(Closed) Effects of stopping DepoProvera

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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9143 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@sprusa6:  I don’t know anything about spotting but my old boss went off DepoProvera twice and ended up pregnant within a month or two of going off both times.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sprusa6:  Yes that is common. When I stopped in October I had spotting and bleeding without any warning. Also no telling how long it would last when it happened. I would not be worried if I were you. It takes awhile for your cycle to regulate again. I also lost some weight after going off Depo.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sprusa6:  I had a total of 2 injections and I spotted for over 9 months. Had to get back on the pill so that my cycle would regulate. I was not a fan of the Depo shot at all.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I was on depo for a quite a few years, and I was bleeding practically all the time near the end, which is why I went off.  They say you may have occasional “spotting” but it was waay worse for me, and my sister.  I second not worrying about it.  It’s normal and will go away eventually.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@sprusa6:  ๐Ÿ™ sucks that it’s not getting better for you… Have you spoken to the dr yet? As much as it sucks (and stops the TTC timeline) maybe a month on BC pill may help stop the bleeding (only option Dr Google gave me when I was over it a few months ago and was looking for as much info as possible) – the Dr may have other ideas too. If I were to go on depo again (unlikely really) I think I’d come off 6 months earlier than I really wanted to and just try the pill straight away – I wish I had this time. I can’t imagine what you are going thru 7-8 weeks was horrible enough ๐Ÿ™ GL and I have my fingers crossed that your body sorts itself out soon

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh, I feel for you!  I’m not TTC, but I did try Depo years ago.  It was horrible for me on it and it took at least six months to stop constantly spotting, and a year to get back to normal.  I hope things get back to normal much quicker for you!  Making the mistake of taking it is near the top ten of my “not fun life experiences” list!  My Dr blatantly lied about side effects during and after!  Trusted him but it was in black and white in the insert and I had most of them.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@sprusa6:  yeah I didn’t want to try the pill when it was suggested too because I stopped depo to regulate my body. I also wondered whether it would delay the inevitable and I would just start bleeding again when I stopped the pill – but it was the only option anyone had… Crazy!

Yep look forward to the email hopefully sooner rather than later ๐Ÿ™‚ and I think after the hassles of getting off the depo you need a quick and easy BFP!

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