birth control and fibromyalgia

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acscr9
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   Posted 2/24/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
good morning all. I know this is a bit of a touchy and perhaps controversial topic, but I am really trying to figure out if I have more going on than JUST fibro, or if it is possible I am doing something to produce more fibro symptoms.

I have been on and off of the Depo Prevara shot for 8 years, mostly for horrible cramping and periods and because in Feb of 08 the dr said it was the shot or inducing menapause. I opted for the shot. Lately, I have been feeling as though some of the issues I have been experiencing could come from that. After a reading lots of reviews about this shot, I am a little scared about continuing on it. I am starting to think there may be a connection to my fibro symptoms and the shot.
 
So, I just wanted to see if there is anyone else out there that suffers from fibro and also uses the shot as their form of birth control. If so, what are your thoughts about it? experiences with it? You know...that sort of stuff. You can even write if you know people that don't have fibro but have not had good experiences with the shot or great experiences. I am open to anything. I just haven't found very much good and am a little concerned.
 
Just so everyone is on the same page. I only take 50mg of Trazadone at night before bed, and A prevacid solu-tab before dinner for some esophagal erosion. I am also gluten free and follow a pretty balanced diet as well as exercise regularly.
 
Thanks in advance for your help!
24. Diagnosed with Fibro in Aug. 08 and Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder in December 08. Gluten free since Nov. 08.
 
Surgeries: Compartment Syndrome/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Dec. 05; Lap Nissen Fundoplacation Aug 06; Exploratory Lap Feb. 08.
 
Played college soccer. Going back to school to be a Registered Dietitian.
 
"I control the disease, it does not control me."


dolphinfire
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   Posted 2/24/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I was having alot of problem too, they tried the shot and it didn't work so they did a partial hysterectomy and found out that I had reverse endo and pre cancer cells. So it was good they did the hysterectomy. Although it helped with some of bladder problems it made the fibro worse.
Fibro, interstitial cystitis, migraines, rotated femur, bunion on rt ft, hiatal hernia, for just a few.

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leemadd
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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I am taking seasonale I get my menstrual cycle every 3 months instead of monthly, I thought that it was affecting the Fibro. I went off of it for 6 months. I found that it really did not make a difference.
LeeAnn

leemadd
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   Posted 2/24/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to add a little bit more. At the age of 21 my DR. convinced me to get pregnant because I was starting with endometriosis I was married and had no reason to not have a baby By the time my son was a year old I was pregnant again taking birthcontrol I was the 3% I was not taking antibiotics or any thing. When I had my daughter I felt horrible for about 6 months I thought I was just tired she had alot of year infections I did not sleep alot My arms would go numb I went to the Dr and he said I had tendonitis. I was back a few weeks later because I had pains in my Knees. I was back inhis office 2 months later complaining of a horrible fatigue just an achy flue type feeling all the time. My cycle was very irregular My OBGYN had moved to Florida he basically told me to suck it up there were people dying of cancer and other ilnesses and that as far as irregular bleeding went it was just part of being a woman. I found a new DR. I thought I liked her She left to have a baby And once again I was thrown into a bad DR situation Went to DR with horrible pains told him of past kidney stones ect.. He sent me out of his office in tears and told me to take a couple tylenol and would schedule a ultra sound for next day I told him I thought I should have one asap he said no it was not an emergency. I ended up in the Er with a ruptured Kidney. Got a nasty infection from the urine leaking into my body. I went thrw Drs fast I finally found a dr. that listens to me.I have had several cyst and have had a couple cystoscopys in office and a D C I am only 37 and I only have one ovary that still works. I have had no one else tell me I have endo only that I have a few endo scaring and that my cyst are the ones you get from blood baking up instead of going forward and that that will cause endometrosis scaring and the less I ovulate the better because that means less scaring.
My point I am trying to make is make sure you trust your instincts and that you trust your DR. and can talk to your Dr.
I wish you luck.

LeeAnn

acscr9
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   Posted 2/25/2009 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your posts. I am going to go with my instincts and not take the shot anymore. I know the pros have been great...but I am in a healthy, happy marriage and if God blesses us with a kid, then that is what is meant to happen. I don't think I am going to keep risking it based on what I have figured out.

Thanks again.
24. Diagnosed with Fibro in Aug. 08 and Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder in December 08. Gluten free since Nov. 08.
 
Surgeries: Compartment Syndrome/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Dec. 05; Lap Nissen Fundoplacation Aug 06; Exploratory Lap Feb. 08.
 
Played college soccer. Going back to school to be a Registered Dietitian.
 
"I control the disease, it does not control me."


SassyIsMyKitty
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   Posted 2/25/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I am on the depo shot as well. I also have fibro. I don't really know if my fibro is made worse by the shot or not. I can't risk having another kid, so I can't really go off the shot. I have tried the patch, which made me very ill, and I was on the pill when I first became sexually active when I was eighteen. I can't take the pill because I forget, so I don't see the point. I take 150mg of trazodone. If you are concerned about the shot making your fibro worse, talk to your doctor and see what he/she has to say about it. As much as I hate fibro, I know that I would rather have my symptoms made a little worse by the shot then get pregnant again. It is hard enough taking care of one child. I had a very hard pregnancy, and my son was two months early. But, I am too young to have my tubes tied, so, I opt for the shot. But, seriously, if you are concerned, do all the research you can, and then discuss it all with your doctor. I hope this helps.
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hurtinginaz
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   Posted 2/26/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   

may i ask what season affectiveness disorder is?



.Kim.
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acscr9
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   Posted 2/26/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder is pretty much a form of depression that occurs in a specific season. For me, it is in the winter when it is dark for a while and its cold. It is a more serious reaction than just having winter blues. I have included a link below for more information. I hope this helps.
 
 
 
24. Diagnosed with Fibro in Aug. 08 and Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder in December 08. Gluten free since Nov. 08.
 
Surgeries: Compartment Syndrome/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Dec. 05; Lap Nissen Fundoplacation Aug 06; Exploratory Lap Feb. 08.
 
Played college soccer. Going back to school to be a Registered Dietitian.
 
"I control the disease, it does not control me."


SassyIsMyKitty
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   Posted 2/26/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor says that January is the month of depression and February is the month of ulcers. He told me he sees a lot more depression during January, and then a lot of people come in with ulcers in February. How weird is that? I do find that I get more depressed during the winter. Especially now. It's so cold and everything looks dead. It's just really depressing. The cold makes me hurt so badly. I can't wait for Spring. It's my favorite season.

~MDD, Fibromyalgia, OCD, Anxiety Disorders, IBS, TMJ, Arthritis~
 
May your heart be filled with love and joy.
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And may your tears be few. 
May God wrap you in His arms
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Dagger
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   Posted 2/26/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
My friend's daughter took the Depo shot for 3 years. She gained 80 lbs and tests showed some bone loss. She stopped taking it when she was 21.

SassyIsMyKitty
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   Posted 2/27/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I read more about the shot and saw that bone loss becomes an issue, which is worrisome. I haven't had much weight gain on the shot, which I am thankful for. I wish I could have my tubes tied, but I don't know if I will be able to since I am so young and only have one child. But, he was two months early, and the risk of having premature children goes up with each one that you have. I don't know if having fibromyalgia would help my case any or not....

~MDD, Fibromyalgia, OCD, Anxiety Disorders, IBS, TMJ, Arthritis~
 
May your heart be filled with love and joy.
May your mind be clear and true.
May your smiles be many,
And may your tears be few. 
May God wrap you in His arms
Especially when you're feeling blue.

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