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Depo-Provera - how does the Depo shot mess with your period?

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LousArk 14 Jan 2017

It affects women differently. Some find they have no periods whilst using Depo Provera, where others bleed or spot.
Many women who bleed/spot find that it stops after 2 or 3 shots.

Redhawk85 14 Jan 2017

Hi, I have been on DEPO for 4 years. For the first 1 and a half years I would have totally random spotty periods that would last anywhere from 1 week to 4 weeks. I was just about to give up and stop taking it because of the random periods when my periods completely stopped and I have not had a period in 2 and a half years now. I have read that everyone reacts differently tho, what happened to me may not be what happens to everyone. Good luck! (Personally I enjoy not having a period, but I don't know what kind of effects it has on your reproduction system) Also, I am up for a yearly exam now before I can get my DEPO refilled and I have had a mix-up with my insurance which has delayed the appointment and I should have taken the shot now 2 weeks ago and I have not shown any signs of starting a cycle yet.

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