Coming off depo?

Marty - posted on 02/17/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Ok, so next summer will be my 2nd or 3rd (unsure) year of being on the depo. I have a 2 year old and would like to have a 2nd baby. We also think my boyfriend may be low sperm count. So I was just wondering a few things based on experience with other people in the same scenario....:

1. How quickly did you start having periods once you got off it?

2. How quickly did you get pregnant after?

3. Is there anything you did to help fertility on both you and your partner's side?

thank you :)


Sam - posted on 02/21/2012




hi there

I was on depo shot for 5 years, i had my last injection sept 2011 and now five months later i am yet to have a period! Im sorry im not trying for anymore children but my doc told me it could take 12mths for period to return.

I wouldnt reccomend depo for any woman wanting anymore babies. Sorry but you asked :(

(my doc did suggest evening primrose oil to help bring everything back into balance: hormones)

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I was on Depo for about 2.75 years and then on bcp for 6 months. I didn't get a period until about 2 weeks after coming off the bcp. My last day of bcp was May 1, 2005 and my son was born March 27, 2008 w/ 2 early miscarriages in January 2006 and 2007. All that was after getting pregnant w/ twins the first month of trying (when I had only been on bcp) in 2001. I do NOT have fond feelings towards Depo at all.


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