wow! i came to this website just to find out when i would start having a cycle again. i had no idea that this shot could stay in your system that long. i was on depo for a year and was due for another round march 11th. i decided not to get the shot again as my fam dr had to put me on anti depressants so i didnt have the drastic mood swings. it is now june 1st and no sign of a period and i chalk up the nausea to sypathy pains as both my sisters have anounced thier good news. i am 37 and have actually had hot flashes since i stopped the shot. i was scared it sent me into early menopause. hoping not as i would like to have one more baby before i get any older. thank you everyone for your helpful info. at least now i know it may be a while before my body returns to normal.
I have been on the depo for 2 years, but was due for my last shot about 2 months ago - I skipped it.
Am experiencing many signs of pregnancy, and am even finding myself subconsciously holding my tummy as if to protect my baby. I am desperate for a baby and am seriously hoping that this is real - not just side effects of the horrid depo. My sister got pregnant very soon after going off the depo and is now about to have her second baby. I hope to God this is happening for real, but am afraid to get a test as so many people on here claim to get the same symptoms. Is it likely to fall pregnant within 2 months of going off the shot?
I had one shot of the depo in feb 10 the second shot was due in may but I didn't wich to carry it on 3 weeks later and I have had unprotected sex twice, I have been experiencing some pregnancy symptons. while I was on depo I didn't bledd at all but two weeks after the depo I started to spot and now i will onle spot after sex. Is there a possibility that I am pregnant?
I don't want to discourage you guys, but, for those of you that just got off of depo and are having pregnancy symptoms: Most everyone has pregnancy symptoms when they stop using the depo ( In fact, I had pregnancy symptoms while on Depo) it was awful. It is likely that you will have those symptoms for at least another two to three months. Please, try Vitex, it is supposed to balance your hormones and help with conception. When you are on Depo. Your progesterone is very high.It tricks your body into thinking that you are pregnant that's why many of us never had a period on it and even after for a few months. If you don't have your hormones balanced, it is almost impossible to conceive.I hope it helps.
You can buy it at GNC, Vitamin Shoppe store or online. I stopped taking vitex and I am going to start taking FertilAid. It has vitex on it, but it also has some other herbs and vitamins that help women to conceive. I hope that helps.
ok so i got on the shot april 2002. got my last shot on august 1st 2002 and got prego first week of novemer. so i was only a couple weeks past "due" for it. i had my daughter she was 8 pounds 3 oz. carried her for 42 1/2 weeks. she was healthy. went back on the shot around nov 2003. took a break from it when i wasnt "dating" and was still on it until i was due june 27th. we are trying to conceive as my daughter is 7 years old now. i "feel" like i did when i was prego for her but im afraid its just me wanting to be prego. because i know the mind has alot of power over the body. and i am sooooo impatient. i am seriously hoping it wont take forever to get prego again. as we are starting to get old... lol. but im a little scared too with everything i've been ready on here alot of women have miscarriages after being on the shot for a while. some never get pregnant. i havent had a period since i started the depo that april in 2002 not even before i got prego with her. never spot or anything. however my boobs do leak once in a while and have off and on for over a year now. some times more reg than others. very weird. but i've been to the dr and all they say theres nothing wrong with me lol. so i guess we will see. but good luck to all out there i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and would appreciate it in return thank you.
I did only one shot of depo in May of 2010 and in August me and my husband decieded to not get another one. We would like to get pregnant in the next year so were hoping one shot will not do as much damage to my fertility.On the day the shot was due I started my period and bled for 2 weeks and then spotted for 1 week.When it stopped (thank goodness!) I started taking ovulation test. The first test started out completly negative but the last five have started light and gotten alittle darker. No positive LH yet but I'm hoping it means my body is getting back to normal. Has anyone used ovulation test after depo?
I was due for my last shot in late August of 2009, well I didnt get it, (was on for almost 2 yrs) I had a regular period in Sept (lasted 7 days) but I got the nauseaus feeling after it and pain in my lower abdomen, and now I got my period for this month but it has been lasting 7 days regular and then the last 7 days have been light and spotty. Sometimes i still feel sick but why would my period last for 14 days??? This sucks, I had a blood pregnancy test at the 2nd week of October and it said I was negative, that test was on the 16th of October and I had sex with my hubby on the 5th and 11th was it still to early for the blood test to show I was pregnant?
I was on depo for 8months I was due to take one in June this year but decided me and my partner wanted a baby. As of 60 mins I am around 5 weeks pregnant! So you can! to all the ladies out there who are struggling! I had 3 depo shots and been off for 8months and im now pregnant i am so excited! Wish you all the best for ttc! Baby dust to you all xx
The whole thing with this Depo shot sucks! If you dont want any kids at all, this is the birth control for you. If you do want kids are another kid, this is not for you. I've been on the Depo since 2006 and my last shot was May 2010. It's going to be a year next month. I've spotted back in October 2010 and nothing since. I was getting really fustrated at the begining and now just think that it'll happen when it happens.
Everybody's body is differnt, and we wont all get pregnant at the same time. So everbody that's going through this with me has to be patient with this. I know it's hard, but we have no choice. Thanks!
I am 15. I was on the depo shot for 9 months(3shots). I have taken multiple pregnancy tests on depo and after depo. The symptoms are bad, it is as if ur body tricks u into thinking ur pregnant. I have been off for 3 months now. My periods went right back to normal after a month. But I have still not became pregnant. I have had unprotected sex many times... This is the worst birth control.
Question: Had a Mc January 26 & received my first shot of Depo on Feb.11 while I was taking antibiotics for pneumonia. Spotted(lightly) for almost two weeks in the beginning of March. Was suppose to go back on May 13.But decided not to for TTC;Got my period 3 days later.Have been having unprotected sex since comin off the shot..According to ovulation calender I ovulated last week.Had sex the whole week;Wat could be my chances of being pregnant?!..
I really need some advice here. I was on the depo for a year, came off it start of february 2011. I never once had a period on the depo, and of still to have one. I didn't feel and pregnancy symptoms till about 3 days ago (basicly the same as what everyones been saying) I'm abit confused as to why 5 months on I'm only now starting to feel like this. Also the last 2 months my boyfriend, and have been at it alot. Not to go get pregnant, we just thought we had nothing to worry about because I thought it would took ages till I would be able to conceive. Also the last week have had light brownish red spotting, I also feel strange, it's hard to describe. I'm confused as to whether I could be pregnant even though I have not had a period, but I feel really different these last few days. Is possible even though I did not have a period I was still ovulating, or was ovulating for the first time, and got pregnant. I don't know very confused, any advice would be much appreciatiated. I'm going to do a test tomorrow but I don't know whether it might still be to early to tell.
All these posts are very scary, i was on the combined pill for 8 years and then had 3 months of the mini pill.. now i've had one shot if the depot... i dont plan to have another as my partner and i are hoping to start a family. i hope that it doesn't stay in my system for too long....
for people on here who aren't ovulating or aren't bleeding normally, you should try a couple of sessions of accupuncture, i know a few people who have had this and it really kick starts your cycle.. GOOD LUCK!! xxx
unsure whether my bleeding is a period,am i pregnant?
hi,i was on the depo shot for 1 yr,i had my last shot feb 2011 because me and my partner are tryin for a baby,i was due my next one in may 2011 but didnt go for it,during having depo i had no period at all.i started bleeding in july 2011 but i dont no whether thats a period,i cant even remember the last time i had a proper period lol anyway the bleeding in july was on n off for about 2 weeks and it stopped n then started round about the same time in august for same amount of time.Ive now been free of bleeding for 5 days,during coming off depo ive had pregnancy symptoms but also ive quit smoking so unsure on weight gain.ive put on quite alot of weight n feelin very bloated n wee'ing alot but i havent got a clue if the bleeding was a period?if im pregnant or ? can someone please help
i apologise for the essay but if i ask a doctor theyd just say oh its depo so id like some info from sum1 whos been through it aswell.
Ok so I've been on the shot for 4 yrs got my last shot Nov.5,2011 nd won't be going back because I want to get pregnant next year but i dnt know how long it will take my mom was on the shot for 15yrs and it only took her a year to get pregnant so I'm hoping it won't take me that long