... is this normal
This is a very common effect of Depo.
It is often the case that bleeding will be erratic for the first 2 or 3 shots, which could mean bleeding all the time (lightly or heavily), or bleeding some days then not others. There is very often no pattern to bleeding during this time, & if it's very heavy then you may need to be monitored for anaemia (iron deficiency).
Typically after 2 or 3 shots, bleeding will stop all together. It is totally normal not to have bleeding after continued use of Depo.
Sometimes, you may find that you have a little bleeding a week or two before your shot is due, & this can be prevented by bringing forward your shot to 9 or 10 weeks, rather than the normal 12 weeks. Doing this for a couple of shots then returning to 12 weekly shots, usually stops all bleeding whatsoever.
Hope that helps :)
I am now on my 5th round my second round was (sorry to say) the worst. I experienced extreme menstrual cycles. I had them often and heavily. However, the more shots I have gotten and the more time my body had to get used to the drug the better it got. I now have no issues with menstrual cycles. So you are not alone and It gets better!
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