I started my period on Depo and it started out as brown like discharge and has now turned into actual blood my periods usually last 4 days. But I have been on my period for a week and I have been reading and people say that they have periods that last weeks- months. So I’m freaking out please help! How long is it normal for the period to last on Depo
My advice is always do your research before allowing anyone to put anything into your body.
You don't get periods on Depo, although you can get hormonal breakthrough bleeding, especially until you've had 2 or 3 shots. This can be very irregular bleeding, of any kind.
The Manufacturer advises that even after just 1 shot & no more after it, it can take up to 18 months to regain your fertility. It can also take that time to get regular periods back, although some women struggle to get them regular again.
The Manufacturer also advises that you should not be on Depo Provera longterm. Not unless you have no other option for contraception.
The risks are increased the longer you are on it, such as the risk of Osteoporosis (Brittle Bones).
If you have no other choice for contraception, you need to take breaks every couple of years.
Depo Provera convinces your body it's pregnant. You can get any hormonal symptoms that you'd get with a pregnancy or period, or other hormonal change in your body. You can even get lower back ache, due to your pelvis softening, ready to expand for a growing baby.
This Drug is also used to chemically castrate sex offenders.
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