I was on the depo shot for only 3 months (one dose) and I was bleeding pretty heavy that entire time. I decided to not get my next shot, and I stopped bleeding. Thank goodness.. So now I have been off the depo for about 3 weeks, and this morning I just started my period. Does this mean my cycle is back to normal? Will I now start to ovulate and be able to get pregnant? I was told I wouldn't start ovulating for up to two years after depo. I'm really excited if this is just some miracle and my body went back to normal way sooner than expected. Please any thoughts or answers would be so appreciated!
It is normal for it to take 2 or 3 Depo Provera shots, before your periods stop altogether.
The Manufacturer advises that no matter how long you've been on Depo Provera, it can take up to 18 months to regain your fertility. During this time, it is normal to get irregular bleeding.
If you are wanting to get your hormones rebalanced as quickly as possible, then you can use a natural remedy called Agnus Castus (Vitex in the USA). It has helped lots of women after stopping Depo Provera, & also women who have issues with irregular or heavy periods, or those who have bad PMS.
YOU CANNOT USE AGNUS CASTUS IF YOU ARE USING HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL.
Some women get their cycle back more quickly. Everyone is different. Just because you are getting some hormonal breakthrough bleeding, does not mean that you are fertile.
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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