Depo-Provera is a birth control method for women. It is made up of a hormone similar to progesterone and is given as an injection by a doctor into the woman’s arm or buttocks. Each shot provides protection against pregnancy for up to 12 to 14 weeks, but the shot must be received once every 12 weeks to provide full protection.
My doctor, Dr. Rishi Chand, suggested this as one of the options to use to stem the persistent bleeding caused by my unruly uterine fibroids. However, I am very interested in knowing why am I still discharging blood at the time when I would have a cycle anyway. Its been two months since my injections and two cycles were due. On each occasion, I had showings and now heavy spotting. The difference from the last cycle was that my fibroids were symptomatic; meaning, they were swollen and causing me the worst kinds of pain.
I did my research and it seems that this is just a side effect of the medication; then why do people use this method if its going to cause you to still bleed as if you are having a cycle and added to that you never know when you are going to bleed and how hard. It makes no sense and is very inconvenient.
I have always said I would never try this method and now I have my own experience to prove why I should never again try it.
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In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.
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