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Last Summer I had one injection of Depo Provero. I did not

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Last Summer I had one injection of Depo Provero. I did not like the affects it had on me and was bleeding constantly for 3 months with maybe 2 stops. I did not renew the injection in September. Over 2 months I gained 2 stones in weight mainly on the top half of the body and around my middle. I am desperate to lose this again. I am training for a mountain bike challenge and so exercise 4/5 times a week. I have cut down my eating dramatically in a bid to lose the weight. Nothing seems to be working. Can you suggest anything else ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Owen replied 3 years ago.

Dr Owen :

Hello

Customer:

Hi

Dr Owen :

What else have you tried?

Customer:

orlistat

Dr Owen :

Since you are training - a diet high in protein helps

Dr Owen :

Also a medication called Metformin would help too - that is a prescription

Customer:

What would that medication do

Dr Owen :

This is a medication normal we use for type 2 diabetics, what this does it decreases the Insulin resistance which is USUALLY the culprit here

Dr Owen :

and hence you decrease the insulin amount in your body - you can lose weight

Dr Owen :

I wish you well on this

Customer:

t was a contraceptiive injection

Dr Owen :

Yes I am an ob/gyn

Dr Owen :

I know what depo does - and hence that is why I am suggesting the Metformin to help

Dr Owen :

I wish you well

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Dr Owen :

Thank you

Customer:

ok thank you

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