Is the Depo-Provera shot really good for people that have pcos like me?

Depends what for. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is great to help prevent uterine cancer and hyperplasia. However, it will not regulate your cycles and may take longer for you to get pregnant once you stop the injections. It cause also causes weight gain which is often a problem in women with pcos.

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I have pcos. I'm wondering if I should be on the Depo-Provera shot or the pill?

Decide with your Dr. It is a decision that has to be made with your endocrinologist and gynecologist as to what's best for your condition. One concern that I have about Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots is that they tend to have more androgen-type effect and pcos is already a hormonal disorder that leans to the androgen side. Discuss this with your doctors. Read more...

I have PCOS have been off Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot for a long time same to only way I get. Is to take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) pills when will it be natural again my cycle?

Discuss with doctor. PCOS is a complex set of symptoms involving abnormal hormonal levels resulting in irregular menstrual cycles. Often it also involves Insulin resistance, which can be improved with a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. In women that are overweight, losing weight will sometimes help improve the menstrual regularity. Birth control pills are often used to regulate the cycle. . Read more...

Will the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot help regulate my hormones if I have pcos?

Not really. combination birth control pills, nuvaring and the patch would regulate the hormones more effectively. Depo will cause a change in your hormones, I just wouldn't call it a regulation. More of a just a change. The pill would be better too at preventing the number of cysts on your ovaries, while depo not so much. Read more...

My dr put me on provera (medroxyprogesterone) I have pcos and don't have regular periods will this help me flush out the depo-provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot I took and put me on regular cycle?

Sorry, no. More Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does not 'flush out' provera (medroxyprogesterone). In fact nothing does. It can normally take months even to a year to resume cycling after dmpa. If this is the reason you don't have a period, taking more privera will probably not even give you a period. If your Estradiol level is over 40-50 there is a chance you may respond. Read more...

I'm 35 now have pcos and quit Depo-Provera when I was due dec 5 but I haven't got a period yet and very dry down there any advice?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Women may take several months up to 2 years to resume cycling after being on dmpa, a fact unfortunately doctors often don't share. Vaginal dryness is unrelated to dmpa use specifically. Read more...

Was on Depo-Provera. 2 years had ultra sound and was normal but recent says got pcos. Not period. Stopped shot in 23/10/11. Gained weight now 76, 5kgs.?

Endocrinologist. The ultrasound isn't enough of a work up. For amenorrhea and severe weight gain, a comprehensive metabolic and hormonal work up is essential to determine the cause and potential complications you may have from this. Pcos is not the only diagnosis to be considered. Ovarian cysts are also seen in women for other reasons. Please start with your primary doc, but you should see an endocrinologist also. Read more...

Vry worid, wth my recently diagnosed pcos. No period don't wnt to use bc. Shud I b worid? Was on Depo-Provera gained 16kg had regular periods b4 depo.76, 5kgs nw

A common problem. Pcos is very common affecting 10-15% of reproductive aged women. Two non-fertility related health issues are weight gain and the risk of uterine cancer in women who fail to menstruate month after month. Weight issues can be addressed with diet, exercise and sometimes medicines like metformin. The uterine cancer risk is low with the pill or with monthly Progesterone or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Read more...

Will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) make PCOS worse, help, or keep it the same? Do I need to continue Metformin & Spironolactone while using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

It all depends. It depends on "why" you are using it: it will not make anything "worse." DMPA generally stops (after few months) irregular bleeding from PCOS: It will NOT 1) make you ovulate (the contrary,) 2) it will not cure your PCOS, 3) it will not help you get pregnant. It stops periods and will reduce (or eliminate) your risk of endometrial hyperplasia. Read more...
Probably help. The main thing we try to do to treat PCOS is to suppress the function of the ovaries. DepoProvera does a good job of this for most patients. You still need to be on the Metformin and Spironolactone. This is something you should discuss with your Doctor. Read more...