Depo-Provera and Side Effects

Do you have information on how Depo-Provera shots affect women with chronic migraines? Also, how common is weight gain for women on Depo-Provera? Is it preventable?

Migraines can be triggered by hormonal shifts and Depo is a large hormonal shift. The effects of Depo are most likely worse, in general, than those of birth control pills on migraines.

Weight gain is a very common side effect for Depo, and there is no real way to get around it. If there is no compelling reason for Depo over birth control pills, then I would choose the pills. Once you take the shot, you are stuck with the side effects for 3 months.

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