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Depo Provera linked to memory loss

Posted on 01 November 2011 by admin

MemoryLossCauses_4x3_2According to a recent study, the hormone found in the popular birth control shot causes memory loss in lab rats. Not surprisingly, an Internet search yielded anecdotal reports of memory loss years ago such as this one by “Clara” in 2004:

I was on the Depo shot for a year. In the beginning, I was happy with it. Other than some spotting, I really didn’t have any significant side effects. After my second shot, however, I started having a LOT of problems. I didn’t initially think it was related to the shot since I had already been on it for 3 months. At that point, my sex drive completely disappeared. Not only was I not interested, but it was painful. I started having difficulty sleeping. I was getting serious hot flashes and numbness in my hands and feet. My joints hurt. I got extremely depressed. I started getting dizzy spells and I was forgetting things. My memory got so bad that I could be watching tv, and when the commercials came on, I couldn’t even remember what I was watching. I thought I was losing my mind.

 

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/asu-hib103111.php

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