I got my first depo provera shot last month on feb 9th during my period. I've had a bit of spotting here and there but nothing to amount of needing any pads or tampons. My doctor said it takes a full month before its effective (however I'm seeing a lot of different answers to that. Some people say if you get it within 5 days of the beginning of your period, it's effective immediately?) I was supposed to be getting my period 2 days ago.. However I still haven't gotten it. It's to my understanding that it usually takes months for your period to stop? Anyone know what the chances are of my period actually stopping immediately like this? My period is never usually this late, and my biggest worry is that my boyfriend and I have had unprotected sex a couple of times since I've gotten the shot. Can someone please tell me if it's normal to not get my period? If the shot pushes it back to be late like this? And when exactly the shot actually does become effective?
So your doctor tells you it's going to take a month before it's effective, & you have unprotected sex anyway?
If you don't get the first shot within the first 5 days of your period, then you need to wait 7 days before you are covered by the Depo Provera.
Some women's periods stop immediately, & others find their cycle becomes irregular until they've had 2 or 3 shots.
If you've had unprotected sex in the first 7 days of getting the shot, then you need to see your doctor immediately, as there is much debate in the medical field about how much harm Depo could cause to the pregnancy.
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