I have been battling iron deficiency anemia since 2013(I am currently 49) and need iron infusions every 3-6 months. In quest to find an answer it was also determined I had possible adenomyosis and small fibroids. OB/GYN put me on Depo shot to stop bleeding to see if that contributed to my anemia symptoms. My levels still did drop slowly. Gastro and consult with Penn docor think I have an AVM in my small interesting that is slow blood loss. ANYWAY... I hate the side effects of Depo Provera and at 49 so I said after last shot no more! well its time for my next shot next week and am second guessing my decision. Will I make my anemia worse once period comes back? OB/GYN is saying we will wait and see. Cant do regular birth control because it raises my blood pressure. I am also concerned about increased breast cancer risk-my mom died of breast cancer when I was 12. I have heard horror stories of people coming off shot-Ive been on it for 1 year. Anyone have any advice on what I can expect?