I got my first shot early this February and it stopped my period immediately, as I was on it when I got the shot. Now I'm on my second period with it and it's been going on for a while. Is something wrong or should I just use a different birth control? Also I occasionally smoke cigarettes. Could that effect anything?
It's common to get irregular bleeding until you've had 2 or 3 shots, until your body gets used to the artificial hormone you're putting into it.
If you stop getting the shots then it can trigger more bleeding, & it can take up to 18 months to get back to normal & get your fertility back.
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