Depo Shot (birth control)

Destini - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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So I had my son in september 2008 soon after in Nov i got the depo shot I found out later that it isnt good for you it holds all your hormones inside and does something to your bones, it has caused me to not be able to lose weight and i have acne not so bad being fat is pretty especially if your husbands a Marine and more fit than you. Well i decided to stop getting the shot i have been off of it for 4months. My doctor gave me a regular birth control pill. I was wandering if anyone knows how long its going to take for me to get my period? Like i said i have been waiting for 4months. I dont want to get pregnant at the moment. Any Help?

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Joanna - posted on 01/10/2010

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It took me 6 months to get my period again after stopping the depo and it took forever for my periods to be normal again. I was on it for 4 years. I also gained weight and all my friends that took it also. I think that is just a common side effect. I lost the Weight a few months later. I think the weight is water weight. I was in a size 3 and went to a size 10 on the shot. I got back down into my 3's until i started having children.

Destini - posted on 01/10/2010

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Did u have any of the side effects while you were on it? acne, back ache, cant lose weight? I have all the side effects i even have really bad mood swings and im not interested in sex much.

Andrea - posted on 01/09/2010

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I was on the depo for 3.5 to 4 years.. It took my body a year to the day i stopped to get my first cycle back.. Then when it did come back it hurt so bad, cramps, very heavy flow, last a week to two weeks at a time other wise i was getting twice a month.. Hope you won't have these problems... But every body is different and it may only take 6 months for yours to come back that is how long it took my aunt to get her after coming off the shot.. Hope this is helpful in some way... Best wishe and Take care... Any questions feel free to ask...

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