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Jun. 18th, 2002

I called the doctor and got a 9:15 appointment this morning on an emergency basis, since the cramps were so bad I couldn't sleep.

Got there to find out it was the depo. Not a huge surprise, since that was one of the possibilities, but the other doctor I saw said that women that don't experience these symptoms are in the minority of Depo users.

Huh. Now why the fuck didn't my other doctor tell me this before she shot that stuff into me????

So now I get to take huge amounts of estrogen to try and stop the bleeding. And I must stay on this until the Depo gets out of my system. So another month and a half. Oh joy.


As my friend Regan said... at least I'm not pregnant.


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Jun. 18th, 2002 12:38 pm (UTC)
A Depo Experience
I was on Depo once, too - about 11 months ago was when I ended the shots. I bled near constantly. I complained about it to the clinic and my nurse practitioner told me that was the rare effect; that more women lost their periods. I went to a gynecologist and was switched to the Pill to control the bleeding but was told that it took much longer than two months to get the Depo out. I was told anywhere from four months to six months. Depo was also responsible for a depression I was going through when I was on it. Perhaps that is what also was making you depressed?
Jun. 18th, 2002 12:45 pm (UTC)
Re: A Depo Experience
I've suffered from depression since I was a young girl. It was like my weight, one of those constant battles. And I often lost. :P

But when I brought this up to the doctor, and explained some of my medical history.. I've always had really wonky periods. I was 9 years old when I started, and.. well.. let's just say that when I was 10 or 11, the doctor asked my mom if I was sexually active, because I was bleeding like I was aborting a fetus. Soooo.. I have been on some form of hormone regulation since I was 9. My new doctor (whom I like very much) said that she would prefer to wait before giving me anything for anxiety and depression. She said that given the circumstances of my life (the brief bit I went into), she thinks that generally, the depression is mild, and I can control it. But the depo.. yeah. The depo has scrambled me good. Never ever doing this again. nut uh.

However, one good thing came from the experience. A friend pointed out Lunapads, and I believe that when I have some spare cash, I'm going to shuck out for the Keeper. It sounds utterly perfect to me. :>
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Jun. 18th, 2002 01:26 pm (UTC)
Neither you, nor the other people I know on Depo have had problems with it. Otherwise I never would have tried it.

Oh well. Now I know. ;)

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