I've been coming off Depo for about 2 months now. I was due for another shot in Feb-March but I didn't want it. I bleed everyday. I have been ever since I started Depo. About 4 1/2 weeks ago I had unprotected sex. I was scared so I took the Plan B pill 24 hours later. Now I am having trouble eating. Every time I eat, I feel extremely nauseous and I'll want to throw up my food because it hurts my stomach. I feel full almost all the time. I don't know if I missed a period or when I should come on because I'm ALWAYS bleeding. There isn't one day that goes by where I do not see at least a small amount of blood. My emotions are out of whack and I feel so tired. I took two pregnancy tests and they were negative. Could I be pregnant?? What are the chances?
It's common to bleed on Depo Provera until you've had 2 or 3 shots, when your body gets used to the large amount of artificial hormone you're putting into it.
When you stop Depo Provera, your body has to readjust, so again, it triggers more bleeding, as the dose leaves your body. For some people this is a quickish process, but for others it can take up to 18 months for your fertility to come back.
As everyone is different, it's impossible to say how you will be affected.
If you want to attempt to speed up the process, you can use a natural remedy called Agnus Castus (known as Vitex in USA). You can only use it IF YOU'RE NOT ON ANY HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL, as they could work against each other & you end up pregnant, because AC works to balance things, & hormonal contraception works to create an imbalance.
Plan B is known to give lots of hormonal side effects, as it is a huge dose of artificial hormone for your body to have to deal with. This is most likely where your symptoms are coming from. Added to the symptoms of the Depo Provera leaving your body (they are both the same type of artificial hormone), then you have just topped back up the amount of progesterone inside of you.
Hopefully the AC should help with both of these drugs leaving your body, & help you to feel better. You can get it on Amazon or health stores. I use the A. Vogel brand, which is a tincture (liquid) as I love its quality. It works well.
Plan B is not fail safe, & so ruling out pregnancy with the tests was a good plan.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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