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Depo-Provera & Off

Hi, I am a 21 year old female and i was on the Depo Provera shot from september 2009 and got my last shot in june of 2011.  I was due for another shot in september 2011, but due to myself wanting to lose weight, i got off of it.
I had then got my period October 28th, 2011 and that lasted until around Nov 7th.  I had then gotten my period for a second time around the 13 or 14th of November, then AGAIN for a 3rd time on November 27th and that stayed until December 4th.  I also got my period again Dec 25th (merry christmas) and was done by December 30th. (thank goodness, my birthday is the next day).
But now its January 13th, (lucky friday the 13th) and i have it again!!  This is becoming ridiculous.  Is this normal after having the shot for 2 years? or could there be something wrong.  My appetite has gone down a little, i don't look so "puffy", and my sex drive has definitely increased.  I would really like the period every two weeks to stop...
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Everyones body reacts differently to different forms of birth control, especially Depo. I was on it for about 3 years. I had the random spottings and period for about a month or 2 then no period for 6 months. It takes time for your body to adjust because of all the hormones it was used to. Give it time and hopefully it doesnt take as long to become regular as it did for me. If it becomes too much however and you feel it is out of control and not normal then see your OB/GYN...

Good Luck and Best wishes!
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Hello,
Irregular period like bleeding can be due to hormonal effects caused by coming off the depo shots. You should use the following natural methods for a rapid removal of the synthetic hormone from the body. Drink lots of water every day, eat lots of fresh raw vegetables, drink raw vegetable juice, sweat in a steam room or sauna, get lots of exercise and fresh air. If the symptoms persist then get it evaluated from your gynecologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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