Review: could Provera cause Nightmares?
Summary: Nightmares is found among people who take Provera, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, also take medication Depo-provera, and have Acne.
We study 43,939 people who have side effects while taking Provera from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Nightmares. Find out below who they are, when they have Nightmares and more.
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Provera has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in menstruation - absent. (latest outcomes from 44,492 Provera users)
Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 14,338 Nightmares patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 43,939 people reported to have side effects when taking Provera. Among them, 37 people (0.08%) have Nightmares.
Time on Provera when people have Nightmares * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Nightmares when taking Provera * :
Severity of Nightmares when taking Provera ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Nightmares ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Acne (6 people, 16.22%)
- Hirsutism (6 people, 16.22%)
- Polycystic ovaries (6 people, 16.22%)
- Hormone replacement therapy (5 people, 13.51%)
- Contraception (5 people, 13.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Depo-provera (17 people, 45.95%)
- Premarin (12 people, 32.43%)
- Synthroid (9 people, 24.32%)
- Neurontin (7 people, 18.92%)
- Caltrate (6 people, 16.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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wake up 3 to 4 times a week after having a severe nightmare in which i wake up crying and sobbing,never had anything like this before
Tara.22yrs.5 months on depo on Jan, 18, 2013:
No, nightmares, but waking up sobbing & attacking my boyfriend...I'm on the second shot and this site is scaring me, I have read way to much about other side-effects and I have experienced loads of other side-effects. I'm sorry, I think it's causing depression in you and myself. Hence your nightmares and crying and my anger/fear and sobbing uncontrollably over nothing. Ha I wish I could talk to you in person because I really related to your comment, but, anyways, I think I'm looking for an alternative and I am definitely not getting the 3rd come February...
Also though, I'd like to make make some suggestions and I hope you don't mind... So, maybe reading The Science of Sleep by Freud will help you understand how relevant nightmares and dreams are to our emotional levels. Perhaps, start taking herbal serotonin restoratives like 5htp(I'm planning on re-reading that book and buying some 5htp) And talk to a doctor about benzo's or anti-depressants, just please be careful with prescriptions, I can't believe How much this shot has been effecting mental, emotional and physical state...
take care and I hope you have people to talk to about it
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