Post # 1
I just need to whine a bit, so bear with me! I have been off of depo-provera, for 4 months now … in the beginning I felt kind of crappy, with really sore boobs etc, but then it faded away and I felt fine. I haven’t seen AF yet, but I am told that is normal and can take up to 6 months to return. I did have some weird sore feelings in my lower abdomen a week ago, and assumed AF was going to show … but she didn’t, and the sore feelings went away.
3 days ago I started having some pretty bad cramping, I assumed again that AF was coming and just went about business as usual, I went to work, etc, with the cramps getting worse and worse every day. I was at work at the hospital today (I am an NICU nurse), and the cramps got so bad I could barely stand, so I went to emergency – still no AF, pregnancy tests negative, but cramping and pain when my lower abdomen is palpated.
They think I have an ovarian cyst, but aren’t sure so I am going for an ultrasound as soon as I can be fit in this week. I know that they are fairly routine, but at the same time, the emerg doctor cautioned me to “take it easy” to avoid causing a rupture! I had to take a sick day tomorrow, because I get pains bad enough that it makes working difficult, and truth be told I am a bit anxious … I really hope it is “just” a benign cyst that resolves itself, but my mind keeps running through all the other possibilities …
Post # 3
Well … I am heading into my ultrasound right away, and I am super nervous. I hope everything is okay!
Post # 5
Yes! please let us know how the appointment goes!
Post # 6
Cysts are very often benign, but they can be painful. I know that birth control can keep them at bay, which is problematic, if you’re trying to conceive. I know there are other hormone treatments as well that can help, but I’m not sure how it affects fertility.
My mom has had several problems related to her lady-parts, and cysts are one of those. Typically they get worse as you’re ovulating, and then will shrink back to nothing shortly after a period. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a common side affect to going off of depo.
Post # 7
Well, good news, it is just a simple follicular cyst, the pain should resolve and I should be back to normal within a week, I just have to take it easy for a little while longer, as it is a fair sized cyst, and they can rupture if you aren’t careful.
The ER physician said that this means that the depo-provera has likely cleared from my system. That is pretty good news, since we have been “not trying not to” have a baby, and would like to have a baby soon!
Also good news, other than the cyst, all of my reproductive organs are looking healthy, and normal, so that is good to know.
Post # 8
glad to hear you’re feeling better! good luck!
Post # 9
Glad to hear you are doing well and will be back to normal soon! Good luck with TTC 🙂
Post # 10
I’m glad to hear that it was nothing too serious, but i’m sorry you had to go through it at all!
Post # 11
Thanks ladies! I am just chilling on the couch with a heatind pad, took some aleve, and I am just taking it easy. I am hoping that I feel better in the next day or 2 – but it is nice to have an excuse to dodge shovelling the walks!