Discussions that mention provera

Multiple Sclerosis board


To throw this thread on a tangent... on the subject of birth control, have any of you ladies tried Depo Provera instead of the pill?

I was put on Depo after I had surgery for endometriosis several years ago. I was on this for 2 years. Personally, I didn't enjoy the experience. Sure, it was nice to not deal with auntie every month, but at the same time, I always looked for my regular cycle to remind me that things were 'functioning' properly in my body. I also experienced an increase in the intensity of headaches with the shot.

I now wonder if Depo is a good option for us MS'ers, or if anything has been researched regarding Depo and MS patients. I've heard good and bad press regarding Depo in general, so I do wonder for us if this is a birth control option to avoid.