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Depo shot for 5 months, smoke weed, no periods for 3 months. Why cramps?

ive been on the depo shot for about 5 months now, and sometimes i get lower pains such as cramps but i have not got my period in about 3 months and my boyfriend nutts in me and i often smoke weed what is the pain coming from?
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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Thanks for your query.
Depo provera or as it is commonly known Depo shot is a injection containing Depo Medroxyprogesterone.
It is known to cause side effects like menstrual irregularities,pain or cramps in abdomen,fatigue,weight gain depression,hairloss,loss of bone density and many such side effects.
The absent period is a side effect of Depo and even the leg cramps can be due to it.
It is known that most of the hormonal medicines(like estrogen and progesterone) are known to cause pain in legs due to risk of deep vein thrombosis.
So please consult your doctor and get examined.
Hope this answer is helpful to you.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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