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The Injection - March 18th 2009, 05:21 PM

I just read in the Menstrual Cup thread someone talking about "the injection".

I was just wondering if a couple of you could maybe give me some advice and feedback about this? I'm scared of needles, but if it would stop or even help my period maybe be a little more regular I would sooo put up with it!

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Re: The Injection - March 18th 2009, 05:43 PM

If you're scared of needles but want a regular period then why not just use the pill? The progestogen only pill stops your period completely I think. The best idea would be to go to your GP and discuss your other options though.


   
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Re: The Injection - March 18th 2009, 06:40 PM

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If you're scared of needles but want a regular period then why not just use the pill? The progestogen only pill stops your period completely I think. The best idea would be to go to your GP and discuss your other options though.

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Re: The Injection - March 18th 2009, 06:52 PM

Well there's the patch but I'm not sure what that does to your periods. I set an alarm on my phone to go off to remind me to take it so maybe you could do that.


   
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Re: The Injection - March 18th 2009, 07:15 PM

I'm on the injection.

Personally, i think it's an absolute god send. It doesn't make your period regular, you just don't have periods at all on it.

Seriously, it is not painful. I don't like needles, but i put up with it just fine. It's an injection that has to go into the muscle, so it stings a tiny bit afterwards but it's really nothing bad, at all.


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Re: The Injection - March 18th 2009, 07:41 PM

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I'm on the injection.

Personally, i think it's an absolute god send. It doesn't make your period regular, you just don't have periods at all on it.

Seriously, it is not painful. I don't like needles, but i put up with it just fine. It's an injection that has to go into the muscle, so it stings a tiny bit afterwards but it's really nothing bad, at all.

Wow really? That's even better! Is there a name for it? Just so I can google it and research it further.
   
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Re: The Injection - March 18th 2009, 08:16 PM

I'm on Depo-Provera. It lasts for 12 weeks, but i have mine every 4 weeks to make doubly sure i don't get any periods at all. If you have it every 12 weeks i'm not sure whether your periods will stop or not.


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Re: The Injection - March 18th 2009, 09:35 PM

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I'm on Depo-Provera. It lasts for 12 weeks, but i have mine every 4 weeks to make doubly sure i don't get any periods at all. If you have it every 12 weeks i'm not sure whether your periods will stop or not.

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Re: The Injection - March 18th 2009, 10:33 PM

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Re: The Injection - March 18th 2009, 11:06 PM

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Im on Depo-Provera, which is an 3 month shot. It'll last for a month, normally they give u a pelvic exam and pregnancy test as well just to make sure theres nothing that could effect the shot. If you have a good nurse or doctor doing it, the needle wont hurt. My nurse was very great, she asked me a difficult math problem and had me thinkin and stuck me with the needle, and i was so distracted it didnt hurt as bad.
It supposedly regulates your period but its odd because for a while you wont have one, and then if ur not lucky then u'll get in near the time the shot is about to be out of your system, u'll get a period that lasts about 2 weeks.


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Re: The Injection - March 18th 2009, 11:26 PM

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Im on Depo-Provera, which is an 3 month shot. It'll last for a month, normally they give u a pelvic exam and pregnancy test as well just to make sure theres nothing that could effect the shot. If you have a good nurse or doctor doing it, the needle wont hurt. My nurse was very great, she asked me a difficult math problem and had me thinkin and stuck me with the needle, and i was so distracted it didnt hurt as bad.
It supposedly regulates your period but its odd because for a while you wont have one, and then if ur not lucky then u'll get in near the time the shot is about to be out of your system, u'll get a period that lasts about 2 weeks.
I haven't had a period at all and i've been on it for nearly six months. I have my injection every month though, so that could be why?


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Re: The Injection - March 19th 2009, 05:19 PM

I considered the shot, as I needed a progesterone basied medication for some of the health issues, so I can only tell you from what I was told, that just like with pills, everyone reacrs differently. Some people have periods that taper off or lessen, some people don't have periods at all.

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  • Depo-Provera users may experience irregular bleeding and spotting at first, and then lighter bleeding over time
  • Eventually, periods may even stop. After 1 year on Depo-Provera, more than half of women will actually stop getting their periods
Here's why. When you're not using birth control, your body builds a lining in your uterus each month. It does this to prepare for pregnancy. If you don't get pregnant, your body releases this lining. That's what we know as a period. With Depo-Provera, your body doesn't build this lining, or builds only a very thin one. So there's simply little or nothing to be released.

The most common side effect Depo-Provera users experience is irregular spotting and bleeding. Other forms of hormonal birth control will cause this too. It's your body's way of adjusting, it is common, and will likely go away. It just takes time. With each dose, less spotting and bleeding can occur. By the third shot, you can expect that the bleeding and spotting will be much less. Women may bleed less than they did during their regular menstrual cycle. But, if you have heavy or unexpected bleeding that doesn't stop, contact your healthcare provider.
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Re: The Injection - March 19th 2009, 05:35 PM

I've never had the injection but something to take into consideration, i had super bad reaction to the first hmmm 4 pills i was on because my body just like rejected the idea of it...although these did contain estrogen, which the injection doesn't but because of this in went on a progesterone only pill for a while before the injection to see how my body reacted to the drug, because you have to remember once the injection is in thats it, it's there to stay if you have a bad reaction then well you have to wait it out

but that really isn't to put you off many many people have no problem at with the injection but it is something ot think about
   
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Re: The Injection - March 20th 2009, 02:17 AM

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I considered the shot, as I needed a progesterone basied medication for some of the health issues, so I can only tell you from what I was told, that just like with pills, everyone reacrs differently. Some people have periods that taper off or lessen, some people don't have periods at all.


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Re: The Injection - March 20th 2009, 05:11 PM

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After reading that, i'm confused as to why i don't get any periods at all. I'm gunna ask my doctor. hmm. Also, why i'm having it every 4 weeks.
I'm on a progesterone based pill, like the injection is, and I don't have periods at all. Everyone is different.


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Re: The Injection - March 20th 2009, 10:35 PM

I had the injection every 3 months and didnt get a period at all. The nurse I asked just said some people lose there period and some it just lightens or w.e


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