..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.
This is my second time on Depo. The first was back in 2006-2007. In Nov 2006 I had my first shot. I spotted for 3 months straight. In Feb 2007 I went in and spoke to my doctor who told me that most likely a second shot would stop the spotting. It worked. No period/spotting for 18 months. Only had the 2 shots back then. This time I got my first shot in May. Same thing continuous spotting. I'm hoping the second shot will take care of that again. I've been told it can take up to 2 years for your system to return to normal (if you decide to try to conceive). Good luck
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