I am on Depo-Provera shot. Now with extra facial hair growth and low sex drive. Is this related to depo?

Yes. Facial hair and decreased sex drive can both be side effects of the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot but the shot is extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. There are ways of dealing with the side effects but if they are intolerable, see your doctor to discuss alternative forms of birth control.

Related Questions

I'm supposed to get my 3rd Depo-Provera shot on aug 9th but my sex drive is really high. I can't look at my boyfriend without wanting sex. Is this normal?

Not likely related. Doubt if depo shot is causing increased sex drive, other than removing the fear of pregnancy. Females sex drive tends to peak later than in males (ie early 30's in women vs late teens in males). Read more...

Does the Depo-Provera shot take away your sex drive drive?

Possibly. You did not mention what type of depo shot. There is a possibility of diminishing libido but there can be other factors too that would require further evaluation by your physician. Read more...

I am a 32 yr old male and planning to take depo-provera for hair growth and sexual urge reduction. Good idea?

No. The hormone treatment you are contemplating is likely to cause more problems than it will solve. It is imperative that you consult an endocrinologist before doing any of what you are planning. Read more...
Don't Rush. This is known as " chemical castration" when males use this medication. In addition to above results it can cause depression. There should be a complete evaluation , medical and psychiatric before considering this route. Read more...
See remark. I don't recommand either. There are other agents for hair growth that MAY help !! since hair loss is genetic I don't know your history/backround ,at you relatively young age see an endocrinologist before "messing" with hormones,as we need to know your testosterone level ..........good luck. Read more...
SEX URGE REDUCTION. IT IS A GOOD IDEA IF YOU HAVE THE BLESSINGS OF YOUR PCP, AN ENDOCRINOLOGIST, A GYNECOLOGIST, AND AN INTERNIST. BEST LUCK TO YOU. . . Read more...
Not right indication. Bad idea . Depo-provera is not approved for hair growth , not for men except for gender assignment ( Sex change ) if you are succumbed to male baldness , several alternatives are available . First speak to your doctor . Read more...

Iv lost my sex drive could it be from being on the birth control Depo-Provera for a little over 3 years. I haven't had a period in 3 years?

See your doctor. These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. Read more...

Can you tell me if Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) is used as a libido suppressant for men how come it increased my sex drive?

Depa Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Though this is not a specific answer, remember that all chemicals have "average" effects and "exceptional" effects. If you are one of the exceptional individuals, you could have the opposite result that is typically seen. Read more...