I was on depo for 6 months and had my period the whole time. I decided not to take the shot again. I haven't had a period since June 6 I feel sick and my breast have gotten bigger I took a pregnancy test it read negative. is it normal for my body to feel like this after being on depo and then stopping? or should I take another test.
I think a lot of people find that when first starting Depo Provera, it takes about 3 shots before the body settles down & stops bleeding. That was certainly the case with me.
When you stop Depo, it can take up to 18 months for your periods to be regular again & to be able to become pregnant. This is because your hormones have to rebalance themselves, & because they're a bit all over the place during that time, you can get all sorts of hormonal symptoms, such as the ones you describe.
If you took a pregnancy test after your period was due, & it was negative, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. You might want to repeat the test a couple of weeks after the last test, for peace of mind, but it sounds very much like a case of waiting for your body to find its balance again.
If you are worried, then a chat with the clinic that was giving you your Depo, could be helpful.
Hope that helps.
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