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coming off Depo problems... Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
16th Apr '13

Ive been on depo for the better part of a year, but I decided to stop getting it because the pregnancy symptoms were just getting to be too much. I was supposed to get my last shot sometime in Feb, but I skipped it. The duration I had it, I had no period. Now all of a sudden in the last 6 weeks, Ive been bleeding every other week and Im about to lose my mind. I'll heavy bleed for 7 days, nothing for a week or so and bleed again just as heavy.



I have no other birth control options to counter act this. Im getting depressed about this and think I might just re-get the shot and hope it stops my periods again. I can deal with nausea and cravings, if thats what it takes. Im sick of going through a 2 boxes of pads a month, and storing fem-hygiene products everywhere like a fucking squirrel because I cant predict when a flood might occur.



Did this happen to anyone else? How long did it last coming off depo?

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16316 posts
16th Apr '13

Doctor gave me birth control pills to stop the crazy bleeding. Depo sucked.

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
16th Apr '13

I'm sorry you have to go through that. I'm the complete opposite. I got two depo shots and my last one was due the end of January/beginning of February and I never got it because I bled for a month straight then stopped for a week then spotted or bled every single day.... since the shot was due and I never got it, I haven't bled at all... the doctor told me he would give me bc pills if I did continue to bleed though.

ashmarie89 Due October 19; 1 child; Spangdahlem, Germany 118 posts
16th Apr '13

i bled for 3 weeks straight coming off of it. i called and asked about this and was told it was normal, to either let my body work it out or get on another type of birth control.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
16th Apr '13

Ugh, I dont want BC pills. Im going to try to wait out until mid may or so to see if it regulates, if not im going to have to do something. Pills, Depo again, SOMETHING.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11483 posts
16th Apr '13

I never personally had a problem when coming off depo but it could last months. Its normal. It can last up to 6 months. Have you talked to your doctor about getting on birth control pills to help regulate your period and body again?