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symtoms of 'before getting your period', but no period.

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Im 26 yrs, I was on Depo Provera for 5 years. My last shot was 5 Jan 2012. Im having all the symtoms of 'before getting your period', but no period. There is also symtoms like heartburn, bloated, tender breasts, etc. I was wondering what is the chances of getting pregnant from my first ovulation after the last shot. That would mean I wont get any period to suspect I may be pregnant, as this is normally the first sign of being pregnant.
Can all this just mean the signs are from the Depo wearing out? Am I too eager to get pregnant?


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replied July 8th, 2012
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Usually after 5 years of being on depot shot, the ovulation and the period cycle of a woman may take up to six months to normalize. The periods start first and ovulation starts later. However, these are general statistics. Each woman is different. So, it is not impossible to ovulate in months of April/May/June. So yes, if you have missed periods, tender breasts, heart burn etc, they can be due to both pregnancy and going off the shots.

I suggest you take a pregnancy test and see. Also, consult your consult your gynecologist regarding this. You may also need to take some medication to control heartburn. Hope this helps. Take care!


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