Hi my name is shanea I've been on depo for almost 2 yrs now but since getting on the birth control I have been having terrible migraines that last for about a week its to the point where I can't even move is it because of the birth control? My doctor thinks otherwise!
I have seen Depo-Provera do this many times. I believe your physician is incorrect on this point. Could there be a way to lower the dose and give it more often?
Good luck, John Claude Krusz
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Full Question: I’m on the depo-provero shot (birth control) and ever since I got on it I have been having really bad headaches and I was wondering if because of the shot is why I’m having headaches and what I can do about it. Thanks, Desie. Answer: Dear Barb; The Depo-Provera certainly could be the source of your headaches, but only working with your own doctor is going to definitively answer that question. Many women find that birth control, hormone replacement therapy, etc., have a tremendous impact on headaches and Migraine. I suggest that you talk to your doctor about alternatives to Depo-Provera. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert About Ask the Clinician : Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he and Lead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches and Migraines. You can read more about Dr. Krusz or more about Teri Robert . If you have a question for this ...
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