I have been on the depo shot for about 8 months now and for some reason I got my period this month although I haven't had it since before the shot. My period ended after 3 or 4 days and I was fine for a few days and now I'm having all this brown discharge and it's very irritating. It causes itching and it's just uncomfortable. Could it be because I am on the depo shot? Also if I go off of depo because I really do not like this side effect, it happened before and it's been very random and at times embarrassing during sex because it will randomly happen during the act, will it continue? I would like to switch birth control but I'm now worried about the long term effects depo could cause. Does anyone have any advice or experience with this?