I have been on the Depo shot since the end of last month. Thing is I am still having bad cramps, a period, and my periods are usually heavy or i go for awhile and it be light. Either one, and I am still having all of that. So, I am still having my periods. I know for sure. So does that mean I am still ovulating. Because I am not using any other sort of protection besides this shot. I know it's my first dose of the BC but when I have a period, I still ovulate. Please Help.
It's normal to have breakthrough bleeding whilst your body adjusts to the Depo Provera. It needs to find it's new balance, & it can take 2 or 3 shots for that to happen.
You are still covered against pregnancy.
If you choose to stop using Depo, it will take your body months to rebalance itself, & it can bring lots more irregular bleeding, hormonal symptoms, & can take up to 18 months to regain fertility, so it can be worth trying to stick it out for 3 shots, to see if your body settles down to having no periods. That's what most women find, including me.
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