Hi there , I got my period on February the 4th & it ended in the 10th , I went to a clinic and got the depo shot in this same month but in the 22nd , how long does it take for my body to function & the depo shot to start working ? How long do I have to wait to have sex for the shot to work ?
If you do not have the shot on during the first 5 days of your period, then you need to wait 7 days before having sex without extra precautions. The Depo will cover you from 7 days after getting the shot.
If you get your next shot on time, then you will not need to wait before having sex without extra precautions. The coverage will be continuous.
You may find that you get some spotting & bleeding for the first 2 or 3 shots, but then all bleeding usually stops altogether.
It is common to put on weight with Depo Provera, so it's worth starting to increase your exercise regime now, to prevent that happening.
Have you been told about calcium supplements & bone density/osteoporosis risks?
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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