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Depo Provera

Sorry this isn't exercise/diet related, but it is a health concern.
I noticed in another string on birth control that there were a few people who had been on Depo. I was wondering how long after you stopped taking it before your period came back? I stopped taking it over 6 months ago and still haven't gotten mine back. I'm just wondering how much longer I'll be waiting.

Mon. Mar 6, 9:53am

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I've been on and off Depoo 3x. The first 2 times I was on no other birth control afterwards, and the 3rd time I went on the patch instead of getting another shot. All times are from when I should have gotten a shot and didn't - the idea being that's when it begins to 'wear off' and is no longer keeping you from conceiving.

1st time - 6 months
2nd time - 18 months! :O
3rd time - 2 months

Visit the manufactuer's web site for info on how long it should take Depo to wear off and see your doctor if it goes much longer.

Monday, March 06, 2006, 12:36 PM

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not sure if you were still wondering about the depro shot or not..... i was on it for like 3 years and when i got off i didnt have a period for almost a year. They said it was becuase i was on it so much!!! Still to this day i loved that shot...and i hate needles...... bad thing i gained like 70 or so pounds it caused my eatting to be way crazy plus im a emotional eater and i would get depressed about how much i ate and ate more.... so im off it now for a while till i get my weight and eatting and exersize back in control then i might try it agian!

Monday, March 06, 2006, 2:23 PM

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I was on it for 1 year (4 shots) and it took about 5 months for me to get my first period after my last shot. They're still not regular though.

Monday, March 06, 2006, 3:16 PM

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depo - grr

ive been on depo for a year (4shots). my 5th injection was due early august 2006 but i decided not go anymore ever since then i have spotted twice early this year for one or two days and that was it. its november 29th 2007 and i still haven't had my period. its been over a year =( and im only 18 and im real worried so i hope so one can help me out with this too

Saturday, September 29, 2007, 3:05 AM

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I would be careful with depo. My sister was on it and it caused all sorts of problems with her reproductive system. They told her at 23 if she wanted kids to do it now. She had my nephew (now 2.5 yrs old) in a very difficult pregnancy, at the hospital just about every week to include a 3 wk stay. She had him and 6 wks later and she stopped producing eggs. Now she is 25 and they are doing everything possible to give her a little more time before she has to have a hysterectomy. The doctors all said it was because of a problem with depo.

Saturday, September 29, 2007, 2:11 PM

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Just trying to show the other side :)

My sister in law was on depo most of her teenage years. She decided to skip one shot, and it just so happened that missed shot opened the door for my first nephew. Nine years later, she has four beautiful children, all extremely healthy. She opted last year to have tubal ligation performed (she had her "tubes tied") because she was so fertile, no birth control was working! So depo doesn't always cause such severe infertility problems. And as far as I know, she's always been very reproductively healthy, and none of her pregnancies were particularly difficult.

Saturday, September 29, 2007, 2:52 PM

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