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i stopped the depo provera injections about 2 months ago and my boyfriend and i are trying to concieve. what can i do to increase my chances of getting pregnant?

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I was on Depo for 1 year that was in 2002 and stopped it in 2003 and now 8 years later Today April 2,2010 i still DO NOT get my period and have been trying for second baby for 2 years and NOTHING it is so very depressing i am 24 years old and would like another baby before i am 30 but i don’t think that will happen and it bothers me muchly. :cry: If anyone can help with this please e-mail me at thank you much
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i was on the injection for a little of a year and bled everyday i was on it. I was due to go back in november 2010 but decided it wasnt for me so now its been four and half months off depo provera and still bledding. Been having unprotected sex since november and still not pregnant :'( trying to stay positive and hoping for the best.
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PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE ON THE DEPO OR HAVE COME OFF AND ARE WORRIED. SORRY IT'S LONG BUT IT MAY HELP!

Hi, i have just read your posts and i have been having the same problem.

 I have been reading a lot about this shot (depo) on other sites and forums and they all pretty much say the same or similar and that is that it can take up to six months before you actually get your first  period after taking your last shot (for some women it is sooner or a bit later) and it can take up to at least 10 months before you ovulate again (and again for some women it can be sooner or later, it just depends on your body).

I was on the depo injection for a year. My last one was October 2010 but was meant to go back in Decemeber but i decided not to because i wasn't having any bleeding whilst on the injection and thought that it can't be good for my body expesically that i knew i wanted to have more children in the future ( i have one little girl who is 4 and i am only 23).

 In January 2011 i had brownish spotting (very light spotting) for 8 days and i thought great my body is getting back to normal!  BUT for 6 months my period was just brown light spotting and was very irregular, long cycles inbetween bleeding. It was a very stressful and upsetting time because i started to think that it would take months and probably years for my body to get back to normal again. Whilst having this i also got signs and symptons of pregnancy ( very sore nipples, feeling sick, tired all the time, feeling dizzing, headaches, feeling bloated, boobs feeling heavy and lower backache) and i took many tests and they all came out negative but already having a baby i really did think i was pregnant but i wasn't.

I have read so many comments in forums where lots of women (hundreds) have had the same symptons and thinking they are pregnant when i think it could be a hormonal disbalance from the depo and your body trying to get back to normal.

I told my nurse about this because i wanted to go on the pill to try and regulate my periods but when i told her about my irregular periods she got concerned and she wanted me to see my doctor and i had to go to all kinds of tests; a pregnancy test ( to see if i as having a etopic pregnancy) cylmedia and a internal scan which wasnt pleasant and really stressed me out and worried me sick.

It is now 1st of July 2011, my tests came back clear and i have only just started to get a normal colour period and normal flow and that is 7 months after my last injection was due. Although they are still irregular ( i started and had a normal period for 6 days then stopped for five days and then come again) i am finally thinking positive for having a baby in the near future.

My advice to all women out there is, once stopped the Depo keep a diary of any periods you have or even if they are just symptons of coming on and any other symptons ie: pregnacy.Note everything!! Don't go on any other form of conception let your body get back to normal (because i have also read about a couple of ladys that went on other things like the pill and it just made the process longer, your body needs time to recover from this injection) and if you know of anyone that is thinking about going on this injection and they want more children in the future try and tell them not to go on it.

I would also advise that you should see your doctor, take the tests i did so your mind is clear and hopefully in a few months you will start getting your period back. Please try not to worry, i know it is easier said than done. Email me back if you have any questions. I wish i had someone to talk to when i'd been going through all this that had been through the same. I am despirate for another baby but i have had to try my best to try not to think about it for now until i know my periods regulate a little bit more.

Good luck for the future and please email me back even if you just want a chat about it all

kerry xx

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Hello Kerry,

    I received my first depo shot on feb 4th but never went back for the second in april because I was gaining weight. My period has been irregular where sometimes I experience heavy bleeding and other times there would be some light spottting. I recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend about a week and a half ago but about 2 weeks before I had sex the periods of spotting stopped. DO YOU THINK THE DEPO IS CAUSING IT OR I SHOULD TAKE A PREGNANCY TEST JUST TO MAKE SURE??????

P.S. I'm currently experiencing alot of cramping which usually begins before my period starts.

 

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i know what u mean i got one depo shot and thats all it took for me personally i think its harmful and they need too pull it from pharmacy but we both know that aint happening i had a low grade temp severe headaches soo bad too where i thought it was a tumor or something crazy and after the shot wore off i had too go too the er cuz i bled sooo bad so for all you women that actually think that this shot is safe its not i wouldnt wish these symptoms on my worst enemy it has been a lil overt 2 months and ii dont think i will ever be normal again but having faith i will be ok and yes i do think u should take a pregnancy test not all womens bodies are the same u could have ovulated good luck !!
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i have been off the depo shot for 4 months i have a lot of discharge and me and my partener or trying to get prgant could i be pregant
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Hi I'm looking for some advice I started my periods at 15 and at 16 went straight on to Depo and I have been on it ever since I am now 24. I have a hormone imbalance I have had 3 pelvic infections and I had chlamydia for 3 months without knowing, the doctor now wants to take me off Depo and I don't feel ready to come off it yet any idea on how long it will take for my fertility to return? I don't have periods and I have also had laser treatment for a cervical erosion
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i am so worried myself i want to know if the doctor can prescibe anything to help. i have a four year old son but know i fell its time to have another one. please respond
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i been on deop for 3 months and get off then get my period but i am try to have a other baby this will be on 5 baby but hear everyone talk about it hard to get pregnant on deop i am think i cant have one but let not put hope dowm and be strong about it so i hope u the best so u can have ur lil one soon.
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i was on deop for 2 year get off and then have my period the next month so i am think if i can have other baby bc this will be or 5 baby but hear everyone now i am think if i cant have a baby. but i think u should not put ur hope down bc i know i am not go to let deop put me down be strong girl bc u can get pregnant i am 23 year old myself hope this work for u
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Hey, sorry it's taken a while to respond, i hadnt checked my emails for a little while.
Have you been off the depo long? I found it took about 6 months to get a regular period again and in the mean time i kept a diary of everything that happened and what symptoms i had. Everything from spotting to cramps to if i had a headache one day!!!

All bodies are different it can take between 18 months to 2 years for a women to get pregnant after taking this shot but there has been many lucky ones that have become pregnant like a few months later.

If you feel like you should talk to your DR then i would say do what feels best but if it hasnt been long since your last shot then i would wait a little bit longer because it can take time to get a normal period going again.....
Goodluck with it all,... let me know how you get on x
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Sorry i forgot to write that last post was for lebopam...
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Dear Nathila 1112,
I just read your post, i really feel for you i really do.
Have you seen your Dr at all during this time?? Have they manage to help with anything? Exp about not having a period for 8 years!

I do know someone that went through similar situation but she hadn't been on the Depo or anything else. She and her Husband went for IVF, had two children this way, then unexpecantly because they thought they'd never be able to concieve naturally they didnt use protection and then got pregnant naturally.

Anyway i'll get to my point before i start worring you.... Maybe if your getting really stressed about trying to get pregnant it could be stopping you from conceiving. I know that it is hard but try and put it out your mind. It will happen eventually.Stress does funny things to a body, more than people realise. And i also know that stress can delay a period but only by a week or so. I would try and speak to your doctor if you haven't already.

Fingers crossed for you... let me know how you get on x
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Kayleigh 1987.... I'm sorry to hear about your news.
I'm not sure how long it takes for fertility to return after depo but i do know it can take a while to get a regular cycle going again, for me it took 6 months to get a regular and before that would be spotting for a week then a short gap about a week or so then it would start again! It was very irregular. I took a ovulation kit from 10 months to see if i was ovulating and i was so for all i know i could have been fertile from the last shot i had!! Im really not sure.

There is a lot of people out there who wish they never went on the depo shot, being on it is fine, it is the coming off bit that takes forever and for your body to get back to normal, It feels like it takes a life time.

If i were you i would come off it and i would go natural for a while until your body goes back to its normal cycle. Is that what is causing your hormone imbalance.. being on the depo? Sounds like you've been through so much stuff, whats stopping you from wanting to come off the depo?
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