I've been taking depo provera for a few years now which has been a life saver for me. Before I've ever taken this medicine, I used to have heavy periods that would leak out of pads and almost make me faint. At times, the periods would last for weeks at a time, but not be as heavy. The color would almost be brownish, which I thought was very strange. I never figured out what had caused this, and my routine pap tests have been normal. I'm wondering about what will happen one day when I stop the Depo Provera... Does heavy bleeding, or any disorder stemming from that make a woman more likely to be infertile?