Taking Depo Provera... menopause questions
I am almost 48 years old and have been on Depo Provera for about 8 years. I took it due to menstrual migrains. With Depo, I never got my period. No period, no headaches. Typically, I'd get a migraine when I was due for another shot. The headaches never lasted more than 3 days.
This week, I've got one that's on day 4. It's a doozy. Even Zomig won't kill this one and it's always worked before. It knocks it down, but won't take it away completely. Due for my shot in 2 weeks.
Now for the questions. 1. How can I tell if I'm beginning menopause since I don't get my period?
2. Does Depo ease the other symptoms like hot flashes? I seem to get reallly hot early in the morning, right before I wake up. Nothing really during the day.
3. Will the Depo skew a hormone blood test?
4. After menopause is over, do migraines caused by menstruation go away?
I don't want to go off Depo, the headaches are too painful.