Is Depo Linked to Hashimoto’s?

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Holy Hormones Journal: A woman reached out to me on a post I have on Depo wondering if the shot could be the cause of her developing Hashimoto’s and other autoimmune conditions. I did a quick search and came up with this information.  Take it as you will. If 10,000 women reported having side effects from Depo on August 23 – I would think we have a major problem.

However, let’s be serious – any drug that shuts down normal hormone production and ovulation is going to cause damage to the endocrine organs PERIOD. Another woman commented on a post I made about Implanon – that her hormones were “fine and dandy” without  contraception – then she caved to pressure and consented to Implanon – the synthetic hormone dripping rod that is placed in the arm. She argued with her racing mind all night – not to drive off to the cliffs over the beach in pouring rain to see the views – when in fact she knew she would throw herself over the cliff. She was going back to her doctor the next day to have it removed. Praying that he did.

Both forms of these long-acting reversible contraceptives are not reversible when the first side effect hits. And they both contain progestin – which suppresses the body’s natural production of progesterone causing unchecked estrogen (these hormones need to be in ratio to be in balance) anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, weight gain, pregnancy symptoms etc.  You may get the device removed – the next day – but the influence of the drug will be circulating in your system for awhile.

Why are we allowing devices that could cause immediate and long-term side effects to be injected, inserted and implanted into our bodies? Aren’t we losing site that birth control was meant to give us freedom – not to imprison us to hormone hell? And subjecting us to pressure from the doctor and then begging them to take them out. Serious? I call this a serious backlash.


Review: could Depo-provera cause Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is found among people who take Depo-Provera, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Venlafaxine Hcl, and have Ovarian cyst . We study 9,886 people who have side effects while taking Depo-provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Find out below who they are, when they have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and more.

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Depo-provera has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Depo-provera 10,933 users)

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is attacked by a variety of cell) has been reported by people with rashes, hair loss, insomnia, joint pain, fatigue (latest reports from 3,067 Hashimoto’s thyroiditis patients).

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.