Depo Provera

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Registered: 08-03-2009
Depo Provera
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Mon, 12-21-2009 - 9:52am
Can you take Depo Provera if you are on certain types of anti seizure medications ?.
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Registered: 05-18-2006
In reply to: what2do1973
Mon, 12-21-2009 - 10:25am

That's something that really needs to be discussed with your doctor.

Depo is the one form of birth control that I REALLY try to have women avoid. It's the only form KNOWN to cause weight gain, and bone loss if taken for more than 2 years. It's also known to cause fertility issues and take up to 2 years to even get your period back.

So if there is another form that works for you avoid Depo, it's evil.




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Registered: 08-03-2009
In reply to: what2do1973
Mon, 12-21-2009 - 10:36am
Actually I've been on Depo Provera before, but I was not on the anti seizure meds at the time. But now the seizures have started up again. And when I was on the Depo before, the only "symptom I had with it was the fact that I didn't have a period, which personally, I didn't mind at all, because I honestly do not want any more children. And the fact that Im taking all these medications now, I do not need any more cihldren, as some of these can cause birth defects anyway. Thanks for the information though. I will definitely discuss it with my doctor and see what he thinks I should do.
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Registered: 05-18-2006
In reply to: what2do1973
Mon, 12-21-2009 - 10:50am

Talk with your doctor about the bone loss as well if you've been on depo a total of two years or more.

My husband is on medication that can cause birth defects and I chose the Mirena IUD so that we would be sure to be safe. We're done with kids too, one and done :D I have almost no period on the Mirena so it's a great option IMO.




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