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Periods after stopping the depo

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MummyCanIHaveASnack Sat 11-Feb-17 01:53:50


My last depo shot finished in December 1st I haven't had a period since November 15th. The last week I've had spotting but only when I go toilet. I'm trying to figure out of this is my periods trying to come back or my body tricking me lol.
What are others experiences after coming off the depo? How long did it take for your periods to return?


FreeNiki Sat 11-Feb-17 02:01:09

Mine didnt come back for over a year. I was warned it could take 2 years for fertility to return after using it.

MummyCanIHaveASnack Sat 11-Feb-17 12:56:33

2 years! That's insane. I wish I knew that before I had it. I was only on it 6 months

FreeNiki Sat 11-Feb-17 13:09:53

They should have told you. I had it a very very long time ago and I was given a very stern warning that if I wanted children any time soon do not have this injection because it can take up yo 2 years for fertility and periods to return.

Assuming the formulation of depo has not changed then that advice should be current. I was only 21 and not wanting a child no no

try and see if you can find the information leaflets online. it will tell you about getting fertility back.

FreeNiki Sat 11-Feb-17 13:10:39

I was only on it for 6 months too. Over a year after with no periods after that.

Littlemisssugarplum88 Thu 16-Feb-17 18:09:31

It took over a year for my periods to return after the depo injection xx

MummyCanIHaveASnack Fri 17-Feb-17 21:18:20

Did you have any spotting within that year? Or nothing? I've been spotting lightly on and off for the past week

FeckinCrutches Fri 17-Feb-17 21:22:13

I had my last depo in march '16 and still no signs of a period, no spotting or symptoms either.

MummyCanIHaveASnack Sat 18-Feb-17 01:08:18

March! That's a long time... I have been getting spotting and sore boobs and cramps but thats it so far... I hope yours are sorted soon x

PotteringAlong Sat 18-Feb-17 01:21:01

I've come off it 3 times:

First time I was pregnant in 7 weeks - I never had a period
Second time periods came back after 4 months and took another 12to get pregnant but I was still breastfeeding for the first 7 months of that.
3rd time I was pregnant 7 Months after stopping, can't remember when my periods returned blush

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