So I can off the contraceptive injection 9months ago and still NOTHING! I get my periods regular and nothing has changed since we had outlets son 5years ago except we are a little older (28yrs old) it only took us 2months to conceive with him. I'm getting slightly worried... how long is it until you go to your GP for help/advice?
My GP told me it would be fully out of my system in 2-4 months. By 3months I was having regular periods so I thought it but be out of my system as the deli stopped them.. but when I spoke to a girl I used to work with who now works in sexual health she was telling me it can take up to a year... All the different information is just confusing and frustrating 🙈
It took me 9 months before I had a period, and 2.5 years before I was pregnant. I was 38, and had started fertility investigations but not treatment. With my second child, I was on the mini pill, still breastfeeding the first baby, and had sex once.
Sexual health nurse here - it us not unusual for women who have been on hormonal contraception to take a year to conceive. GPs generally won't investigate until you've been ttc for 2 years. In my job we often give out hormonal contact but from personal experience and many women I met, I will not be allowing my daughter to use hormonal contraception - I think it's way more detrimental than we realise.
There's a difference between having a period and ovulating. The depo works by preventing ovulation and it can take for ovulation to restart. The average is 5 months but as others say it can take up to a year. I wouldn't advise using the pill at this point as while it might regulate a bleed/period it won't help restart ovulation. It's just a question of time. (Sexual health doctor)