Birth Control (Contraception) Community
Depo Shot LONG Period
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to birth control and contraception and the various options in practicing birth control.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Depo Shot LONG Period

I started the Depo Shot August of 2010, getting close to a year ago. For the first maybe three months my periods were regular, like I wasn't taking anything. Then they started to irregulate so much that I started having a period every couple weeks for two and three weeks at a time. I got fed up the last time I was on my period, because I was on it for 5 weeks, and finally went to the doctor. He explained to me that some women just take a long time to adjust to it. He also said this may be the toll I have to take for it to make my periods become fewer. My periods are still just so screwy after almost a year of being on this pill. Any ideas?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
I got my first Depo shot in March, the first week of my period.  It stopped it and I thought oh wonderful.  Well in April about a month later, I started to spot.  Turns out I had my period for 8 weeks!  From light to heavy to light.  I am finally done as I'm supposed to get my next shot in 2 weeks in which I will not be getting!  I gained weight, I can't fit into my clothes from the last two summers, and I'm afraid of gaining more weight and having another period for another 8 weeks.  No thank you!  I also had a severe yeast infection but that could have been due to the guy i was seeing and the amount of beer he drank.  So in final, I will not go back on this shot, I will try going back on the pill since if I want to stop it I can.  I heard that Ortho Trycicline Low is supposed to be good.  Low estrogen......
Blank
Avatar f tn
Yeah I lost about 35 pounds before I started the shot..and I've pretty much gained it all back. My biggest dillema is that I'm horrible at taing pills which is why i started the shot. I think I will probably hold out til my next shot and if I continue to have these issues then I'm done.  
Blank
Avatar f tn
I went on the Depo shot and gained about 60lbs ... my periods stopped completely and i was on time to get my shot every month but i ended up pregnant SOMEHOW on this shot halfway between when i was due to get my shot... this wasnt too surprising because i did get pregnant on the pill also and i took it everyday exactly on the same time too ... im now on the IUD and havent had any issues .. so far :) but on the other hand My cousin was on the depo shot and never got her period once while on it just like me and never gained a single pound  ... needless to say her life was great. she then decided to change her BC and get off the Depo Shot, she got her period for 8 months straight with no breaks :O .. it was awful ... her doctor told her its different experience for every women for whatever BC they choose to use  ... i hope everything works itself out
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Birth Control (Contraception) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
Mississauga, ON
17049300 tn?1457716777
Blank
Philadelphia, PA
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
United Kingdom
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank