Also known as: Amen, Curretab, Cycrin, Depo-Provera, Depo-Provera Contraceptive, depo-subQ provera 104, Provera
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Reviews for Medroxyprogesterone to treat Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Review by MizzTaylor88 (taken for less than 1 month):
Provera (medroxyprogesterone): My experience with Provera has been a very painful situation. I am 26 and was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome at the age of 22. I never had regular periods since the age of 15. I was always on some form of birth control to regulate. I was taking the Depo-Povera shot (depo shot) for about 6 months before I decided to get off due to the excessive weight gain. The Nurse Practitioner weaned me off of the shot and decided to give me the Micronor birth control pills which did not help as well. I have been on my cycle for 2.5. months. I can ot afford insurance,the only thing I could do was to go to the emergency room. I seen the ER dr there where she gave me the Provera 10mg four times a day. My bleeding has gotten heavier.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I've been on the Depo for about 10 months, so 3 shots. I've never had bleeding until this past week, a full week straight. Never had a period until now. Never even had any period pain or anything close to it. I love the low maintenance associated with the shot but if this continues I may have to stop!
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I have been on the Depo shot for over a year. I know that cramps and other signs are common, but just recently I have been bleeding a lot more than I should be, but not quite at a normal period. This works very well and I love it.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): On Depo-Provera injection for 7 years its been great but recently suffered a fractured knee due to a relatively small fall was sent for bone density test, I have osteoporosis bone density 14 % below normal, I will now change my contraception and hope that bone density gets better.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I've been on this for a few months. I'm very bad at remembering to take the pill everyday at the same exact time so I figured the shot would be perfect. And I know its still a little too early to determine whether or not I like it. I got my period in December and she administered the shot. I haven't stopped bleeding since and its almost March! I spoke with my doctor and she told me it was totally normal and it was my body getting used to the medication but I very much dislike it. I've been VERY moody and I get so turned off by food that sometimes I just go through the day drinking fluids. This has only been from one shot, but I'll see where it goes. If it continues to go downhill, I have to switch back to the pill.
32 users found this comment helpful.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I've been on the Depo-Provera jab for 5 years due to heavy periods I've not had one since I spot occasionally but that is very rarely. It's not for everyone warranted but it changed my life. It has it's ups and downs but I'm a strong person and I manage the mood swings and I'm sensible enough to know now that nearer the time of my jab I get cravings for food and after I've had it they go. My skin improved and I lost weight. That's because I knew it can cause cravings so I managed it. I would recommend it if you are a strong willed sensible person. It's not a light-hearted contraceptive.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Had the depo shot for about 60 weeks now. I too, experiened bleeding for quite a while until my 3rd shot (very light) but it look like a normal side effect! Now I am completely fine, not gained any weight, no migraines, no pms. Sometimes bleeding a week before I'm due for my next shot but I was assured that is common.
18 users found this comment helpful.
Review by MRaNae96 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I started the depo shot in January due to my extremely heavy periods. It had gotten to the point where I was missing school a few days every month and just laying in bed because my menstrual cycle was so bad. I decided to try out the depo shot. I've been on it a year and have just recently had spotting in between my shots. Depo shot has helped so much, I no longer have periods (except for the occasional spotting) and I feel SO much better. Granted I do get the occasional migraine, spotting and cramps, I'd say the shot is definitely worth it
19 users found this comment helpful.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): When I was first on depo provera I bleed for 6 months straight, the OB said my body had to get used to it and I would need another cycle so I took the shot another 6 months and low and behold I had bleeding everyday for 1 year. I don't even know how that was possible but it was like a heavy period every day. When I called the OB and other clinics everyone said "you signed a waiver". OK well no one said if I had a problem. I stopped depo and like a silly college kid that I was convinced to take depo 6 months later, the OB said my body may be different and again I had my period for 6 more months. Thank goodness there were no effects accept the annoyance of bleeding every day for 18 months all together. This shot does work why have sex bleedin
39 users found this comment helpful.
Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I was taking Provera for 5 days after my fifth day my period came on a week later and has been on for a week I wanted to know how long would it last. Before I had this my cycle stayed on for 3 months none stop.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I'm 18 years old. I never been on any other birth control but the 3 months on Depo-Provera...I bled for 2 months as well as depression. I was PMSing the full 2 months. Caused problems in my relationship because of it.
70 users found this comment helpful.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I started my Depo shot around September a week or two before I was about to get my next shot I started my period. I thought when I received my next shot it might stop it. It didn't. I am still on my period and it is April. I have my next shot today and this is my last attempt if it continues I will be switching back to the pill. Not only that but I had major weight gain and depression.
43 users found this comment helpful.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I got my first shot in June and at first had my normal 5 day period but in July I started bleeding again and been bleeding since. I got my second shot in August and that didn't help. I'm still bleeding and having migraines that I never had before and its October.
24 users found this comment helpful.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Been on this shot since June 14. Started experiencing abdominal pain on July 2 and spotting on July 4. SEVERE abdominal cramps as of July 4 that continues. I turned up anemic, when I had not been just 1 month before. As of today, I am still experiencing abdominal cramps periodically, continue to spot or have what seems like a full fledged period, alternately, without any pattern. My Gyno placed me on the shot to stop my heavy bleeding due to Uterine Fibroids. I will not take a second shot, as along with the heavy bleeding continuing as before, I have severe pain, extreme fatigue, weight gain even after increased physical activity.
26 users found this comment helpful.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I have been on the Depo shot for 14 years, and it was a lifesaver for me. My doctor put me on it because I had PMS so bad, I could not live a normal life. I have never had another period and no side effects. I have not had a bone density test but would like to do so. I just recently read that 2 years was all you should stay on it, I didn't know that before and was not told that by my doctor. I think it's great.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I am 22 and I had my period for 5 weeks straight so I went to the doctor and they told me I lost so much blood I had to get a blood transfusion then they put me on Provera 10mg 3 x a day for 2 months. At first it stopped the bleeding for a month but then the Provera stopped working so my Dr. switched me on birth control and that doesn't work either. I've been bleeding for a month now. I don't know what to do.
26 users found this comment helpful.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): The first three months went alright- I was quite moody and emotional, but nothing more than how I am when I get PMS. It was bearable and didn't last too long. I had one period for two weeks. After taking the second shot, I have had a period for over a month and a half now (an actual heavy period, not spotting). My acne has gotten worse. I'm definitely switching to the pill when I am ready to get my next shot.
17 users found this comment helpful.
medroxyprogesterone: I am 24 years old and I have had 4 blood transfusions since I was 18 and no doctor could figure out why I kept bleeding so much on my monthly (which would last 3 weeks at a time) So on my 4th blood transfusion I finally saw a doctor who wanted to help figure out what was going on with me, after some tests and a D & C he put me on medroxyprogesterone tablets once a day to control my bleeding. I have been on it for a few days now and I am hoping that it helps my situation, it seems that my only problem is that I have a really bad hormone imbalance and I have tried birth control in the past that really didn't work to help my situation. As for this medication I hope that one day I can live a normal life and someday have kids.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): 31 years old, have been on Depo-Provera for about 3 years now due to terrible, awful debilitating periods - the kind that made it hard for me to go to work. I did get spotting the first few months but after that it was FREEDOM. No periods whatsoever. I didn't have any weight gain - still around 100lbs and no other problems. I'm going to get NovaSure soon because I don't want to have to bother going to the pharmacy every three months and I'm worried about the whole bone density thing - although my doctor said she was on Depo for 8 years without any problems. I would recommend this for anyone who wants a long-term but temporary way to get rid of periods. Don't suffer.
26 users found this comment helpful.
Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I was having severe bleeding with large clots which lasted for 3 weeks. Finally saw the Doctor and he gave me 10mg for 10 days. This is day 9. I stopped bleeding 2 days ago. I love this medicine, really. I'm hungry more often, but that's okay. Unsure what will happen when I stop taking it.
54 users found this comment helpful.
medroxyprogesterone: I got my first shot 6 weeks after delivery. I didn't have a period for a while but when I did come on I bled non stop. I am still bleeding today which will make it 15 days. Although my bleeding has been light I am still adapting to being on my period everyday. I was told that I could bleed for up to 3 months. I am just ready for this to be done and over with. But on the pro side...my cramps have lessened which is a good thing considering I usually have a hard time when it's that time of the month.
Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I started taking Provera January 7th because I had 3 different periods in the month of December, regular (change every 2-3 hrs), to light (barely noticed it (changed every 4-5 hrs), to extremely heavy with huge clots (literally changed everytime I stood up because there would be a gush of blood). I was told to take it for about 2 weeks and that I would have a period afterwards. I stopped bleeding but I got my period a couple of days before the 2 weeks were up. The side effects I've had are nausea (seriously sick to my stomach, the mere thought of food almost made me regurgitate), and my body was extremely sore and it made me tired. I still have pills and honestly not sure if I should still be taking it but I guess the pills work.
30 users found this comment helpful.
Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I gained a few pounds on the Depo shot but that wasn't too bad. Was on it for 2 years. The first 1 1/2 years were great, although I had a decreased sex drive and the shots left my arm sore for days. Had about 1 week long period just before getting the next shot, so about every 3 months. Bled almost constantly the last 6 months.
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