Ok so I only had one depot shot back April 14, 2015 and I had I on my third day of my period and I was anemic (not sure I this plays part) I continue bleeding all the way through the three months except for two times for 2-3 days I had a break. When July 14, 2015 came around I decided I didn't want to continue and didn't reschedual appointment. Well I didn't stop bleeding until August 11, 2015. Now I am. Worried because it is September 20,2015, and I haven't had any signs of a period to come back. And me ad my fiancee would love to try for a baby, but I don't know how long this will effect me or if I am fertile. How long does it take to return to normal? When will I have a period? And am I fertile?
You do not have periods on Depo. A period is flushing out the lining of your womb, including an unfertilised egg.
You do not produce an egg when on Depo. What you were experiencing is break-through hormonal bleeding. This can last until you have your 3rd Depo shot. By then, it usually has stopped altogether.
You may get hormonal symptoms on Depo, such as bleeding, bleeding after sex, pregnancy like symptoms (because Depo tricks your body into thinking you're pregnant, to prevent you releasing eggs each month), such as bloating, sort breasts, lower back ache (Depo softens the ligaments in your back, as if preparing it to expand to make room for a growing baby), mood swings etc. Most of these symptoms pass as you get your next couple of shots.
If you choose to come off Depo, you may well find you get these same hormonal symptoms for months, whilst your body readjusts. It can take up to 18 months to regain your fertility. It can therefore be worth sticking at Depo for at least 3 shots, to see if you settle down so that you don't bleed at all.
Hope that helps.
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