Ladies I've been using the depo shot as birth control and well it's getting I'm my way everyday I have my period and killer cramps nausea back pain and lately my boobs hurt alot they feel tender when I run they kill me they seem to have grown but I'm positive I'm not pregnant I haven't gained weight I've been losing it. Sometimes during my workouts I get very light headed. I went to my doctor she says I have to wait till it's time to get another shot to switch methods but for now I have to deal with it. I take painkillers but they won't help it's a pain really low like the kind u get when ur giving birth I don't even use shorts anymore do any of u have this problem or have had it what did u do?
For me, yoga helps a lot to ease menstrual cramps... maybe that birth control is not good.for you... definitely you need to change... your health is very important, take care...
Don't really have any advice for you but you should research and ask around before you choose your next method of BC. I was wanting to do the depo shot, but after asking a ton of people, I decided to go with pills instead. I had heard a lot of bad stories about it.
Hopefully you can find something that will work better for you!
Ive had the mirena IUD for 2 years. Still lost alot of weight on it and my periods come normal with no pain or cramps whatsoever. I love it!
I quit all hormones four years ago and it was one of my best decisions ever. I used NuvaRing that releases a lot less hormones in the body than pills but when I quit I was just baffled by how much it actually affected my body, in terms of decreased sexual desire and so on (I often say that of course hormonal birth control works, there will be no babies made if you never feel like making them ).
Options are for instance using condoms, safe periods, diaphragm or the FemCap, which I've looked into but not tried yet. It's like a tiny diaphragm that you place so it covers the extocervix/portio (anatomy in a foreign language, gaargh) and you can have it in for up to 48 hours. As far as I understand you then just have to remove it for a while before reinserting in. Unfortunately FemCap seems to be difficult to get and even though it was invented in the 80's not even birth control clinics and gynecologists seem to have any knowledge about it.