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Hi, i am wondering how many people had strange symptoms after coming off from depo. I took only one shot in August 08,2010. I was suppose to take another shot on 27th of Octuber. But i did not go because i bled throughout sep till octuber. I had an increase sex drive (rare symptom i guess) I have had unprotected sex from octuber till november but not in decemember. I never bled or spotted after stopping depo. For past four weeks, i had pink spotting but it went away after 2-3 days then i had severe diarhea and it lasted for 5 days. I have had bad constipation straight after diarhea but its over now(thankgod). My breast are slightly sore and i have got horrible mood swings. No nausea but i feel hungry all the time and sex drive has increased. I took 3 pregnancy test and they all came negative. I am going to visit my GP on the 4th of jan. But i really wanted to know if anyone else had these symptoms.
P.s I am a mature adult and i won't mind to have a baby. I will defiently use pills if i am not pregnant
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replied January 3rd, 2011
Hi there, i am in the same boat I had only one depo injection and the first injection was on Sept 3rd 2010 i was due for another shot anywhere between nov 18 to dec 2nd 2010. I had spotting kind of dark brown for one day and not even half the day and have not seen anything since, I only had bleeding when I first got the shot around the time my period would have been due and it only last a week. I have been experiencing bad headaches, tired, and now nausea as of today, it's so weird I have two children so I know some symptoms and it's the same as pregnancy what you and I are going through... but so many symptoms occur when women come off birth control esp depo... I'm just as confused... and I too took about 5 prego test and they were negative of course they were the dollar store brand so... And I have always used the dollar store brand and they were accurate although it's best to take a first reponse or ept test for more accurate results it's more sensitive to hcg. I don't know if are hormones are just trying to adjust or not but all is possible with pregnancy and I know people who were pregnant right away after coming off depo! GOOD LUCK! I will be retesting by the weekend.
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replied January 5th, 2011
Hey, Thanks for replying, Yesterday i went to the clinic and the nurse took a urine sample pregnancy test which came out negative. I told her that i haven't had period since i stopped depo. She told me that i need to come after 2 weeks if my period still doesn't arrive. I am so confused . Today i have got terrible metallic taste in my mouth. I am still constipated which is odd because i have never suffered from consipation for no longer 3 days. Its been 1 week now.
Why don't you go to your GP/clinic and get a blood test done?. I will do the same. Keep me updated and goodluch to you too.
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replied December 11th, 2011
I too have just stopped depo. I was told that it can take 6 months to one year in order to become fertile again i.e. have normal periods. I skipped my shot in June of this year after 3 yrs of being on the shot. ( I know you only had one shot, but you never know) And I have just now (today in fact) begun having very strange dark "periods" which dont actually come out into my undies, I can only see it when I wipe (tmi sorry) Not sure bout the metallic taste but you could be that youre duodenum is absorbing too much iron (Hemochromatosis - most often is hereditary, tho) As for constipation increase youre fluid intake and eat lots of veggies and foods high in fiber. I am goin to call my gyno on monday tho and ask about whats goin on w me.
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replied February 22nd, 2011
Pregnancy symptoms after Depo
Hi. I am 20 years old, and I took two depo shots, before I made the decision to quit. After my first shot, my body didn't feel right, but I took the second one in hopes that I would feel better and that my body would adjust to the hormones. I hated life, and the worst part was that I was planning my wedding. Thankfully, I was able to enjoy my wedding, and I only owe that to my wonderful husband and great family. I took my last shot in October, and had a three week period from mid-November to early December. Two weeks later I started what I thought would be my period. It just ended up being a 15 hour trinkle of blood. From then on, my breast grew a cup size, my stomach would bloat to a huge size, I was nauseated at different smells that hadn't bothered me before, I had dry mouth in the morning, I went one week with pooping every five minutes to being constipated, and I had to pee literally every hour, on the hour, my moods were going from high to low. I assumed I was pregnant, so I bought a home pregnancy test. It came out negative. As the weeks went by, i took two other pregnancy tests, both at a Pregnancy Center. Those also came out negative. With three negative pregnancy tests, and all the pregnancy symptoms still bothering me, I was ready to go get a blood test done. Yesterday, after almost 2 1/2 months of no period, I got my period back. i now have no doubt that I am not pregnant, but it sucks reading all of these posts and never knowing if these symptoms lead to pregnancy or not, so i do want to say , I was convinced that i was pregnant, and after torturing myself with pregnancy tests, my husband and I were close to the breaking point. We were totally prepared to welcome a little gift from above, but we were totally fine with staying childless for a while. After all of that, I learned that I will not mess with any more birth control, because it does crazy things to my body, and I cannot handle this emotional rollercoaster. I hope you all end up being ok too! Smile
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replied February 24th, 2011
i felt the same way i was on the depo for a year then got off it it has been a year since i took my last shot now i'm married and my period still havent came back i'm starting to get frustrated i went to my doctor and she said that if i wasn't spotting at all she would of been concern but i want to get my period back
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replied February 24th, 2011
i felt the same way i was on the depo for a year then got off it it has been a year since i took my last shot now i'm married and my period still havent came back i'm starting to get frustrated i went to my doctor and she said that if i wasn't spotting at all she would of been concern but i want to get my period back
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replied March 20th, 2011
well i am 18 and like the other 2 of u i have only got the shot once an that was in october. i never went back to get it just because i missed my app. i myself have been havin the most of pregnancy symptoms. i have been having an extreme attitude where i cant stand most of the people around me. rahter they are close or not. i have also been experincing hot flashes and lots of cravings. i cant stand all these symptoms and i have never experinced the diarhea part. but the only time that i would pass a bowl is just a couple times a month and never had a normal one. but i get all the bloating an stomach pains and the back pain an i feel sick all the time. specially in the mornings. i have no idea of what to do.
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replied June 5th, 2011
I have been on the shot for three years, I was due for another in march and did not get it, trying for another baby. I an having all of the same symtoms that all of you have had. I am worried that it will be hard for us to conceive with my body all out of wack!
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replied July 9th, 2011
I had my first depo shot after I had my son in Nov. of 09 and my last shot was in Feb. of 2010(2 shots). I didn't start my period until May 16,2011. A WHOLE YEAR after stopping depo, without spotting one drop. Now that I recently started my periods they are like 6 weeks apart and I am spotting very lightly for about 4 days during my period. I have stomach pains, and like all of you have said I FEEL PREGNANT but not. Still after a year of being off of it I still feel like crap. when does it end? I want another baby. I'm getting so frustrated. I keep thinking of the worse, cancer?! I went to my OB and haven't heard of the results.
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replied December 5th, 2011
I too have been having pregnancy symptoms ever since I got off depo. I took my second and last shot in October because I was tired of bleeding for four months straight. When I got off of it, my period stopped and it never came back. It's been two months now and I havent gotten my period. My breast are SO sore! I am hungry all the time. I have weird cravings, and mood swings, and I have experienced constipation. My pregnancy tests came back negative. I dont know what is going on.
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replied December 10th, 2011
I have the same symptoms. I was on the shot for 4 years..
I'm 20 and married now. I stopped the shot in November 2010, I got my period back August 2011. Every month i get it for 13-14 days. We are trying to conceive and when I have those symptoms I get so excited just to get disappointed. My doctor said there shouldn't be anything wrong but I honestly don't believe that.
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replied March 2nd, 2012
Hi everyone I too had exactly what each of you have described!I had my first depo shot in 2001 after I had my son. I took it for a year. I had no period the whole time. I stopped taking it after I thought I was pregnant. I had all the symptoms but tests proved other wist I even had a ultrasound and nothing was there. I ended up bleeding for 6 months straight. I was so sick and the blood I was bleeding was so dark it was almost black. Very gross I must admit! All my symptoms stayed for about 2 years before I finally went back to somewhat normal. It has been almost 11 years and I still have the metal test and my hormones are so out of whack it's ridiculous! I do have to say that pregnancy wise I have had two healthy children after the depo shot it took me 3 years... All I have to say is DO NOT TAKE DEPO Wink
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replied April 12th, 2012
Pregnancy after depo?
I have also the same symptoms! except im only 18, and took the depo shot september 5th 2011 and still have no period, although i really do feel pregnant, it's so strange! im 50% sure im not ovulating due to (tmi!) my cm is thick and creamy (no infection though) so its unlikely i am. breasts are so around armpit area, swollen abdomen in the last 3-4 weeks, being sick randomly, excessive tiredness (sleeping for 12-14 hours each day!), peeing more then usual, and also feel sick a lot, even when i see my fave food i can't eat it. oh, not to mention the emotional wreck ive become, crying at silly programmes lol. also, i have light brown discharge around a month parts half ago, which i think my body is trying to adjust to being without the depo! Smile part of me thinks i may be pregnant, although due to no periods im assuming im not and that these symptoms are due to depo wearing off as the '3-month jab' ran out 4 months ago Smile
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replied July 3rd, 2012
im wondering if anyone can answer my question i came of the depo injection in april 2012 it was my first shot and was due again between the 6-12 of april yet i didnt wanna go back my reason for this was i was bleeding the hole time i was on it. anyways i have a bleed after i came of it for a 5-6 days then the same in may only it was just over a week this was round about the start of the month then june came and i had no bleed but period like pains on and of the hole month i also had sore breasts not bad just a little tender then it got worse now they r killing me i also noticed in the last week of june i had milky white discharge and a metal tase in mouth i have taken pregnancy tests yet all negative i am in the process of changing doctor as they r crap so im unsure of what my next move shud b is it normal to get this only now after being of the depo r also i notice blue veins on my breasts can someone shed some light on this pls
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replied August 2nd, 2012
the WORST EVER
You all are not alone, three days after my depo shot I started feeling sick, irregular heart beat, hot flashes, tiredness, night sweats, anxiety, mood swings, headaches, had all the test under the sun, I only had I shot in march is not august and I never went back for another, I was healthy before this now it got me thinking that something is wrong with me, I'm still feeling some of the symptoms and seeing a thyropist to help me with the anxiety, so I'm just praying for this storm to be over and for me to feel like myself again
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replied October 16th, 2012
Wow I'm so glad I came across this. I was suppose to have a depo shot on Sept 28 2012 after having been on depo for a year and getting my period for a month or more at a time I decided that I would stop depo and find a different method of birth control. Pills give me breakthrough bleeding and nuva ring gave me unbearable yeast infections. For the past few days my boobs have been so swollen and tender I thought for sure my period was coming. But then it was more my nipples. Red swollen sore. My worst fears came to mind. Maybe I was pregnant. Which I already have four this is not something I want again in life. But reading these posts Maybe it is the withdrawl of the depo. I had no idea it could cause this. I had heard you could have withdrawl like symptoms such as headaches pain hot flashes. But pregnancy symptoms?! I got off the depo to end the suffering of female problems and now I gotta feel like I'm pregnant? What sick cruel twist of fate is that? None the less I'm glad to know that I'm not alone. Considering going on mirena but will deff do my research this time
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replied December 9th, 2012
depo shot bs
the mirena is pretty awful too just like depo, my cousin had to get it removed because it was mis-placed
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replied October 24th, 2012
Im glad i found this because i have been going threw the same thing you ladies have beening going threw ...i have been nausea, headaches , sick in the morning ,feeling sick off of the smell of foods dry mouth and spotting i only took one shot in apr 2012 iwas suppose 2 go back in july but imissed my app. i was jus goin to take a pregnancy test but mayb i wont now since everybody is going threw this.. they never told me the symptoms of this shot after i got off it they just kept saying it was so good if you didnt want to get pregnancy but maybe not
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replied October 24th, 2012
Im glad i found this because i have been going threw the same thing you ladies have beening going threw ...i have been nausea, headaches , sick in the morning ,feeling sick off of the smell of foods dry mouth and spotting i only took one shot in apr 2012 iwas suppose 2 go back in july but imissed my app. i was jus goin to take a pregnancy test but mayb i wont now since everybody is going threw this.. they never told me the symptoms of this shot after i got off it they just kept saying it was so good if you didnt want to get pregnancy but maybe not
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replied December 11th, 2012
I have missed my 2nd depo shot in Oct and started taking Tricyclen lo. Ive only taken the white pills and stopped because I was getting depressed and sick. Recently ive had two 7day periods within a four week time frame. Today ive seen pink creamy discharge when i went to urinate. My last period went off Saturday and its now Tuesday...should i be concerned?? My husband and i havent been using condoms and were trying for a child.
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replied April 19th, 2013
help me please..I have been on the depo since June of 2007. my last shot was in July of 2012 . every since I stopped I have had some weirx stuff ..like the white discharge no infection..extremely sore nipples and breast sleeping alot more ..I had a 3 day period this month (04/13)..but it went away quicklyand now the sore nnipples are still here and cramping is crazy ..can anyone help me
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