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Why Does The Depo Provera Shot Cause Weight Gain
What is the difference between Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) and petogen French's injection? Does both cause weight gain
Was on Depo-Provera vera but gained over 50 lbs. I know everyone reacts differently. Is there another contraceptive that is less likely to cause weight gain?
Oral contraceptives: Depo shot does make some pt gain weight, it is better to go back to your doctor to try different forms-there are oral contraceptives subdermal implant as well as patches that use every week. Or ring that can leave in for 3 weeks before remove. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can Plaquenil cause weight gain? I'm also on lexapro, (escitalopram) depo provera, opermetazole, and whelchol
No: No it cannot but some of your other meds can. ...Read more
I recently switched to the Depo-Provera shot and I and I have rumors of serious weight gain. I noticed a changed in my appetite. How do I stop these cravings?
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
I've had a really dramatic weight gain (35lbs) since I went on the Depo-Provera shot since having my daughter and with me having jra what is causing this?
Could be depo: It could be depo, but it could be a number of things. ...Read more
If I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gain, how long will the progesterone hormone be in my system?
Thought coming off depo shot would do good now boobs triple size and hurt and no sex drive and weight gain! Maybe I should stay on it??
Depo effects: Depo provera is a progesterone only contraceptive product and is known for decreasing your sex drive and weight gain. The breast enhancement may be due to increasing estrogen production off of the depo medication depending upon how long you have been off of it. Talk to your GYN MD about this matter and see what can be done. ...Read more
Taking depo shot & breast feeding but not gaining any weight. Just losing weight pretty fast. Any options on what to do to stop losing weight & gain?
I responded terribly to the Depo-Provera shot. Mood swings, breakthrough bleeding all 3 months, weight gain of 30lbs. Would implanon affect me the same way?
It could: The Progesterone in Implanon is different than the Progesterone in Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) plus it is a lot lower dose. That means you are somewhat less likely to have the side effects you had with Depo-Provera provera. Remember that Implanon can give irregular periods, but is much less likely to bleed for 3 months, or to cause much weight gain, and less likely to give mood swings. ...Read more
I'm on the Depo-Provera prevera shot and I haven't had a period and am having symtoms of pregnancy including weight gain I took a test n it showed faint line?
Repeat: Depo-provera is one of the most effective options. It can fail but failures are rare. If you're having symptoms then there shouldn't be a faint line. Try repeating the test tomorrow. ...Read more
Weight gain, sore nipples, and at the end of my 3 months for my Depo-Provera shot...possible to be pregnant? I've been on the Depo-Provera for 2 1/2 years.
Yes, Possible: If you are having unprotected sex, pregnancy is possible regardless of your choice of contraception. Although Depo-Provera is an effective means of birth control, no method (pill, patch or condom) other than abstinence is 100% effective. As you may know, there are over-the-counter urine pregnancy tests available. I would suggest discussing this with your OB/GYN or the prescriber of your Depo. ...Read more
I've been on the Depo-Provera shot a year. I've had mood swings and weight gain. Is there a diff. Birth control I can take that has less weight gain side effects?
Avoid depot: Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depot Provera) stimulates the appetite center in the brain and via this mechanism can lead to weight gain in excess of 30 - 60 lbs. Birth control methods that contain ethinyl estradiol and a progestin, like birth control pills or the nuvaring, or intrauterine devices have a much better body weight profile. ...Read more
Is natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) or Depo-Provera shot better for fibroid tumors and severe pain? How are they different and which one is worse with weight gain?
Cortisone shots: Cortisone shots are done for a lot of reasons. A shot into a joint may relieve arthritis pain, at least temporarily. But cortisone has many side effects. Yes, you gain weight, but also shift fat to the midsection. You get Insulin resistant, which can lead to diabetes. It can weaken your bones: osteoporosis. Your body can tolerate an occasional shot, but this should not be done lightly. ...Read more
Yes once: All of the Depo-Provera is out of yoru body it will be easier to lose the wt u will need caloric restriction and exercise, depending on how long you were on the Depo-Provera it can linger in your system for up to 6-9 months after the last injection. ...Read more
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