Stopping Depo and Desperate

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Depo Provera was like a poison when I was on it. I was on it for six months. It should've been only three, but I was persuaded to get a second dose by the doctor, who assured me the side effects would go away after the second dose. They didn't. I'm now two months without it. I thought I had celiac disease or anemia or SOMETHING. No doctor or NP could find anything. I'm beginning to think I'm not sick at all and that it was this poison all along. Please, I'm begging and pleading, someone please help me. I am 21 and am in the early stages of dementia. I have lost interest in life. I am tired even though I get enough sleep. I still have acne. I have developed food allergies. I get visual hallucinations. Not once did I ever gain weight. That's why I was excited to take the first dose. I never gained a pound. I can't gain weight. I get a tingly pins-and-needles feeling all over my body. My body aches. My heart rate is fast even while I sleep (FitBit). I have brain fog. All of my blood work came back fine. I don't know what to do. I don't even have a job right now because of the brain fog/dementia and sleepiness. I feel like an old, old woman. Please help me....

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    I've just made a post about this because I've gained like 8 kgs since my first shot nearly 3 months ago and now will have to go off of it because I am not going from slim to fat always been my worst nightmare. It's only the real main side effect I have had, and sometimes feeling a bit more tired then usual and it is effecting my memory too. I feel a bit lucky I have found this all out after 1 shot I was about to go get my second one in a few weeks time as I was putting my weight gain down to having a broken toe and not being able to be as much active but now I know it's not that.

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    Hi,

    I had severe chest pains, muscle weakness including feeling numb all over, I was convinced I had MS and became very mentally distressed, this all happened 4 months after my first depo injection. I'm never ever having it again. Docs found nothing in my bloods, my brain scan was fine. Dementia is a disease, do you mean 'feel' like you have it or that you have been diagnosed with it? X

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      Everything got worse. I think the depo was part of a million stressors on my body that triggered an already brewing autoimmune disease. I've read about depo being an autoimmune trigger. I have the genes for MS, Lupus, and RA. I got tested for that. Autoimmune disease runs in my family. No dementia diagnosis. It's simply brain fog. It should be illegal to give women that poison! Too many of us have bad reactions to it to remove it from the market! I believe I had an autoimmune flare-up, as the symptoms subsided. I am currently trying to trigger another flare, and it's working (as sick as that sounds, I've got to test my theory that this is in fact an AID). I'm having musculoskeletal pain and a ton of other symptoms. I lost 10-15 pounds almost two years ago, along with hair falling out. Doctors and nurses are so quick to say it's "anxiety." I'm sick of it. I'm finally seeing a neurologist on Tuesday. I'm not letting anyone deny my intuition, idgaf what kind of degree you have - I know me best. I know there is something very wrong. One doctor said I had autonomic dysfunction so far.

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    That's such a strong reaction, what if your body has become sensitive to more than just the ingredient in Depo? Like with allergies, people usually don't have just one pollen or one animal that bothers them. The ingredient in Depo is one of over ten progestogens on the market. Progestogens aren't just in birth control pills, IUDs, implants and rings. They're in other medications as well. So, there's a chance that something you're taking is aggravating the problem. Ask your new doctor to check all your prescriptions. You may have options like switching to an alternative med or taking a break from that med. Get well soon.🙃

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      I believe I have a very weak immune system. My current doctor (whom I'm getting rid of, as he doesn't seem to think it's serious either) says no one should have ever given a woman of my height and weight the depo, nor any woman. He agreed it's poison. I'm not on any medications. I believe I have an autoimmune disease and won't stop until I have a diagnosis. I'm not going to join my family and friends in watching me slowly waste away to nothing.

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