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Depo Provera - Pros and Cons

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Updated May 27, 2014

Depo Provera The Pros and Cons

"Is anyone out there using Depo Provera? Have you noticed any side effects? If so, what were they? If your doctor did not want to prescribe this for you what was his/her reasons? I am just trying to find out more first hand experiences on this method of birth control. The main reason for using it is that it is estrogen free which could be a factor for breast cancer. (I am high risk)." -JULIE1967

How Long Do I Have To Wait To Get Pregnant?

"About three months ago I got the shot and I started bleeding the first time it was for 18 days and this time it has been 37 days. I want to get pregnant but am unsure of any side effects it may have on the baby. Also does anyone know how long I will have to wait to get pregnant?" - LELANDRA

Depo Craziness

"Has anyone become really moody & emotional from the depo? I had my 3rd shot in 11/00. Everything was fine up until that December. (12/00) I was driving home from work and suddenly I felt really angry. Funny thing, there was no reason for me to even be mad. From then on, I have gotten so emotional. If you say the wrong thing, I fly off the handle. My relationship has gotten so rocky because of my mood swings. One minute, I'm happy as can be, and the next, I'm like a mad woman. (Lately, I've been more sad than anything.) Is there any vitamins or ANYTHING I can do to get these emotions under control? (I would like to find a way to still take the depo shot.) I haven't gained any weight or any of those other bad side effects: just the moodiness..." - LRUCINSKI

Prometrium After Depo?

"I am 39... took Depo-provera for birth control for 6 years. Stopped in February of 200. I have not had any cycles since. After seeing several doctors I found one who did tests for tsh, lh, fsh, estradiol, testosterone and prolactin. Except testosterone being low they came back normal (the last doctor I saw told me I was postmeopausal). She said I am not ovulating and should use Prometrium for 13 days to try to get cycles to restart. Has anyone used this before and if so how did it work for you. I like this doctor and think I will be able to work with her toward getting back to "normal" but wondered how effective others have found this." - NODEPODEB

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