I started my very first Depo shot at the age of 17. Unfortunately, after the first shot I had to discontinue the use because I could not afford it. I had no periods or irregular bleeding.
I am now 22, going on 23 and I started my Depo Shot again in August (2017), the date is currently October 17, and I am due for another Depo shot November 7th. Since last Monday (October 9), which was 8 days ago, I have been bleeding. One day it’s extremely heavy, next it’s next to nothing. I passed two huge clots (about the size of a toonie) on Saturday afternoon and then bleeding continued to be light. Since then I have passed a few more that was barely even noticeable. The bleeding isn’t heavy but it’s enough to drive me insane as my periods tend to make me depressed and sick.
Is this normal for this to happen? Day 8, still bleeding. But it’s not heavy. Should it stop soon?
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19 Oct 2017
I went on the depo when I was 17 and stayed on it for longer than I should have. I bled almost nearly for a whole year spotting trying to get used to the depo once making doctors believe I could of been having a miscarriage. Which wasn’t. Once the bleeding stopped it was ok but in the long run it has ruined my body. So many of us are struggling with infertility issues all because of this shot but I guess every body is different. Bleeding should stop soon, your body is adjusting could take a few weeks for spotting to stop or could carry on for a long time like me. Very sketchy
17 Oct 2017
That can be common until you've had 2 or 3 shots. Most find that it settles down to no periods after that, but everyone is different.