i gained 40+kg in the month following commencement of depo-provera last year 2012/13. This excess weight is now impossible to lose, proven over last 5 months since marriage. What can i do to recover my normal health and normal weight? gastric surgery is not an option. I am now an unhealthy weight and extremely anxious with respect to starting a family. I am also very concerned about bone density loss as i have long-standing upper spine issues.
Bone density takes longer to be affected than just the one year on Depo. You can request a scan with your Doctor if you are worried.
I was on Depo 18yrs & had a scan recently, because I was concerned. The results showed my bone density was normal. They told me to have another scan when I reach the age of menopause, just to be sure.
I put on a couple of stone over time on Depo. I found that one I'd come off it, my weight gradually began to lessen, but I also work hard at the gym & watch my diet. There's no quick fix unfortunately.
In terms of starting a family, you should find your fertility returns within 18 months of stopping Depo. I used Agnus Castus (from a health store) to get my hormones back to normal. I still take it now, as it helps with my PMT & regulate my cycles, which are typically unpredictable.
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