Hope this helps. Depo will not effect the results of a home pregnancy test, so I would test just to be safe. I have been on depo twice. Once for almost 4 years, then got off for 2 years (took me a year to get pregnant) and then back on after i had my son (can only use progesterone based birth control when nursing) I can tell you that I never had a period the entire time I was on the shot. I never really paid attention to any discharge from my nipples before I had my son, but I am sure your doctor will help explain it to you. When you get the shot, it is imperitive you get is every 12 weeks (84 days), not 3 months (90 days). My doctor's office had a policy that if you were a week late getting the shot they would not give it to you until you had a blood serum pregnancy test done as depo can be harmful to a baby. If you have any more questions, you can email me anytime! ***@****
I too was on Depo for a total of 6 years. I had the same symptoms. Secretions from my breasts, preg. symptoms, no period the whole time I was on it. It took 4 months for a normal cycle and I had pg symptoms for a year after coming off of it. It has been 18 months since I came off Depo and I am still not pregnant. My GYN said that the Depo can actually fool your body into thinking it is preg. It is a synthetic man made hormone that needs to be taken off the market. There are many side effects that some Dr.'s fail to mention. It just doesn't seem healthy that I had no period for 6 years. Maybe the Depo is what is wrong now since I am not pg. If I were you I would check with my Dr. and consider stopping the Depo. There are many forums like this one for Depo. Good Luck to you. Shannon
I wouldn't go that far. I loved the shot and it is a great option for women who can't remember to take a pill or who seem to be "extra fertile" It is a hassle to have to wait for 12-24 months to get pg, but that is the chance you take when you get on it! One of the effects of depo is thickening of cervical mucus to prevent the semen from entering. Another is basically halting ovulation by tricking to body into thinking it is pg.
As I said, I was on the shot from 2/96 until 5/99, got pg 6/00 (m/c) and then got pg again in 3/01 and delivered a very healthy baby boy. I was then on the shot from 1/02 until 6/02 and got pg again 5/03 (m/c) (the m/c are not related to the depo shot, i have some other issues)
A lot depends on how your body reacts to the shot. If you have grown weary of it, try switching to another form. As for taking it off the market, I don't really think that is necessary. Good luck!!
Please take a look at these sites. Shannon
These are just a few. I just want everyone to know that Depo isn't as safe as some claim! Many may be fine on it, but for many others it is poison!
Okey So I took the Depo on March 25 of 09 and i had sex 4 days before. So Now its been 4 months and im not pregnant. My shot cycle end it on July 25 09 and i Never went back for the shot. I gain alot of like 18 lbs and i dont eat crazy all day, just like rice everyday for dinner and i work at Bally Total Fitness so i do workout EVERYDAY on the days i have work wich its 5days week. But my stomach its very blodded and i constaly keep urinating even tho i dont drink much water. I keep taking PGtst and nothing.. Negative results. Whats going on? will anyone know something?
I got on depo just over a month now, I was forced to have sex with a guy who said he used protection, that was a month befor I got depo about a week ago I started getting sick, I couldn't keep food down and I had the most excruicating pain in my lower abdominal area...I also had very heavy bleeding... I am no longer in pain however my belly is very bloated and I am constantly tired...what's wrong with my body? Could I be prego??0