Anyone using the Depo shot?

Jessica - posted on 08/14/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if anyone has ever become pregnant on the depo shot? Or become sterile?
I would like to get off of it after I stop breastfeeding... I have been lightly bleeding for 2 months now and still going. I hate it!! My aunt was on it for 7 or 8 years and tried to have a baby but was sterile from the shot, she was in her 30s of course.

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I got the depo after my second daughter was born, and bleed for five months. that was horrible, but after that I didnt have a period until I got off it. I was on the depo for about four years. I didnt have any problems other than the first five months of bleeding, and I got pregnant after three months of going off it :)! everyone is different .

AMANDA - posted on 08/15/2011

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i got one shot and didnt have a period for 2 years after that and it took me 6 more years to concieve my babies.. that shot is horrible and i would NEVER EVER take one again.. it was the worst thing i could have done.. i was fortunate enough to eventually be able to concieve but a fertility specialist gave me less then 5% chance of it ever happening.. i hope you dont suffer the same fate.. good luck..

Kacie - posted on 08/15/2011

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ive been on it for almost 6 years now and i LOVE IT!! i dont have a period, no PMS, no nothing!! no period, no ovulation, no pregnancy =)



depending on how long you have been on it, it takes longer to get out of your system, which means you have to wait longer to become pregnant if you want. you cant just stop and expect to get pregnant right away like the pill.

Tonya - posted on 08/15/2011

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I am currently on the shot and going off of it I have been lightly bleeding for four months my hair is falling out because of it and my sister was on it for a year and is sterile I personally do not think the shot is a good idea

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Kacie - posted on 08/17/2011

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im probably one out of a very few, who did not gain weight! everyone i know who's tried it, gained weight! and i wanted/needed to gain some! (dont hate! LOL)

I agree, its different for everyone. For me, its been the best thing ever. for others, not so much. the only thing i dont like about it is the low libido. but if thats the sacrifice i have to take to not have a period and no PMS, then i'll take it! LoL

Amanda - posted on 08/17/2011

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I personally like the depo shot! It is so much easier then trying to remember to take a pill every day. Spotting can be annoying, but for me the spotting only lasted about 2 months & I stopped having periods! I would talk to a doctor, ask question, express your concerns, and take it from there!

Jennifer - posted on 08/16/2011

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I was on the shot for 4yrs & spotted periodically! I took me 6 months to get pregnant with my daughter after getting off of it.. My biggest issue with it was the weight gain I gained a total of 80lbs (the first 40 before I stopped to have my daughter & the other 40 when I started back up) needless to say that was not ok with me & I switched to the pill( I lost 40 of the 80lbs just switching) I went from 100lbs to 180lbs...

Jenna - posted on 08/16/2011

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i feel pregnant the first time while i was on the depo shot, i had been using it for 7years. i then went back and used it again after i stopped feeding my son etc and then when we wanted to try for a baby it took 10months for it to leave my body now im 26weeks pregnant with number 2. hope this helps!

Firebird - posted on 08/14/2011

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I have 2 cousins and numerous friends that got pregnant while on the depo shot. One of those cousins got pregnant twice on it, her second pregnancy was twins. The other cousin had twins as well. I don't personally know anyone who has become sterile because of it, but I have been warned by 3 doctors that it was a possibility.

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