I M Just Not Sure

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Ravan01 - January 30

My LMP was April 4, 2004. That is also the date that I started getting the Depo Provera Shot. January 5, 2005 was when my last shot was due. I didn't get it. I recently got married in December and my husband and I decided to stop using any form of birth control and see what might happen. We do want to have a baby, we just aren't trying really hard to right now. Last time I was on Depo Provera it took 3 months after stopping for me to even have a period, and within 6 months I was pregnant. Like I said my last shot was due Jan 5, 2005. On about the 13-14th, I had some very light spotting and mild cramping, and for the last couple of weeks I've been feeling really tired, my br___ts are kinda sore, increased appet_te but only for certain foods,(some of the foods that I normally love, just turn my stomach the wrong way). I've also had odor sensitivity, and according to others around me, I've been really "moody" and "hypersensitive" I guess my question is this: Could I really already be pregnant? Or could it just be side effects from coming off the Depo Provera shot? I'm just not sure and don't know what to think. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

 

B'Lana - January 30

Depo Provera- god I hate this word. That's the resason we almost were unable to have children at all... But in your case, it sounds like you need to think of testing... I would probably guess it's too early now, I would give it couple weeks and try 1st response... or, even better, I would go to the dr. and have a urine/blood test there! So, this is your 2nd child? Does it feel anything like your 1st pregnancy? I also had your symptoms, and thought I was sick... (we were not trying for a baby)... but now I am thinking I am pg... Best of luck to you and your husband!

 

Ravan01 - January 30

<quote>"So, this is your 2nd child? Does it feel anything like your 1st pregnancy?"</quote>..... Yes, kinda. It was kinda weird how I found out about my first pregnancy though... I went in for an annual exam and to re-start the Depo Provera shot, since my periods hadn't become regular yet from going off it the first time they went ahead and did a pregnancy test and it was positive, just barely. It was very faint..... Anyway, I do plan on getting a test next week after I get paid.... I'm just not sure what to do about things in the mean time.... I'm really kinda worried if I am pregnant because of the perscription drugs I have to take, and I also just had an MRI done on my right knee 2 days ago. The perscriptions I take are Zoloft 200mg/day, Synthroid 0.1mg/day, and Synthroid 25 mg/night.... People think "moody" and "hypersensitive" now then they really don't want to see or be around me when I'm off my meds...... Anyway I guess I'm just not sure what to do in the mean time while I'm waiting to test...

 

joni - January 30

raven i to was on depo and it may be that your body is trying to get back to normal after having the stupid shot in your body i know mine was really crazy for awhile. I will never take that again. but you may also be a lucky mom and have a baby in there only time will tell good luck to you.

 

B'Lana - January 30

Ravan01, I would talk to my dr about meds... I heard both ways-that they don't hurt and that they do (no personal experience), but I would talk to the dr. and make sure that if you are pg, it will not cause anything bad... Do you really need medication, or it's a way of dealing with problems? (the reason I ask is I know way to many people who don't really need it)... I heard so many times that people got pg right of depo... I personally bled for 9 months after my last shot and didn't want my husband near me for another year... oooops hard to get pg if I don't want s_x right? :) Best to you and I hope you figure it out soon!

 

Ravan01 - January 30

Yeah, I'll be ok whether I'm pregnant or not.... Its just the waiting to find out that's killing me.... That and I don't really want to get my hopes up too much.... If I get my hopes up then I'll be so overjoyed if I am pregnant, but be incredibly disappointed if I'm not. I just wish there were some way I could find out NOW.... I just hate not knowing for sure one way or the other.... I'm also concerned about what he medications I'm taking might be doing to the baby if I am or whether the MRI I had done a couple of days ago might have been harmful in any way. Anyway.... I guess I'm just in for a week of worry....

 

Re: Medications - January 30

I've been on and off anti-depressants since I was 14; I'm 25 now. And the conclusion is: Yes I do have a bonafide chemical imbalance. Most of the shrinks and councelors I've been to over time say that I do have good coping skills, but when there's a chemical imbalance present (ie: when I'm not on my medications) it doesn't matter how well you tend to cope with things or how well things are going in your life, you still feel depressed, hopeless, and worthless for no real good reason.... Yep, that's me.... As long as I'm on my medication I don't try to do stupid things like... say... end my life... or cut myself just to feel something other than the emotional pain that I'm constantly in.... So, yep I need to be on the medications... I was on Zoloft during my first pregnancy, just not as high a dose as I am on now, so I know it's fairly safe to take while pregnant. I just may have to have the dose reduced.... Synthroid is a synthetic Thyroid hormone medication. I have Hypo-thyroidism(my thyroid doesn't produce enough hormone on it's own) and since all this med does is mimic a hormone found in the body normally it too is generally safe to take during pregnancy.... The one medication I'm not sure about is Seroquel..... The other thing I'm worried about is the MRI I had done a couple of days ago.... Anyway, I'll probably be calling the Dr tomorrow and asking him a few questions and making a few changes..... just in case.

 

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