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Started petogen injections post delivery, have immense weight gain. Cause and remedy?

I am desperate.Would you please be able to tell me why I would be picking up a lot of weight.I had my daughter in January of 2012, went on the injection Petogen shortly after. And since then i have picked up 50kg. I don t eat all day, i have a smaal meal in the morning, a sandwich in the afternoon and then dinner before 17:00 in the late afternoon. PLEASE HELP!
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Injection Petogen is a hormonal preparation having long acting contraceptive effect.Weight gain is a known side effect of the drug. However the weight gain you have in a span of one year, is a bit more than expected. Petogen is also known to cause water retention.
I would advice you to get yourself checked by a doctor to exclude water retention ( edema) as a cause of weight gain.You may need few investigations to exclude urinary infection,hypothyroidism which are another causes of weight
Please don't be desperate, timely advice of a doctor will manage it very well.

Answered: Wed, 25 Dec 2013
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