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TTC after depo provera

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Nottalotta Fri 12-Apr-13 22:01:39

I'm a complete newbie, first post, please be kind! I don't understand most of the abbreviations either. I was on the depo provera jab for about 7yrs. I'm 35. No children. Last jab ws due 6th dec 2012 but i didn't have it. I had a few 'almost' periods, had the cramps, hip ache etc and emotional. Not a 'proper' period as only has a couple of days of very very light flow, more like discoloured discharge than period (tmi sorry) nothing for a couple of months. Is there anything i can do/take to encourse or stimulate ovulation? I am feeling much more emotional than when i was on contraception, and have constantly sore boobs! Any help or advice appreciated. Thank you.

mumtolilh Fri 12-Apr-13 23:07:12


I was on the shot for about 4 years & when I came off it i waited around 8 months to start having regular periods.When they came & I was ttc it happened quite quickly for me using an ovulation calculator etc & I took pre pregnancy vitamins
With regards to getting a more regular cycle I would wait a little longer then visit your GP & ask them about what help they can give you.You are 35 so when you visit the GP I would push for a referral to a fertility specialist ;) hope this helps & hope you are blessed with a baby soon

Mummydoctor Fri 12-Apr-13 23:13:27

Don't want to alarm you but it can sometimes take 1-2 years before the periods get back to 'normal'. I don't think there is much you can do to make it happen any quicker. Sometimes people do conceive after a few months from coming off it. Not sure if fertility clinics would be likely to try stimulating ovulation this s

Mummydoctor Fri 12-Apr-13 23:13:46

Soon after coming off depo.

Nottalotta Sat 13-Apr-13 18:16:45

Thanks for your replies. I know it can take a while and just wondered if there was anything i could do to help things along.

Queenofknickers Sat 13-Apr-13 18:22:27

It took me 2 years tc after depo - had fertility help. In view of your age (hope that's not rudeblush) GP might be more willing to give you some clomid to ensure ovulation?

beclipse Mon 13-May-13 21:00:15

I've got the same concern too but have only had 2 shots. does it depend on how long you've been taking the depo shot?

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