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Panic Attacks and Anxiety after Depo Shot

Posted by @meowrightmeow, Sat, Aug 11 9:31pm

I have been suffering from anxiety for quite some time. I went in to see a dr for it July 18 and they were more interested in giving me birth control than controlling the anxiety. I was put on the depo shot and now I feel like I’m losing my mind! Constant anxiety no matter what, random panic attacks. I got some help recently and was put on Clonazepam .25 twice a day and Prozac. I am taking the clonazepam twice a day and I don’t think it’s strong enough. The anxiety tends to break though. I have Ativan as well and that’s what I was using before for the panic attacks. 1mg I often cut in half. The dr did say I could use them together if I really needed to but I’m afraid to. Anyone else have similar troubles?

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I have been on Prozac, Clonazepam and Ativan for a long time with no problem. I do not know how the depo shot figures into
the mix but I am wishing you luck with it all.
Ainsleigh

@ainsleigh so you have taken the medications overlapping? Thank you very much!

Hi, @meowrightmeow — I wanted to add my welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect to @ainsleigh's. I also wondered how things are going with the anxiety that evolved to constant anxiety after your medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera) shot?

Here is some Mayo Clinic information on the shot that might interest you: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/depo-provera/about/pac-20392204. If you look at the section entitled "Risks," you'll note one side effect similar to what you mentioned is nervousness.

What did you decide related to adding lorazepam (Ativan) to the fluoxetine (prozac) and clonazepam?

Hi I have question, I had unprotected sex 3 days ago and now I took plan B and at the same time first shot of depo given by my nurse today. The question is Can I get pregnant?

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Hi I have question, I had unprotected sex 3 days ago and now I took plan B and at the same time first shot of depo given by my nurse today. The question is Can I get pregnant?

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Hi, @sunandmoon1 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, and I apologize for the delay in responding. I'm not a medical professional, so don't have an answer for you. However, you may want to check out these links on the shot:

– From Mayo Clinic, https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/depo-provera/about/pac-20392204

– From the NIH, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0011058/?report=details

Here is some information you might also be interested in on Plan B One-Step morning-after pill: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/morning-after-pill/multimedia/plan-b-one-step/img-20007562.

I'm hoping that @meowrightmeow @ainsleigh @lisa3183 @lmkeller @manduwok @marvelousme5, who have mentioned these birth control methods, may have some insights to share on the unprotected sex, then Plan B and first shot of medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera) and the question of potential pregnancy. @gailb may also have some thoughts.

Wondering what your doctor may have said about your pregnancy potential when you were in for the medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera) shot and Plan B?

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