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Old 03-05-2012, 05:54 AM   #1
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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.

 
Old 03-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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Re: Taking Depo Provera... menopause questions

After 4-day migraine, had my depo shot (early) on Monday. Migraine was gone Tues and Wed. Woke up this morning and it's back. Also have period-like cramps. This has never happened before.

When I was pregnant (18 years ago), I had migraines almost daily the first trimester. Awful morning sickness as well. Both the morning sickness and migraines went away at the same time.

I am really hoping menopause is not going to be like this. Can't I be put in a medically-induced coma until this is over?

 
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:46 AM   #3
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Re: Taking Depo Provera... menopause questions

I wish I had a answer for you. I'm starting the shots to lessen the hot flashes, migraines and heavy bleeding. Bloodwork checking hormone levels can be checked to find out if menopause is beginning.

I hope you feel better soon & per my gyno this is one of the best treatment options with the addition of vitamin E.

 
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Re: Taking Depo Provera... menopause questions

I'm surprised your gyno didn't do an FSH reading before giving you the shot. Taking it now might skew the results.

 
Old 03-21-2012, 04:45 AM   #5
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Re: Taking Depo Provera... menopause questions

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I wish I had a answer for you. I'm starting the shots to lessen the hot flashes, migraines and heavy bleeding. Bloodwork checking hormone levels can be checked to find out if menopause is beginning.

I hope you feel better soon & per my gyno this is one of the best treatment options with the addition of vitamin E.
Thankfully, my migraine episode ended on 3/10. It lasted 9 days. Longest stretch ever with a migraine. I'm now keeping a calendar to see if there's any pattern. How much vitamin E do they recommend per day?

 
Old 04-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #6
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Well, the migraines are back. I've had two in the last three days, with a day break in between. Also back is the crampiness. Today, had what I think was my first daytime hot flash. I turned all red and felt like a 300 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

I hope this doesn't go on for years. I'll jump off a darn bridge!

How long does this last, on average?

 
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