In October, I got my first shot of Depo-Provera. I know several women on depo and they have all told me they have had the same experience: no periods, no spotting and no other side effects whatsoever. My experience has been horrible. For the first 6 weeks, all was well, no bleeding/spotting and no other symptoms. A few weeks ago, however, I began spotting. Every day it became heavier. After a week of spotting/light bleeding, the last couple of weeks have been the heaviest and most prolonged bleeding I've ever experienced. Thankfully I don't have any other symptoms, no cramping, no weight gain, no headaches, etc.. I am at a loss to stop the bleeding. I have tried ibuprofen therapy, per physician's orders, which helped temporarily, but once I stop taking the ibuprofen, the bleeding is back just as heavy. They have evaluated for possible medical issues, and none are present, they agree this is caused by the hormones. They want to give me another shot of depo, early. I am completely against this, even if it stops the bleeding today, I am certainly not going through this again in a month or two. They have also suggested putting me on Mirena, but considering it contains the same hormones as depo, I'm really skeptical. I can't take most forms of birth control, such as pills, because I have a history of migraines with aura, and they put me at an increased risk of a stroke. Has anyone had a similar experience with depo? Any ideas how I can stop the bleeding? Has anyone with a bad experience with depo switched to Mirena? If so, how did it work? I'm desperate to stop this bleeding, and I need to find a bc method that will work and not cause these kinds of problems. (I know everyone's body is different, but suggestions are appreciated!) Thanks!