At 43 I took Depo for 4 yrs and stopped for a year, then I resumed for another 3 yrs after a bone density showed better bone health than a normal non-depo female. I stopped the depo over a year ago, I am now 51 and I have not resumed my menstrual period. Is it possible that I could have gone into menopause while taking the depo and it masked the systems? I have no family history of the timing of onset of menopause due to my mother and sister both having hysterectomies in their 40's.
You're most definitely at the age for menopause so, it's more than certainly possible that you've gone through it.
Don't forget that the Depo also keeps your endometrium thinned out so, it's possible that you may wait for awhile and without the Depo, your estrogen levels start to rebuild your lining over time and you could potentially go back to cycling for a bit again. Anything is possible so, just simply keep track of what is going on with your body and get your doc to check your FSH levels and LH levels to see where you're at with that. It'll give an indication whether you are indeed in menopause or whether your uterine lining has simply thinned out enough from the Depo that you haven't built up enough to have another period just yet.
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