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    Hi everyone, I've been on the Depo Provera injection for about 14 months now, I have it every 10 weeks instead of every 12 weeks because I start getting cramps if I have it any later. Because I've been on it so long, I don't have periods anymore.

    I heard that the injection is over 99% effective and I've been sexually active since I first had it and I've never gotten pregnant.

    Lately I've been getting breast tenderness, shortness of breath, cramping, nausea and palpitations. I know that these could potentially be the first signs of pregnancy, but the last time I had sex was early November time - would I know by now?

    I spoke to a sexual health adviser and they said that these symptoms are common from the injection, but I've had the injection for so long and only just started getting these symptoms. He told me I don't need a pregnancy test and made me an appointment at the sexual health clinic to discuss my contraception.

    I've had blood tests regarding the palpitations, but they could be due to the stress of college, and my cramps may be caused by digestion problems and poor diet.

    What do you think? Should I get a pregnancy test?
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    Hi everyone, I've been on the Depo Provera injection for about 14 months now, I have it every 10 weeks instead of every 12 weeks because I start getting cramps if I have it any later. Because I've been on it so long, I don't have periods anymore.

    I heard that the injection is over 99% effective and I've been sexually active since I first had it and I've never gotten pregnant.

    Lately I've been getting breast tenderness, shortness of breath, cramping, nausea and palpitations. I know that these could potentially be the first signs of pregnancy, but the last time I had sex was early November time - would I know by now?

    I spoke to a sexual health adviser and they said that these symptoms are common from the injection, but I've had the injection for so long and only just started getting these symptoms. He told me I don't need a pregnancy test and made me an appointment at the sexual health clinic to discuss my contraception.

    I've had blood tests regarding the palpitations, but they could be due to the stress of college, and my cramps may be caused by digestion problems and poor diet.

    What do you think? Should I get a pregnancy test?
    If it will ease your mind yes...
    But i dontbthink its neccessary really. And now you think you might be pregnant its likely your body may be hightening thise feelings as you convince yourself its true.


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    Should I get a pregnancy test?
    It's like 2 pounds and will put your mind at rest. Why not?
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    It's a quid if you go for one of the own-brand ones...

    Anyway, it's highly unlikely that you're pregnant. I do wonder if you would be better off with an alternative form of contraception though. The implant is also progesterone, but a lower dose, and staggeringly reliable.
 
 
 
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