I was on the depo shot for 14 yrs, and got my last shot 13 months ago (almost exactly to the day), I just started my period, approximately how long should this first period last after not having a period for 14 yrs?
It's impossible to say. Everyone reacts differently as Depo leaves their body & the body rebalances its hormones.
If you find you're struggling to get back into a normal menstrual cycle, then you could try Agnus Castus. It's is a natural remedy that works to balance your hormones. It got me back into a regular monthly cycle, within 6 weeks of starting it. I'd been on Depo for 18 years with a couple of short breaks.
I now use a lower, maintenance dose of AC, to keep my hormones balanced. It has not only given me a regular cycle, but it has helped with my PMS/PMT enormously.
A word of warning, though - YOU CANNOT USE AGNUS CASTUS ALONG SIDE ANY FORM OF HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL. It works to help your body balance your hormones, whereas hormonal birth control deliberately causes an imbalance, to prevent pregnancy. This means that the two could work against each other, & you could end up pregnant.
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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