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I'm switching from the pill to depo-provera. How long will I have to use this backup method?

As long as you want. You can use Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) as long as you want for effective birth control, but you are reaching menopausal age soon, so ask your gynecologist how long you need birth control.It contains Progesterone only so the risks associated with estrogen containing birth control pills are not there with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and it is effective as contraceptive. Read more...

I always get told that if you take Depo-Provera for a long time it can be bad. What are the negative affects of long term use. My bf wants me on the pill?

Bones/bleeding. Within a year of use, 85% of women either have no periods or normal ones. The other 15% having chaotic bleeding up to every day. It can take from 3 to 31 months after use to regain fertility. Long term use can mobilize more calcium from your bones and increase your lifetime chance of fractures. Read more...
Long-Term DepoProvra. Depo-provera is a safe and effective contraceptive but long-term use (greater than 2 years) can lead to bone mineral loss. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a Progesterone only contraceptive but estrogen maintains bone mineral. The complication is higher if other risks for osteoporosis (family history, alcohol/tobacco use). Take extra calcium and vit d. Your bf may have a point. See your doc for details & options. Read more...

If I am on the Depo-Provera shot and I want to switch over to the pill can I do it now or should I wait untill my three months are up what's the best way?

Depo to Pills. It's best to time the conversion from Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to biirth control pills in such a way that you remain protected from pregnancy. Since Depo-Provera expires at approximately 3 months, coordinate an overlap of getting your pills started the week prior to expiration. That will allow you to remain protected during the transition. Read more...

Only got one shot of Depo-Provera the switch to lo loestrin fr will I get a period and will the Depo-Provera get out of my system since I'm on the pill now?

Depends. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will stay in your system at least three months. Taking other pills or medications doesn't change that unfortunately. The effects of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) (no period) can last longer, even up to a year. However, taking the pill should help return you to normal cycles. Read more...

I have been getting the Depo-Provera shot but have been having really bad mood swings can I switch to the pill? Would that even help? Or would it stay the same?

Depo and mood swings. Depo shots are known to exacerbate the symptoms of mood disorder and cause mood disorder . I suggest you speak with your doctor . Most combination oral contraception are safe with most mood disorders . Again see your doctor and discuss your concerns. Read more...