..I had my first, one and only shot in September, but I hated it (severe emotional disturbance/moodiness/depression that wasn't there before), so I never had another. It's now May, eight months later, and I haven't so much as spotted since getting the shot, let alone had a period. Does this sound okay? I was hesitant to get the shot at all due to issues like rough PMS (was afraid I would be in perpetual PMS), chronic migraine, cystic acne, and weight gain on mini pill, but my GYN convinced me to try it since I needed something due to the prophylactic migraine meds I take, and many other methods of BC are contraindicated for me. I never missed a period before in my life or was irregular unless pregnant. I was confirmed not to be pregnant. So, is it normal with Depo for menses to stop totally for eight months in a 34 year old from just one shot?
I don't have an answer to your question but I was wondering when the emotional symptoms you experienced went away? I had my first Depo shot on March 2, 2015 (so a little over 2 months ago) and it has turned my life upside down. I have been experiencing severe depression and anxiety, night sweets, nightmares, no sex drive, hot flashes. I have lost 10 lbs and did not have the weight to lose. I'm weak, exhausted and an emotional wreck. I have also been bleeding for 46 days straight. My doctor said these negative side effects would go away after 3 months but they do not feel like they are getting better.
I would greatly appreciate your feedback. I haven't found anyone else that has had this same experience.
My doctor told me that since the drug is in your system for a full year I could be bleeding for that long... So maybe it is "normal"!!! If you ask me nothing is normal about this drug. Every single day I wish I could go back in time and make a different decision than I made that day.
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