I got my first depo shot a month ago on the 3-5th day of my period(the 23rd of June) And this month around when my period should have come(23 of July?) , I just got bad cramps and other period symptoms. But still didn't get a period. A few days later I had protected sex and after that I started spotting really lightly for a few days and still have cramps like I'm on my period. Should I count that as my period or what? I'm not sure what to expect on this shot. I just know I'm not supposed to bleed heavy and slowly not have a period. I'm 18 and I don't want to get pregnant. I'm just freaking out. Please help.
Its not unusual for periods to stop completely on the shot. You are protected and don't have to think about pregnancy much as long as you get the next shot when its due. Don't worry if you don't have a period, this is not unusual and does not mean you're pregnant.
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