycles. The Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will cause the lining of the uterus to shed. If it has been a while since your last period, the lining may be very thick, causing you to bleed for a longer time. Still, if it continues, it may be worthwhile to have an ultrasound to see what is going on in your uterus and ovaries ...Read more
See below: Moderate flow for 3-5 days typically.Get a more detailed answer ›
One option: There are many ways to treat endometriosis with meds, diet and exercize and surgery options available. In order to get the best advice for you, please see your doctor soon and with more information such as age, family desires a good course of treatment can be laid out. Thanks and best of luck. ...Read more