I have been on depo for the most part of 20 years. I stopped once but went back on it to quit the constant bleeding once it was out of my system. I just did it again. And have been 2 days none stop bright red bleeding with clots and cramps. I dont want go back on it just stop the bleeding but will as last resort. Any suggestions?
I was on it for over 18 years because each time I tried to come off it I'd bleed heavily. Bled for 2 years, one time. Doctors tried all sorts but couldn't stop it.
I eventually got off it by using Vitex. It also comes under other names, such as Chasteberry. Do an Internet search on it. As long as you are not using hormonal birth control, you can use it. It's totally natural. I use the A. Vogel brand. It's a tincture (drops). Doesn't taste great, but you just put 15 drops in a small amount of a drink/water, twice per day. It's helped with my PMS symptoms, too.
I've found that brand better than some of the others, that didn't have such a good effect.
It got me back to regular, lighter periods, within about 2 months or so.
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