Today is my 7th DMPA shot. I started last August 2010 and weighed 44 kilos before taking the shot. I was 56.5 kilos on my 6th DMPA shot last November, the biggest weight gain I ever had. My pants and shirts don’t fit me anymore. From 27 waistline, I am now 34. I wanted to be fat but not like this.
I tried taking Hokkaido slimming pills after seeing nothing in the internet regarding the use of DMPA and any slimming pills available in the market. I also stopped breastfeeding Elijah in preparation to my diet plan. I took 2 capsules thirty minutes before breakfast.I did not eat for how many days(I literally did not eat anything) and felt dizzy, tired, suffer from sleepless nights and so on. I changed my habit, ate at least half cup of rice every meal. Everything went back to normal but I got a heavy flow of menstruation for more than a week. I did not take any capsule anymore after a week because I was afraid. After a year of not having menstruation, there I was bleeding heavily. I needed to consult a private OB GYNE because health care providers in center have the tendency to embarrass their patients at times.
The OB GYNE I talked to said that it was normal to have a heavy flow of menstruation when I am on DMPA. The menstruation has nothing to do with the slimming pills I take and is safe as long as I am not breastfeeding. She told me to lessen my food intake without using pills but I insisted since I can’t.
Today, I am only 56.4 kilos. We are very aware that celebrating New Year and Christmas means indulging in sumptuous meals. Additional weight gain for all of us. Even though I ate a lot during the holidays, with the help of Hokkaido, I stayed 56 kilos for three months..