I was on the depo shot for 4 years and barely had any periods, if any somethimes. I recently switched to tri-sprintec and it says you have to wait for your period to start it, does that still matter since ive been on birth control before and im just switching over? Because who knows when my period will come again and i wanna start taking the pill today .
I can't answer the question on Sprintec, as that's a differnt forum & I know nothing about it, but I can give you some info on the situation with Depo, although I realise that this is an old post.
You do not have periods on Depo. A period is flushing out the lining of your womb, including an un-fertilised egg.
You do not produce an egg when on Depo. What you are experiencing is break-through hormonal bleeding.
If you start to get breakthrough bleeding on Depo, after you have been on it for many shots, then you can have your next couple of shots brought forward to 8/9 weeks, which will stop the bleeding. You can then return to having future shots at the normal 11/12 week intervals.
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