I took the Depo injection for 2 months, My last injection was Feb 2010. I still have not had my period. I have been getting anxious and depressed about it as we would like to try for a baby and without my period it seems that we can't even do that! I have been to the GP as i have been very hormonal and had sore breasts etc. She advised me that i just have to wait? I also has blood tests which revealed that i has low progest.....I read up on this and found out that it can cause mood swings, weight gain and sore breasts, a little like the menopause. It also said that you can take Vitex, and Progest creams to help bring your period back. My doctor did not advise me of any of this. I was not warned about depo and feel very angry. my questions are these:
1. How long does it take for periods to come back?
2. Is there any help/supplements out there that really helps
3. Should i go on the pill to help bring back my periods?
4. Should i ask my doctors for help to stimulate ovualtion etc????
Sorry to make it all seem long winded.....a good friend of mine is on here so thought it may help to get some wise advise
last depo shot jan 09 since depo.....no bleeding until december 09 and only last month i started ovulating.cycles now range from26-45 days.
theres nothing doc can do really but u have to wait till its out of ur system,
iv heard going on pill can help regulate periods when they come bk.
I only had one shot, and i was allergic to it.
they told me there was no way to reverse it, and gave me pre-natals to help speed up the process of cleaning it out of my system. My period returned around 3-4 months after it "wore off" (3 months from last shot)
So my advise would be to start taking pre-natals daily, or maybe try some antibiotics?
But the better one would be Pre-natals, also it would help with a healthier pregnancy!
I did all this and like i said my normal period came back in about 3-4 months, i waited for the next period to come around so i could count my days to ovulation, and sure enough!! i OV'd!! And got my BFP 4 days before my missed period!
After my above rant, I had decided to take matters into my own hands and try something.... As my progest levels were low, and it has been suggested the pill also helps to rebalance the system i thought about the patch I had been on before. Anyway I had one left (1 weeks supply) so i thought well if it helps, lets try it cant get any worse!!
So i did and my boobs stopped hurting the next day! Anyway patch came off Thursday and I got af last night.
feeling pleased and hopeful, but lets see if it comes back next month. Just goes to show that the depo does unbalance your system and the doctors need to start doing something.
I have also read that Vitex helps, will start a thread on depo page.
First depo shot nov 2007. Last depo shot jan 2009. First period around october 09. Regulated after about january 2010. Depo has loads of issues with coming off it. If you google "coming off depo" you will find a msg board with about 100 pages of women stating "omg depo is the devil!" it really scews with your body, way more than they tell you. Perhaps soy isoflavines can help get ovulation back?
Don't give up I was on depo 4 6 yrs and stopped it my gyno tol me I would have 6-18 months grace period I got preg 3 weeks after the date I would've had my shot I now have a 14 month old healthy baby boy, I'am ttc again now my next shot is oct 22 I've started epo and vitex until the middle of my cycle and then hopping to get preg 3 weeks later like the 1st time good luck!
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