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Reversing depo?

Hi I only had one shot of depo. I was not told i shouldnt take it if i wanted to conceive within the next year. well its been 3 months since my only shot and i want to have a baby. I heard it can take up to 9 months for fertility to return, I'm just wondering if there is anything that exsists to reverse the shot?
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I am not aware of anything that can reverse Depo, and it can take up to 18 months for the effects to wear off.  

According to most women on here Depo is pretty nasty stuff, but some have had little to no problems.  Hopefully things go smoothly for you!
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It can take 12-18 months for Depo Provera to be completely out of your system.  But probably much less since you only had once shot.
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Unfortunately there isn't. I received shots for exactly 1 year and decided not to get them anymore. It took me 8 months to get periods again. I think if you only had it once you should be fine.

The thing is, I was seeing a doctor (resident) for my lack of periods and they told me I had PCOS and would have difficulty conceiving a baby in the future. I was devistated. The treatment was birth control pills, which (from what I understand) have helped some people get periods back after Depo. Well I got my period immediately after the first pack, went and saw the main doctor and was told that the resident was uninformed about the side effects of Depo, and they were foolish to tell me that I had PCOS. It ABSOLUTELY was an effect of Depo. I've been regular ever since!

Like I said, you should be fine. If it takes you a little longer than you were hoping to get back to normal don't freak out. If you decide to see a doctor, let them do their thing, but don't let them forget that it could be an effect of Depo, because that would be the most sensible answer (from my experience). It's a synthetic hormone that can take a while to get out of your system, and it shouldn't cause you any longterm problems. Good luck conceiving!
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well since i had the shot i have been bleeding for 3 months straight...kinda hard to even try for a baby lol
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depo is awful.  i wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy.  Unfortunatly, its a waiting game,but everybody is different.  It takes some women a long time and others a short time.  I'll be wishing you the best either way. i was contantly bleeding when i stopped.
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I was pregnant within in 6 weeks of coming off depo had no period or no syptoms that I even ovulated so its possible to get pregnant right off the bat. Good luck.. I was told that if you want it to come out of your system faster the only thing to do is to start sweating alot meaning working out..and taking a vitamin daily. I did this and the vitamin I took was the prenatal vitamins cause I was planning on having a baby and 6 weeks later I was PG.. So good luck to you. Hope you get a happy ending!
150483 tn?1212172156
Depo is not good I'm not a fan.I did'nt get Af for 9 mos.When I did finally get it ,it was like a murder scene(sorry tmi).I hated it!
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I was misinformed by my dr. (surprise) as to all the effects of depo.  She knew I wanted to become pregnant within the next year or so - but still put me on the shot.  I should have done my own research first...
does anyone know how to "cleanse" yourself of the effects sooner?  I'm guessing there are certain foods, etc. that will help get the drug out quicker.  Ive been off the shot for 5 months, still no period, and i'd really like to get pregnant asap.
thanx for any info.
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Hi. I've been on the Depo for six years. I've recently decided to come off the shot. I originally got on the shot because of heavy periods, and everything has been great since then. No bloating, cramps, or periods. Wow it was a wonder drug. But then I got on the internet and started reading some things about it. I had already been told about the bone density loss and how long it could take to have your regular periods back or to get pregnant. What I didn't know all this time is that if you were prone to depression bouts or were depressed then this shot was really a no no. I have been fighting depression for a long time and didn't know that a lot of it could be caused by the shot. I don't know how exactly it helps in making you depressed but I've read too many people's stories not to believe that it can contribute to depression. Now I'm trying to come off the shot. Of course my husband isn't too thrilled about this idea but after reading everything that I've read it may be a good idea. I think I may try the pills just to get myself regulated and then think about having a baby. Is this a good idea? Not about coming off the shot but starting the pills so soon after getting off?
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On a very quick decision, I was given 150mg of this shot w/o doing my homework on it. Diagnosed as a teen with major/manic depression/depressive disorder I had no clue that this shot would make things worse. I've only gotten one shot this past October..and I'm constantly checking off the days as they go by to wait and get this "****" (for lack of a better term) out of my body. I have gotten one period since being on this, and was told it would be light bleeding, no cramps, no bloating..yada yada yada. Again, total BS! I have bled for over a week straight, and it doesn't seem to be easing up anytime soon. I have migraines, major abdominal cramps...and I"m quite sick of buying feminine products to be honest! What kills me is my obgyn knew that I was planning on having a baby very soon, quite soon actually (I am engaged and my wedding is in Feb of 2009). My fiance and I were going to try on our honeymoon night, right after the wedding. My ob didn't seem "concerned" about this..and assured me that it would regulate my periods and make me feel confident knowing I had this birth control in my system and that everything was covered for the next 3 months...then of course reminded me to book my next appointment 3 months from then. To me this is a nightmare and I wouldn't wish this on anyone! If you are thinking about birth control..then please..RECONSIDER taking Depo. I'm worried about my fertility now and I am counting down the days, nights and hours till this gets out of my system. Not to mention praying that I am able to at least TRY to concieve once it's out of my system.
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I was on the depo shot for years and concieved three days after I completed my last 12 week cycle
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I received the depo shot in November and didn't know until after I received it that it can take up to 18 months to get pregnant and me and my fiancé wanted to try to have a baby and we decided this after I had the shot is there any way to reverse it? Would fertility drugs help to conceive??
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how did you do that? you and your partner made love everyday? and you go to the gym to workout? wow. that's amazing! :) jealous of havin a baby
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Taking the pill is a great idea! I was on depo for a year and when I decided to stop, I was hit with all kinds of horrible things. I have had nausea, breasts felt like they were going to fall off, I have a really hard time getting up (like if i'm on the floor, or up stairs) I think taking the pill would still give you hormones to balance out the "withdrawals" you're body will go through. Good Luck, I've been off the shot for 10 months now and still working on getting back to the way i was before the depo.
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I used the shot for years . I was recently found out it was the reason why I gained sixty pounds.  i never had weight problems in the past . I hate depo!!!!
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I only had 2 shots and almost 40 pounds within that time because of the shot. You got that part lucky.
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i just got depo shot last month (september 21st or so) and now decided i really want another baby is there anyway i could get prego before december? when my next shot is suppose to be due??
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I came off the shot about 2 months ago. I was on it for exactly 1 year and 3 months. I started the pill immediately. I usually started spotting a few weeks before my shot was due, so when I didn't get, I was on my period for about 2 months straight (including spotting before shot was due). But after my first pack of pills my cycle had already returned to normal. My husband and I are now ttc, and we believe that since I quit taking birth control altogether and I had a normal period that I should be ovulating normally. You can email me @ ***@**** if you would like me to keep you updated :)
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I started depo three weeks ago and I've been bleeding every day since... how do I get this stud out of my system?? I can't deal with this!!
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HI JUST WONDERING IF YOU STARTED TO OVALATE AS I HAD MY LAST SHOT OF DEPO LAST SEP 2013 WHICH WAS ONLY ONE SHOT STILL WAITING FOR MY PERIODS TO *** BACK I REALLY WANT A BABY AM DEPRESSED ALL THE TIME PLEASE UPDATE ME WHAT HAPPENED THANKS
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I've been using depo for six years n now I have found a man that I love and he wants a child so much, I'm  willing to do that but with the depo problems I can't so I need help quickly.
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What if you have only had 3 shots?
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ive been on the depo shot from october 2013 till november 2014...was supposed to take my last shot in january 2015 but was advised to not do it anymore because of the side effects and my crampings. i only got my period back on the 18th of july 2015 which lasted for only 4days then stopped completely..since then i had pregnancy like symptoms and these were so unpleasant and often deppressed me because my husband had high hopes of me being pregnant. we have two other kids and want to have our third child. i was advised to use PRIMOLUT N,which i took during the mid month of november 2015 then the pills really helped me get my periods back and this was in november 21 2015 and have since been on and off  my periods till this day the 4th of december 2015...i really do not know whether to start using fertility pills or ovulation pills just so we can get pregnant or if i should allow my body to rest off from the depo shot and my husband just cant wait for over 2years...please help with suggestions.....

thanks
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My best advice to you, which is what im actually doing right now, is take an herbal supplement called Vitex (Angus Castus). It helps regualte your hormone level after taking the depo. I have been doing research for two weeks straight for several hours a day. I bought it at GNC but you can order it online as well. DO NOT PUT ANYMORE SYNTHETIC BS IN YOUR SYSTEM. The depo makes your body forget how to produce a balanced level of progesterone and estrogen. By taking Vitex, it helps your pituitary gland allow your body to level itself out. Along with Vitex or a fertility supplement with Vitex in it, you should also take a prenatal or a multivitamin!! It will increase your chances of flushing out Depo faster. Google Vitex, there are so many kinds you can choose from. Ive been told vitamin B6 and B12 are helpful too. Good luck with everything. I hope this helped.
My best advice to you, which is what im actually doing right now, is take an herbal supplement called Vitex (Angus Castus). It helps regualte your hormone level after taking the depo. I have been doing research for two weeks straight for several hours a day. I bought it at GNC but you can order it online as well. DO NOT PUT ANYMORE SYNTHETIC BS IN YOUR SYSTEM. The depo makes your body forget how to produce a balanced level of progesterone and estrogen. By taking Vitex, it helps your pituitary gland allow your body to level itself out. Along with Vitex or a fertility supplement with Vitex in it, you should also take a prenatal or a multivitamin!! It will increase your chances of flushing out Depo faster. Google Vitex, there are so many kinds you can choose from. Ive been told vitamin B6 and B12 are helpful too. Good luck with everything. I hope this helped.
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Its been 17 weeks since my depo shot. I have had all the side effects women talk about except weight gain. The worst side effect of depo was headaches and back pain. The bleeding only lasted in the first month. The nurse said the shot should wear off at 13 weeks. But I still jad lower abdominal cramps and back pain until now 17 weeks past the shot date. The other nurse said the shot lasts for 14-16 weeks. I still haven't had a period or ovulated. I also am upset that the nurse didn't tell me all these problems would happen. I want to conceive so I only wanted one shot then I wanted to try to conceive. Which the nurse knew.. But now I am waiting for my fertility and period to return. I bought this angus catus to see if that works. I had a preg test came out negative. So I am just gonna have to wait till the shot completely wears off which I know it has not. I can still feel the back pain and cramps from the shot with no bleeding yet. Good luck to you and this is the last time I ever do depo
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Just wanted to add that I have some ewcm today. It's been exactly 17 weeks to the day from when I got the shot. So hopefully I can try to get pregnant now. Good news!!
I wanted to continue the good news. I also took an ovulation test today which came up positive. So I made it through the three months of hell being on depo. And now I have good news that I'm ovulating today 17 weeks and one day past my shot.
I wasn't told of all the possible side effects. Hair falling out, depression, back pain, smaller breasts, abdominal cramping, anxiety... These are true. I experienced them. Now I am so glad that the nightmare is over. I was searching for positive news for months. I had a 14 day period my first month of being on depo. Then the next two months I haven't had any bleeding. I am 44 years old and have a 5 month old baby. The depo affected my breast milk production slightly. I could still breast feed my baby.
When I went to get my shot 6 weeks after my baby's birth, I wasn't sure which birth control. And I thought well it's only birth control. The nurse said irregular bleeding would be a side effect. And I thought she meant shorter periods like lasting 3 days.
Now I'm finally free from that's shot and my bad experience. All the medical people I takes to said don't read online about the depo. But it's true what is said online in these forums. These are numerous experiences of women who were just like me. Who regretted having threat depo shot.
I would recommend carefully considering the right birth control for you.
Good luck everyone
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I use to know my ovulation day not until I went on birth control (depo shot) just once and it's was very very bad on me because I bleed for 3months. I stop bleeding with the help of drug called primolut N after 3months and that was around August, September. now my husband and I are trying to conceive, we tried January and last month February don't know if the signs am getting is premenstrual or pregnancy. we really want to have our own baby
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