Bleeding has slowed down but when I'm hot or stressed I start to bleed heavy I'm also anemic and I have low iron but deposit is helping with weight gain I want to discontinue it but I don't because its helping me gain weight not sure please give some advice 1st time mom and only 16 I rarely know much
It's common to take 2 to 3 shots for the bleeding to stop. By 4 shots it's unlikely to change. Not impossible, but unlikely.
There are lots of methods of birth control that can put weight on you.
There are risks with Depo, such as not being on it longer than 2 years (the Manufacturer's advice) due to the risk of your bones thinning (Osteoporosis). They say if you've no other option for contraception, then you should take breaks every couple of years. It might help lessen the risk.
There are risks with all hormonal birth control, so it's worth doing your research, to find one that works best for you.
Have a look at the answers to the questions in this group, to get more info on Depo, or go to the Manufacturer's website, & checkout the insert sheet for prescribers.
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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