I had one depo shot in march of this year and I still have had no period and have also gained about 12 pounds... :( I am starting the orsythia today in hopes to get a period. I guess my question would be if I am going to gain weight?? I can't handle gaining Any more weight...
Well, I have never used Orsythia, or any other form of birth control than Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Ortho Trycyclen Lo, and Tri Sprintec (generic form of Ortho Trycyclen); all pill forms of birth control. I do know that all forms of birth control affect different people differently. All forms of birth control have side effects including increased chances of stroke (esp. if you do not stay hydrated) and weight gain. I have known people who have taken the depot shot, however, and I believe that it is supposed to make you not have a period. I don't know if different birth control shots are different in this aspect, but my belief is that they stop you from having a period. But as far as weight gain goes, that affects every person differently. I have not gained weight because of birth control to my knowledge, nor lost any weight. My sister has lost weight while on the depot shot, but I do not know if that will last once she stops taking it. Here is another part of this site with a list of side effects for Orsythia: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/orsythia-side-effects.html I hope this helps you out!
- Orsythia Information for Consumers
- Orsythia Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Orsythia (detailed)
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