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When your Depo-Provera expires, can u experience withdrawl symtoms that can resemble pregnancy symtoms n how long will it take for them too go away?

When your Depo-Provera expires, can u experience withdrawl symtoms that can resemble pregnancy symtoms n how long will it take for them too go away?

Hormones: These are not pregnancy symptoms. That myth is way out of date. Your hormone levels are changing and this is how your body reacts to the common situation. They may lady until you start ovulating again. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
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Provera (Definition)

Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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What exactly does "provera" do?

What exactly does "provera" do?

See below: Supports and stabilizes the endometrium. Convinces the body it's pregnant. ...Read more

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Is provera (medroxyprogesterone) effective?

For what? : Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective at helping to bring on a period, to decrease heavy periods, to treat ehdometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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What are the potential sideeffects of provera ?

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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What are the side effects of provera; anything bad?

Not many: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is generally well tolerated. It is Progesterone and is often used to induce a period in someone who skips periods but is not pregnant. A few women taking it will have nausea, bloating, or headaches. ...Read more

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Can you take oral provera (medroxyprogesterone) at age 18?

Talk to gyn: I get from your online name that you may be involved in gymnastics. If you are seriously involved, this may explain the possible need for provera (medroxyprogesterone). This is something you and your gyn physician should talk seriously about. ...Read more

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Does Provera (medroxyprogesterone) regulate your cycles, or does it just cause one cycle?

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

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Can I take 20 mg of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 5 days instead of 10mg for 10 days ?

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

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