I was on the depo shot for 6 months , i hated it , my period was off . I either bleed a little or nothing at all. I have now been off the depo shot for almost 7 months. Six out of the 7 months i did not have a period. I had a regular period last month ! Me and my partner are now trying to conceive . We just barely started a week ago but i wanted to know if i would end up pregnant after not using the depo for 7 months. I heard i wouldn't be able to get pregnant years after using the depo.
Depo shot is an EXTREMELY powerful Birth Control medication. And with the power of the drug, it takes a long time to wear off. However, having a period over 7 months off depo is rare and normally takes most women a year to year and a half before they have a regular period. So you have a good sign there for you. I would recommend you stop into your pharmacy and ask for a ovulation kit. This allows you to help track your most fertile periods. This allows you to hit the perfect timing to conceive. This is critical as you will need these peak times since you're trying to conceive freshly off Depo. As long as you're having regular periods you're in good shape. Give it time. Try the kit and see if that works!
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