I'm 25 years old and had my last shot of Depo in January of this year. I was on Depo for about 6 years. It really messed up my body - 4 years without a period followed by 2 years of non-stop bleeding was not a good time. It's been over 6 months without Depo now and I'm trying to get pregnant. My period finally returned fairly normal over the past 3 months. Has anyone had any success getting pregnant after Depo? I sure haven't and I'm petrified I never will... :(
Six months isn't a long time to be off this powerful medication, especially with the severity of side effects you had. I suggest giving your body time to adjust. Having your period back for only three months isn't long, but it is an encouraging sight. It can take quite awhile for your body to regulate itself, as this is a powerful medication that makes sure you can't get pregnant!! It takes some time to release it's hold on your normal body rythms. Many people have successful pregnancies after being on Depo Provera. You're doing well - you're young - make sure you eat right, get enough sleep, treat your body well and you'll get pregnant. Your body just needs some time to be normal! Best wishes - ElizaJane
Please don't stress the above answers are correct, since your period is normal now, you can buy a ovulation kit at the pharmacy and follow the directions, as long as you have seen a obgyn and your healthy then the ovulation kit might be of great help. I know my sister was on depo for 5 years and she thought she couldn't get pregnant so I gave her a kit and she was pregnant within two months. Best of luck
Don't be discouraged! It can take up to 18 months for your body to return to normal after being on depo. Especially after being on it for a few years. And I know many people who successfully got pregnant after being on it. I am in a similar situation though, so I have been where you are. I was on depo for 9 years. I've been off of it 2 1/2 years now and still haven't gotten pregnant. However, it took 2 years for my periods to go back to normal. I hope my story doesn't discourage you. I have faith that I WILL get pregnant one day. :) But, if I were you, I wouldn't worry until being at least 18 months depo free. The ovulation kits are a giod udea as well. I'm thinking of trying one myself! And, you can always go see your gyno, they have the most information for you!! Good luck to you!!! And I will add you as a friend in case you want to talk privately. Love and prayers, Key
PLEASE HELP ??? Hi I'm 26 I was on depo for 5 years and never had period while I was on it I stopped taking it in October last year and still haven't had my period my dr told me if I haven't had it in 6 months to go back to her and see if she can give me something to help ? , also before I was taking it I was 17 when I got my 1st period and didn't get my period regularly like other girls, I used to get it every 2 or 3 months for 1weeks. Is this normal ? Next question i have had epilepsy since I was 2months old I was on Epylim until I was 20 then went onto Lamictal because I was gaining weight I have now lost 4kg in 6weeks which quiet happy about :) .
I know this is an old thread but I'm commenting for other people that may want help/advice. I was on the depo for about 2 1/2 years. I was 16 when I first had it. I came off it in March had my first period in June and was pregnant by September and now I have a 3 month old little boy. I wasn't expecting it to be that fast as I thought it would take anything from a year to 2 years. Every woman is different but don't give up hope if your trying. It will happen when the time is right your body just needs to adjust and return to normal :) if you are concerned about your fertility go to the doctor and get some advice but I say just keep trying and enjoy it while your trying lol it will happen eventually :)
I got pregnant around 6 months after my last depo shot. I wasn't trying to get pregnant. Before my last depo shot was up I got an IUD (mirena) then after about 6 months I had really heavy bleeding. Ended up going to the ER because i thought i lost my tampon & they never found it but the doctor accidently removed my IUD. Then had some issues with my insurance covering my birth control pills spent like 2 wks with no birth control after that. About a month later no period & was pregnant. I was on birth control for like 5 years. My doctor told me it would take double the amount of time (18 mons or so) for me to get pregnant the day i ever decided to get off birth control so obviously i wasn't worried about getting pregnant those 2 wks i had no birth control. Everyone's body is different.
Don't stress about getting pregnant & enjoying being with your husband. I'm sure once you take your mind off trying to get pregnant you will. I'm positive God will send you that baby that you so much desire.
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