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Top 10 Search Results for "Depo-Provera"

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Has Anyone Used Depo-Provera For Birth Control Before PCOS DIAGNOSIS

Has Anyone Used Depo-Provera For Birth Control Before PCOS DIAGNOSIS

I read that there are studies that have tried to link PCOS to Depo-Provera users. I took depo for 5 years in my 20’s. After seeing numerous drs and specialist I was diagnosed with PCOS at 35 (now 43). Just wondering how many of you also used depo.

A myPCOSteam Member said:

i was on depo-provera for 5 years until September 2017 and was diagnosed with PCOS this month. I had no idea there was a correlation, very interesting indeed

posted over 3 years ago

Birth Control

Birth Control

Has anyone got on the pill to see if it helps get your hormones or track ? Or should i avoid them ?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I never felt right on any type of birth control, eventually I ended up finding a doctor that treats my hormones individually. I take progesterone to raise mine, which in turn forces testosterone down… read more

posted about 1 year ago

How To Control Acne Caused By Depo?

How To Control Acne Caused By Depo?

I got started on the depo shot about 3 weeks ago and my acne has been insane ever since. Not just in the chin area, but my entire face is starting to break out. I have oily skin, but have never struggled like this before. What are some tips/tricks I could use?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Acne was a side effect of depo for me in highschool. I had to change treatments.

posted 3 months ago

Abnormal Bleeding !

Abnormal Bleeding !

Hello Everyone!

Has anyone else experienced prolonged bleeding while having PCOS?? I’ve had this “period” since December 2017 and was recently put on birth control to stop the bleeding due to becoming anemic. I’ve had a Pap smear and it came back “normal”. Is there something out there (besides birth control) I can take to stop this issue?

Thank you,
Monica

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I have had the same issue and I am so frustrated with my uterus. I have tried almost everything… tranexemic acid first, then oral BC, now and IUD which only reduced the bleeding a bit but now I am… read more

posted 7 days ago

Does Anyone Experience "hormone Drop" After Taking Provera

Does Anyone Experience "hormone Drop" After Taking Provera

I take provera every 2-3 months for 10 days to start a bleed. Im just wondering if anyone else takes it and has noticed what i call a "hormone drop" once the bleeding stops? I feel more irritable, moody, sweaty and exhausted right after im done bleeding...more than i do before or during, anyone else?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Thank you! I have bad anxiety and my doctor knows that since she prescribed the meds for it (after me going to emerge because id been having anxiety attacks and bursting into tears daily for weeks but… read more

posted about 2 months ago

No Periods

No Periods

Anyone else NEVER get a period?

I only do when I take Provera.

I have already tried Metformin, Vitex, weight loss, exercise, clean eating. Still have never had a cycle on my own.

I just started taking inositol, so I'll give that a shot for a few months to see if that helps at all. Any other ideas? Is there anything you have been able to do to naturally get a period?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I went 9 years with out a period. i was on birth control for most of that. I got my tubes tied back in December because I decided one kid was enough for me. after 4.5 months I went to an appointment… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Does Anyone Else Take Provera To Start Their Periods? And If So, Do You Get Night Sweats Afterwards?

Does Anyone Else Take Provera To Start Their Periods? And If So, Do You Get Night Sweats Afterwards?

I keep getting bad night sweats again, and it seems to happen after ive had my "withdrawal" bleed.

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Mine are just simmering down. My mom got me one of those Blissy silk pillowcases for xmas...and it helps a lot, but holy cow have they been bad this time. Weather changes seems to amp them up too.

posted 4 months ago

Losing Weight

Losing Weight

Ive done really well in the past with weight loss. It’ll go really well for some time and then stop completely. I hate that PCOS had made me gaib abdominal weight and makes it harder to lose. Does anyone have any suggestions who is consistently losing weight?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Ive had steady slow weight loss since 2003 for me the weight loss was kicked off with going onto high gear by going onto depo provera while on it lost close to 100 pounds and when i went off it i was… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Provera

Provera

Can provera help me get pregnant?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

It helps you have a period, so yes if you ovulate like normal then it can help you get pregnant. If you arent ovulating though your gyn may put you on provera and clomid to increase your chances… read more

posted almost 3 years ago