Plus I'm pretty sure I'm going thru menopause. With me being on the shot for so long can I get pregnant?
Being on the shot for 20 years won't stop you getting pregnant, but it can take a couple of years to get your fertility back, from when you would have been due your next shot. Some women manage to conceive quite quickly, but for others it can take those couple of years.
It's not advisable to be on the shot for longer than 2 years, unless you can't manage with any other form of birth control. It is known to deplete your bones of calcium, & can cause osteoporosis. Especially when you reach the age of menopause.
It's important you take a good quality calcium supplement whilst using Depo Provera, that also contains magnesium & vitamin D in the right ratios for the calcium to be absorbed. I always used Osteocare, as I researched a lot to find the right one.
You should ask for an MRI scan to check your bone density, & if that shows no problems (which mine didn't) then you should have a repeat MRI when you reach the menopause. I strongly believe that my supplements have saved me problems, but I have to have it repeated when I reach menopause, to be sure.
I was on Depo for 18 years, but I had breaks throughout that time, to give my body the recommended rest.
My fertility didn't come straight back, but I used a natural remedy to balance my hormones naturally, & that sorted me out. I can give you information on this if you're interested. It was the only thing that worked. Even medical procedures & drugs didn't sort me out.
Why do you feel like you're going through the menopause?
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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