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    April Carranza — 04.06.2018 00:51
    I was on the Depo shot for several years. The doctors took me off of them in October 2016. I did not have a period until March 2018. I had hot flashes and night sweats the whole time. Now I am having severe cramps and my body aches just like I have the flu. Is this normal and what can be done about it. I am 37 and I have 2 children. I had to have both of my tubes removed because of damage to them from the Essure.

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      Emma — 05.06.2018 09:47
      Hi April, the Depo injection is progesterone based and from some of the symptoms you’ve described it sounds like you could be low in oestrogen here. It’s positive that your period has returned so hopefully your hormone levels are on the rise again. However, I couldn’t say for sure what your other symptoms might mean – it could be a bout of cold or flu or something else. If your symptoms persist it would be worth seeing your doctor, and feel free to keep in touch regarding your cycle. It would be worth continuing to track this over the next few months.

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    Jennie Sharpe — 26.05.2018 13:52
    This sounds just like me what can I do regarding the prostaglandins my legs/ limbs feel heavy and bloated like something is overbearing my system sometimes symptoms start 2 weeks before my period and swelling around abdominal area hips feel twice the size as normal no energy I’m active yoga body weight exercise 5 times week mostly but an totally wiped out for what feels half of each month . I take ashawanghda, pukka supplements

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      Emma — 29.05.2018 09:31
      Hi Jennie, can I please ask what age you are and how often you have a period, for example, every 28 days? Also, are these symptoms fairly new, or have they been going on for a while now?

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      Karen — 01.07.2018 19:43
      I have the same as Jenny im 37 and my cycle is every 26 days on the spot.

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      Emma — 02.07.2018 08:16
      Hi Karen. As you have quite a short cycle, I’d recommend trying some Agnus castus here to help ease your symptoms; take this twice daily throughout your whole cycle. I’d also recommend ensuring that you keep properly hydrated - aim to drink at least 1.5l of water daily and supplementing with some magnesium (I often recommend 200-400mg daily) may also be helpful.

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    Rebecca — 29.04.2018 02:45
    Thank you! This was very helpful and it's good to know that having cramps in your muscles and joints are normal.

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    • Emma's photo avatar
      Emma — 30.04.2018 08:20
      Hi Rebecca, thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you found the information useful.

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