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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 14:20 PM   1
ShelbyLC
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Continuous Bleeding on Depo Provera


I hope this is the right place to post this question. I'm really sorry if it isn't!

A bit of background: my twins were born November 25, 2012. I bled for about 1.5 weeks and then it turned to light spotting, mostly brown. December 25 I got my first pp period. December 27 I had a Mirena put in. Absolutely hated the Mirena, I was in pain and bled for 3 weeks straight, so I had it removed middle of January and started the depo shot.

I got my first Depo period on February 13. It lasted almost 3 weeks. Second Depo period began March 11. I haven't stopped bleeding since then. I had 2 days of no bleeding about 1.5 weeks into my "period" but it picked right back up. Both Depo periods were pretty light, usually pink, sometimes red, sometimes brown. I'm due for my next shot April 16 and I'm nervous.

My question: I've heard mixed stories about the Depo shot. Some people say their periods stop, it just takes a bit of time. Some say they bleed for the entire time they're on the shot. What's likely to happen to me?

Has anyone been on Depo and bled as I have, and had their periods eventually go away? Or am I likely to continue bleeding as I have been? I've been planning on giving the second shot a chance and hoping the bleeding stops before shot #3, but I don't want to bleed for the next 3 months!

Any advice? Success stories? I'll even take bad news, I just want some answers!



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:55 PM   2
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with me i had the first one and by the end of it i was screaming for them to put me on something else! i bled entirely for 3 months non stop, not a day of nothing! and it was full flow for that 3 months!



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 23:41 PM   3
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I bled for a year straight. I kept thinking,"maybe this shot it will stop."
Nope, 4 shots, and 50lbs later I was still bleeding. I had to go on the pill to stop the bleeding, and the 50lbs fell off.



 
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Old Apr 6th, 2013, 09:00 AM   4
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I had this for ages and it was turning me into the bitch from hell as well... So I stopped it and it took ages for my real period to come back as well. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone!



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2013, 05:04 AM   5
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I'm on it right now (this one wears off in May) so I'm hoping to switch to the minipill next. I sometimes get periods that last about a month - so bloody annoying. Is there anything else you could try? Be sure to tell the professional who gives you your depo of your bleeding.



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2013, 10:01 AM   6
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Thank you, ladies. I guess I will try the mini-pill next. I've been trying to avoid pills because I'm awful at remembering to take them at the same time every day, but I guess I'll have to set an alarm and just deal with it if I want normal periods!



 
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Old Apr 11th, 2013, 14:45 PM   7
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depo is very very bad. multiple health issues not to mention that on the labels it even says use should not be longer than 2 years! not that doctors ever tell you this. not to mention if you want children again it is a long and painful struggle. im 2 years off of depo and have been bleeding twice a month



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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 14:02 PM   8
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oh blimey, i was thinking of getting this is the implant any better?



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 16:53 PM   9
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I had to sign a form stating after 2 years they wouldnt give me anymore shots. that should of been my red flag right there.



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 19:16 PM   10
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i had the same question!! i had 2 shots before i bled fora long time.. last shot i had was in december and ive been bleeding ever since... last month i didnt even go back to get my shot and still bleeding!!! is it possible to get pregnant and still be bleeding?because bleeding means no ovulation right??



 
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