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PMS? or something else? plz help

hi ladies, im worried about how i have been feeling lately, i haven't been myself.
for about a month now i have been having menstral like symptoms, without my cycle. i am not prego lol, i am getting the depo shot..have been for over a year. but here are my symptoms, and idk if its related to the shot or not. and if it is, then y would it take this long to affect me? also i am 19 years old, i guess that kinda important to know.

im excessively tired, but when i try to sleep i can't. sometimes when i do fall asleep i can only stay asleep for 3-4 hours before im awake again, still tired and i can't fall back asleep. i have cramps, bad ones, but again, i don't have my period anymore. i have chills all the time, where i will shiver,and sweat. then other times im so hot i feel like nothing will help, not even cold showers. im just tired and want some help, plz ladies. should i go see my doctor?


Asked by Wife_Mommy_18 at 7:42 AM on Jan. 15, 2010 in Health

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  • I was on depo and I had those symptoms and extreme migraines...once off the depo I was fine. Try a different form of BC it might just be that but it is always best to talk to your doctor so yes make an appointment asap. GL

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 7:49 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • well im afraid to change BC because i am young and i am woried to use sertain ones. i do know that BC pills don't work well with me, (that how i got prgo lol) im afraid of becoming preg. again, i don't have alot of money. but ya i was thinking of making an appt with my doc.

    Answer by Wife_Mommy_18 at 7:56 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • The Depo shot will f*** you up. I was on it for 2 years and started losing my hair, gained weight, had no energy, couldn't sleep, didn't want to be around my DH or DS. Basically I was a zombie and wanted to be alone 24/7. I was miserable and hated it. I've been off it for a year now and I'm feeling so much better. Still not sleeping well, but that's nothing new for me. I'd suggest trying the Nuva Ring or Mirena. I was also on the patch, but that gave me problems, so I wouldn't suggest that, personally.

    Answer by jazztastic at 8:23 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • You should contact your doctor. The depo shot may be too strong, or the wrong type of hormone for you.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:29 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • i never had cramps. or was tired. i couldnt sleep thats for sure. but once i got off the Depo i have severe head aches and only had 3 shots total

    Answer by bmdred at 11:35 PM on Jan. 15, 2010