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Have nausea and sweat even when I am freezing. Taking Depo shot for 5 years. Related?

I am on the depo provera shot and have been for almost 5 years now. I absolutely love it and have never had any side effects from it before. Within the last couple years I have been having some nausea(no vomiting ) and am always cold in my extremities. So cold that my hands and feet are like ice and i m very aware of shaking hands with people. I also find that I sweat sometimes even when I m freezing. Could any of this have to do with my depo shot or is it unrelated? My OBGYN said symptoms won t just come on after this many years on it.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello Perkma,

Thanks for posting your query,

It is very unlikely that your symptoms especially as they present are related to depo shots especially after all these while on it without any problems.
If you are feeling nauseated and have cold extremities, then there is an obvious underlying diseases condition that needs to be investigated and seems those symptoms are unspecific, this will require that your doctor examine you carefully and run a series of blood tests including hormone tests (thyroid, reproductive hormones etc). Your doctor should screen for pregnancy (yes possible even on depo shots) and if negative should send you to an internist for further review. Cold extremities could be caused by poor circulation (if so, then the cause should be identified immediately), peripheral neuropathy (cause such as diabetes, hypertension should be checked), vitamin B12 deficiency (supplements could be given and if improvement then, the cause is that), autoimmune diseases etc.
An internist could determine the cause and effectuate a treatment.
Also important is to consider the fact that your problem could be psychological.

Hope this helps
Dr. Bernard
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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