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withdrawl side effects from coming off of depo provera?

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I had only one depo provera shot while last 3 months. It was time for another one in Nov. 2012 and I didnt return due to the bad side effects. However I have been expereincing digestive problems shortly after not going to get the shot. From what I have been reading this is one of the withdrawl side effects from coming off of depo provera. How long will this go on? Its been 10 weeks since I was due for another shot. How long does this stay in a womens system if she has only had one injection? By the way my periods did return I had one in Dec. and Jan. so that seems to be back to normal but still having side effects. I feel like the depo shot drained my body from its healthy state.


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replied February 3rd, 2013
Birth Control Answer A41987
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The complete effect of the hormones may take few months time to get out of your system. If you have had regular periods after coming off the Depo shot, then it would suggest return of your fertility/ovulation. If you had been sexually active without protection, chances of pregnancy are possible that can also lead to prolongation of the symptoms. If symptoms have remained persistent, and if you are worried, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if the hormones are still suspected to be in system, drinking plenty of water every day, eating lots of fresh raw organic vegetables, drinking raw vegetable juice, sweating in a steam room or sauna, getting lots of exercise and fresh air might be of help in making the hormones get out of system/body faster. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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