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I got my first Depo Provera shot on June 2nd. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex on June 9th. I read online that it is effective immediately if you are on the 5th day of your period cycle or something along those lines. But, other wise you should use back up for 2 weeks. I actually got the shot at the end of my period cycle (expecting a period about a week or less from then). I hadn't had a period since the beginning or mid-May. I just got it again today (June 22nd) with normal pms symptoms. It is very very light compared to my normal periods but I know you are supposed to have spotting and late periods while on this shot. I also know that the chances of getting pregnant on this shot are next to zero. My boyfriend is always worried though, so I want to be able to show him that everything is okay.
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replied June 23rd, 2011
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u really like to cut things close yuh?
it is possible but probably u r starting your period and all will go on unchanged.
best to u
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replied June 27th, 2011
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Well, I will tell you one thing that is awesome about my Gyno. I've had her since my 5th month of pregnancy(so going on a year now), and she's pretty cool, but she's still a professional. What she told me after I got my Depo shot for the FIRST time on june 20th(I was on the Sprintec BC pill since march) was this: "I know I shouldn't be telling you this, being a doctor and all, but your chances of pregnancy are nearly impossible as of 24 hours after you've had Depo circulating through your blood stream, even if you choose not to use condoms, or any other back up method.", she also mentioned that having your bf(in my case, fiancee) ejaculate inside of you wont cause you to get pregnant either. My FI is very paranoid too, so I totally know where you're coming from, but fear not, you're protected by now Smile Just have him read up on it online and maybe he'll relax a bit Smile Good luck!
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replied March 21st, 2012
can i be pregnant if i took the depo shot for three months but stopped taking it two weeks ago and have had sex everyday since?
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replied March 23rd, 2012
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You need to use a back up birth control, america28, the Depo is flushing out of your system by the third month so it's possible that it may already be out of your system.
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replied May 1st, 2012
HELP!!!!
I got my shot on March 14th of this year. I had sex a week and a half ago and im getting worried. Im starting to feel sick, dizzy, and am having stomach pain. Could i be pregnant? someone please help me.
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replied June 7th, 2012
I am a bit confused. I was on the Depo for almost two years on and off but finally stopped for almost a year i just started April 1st and didn't get a period that month i started spotting March 10 and it was constant spotting used pantyliner and tampons, but was spotting for almost 3 weeks. Now its June and its almost time for my second shot the end of three months. Is it normal or is there a slight chance i can be pregnant since i have been having sexual intercourse almost everyday.
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replied June 10th, 2012
can i be prego
II got the depo shot in apirl an only used condoms for a week an after that me an my boyfriend stoped used condoms an he would bust in my ever sents an like a week ago i was feeling sick always tired an i felt sick an dizzy an my next shot is june 29 an sometimes he will have blanks but most of the time he didnt could i be prego
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replied July 18th, 2012
Quick question, I had a depo shot may2nd that was my 1st 1, if im due again the 26nd of this month, I want to tryt to conceive....if I don't get the shot, how long will it take to get pregnant, if it all goes well?
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replied October 8th, 2012
worried about being pregnant!
hello i'm a bit worried i got my1st dep shot aug 2nd this year and i'm due 4 it again on the 25th of this month! I had sex 2 weeks ago and since then i've been having preggo symptoms! I had what i thought was a period and it lasted 4 like 3 day's! Since the bleeding has stopped i've had pregnancy symptom's! Could i b pregnant?! Someone please help me! I'm soo scared! :'(! Xxx
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replied October 25th, 2012
depo shot messes up your hormones.
Hello all, it's pretty impossible to get pregnant while ON depo.. I got my first shot feb of this year, got my second shot may 2012, and didn't go back for my third shot in August because I'm trying for my first baby. :3 It's been 2 almost 3 months since I haven't been protected at all, and it's been 5 almost 6 months since I had my last injection.. I got my period September 29th, and it lasted twice as long as it normally does, and I bled a few random times throughout October, most the time the blood was brown, sometimes red. I have been drinking this tea called fertilitea, idunno if it's really helping, hopefully I get pregnant soon, supposed to get my period this week.. Did anyone else get a period so soon after depo?
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replied October 25th, 2012
Also, I wouldn't recommend depo to anyone. It gives you pregnancy symptoms coming on and off it.. Depo was good for having unprotected sex, but it thins the lining of your uterus, makes it harder to conceive, and if you're on it for more then 2 years you can have severe bone density loss. I do want a baby, but I would've gotten off anyway.. it made me feel weak, moody, no sex drive, it made me feel like I was pregnant, and my periods are messed up as a result.. I would personally recommend the patch instead, it's exactly the same as the pill, except you take it once a week. Hope I helped some.
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replied October 25th, 2012
Pregnancy after depo
I know a lot of you are saying it is hard to get pregnant when you first get off depo but its not true....my daughter was conceived the last week of my depo shot back in 2005 and due to that incident I have a beautiful 6 yr old..when I found out I was pregnant the nurse informed me that they should have explained to me to use another form of bc the last two weeks of my shot due to the chance of pregnancy...it all depends on the way your body works..I hope this helps
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replied October 29th, 2012
could i be preggies
Good Day All,

I was on Depo for about 4 years, my last shot was in July was suppose to go for my next shot in September but i didnt. i havnt had a normal period. have had spottings for about 3 weeks now. breast pains but not every day and not really that sore. Back pains that i can say are very sore, feel nauseas but i dont know if its just my imagination. could there be a slight possibility that i am pregnant? i dont want to take a test now as im pretty sure it will show negative becoz i havnt had a normal period yet. if anyone could help me on this questions please do im very confused.
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replied December 31st, 2012
Help me please!
I'm havin the same problem, confused as well...I was supposed to come see my doctor to get another shot, but I was a day late. So they maid me take a pee test and come in, in two weeks, take another pee test then get the shot if I wasn't prego...well I didn't go and had sex with no condom in between the two weeks I was supposed to go in, could I be prego??? I also haven't bleed at all. Please help!!
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replied October 29th, 2012
could i be preggies
Good Day All,

I was on Depo for about 4 years, my last shot was in July was suppose to go for my next shot in September but i didnt. i havnt had a normal period. have had spottings for about 3 weeks now. breast pains but not every day and not really that sore. Back pains that i can say are very sore, feel nauseas but i dont know if its just my imagination. could there be a slight possibility that i am pregnant? i dont want to take a test now as im pretty sure it will show negative becoz i havnt had a normal period yet. if anyone could help me on this questions please do im very confused.
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replied February 21st, 2013
three days after you get the shot can you get pregnant?
i got put on the Depo a week and a half before my period would have started i had unprotected sex three days after i got the shot and have been getting nauseated every morning. Is it possible that i could be pregnant?
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replied April 20th, 2013
I\'ve gotten my first birth control shot at then end if January , and I started bleeding march 8 . On march 30 I though i stopped bleeding so me and my boyfriend had sex with out a condom and he ejaculated in me more than once . And two days later I started back bleeding but it was very light and it was light for about ten days then it stopped Completely. I know they say it takes a year for the depo shot to ware off but I only got it one time . I\'m feeling nausea . Been sleepy alot and sometimes I can\'t lay on my stomach cause I feel mild pressure on my stomach . Can I be pregnant ?
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replied April 30th, 2013
well im on the depo shot and its my first times being on it, i got it on march then i had sex on april 5 6 and 7 with my boyfriend he came inside of me 3 times i been feeling sick lately im just wondering if i could be pregnant ??
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replied May 13th, 2013
ok so my bf and i just had sex today on the 13 and i get my shot again on the 16 and ive been on the shot for about 2 years now but both of us reached the climax and we are both scared that im pregnant help me please!!
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replied May 14th, 2013
Depot shot & Pregnancy
I recently went on the depo last week. Thursday to be exact the few days prior had sex unprotected. My period was support to start over a week ago and still Nothing. Should I be worried?
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replied May 20th, 2013
the depo really messed me up u shud get off it and go on sumting els...Smile
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replied May 20th, 2013
i only got 1 shot of the depo help
hi i only got the 1 shot of the depo in augast 2012 got a normal period in september then i got no more till december whitch lasted 3 weeks then in feb for over a week then in march normal and april was normal but i was due them 16may and noting so i took a pregnacy test twice and it came up nagative can any1 help me my doctor told me months ago the depo is out of my system.....?
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replied June 2nd, 2013
Bit confused
I got my 1st depo shot on 11th Feb & was ment to go back & get my 2nd shot on the 6th of May but didn't then had unprotected sexual intercourse on the 12th, 13th & 17th May is there a possibility I could have conceived? I'm having all the early symptoms back ache, cramping lower abdomen
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