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Help! I知 Bleeding and on Depo Provera: Is This Normal?

By October 5, 2008

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I recently received the following reader's question:

"I jut got the Depo shot in late August during my period and then in the beginning of September, I started spotting and I've been spotting and lightly bleeding ever since - almost 4 weeks, Is this normal? Please help!" -- Stefanie

What Stefanie is experiencing is a completely normal side effect when a woman begins to use Depo Provera. In fact, many women stop using the Depo Provera shot during the first year of use due to irregular bleeding (spotting) and/or prolonged bleeding. This side effect is especially common during the first 3 months of use. Make sure to discuss with your doctor the potential for irregular or prolonged bleeding while using Depo Provera as research has indicated that women are more likely to continue with this method if they are counseled about the bleeding effects before they receive their first injection.

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    Comments
    October 25, 2007 at 11:20 pm
    (1) cristal says:

    i have the same problem but with me i’ve been using the depo for almost a year1/2 and like 2 weeks ago after sex i started bleeding and it wont stop ….what is it?

    January 30, 2008 at 3:28 pm
    (2) Emily says:

    I had one Depo shot and have been bleeding for 11 months since. My Doctor says this is NORMAL with the shot. I advise never to receive this form of birth control

    October 21, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    (3) Rebekka says:

    I’ve been on Depo for 5 months. My doctor recommended it because I can稚 take combination birth control pills. My first two Depo Provera injections were fine no bleeding at all! About two weeks ago, I spotted (lightly) for like 3 days, then nothing. So far, I am happy. I heard that Depo Provera can make you gain weight thankfully, I haven稚 put on any extra pounds (I actually lost a few, but I don稚 think the Depo had anything to do with that). I say, give it a try glad I did!

    December 14, 2008 at 1:12 am
    (4) Belinda says:

    I just had my third Depo Provera Shot about 3 weeks ago. I had a little bit of spotting (maybe like a week) after the first one. After my second injection, I spotted for 3 days, then nothing. Since then, I have had no issues and no period. For me, this has been awesome. I don’t have to remember taking pills every day and am totally protected against making babies. I completely recommend this method!

    January 4, 2009 at 8:58 am
    (5) sim says:

    I have been on Depo for a year now, still having some mild spotting problems, not too bad and only for a few days at a time.

    February 3, 2009 at 7:23 pm
    (6) Kathy says:

    It’s nice to see they’ve made the drug less potent after countless of women’s lives have been destroyed from this poison. I got three injections. That was almost a year ago and my body is still not back to normal. I started my period two weeks ago and I’m still bleeding! MY PERIOD RUNS MY LIFE. These people should be sued.

    February 5, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    (7) Annie says:

    Depo is okay. I like that I don’t have to take pills everyday, but I have definately put on some weight. I also spotted for like the first two weeks, but that was it. I don’t like the weigh gain, so I am thinking about switching to something else.

    February 16, 2009 at 8:24 am
    (8) Kathy says:

    I had depo shot 3 times last year, and my bleeding woulnt stop till now my last shot was last oct and my next one should be jan this year but i decided not to get it bcoz of the bleeding i ask my doctor for advise but all he can say is that i have to wait for my body to get rid of that rubbish , its driving me crazy so is my marriage.

    March 7, 2009 at 11:58 pm
    (9) Sonia says:

    i’ve been on depo for about 7 weeks and i’m spotting and i dont know if i’m pregnant is it possible for me to get pregnant?

    March 9, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    (10) Jeannie says:

    i had my baby Dec 14 2008, I decided to take the deprovera Jan 14th 2009 the shot is due until april 14. one week after using the injection i started bleeding ever since ive been bledding for 2 months in a half i called 3 doctors and they cant help me.im so tired off this i just want to take the effect off is ruinin my marriage and im so tired of buying kotex ill never use this again i prefer using pills everyday and have my normal period. DONT USE IT IS NOT WORTH ITTTTTTTT

    March 9, 2009 at 11:44 pm
    (11) Megan says:

    I had been on the shot when i was younger and it was awsome. I never had a period. Then after I had 2 kids i desided to get on the shot again. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG I have been bleeding for 4 months straight. some heavy days some light. I called my doctor and they put me on the yaz pill to help me stop bleeding. But Im still going and i been on the pill almost 3 weeks now. Its hard to make love to your husband when your bleeding everyday. This has damaged my body my life and everything. Please dont take this .. its awful. Dont get it just cause you think you wont have periods. think again!!!!!!!!!!!!! plz plz plz.. I dont think its normal to not bleed every month. Your body isent cleaning its self out. Plz dont put drugs in your body. just keep the legs shut!

    April 14, 2009 at 10:10 am
    (12) essy says:

    Am on depo too and am bleeding. This is the 2nd shot. The first three months were smmoth. I got the second shot in February 09, Come march i dont seem to stop bleeding. My doctor gave me some pills, after taking four, the bleeding stopped. I stopped taking (as per instructions from the doc) After one week, heavy bleeding is here again..do i continue where i stopped or what????

    May 3, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    (13) Kristen says:

    I’m 16 and received my first Depo shot in February 09. At first it was great, after a few weeks I got an irregular period and after a few days of that, just began to spot/have brownish red discharge since then. I’m supposed to go in to my doctor within the next week or two to get my second shot but I don’t think I am. I want to switch to the pill or nothing at all, with this make it worse?

    May 15, 2009 at 3:40 am
    (14) Isabella says:

    I am due for my next Depo Provera shot (#4) in a few weeks. For me, I had some irregular, light bleeding on and off for about a month after my first shot. No bleeding since then, except for my periods (which are lighter than before). I can稚 use estrogen, so I decided to take Depo Provera over the mini-pill so much easier! The only weird thing for me was that I got this lumpy spot where they gave me my second shot. It didn稚 hurt it just felt odd. It went away after a few days. I never got it again with any of my other Depo Shots.

    May 24, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    (15) Steph says:

    Im in the same exact situation.I wish I would’ve of never got the shot it has been the worse.I got my shot in Janaury after having my son in December.I thought this would be a good method of birth control because I would’nt have to worry about a pill everyday.I wanted to try a very dependable birth control because I was determined not to get pregnant any time soon so I thought this would be great.Well it was the complete opposite I bled the whole three months and guess what it is May 24,2009 and Im still bleeding.It has’nt been constant like it was in the beginning but it has been crazy.I was due back for my second shot on March 31.I stopped bleeding the second week in April and I assumed my nightmare was over and things where back to normal.My sex life was back with my boyfriend and I dont mean to get to detailed but I could finally get oral sex from my bf lol. Well guess what two weeks later I started bleeding again and that lasted a week and stopped.Well the first two weeks of this month I was spotting like old blood that had a brownish color that was annoying because atleast I could still have sex and just wear lightdays. Well guess what now just last Friday I started bleeding a bright red period flow. I assumed it was my period but Im not sure now because Im still bleeding bright red blood.I have been bleeding for 10 days non stop. I dont know if im having withdrawal bleeding from the depo or if this is my period. Im so frustrated and so is my boyfriend.I dont know what to do.My doctor prescribed me Aviane birth control pills and told me they should regulate my period and the bleeding should stop eventually but Im scared to make things worse.The pills have been sitting on my dresser for 3 weeks. Im totally confused and so tired of bleeding and buying pads and tampons.I need help any advice!!!

    May 26, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    (16) Vanessa says:

    I am thinking about starting Depo Provera. My aunt told me about another birth control shot that I致e never heard of. It痴 called Noristerat. Also, just to make one more comment, I have two close friends on Depo, and they love it (that痴 why I am considering switching to it am my friend swear it痴 the best!)

    May 27, 2009 at 3:32 am
    (17) Amber says:

    I am actually using the Depo-subQ Provera 104 injection. I have had endometriosis for years, so ever since the FDA approved it for the treatment of endometriosis pain, I was first in line at my doctors! Using Depo-subQ Provera has been the best thing that I ever did. Sure, I spotted for a few days at first, but it wasn稚 bad and was over very fast. In the meantime, fats-forward 6 months, Depo hah helped reduce my pain better than anything else. I have virtually no more pelvic pain or pain with my period. I can actually have sex again because it doesn稚 hurt and my pelvic-area is not tender or painful when touched anymore. Plus, my other meds gave me the sweats, so Depo has stopped that as well. Thank you for inventing this option. I love Depo Provera!

    May 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    (18) Mary Gilkey says:

    What a nightmare it has been for my teenage daughter one shot and her senior year in High school was destroyed 9 months she is still bleeding and of course her doctor does not think it is related to depo…someone please tell us that this nightmare indeed will be over. No prom, no friends in high school and now my once vibrant senior is sad, withdrawn and wants a hysterectomy…….sad so sad, just want my daughter back!

    May 30, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    (19) Emily says:

    i took my first depo shot and now its time for my sec. i have been haveing normal periods the whole time untill this month and now they stop and i took a preg. text adn it came back positive is this normal? some one please help?

    June 7, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    (20) K says:

    I took my first depot shot back in April. I was fine for the first 2 weeks but as soon as I had sex my period came and I’ve been spotting since. What is really disturbing is that everytime I go to the gym my period comes down heavy and then back to spotting. Im going to my Dr this week, i will leave feedback from him

    June 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    (21) Shannon B. says:

    I have only gotten the shot one time and i’m trying to be patient and let it get out of my system on it’s own, but it’s really getting to me. I feel like my period is running my life. Some days it will be verry light to the point where i’ll think it will finally stop. And other days it’s the brown/redish color but still not very heavy. I really just want it out of my system. If people get depo to have safe sex, what’s the point if you’re on your period all the time. No wonder it’s so effective. . . . It prevents you from even having sex.

    June 17, 2009 at 3:49 am
    (22) Sammy says:

    JUST FOUND THIS ON A WEB SITE OF THEIRS;It is important to realize that once Depo Provera is injected, it cannot be neutralized or reversed should you experience side effects. Therefore, you may have to live with the side effects until the effect wears off. ISNT IT NICE THE WAY THEY PUT IT. ALSO;
    If you are taking Depo Provera for birth control, can it affect the results of a pregnancy test?
    If you have currently had your Depo Provera shot, the chances of you being pregnant are VERY slim. This form of birth control has an effectiveness rating of 99.7% . If you have stopped your shots, in an attempt to start a family, you may find that getting pregnant may be a bit more difficult for you due to the side effects of this form of birth control and the fact that it can take 6 months or longer for the shot to fully leave your system.

    Like all drugs, Depo Provera has some side effects and also stays in the body long after its administration. A look at the side effects and the retention of the chemical in your body can help you understand how Depo Provera might affect pregnancy test results.

    As mentioned above, Depo Provera inhibits the formation of a uterine lining and hence prevents regular menstruation. It has also been found that many women on Depo Provera gradually stop having any menstruation at all over the years. This can be a difficult situation if you are trying to get pregnant. Since a missed period is the first sign of pregnancy, women on Depo Provera can find it extremely difficult to pinpoint their ovulation and hence an ideal time to get pregnant. Since knowledge of ovulation date can be difficult to assess, these women may take a longer time trying for conception.

    Before starting on Depo Provera, consult your doctor about it and find out if it is a right option for you. Especially, if you do want to plan a pregnancy after a few years of being on Depo Provera, you need to discuss this at length with your health care provider. Though it is safe as a contraceptive for most women, it can make getting pregnant a little bit difficult or prolonged
    WHERE IN THERE DOES IT SAY YES I CAN MESS WITH THE TEST OR NO IT WOULDNT?

    June 18, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    (23) shay says:

    So i see why they say depo lasts for three months and u wont get pregnant…because the whole time you are bleeding and causes for no sex..no way to become preg!…

    June 19, 2009 at 3:41 am
    (24) taylor says:

    im 16 and got my first shot in the end of March and have been bleeding ever since. I am so sick of being on my period you have no idea. I wish I would have read the comments on this page before I got my shot. This shot is definately miss leading in saying that it usually stops periods, LIE. I dont know anyone on the shot that hasnt stopped bleeding.

    June 22, 2009 at 3:39 am
    (25) Robin says:

    I have had no issues with bleeding or spotting on Depo Provera (I have been using it for almost a year). In fact, though my periods are not gone, they are very light and a day or two long. My issue is that nobody told me about how Depo Provera can make you feel – mentally. For the first month, I felt very nervousness-like (maybe jittery) and dizzy. My doctor said this is a less common side effect of Depo Provera. I waited it out and felt much better after my next shot. I plan to stop after my next injection, so I can prepare to get pregnant. Wish me luck!

    July 11, 2009 at 12:48 am
    (26) Savannah R. says:

    I got the shot may 1st. been bleeding ever since and it’s july 11th. its sad because thats why i got the shot- my doc said it will stop with the shot.

    well, sex is wierd with constant spotting, and i feel for you all that have serious heavy bleeding. i’m familiar with either the bright red blood or the dark brown/red smelly old blood during spotting.

    Showers help, but of course that smell isn’t leaving if the blood is still coming.

    DO NOT GET ON DEPO PROVERA.

    i’d rather have my regular period back and take a pill everyday then deal with this gross mess. and i know my boyfriend would agree.

    so take me and every other woman tricked into getting this stupid shot seriously and-

    1) Do your research
    2) Don’t believe anything you ‘learn’
    3) DO NOT GET THE DEPO PROVERA SHOT.

    i will be praying for us.

    July 11, 2009 at 12:49 am
    (27) Analeigh says:

    I read all of your stories and feel so bad! For me, Depo Provera has been awesome. My only complaint is the pain of the actual injection! But, its worth it for the 3 months of worry-free birth control. Girls out there who have had good experiences, you need to share them, so people don’t think Depo Provera is as bad as all these stories sound!

    July 14, 2009 at 10:24 pm
    (28) Marion says:

    Oh god I feel so sorry for you guys. Im 24 and have been on and off Depo since I was 19 havent had any problems till have shot 3 weeks ago and have just started to bleed. Annoying yes. For those people who think they could be pregnant depo is actually highly effective out of 100 women only 1 will get pregnant out of that lot. With the bleeding I think it must aggravate the uterine lining, i dont think the bleeding is actually from the egg being released. Drink soy milk it has oestrogen in it it may help counteract the progesterone and stop your bleeding good luck :)

    July 14, 2009 at 11:13 pm
    (29) Janelle Marthaler says:

    what if i have heavy bleeding for 2 to 3 weeks without stopping… what can i do? its gotten to a point i cant function without feeling weak or dizzy….

    July 16, 2009 at 12:28 am
    (30) Rhonda says:

    I have been on the Depo Provera shot for over a year and want to switch to another method. I haven稚 had any side effects bleeding, weight gain, etc. I just don稚 like getting shots! When I stated Depo Provera, there weren稚 a lot of progestin-only options available. I do wish to continue with a hormonal method (these seem more reliable). Does anyone know what my other choices are? Thanks!

    July 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    (31) NancieP says:

    I had a depo shot prior to a minor surgery on April 30th. Had my procedure on May 12th. When my normal cycle was due on May 19th I got it…AND STILL HAVE IT!!!!! I went to the doc again last week and he prescribed 7 days of estrogen; but even the website says NOTHING counteracts the effect of the depo shot so I’m apprehensive about taking it. After reading some of these horrific comments I now feel even worse!!! Hope this stuff wears off soon!!! What a nightmare!!!

    July 17, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    (32) So_Classy says:

    I’ve been on depo off and on for 3 years. Having my son at the age of 15 i figured it was the best prevention method. The first two years i hardly ever had a period i was so happy!!! But after missing a shot and restarting i’ve been bleeding daily for 6 months now! It won’t stop. I’ve thrown away dozens of panties thinking it stopped and taking a trip to the bathroom wiping and seeing clumps of blood. so embarrassing i’m near tears. Even as a young girl, i’ve despised mentration. so here i am grown and on the verge of insanity. i’ve got a dr. app in a few days. I pray to God they can make it stop. PLEASE LORD MAKE IT STOP!!!!

    July 19, 2009 at 4:31 am
    (33) keisha says:

    i took the dpo shot on may 12 and i bled for 25 days i went to the doctor and she gave me levora birth control pills to take. after about 3 days i stopped bleeding been taking the pills as scheduled but my period has not come doc said not to worry the depo is still in my system but im just glad something stopped the bleeding

    July 21, 2009 at 5:20 am
    (34) Lauren says:

    i have tsame problem as cristal, i have been on the shot for 6 months now and over the past 2 weeks, i have started bleeding after sex, but not everytime. There is no pain and only lasts no onger than 10mins…
    what causes it?

    July 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm
    (35) kimmy says:

    I had the same problem. I started depo July 08. I started spotting late august 08. I had read that this was normal and would most likely stop after my second injection. Wrong!! 2 more injections later and no help. It is now almost August 09 and I am still spotting. I read that this can last up to 10months after the last shot. I would NEVER recommend this to others. Its like having a period for a year! Never again!!

    July 24, 2009 at 12:24 am
    (36) Maria says:

    I am currently using the Cyclofem birth control shot. I get one about every month, and its great. No bleeding or any other side effects. Maybe you should look into it?

    July 24, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    (37) Shirvonna says:

    I first got my Depo Shot on May 15, 2009. At first nothing seem to happened because my period was supposed to come on the 15th but it came on the 30th instead, bleeding for 2 1/2 months straight and now the bleeding continues and its driving me crazy. I have bloating, headaches, mood swing and hard cramping. I just wish the bleeding would stop because I’m tired of the kotex. Im not going back for the second shot.

    July 25, 2009 at 1:40 am
    (38) Heather says:

    I have had 2 Depo Provera Injections – the first month was a bit rough as I never knew when the spotting would come. Ever since my second injection, I have had no bleeding (yay!). I am concerned though because my friend just told me something that Depo Provera can lower my bone mineral density? I am 19, so I am concerned. Is this true?

    July 25, 2009 at 11:55 pm
    (39) john says:

    my girlfreind got depo and we had sex ever since shes has been spotting for 3 weeks and she took a at homepregancy test 2 weeks of her spotting it came out + but she has not goten the systhems of her being pregnant whats going on

    August 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    (40) s says:

    I first got on the depo shot back in feb 09. At first it was light spotting but after the 2nd shot in may I have been bleeding non stop. No lie everyday and when it would stop it would be just a few hours and I would have sex with my boyfriend and immediately the bleeding started again. I don’t know if I should get the 3rd shot or wait to see if i stop bleeding.

    August 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    (41) catherine says:

    i began my Depro Vera shot April 16 09 started period May 4th 09 was regular only it lasted 3 days with spotting on 4th day. I began spotting on May 25 and that’s all it was spotting but i spotted till June 11th. That was my last period I had another shot on July 15th 09. It is now August 6th and still no period.

    Depo Provera is going to be different for everyone there is no one body alike. Our chemical changes are unique and of there own, our life styles different…etc. I just wanted to record what i have experienced and i am not unhappy with the product.

    August 13, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    (42) cate says:

    I got my shot on the 28th of august and I’ve been bleeding since last week sunday.please someone tell me this is normal coz I am freaking out.I don’t plan on going back for the second shot.any recommendations?

    August 17, 2009 at 4:29 am
    (43) kay says:

    had my first shot on the 23 july while on period after 3 weeks bein on it i start bleeding and have not stoped yet it started as oldish brown and then turned bright red and heavy.i have chest pains and stomach pains aswell and also gettin virgnal pains too. im gettin light headness and feeling very tired is this normal?

    August 24, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    (44) Candi says:

    I was on Depo for 5 years, and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. From the day of my first shot, till a month after my last one, I never had a period, had extremely light spotting for maybe 5 days out of the whole 5 years, and was confident I wouldn’t get pregnant. I have been off Depo for two years now, and I’m going back on it this week. Is there anyone out there who has gone back to depo after some time off it, and had different results? I’m a little scared that I won’t be so lucky this time…

    August 28, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    (45) Tosha says:

    I’ve been on the depo for about 8 months, I thought it would be a great birth control because of my horrible periods. I haven’t had a period since I got the depo, but I bleed during and after sex and it’s painful. What could be wrong? I also bleed just from getting wet or horny. I need info on what could be wrong. This is destroying my relationship because it so uncomfortable to have sex and my hubby thinks I screwing someone else because I turn down sex everytime because of my issues. Help me for crying out loud.

    September 8, 2009 at 12:45 am
    (46) Kahra says:

    DEPO PROVERA IS HORRIBLE. I got my first shot at the end of April 2009 and I was scheduled for my 2nd at the end of July but never went because at the end of May I started bleeding. And i have been bleeding ever since! But it stopped about a week ago. At first, I spotted brownish blood for about the first month, and then after that it was like a period but lighter. And then at the beginning of August, it was like a regular period. And i was bleeding like a regular period ever since the beginning of september, which was a week ago and then it stopped but now its like only a tiny bit of brown spotting. I was told that This is completely normal. But I DONT recommend Depo-Provera to anyone!

    September 11, 2009 at 10:57 am
    (47) courtney says:

    I have gotten the depo shot several times priar to currently and everytime it has made my blood flow abnormal. I recently got the shot at the end of May before going on a trip to California… well I had my period the entire time I was there but this time it seem to last much longer. Its now September and I still have my period. Its kinda like towards the end of a normal cycle when your blood turns a brownish color but only mines is non-stop!!! Along with occasional cramps and heavier days. This shot obviously doesn’t have all its kinks worked out and should have further testing to see what is causing this un-natural blood flow. I don’t recommend this to any women its not beneficial nor is it worth the hassal!! For those who want to try and stop the excessive flow, my doctor recommended me in taking a birth control pill as a counter-action to the shot.

    September 13, 2009 at 10:19 am
    (48) PrincessBooga18 says:

    I started depo at the age of 19. I had no spotting, no period, it was great. Coming off wasn’t so great. Depo can take up to 18 months to clear out of your system. It is recommended that if you come off of depo, to get on a BCP to regulate your cycles, or you may bleed for prolonged periods of time.

    I honestly have a hard time understanding why people are so upset? The side effects are clearly listed if you research depo. Also, I asked a million questions regarding BC to my doc before deciding on depo. Ultimately it is up to your body how it will react to any form of BC. So to get mad at the docs and manufacturers is a bit silly. Putting any hormone in your body is taking a risk. There are positive and negative outcomes.You need to take responsibility for your own body and be as educated as possible before decided on a BC. The ” I didn’t know” excuse is a poor one. I would never put anything into my body without knowing all that I could about it.

    So, to those who are stopping depo cold turkey, I would suggest going back to the docs if you are having problems with bleeding so you can stop it.
    I myself have just started back on depo. I was off for 18 months, got pregnant, and now I need a really effective form of BC.
    So far I have had one normal period, and off and on spotting. My only other option for BC was Mirena, but I have heard too many pregnancy stories with that one to be confident, and it too has spotting issues.
    I will take my shots and the occasional spotting that come with them.

    September 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    (49) kay says:

    I just recieved my third depo shot in August and since Iv been bleeding heavly. Along with that i get stomach pains and the first two shots i was fine. No problems at all. is this bad……? Im concernd and worried something might be wrong.
    its becoming a pain and my boyfriend is worried too.
    if anyone knows please help

    September 14, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    (50) Amy says:

    Im just so relieved to find out im not alone in this nightmare. I got my first shot in June09 and started spot bleeding immediately. I asked my doctor if this was normal and she said YES of course and also mentioned that over time, the bleeding would stop. I just got my second shot a week ago, and im still in this mess! I will NOT be going in for my third shot. It has completely ruined my sex life and has taken over MY life. I would not recommend this to anyone.

    September 14, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    (51) Jenny Lynn says:

    I began using the shot in May. Like most other women, I wanted to prevent pregnancy, and thought this option seemed best. The first two weeks were fine, but since then I haven’t stopped spotting. It’s now mid September, and I’m going crazy. Some days it’s light, and it seems like this on-going nightmare might end, but it just always seems to maintain the constant flow. I have a great boyfriend who understands, but I finally just broke down and cried after sex one night. I want to be able to be in the mood, to not have a to grab a towel everytime I want to be with him. My Dr. said that the irregular bleeding stops, but I’m not going to be going back for my 3rd shot. If you are thinking about this option of birth control, just run over the idea of a never-ending period. It happens.

    September 15, 2009 at 12:51 am
    (52) lullabyisland says:

    Depo has been a blessing for me since I started in nov. 2008 after I had bled heavily for 3 months and nothing else worked. I was ready to have a hysterectomy but thanks to this shot I was given more time. Unfortunately, my once a year period has arrived ontime again! Please Lord, let this shot work cause I can not handle another 3 months of hell! Are any of you suffering from diabetes? Does your blood sugar level seem to be affected by this shot? My blood sugar level seems to be off the charts when I get this shot, but I dont know what options I have.

    September 22, 2009 at 3:37 am
    (53) sarah says:

    I started depo july 23rd, its sept 22nd and still I am spotting and have light bleeding – why provide something like this to females when you later on find out all the horrible side effects, I have had depression, and having never suffered it knew straight away that something was wrong, the bleeding just drives you nuts – even the spottig is enough, you have to be on your guard all the time!!!! I agree the reason you dont get pregnant is because its just way too gross to have sex!! It is ruining my sex live and relationship – what else can I try besides condoms, when I have varicous veins and can’t take the normal pill????????

    September 24, 2009 at 12:18 am
    (54) Jordan says:

    Hi, I started the Depo shot in January of 09 and started bleeding almost immediately afterwards. The bleeding continued through July when I didn’t go in for my next shot. I bled for a month after my last shot was due and then the bleeding stopped completely. Haven’t even spotted since around the 1st of August. Now for the last 3 weeks since I had sex, I’ve had pregnancy symptoms. Very tired and sleeping a lot, smells have a very strong effect, changes in appetite, slight cramping. But 2 pregnancy tests came back negative! is something wrong with me or is this just the stupid depo shot ruining life some more? please help!

    September 24, 2009 at 4:19 am
    (55) Samantha says:

    I’m 18 and on july 15th, I decided that I would take the depo provera shot so I could have safe, unprotected sex with my boyfriend. I have never regretted anything more in my life.

    It was fine for the first three weeks, no bleeding just felt like normal. Then I started bleeding. It was SO heavy and it continued for TWO WEEKS.

    It then stopped and then it returned two weeks later. I started bleeding this gross brown/black blood. I’ve had it for over two weeks now.. Sometimes it seems like it had stopped, so I would have sex with my boyfriend but afterward I would bleed this bright bright red blood. It hasn’t affected my mood or my appetite or anything like that, but the periods are horrible. I can’t afford to pay for all of the tampons and pads haha. It wears off on the 15th of october, I’ll definitely NEVER ever take this again.

    JORDAN – I’ve had the exact same symtoms, but I’m not pregnant either, so I assume that this is a common thing.

    October 11, 2009 at 11:50 pm
    (56) Alexis says:

    This is my 3rd time getting on Depo within the past 10 years and this time i’m having a totally different experience. I’ve been spotting everyday for a month. It’s extremely annoying!! I’ve been reading comments about taking the pill to make it stop. I’m going to talk to my doctor about trying that out.

    October 19, 2009 at 5:15 am
    (57) Tara says:

    Try depo ONLY if you are willing to risk your happiness and well-being for the distant promise of no periods. It will definitely prevent pregnancy though–how am I supposed to feel great about sex when I am bleeding constantly. DO NOT use this evil substance.

    October 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    (58) ANGIE says:

    I STARTED 2 YEARS AGO NO PERIOD AT ALL..NOW FOR THE LAST 6 MONTHS IT WONT GO AWAY..IM NOT GETTING THE SHOT ANYMORE..IM SPOTTING EVERYDAY..SOME DAYS HEAVIER THAN OTHERS..I JUST MET A NEW GUY I LIKE..AND IM SCARED THAT I MIGHT BLEED..THIS SUCKS…FOR ALL U WHO THINK ITS ALL GOOD…TIME WILL TELL..I THOUGHT IT WAS AWESOME NO PERIOD..NOW IT WONT STOP..

    October 22, 2009 at 11:38 am
    (59) Moni says:

    After I got my first( and trust it’s my only) shot, I was bleeding for 2 weeks straight. I back to the doc and she gave me 14 premarin (hormone pill, not a bc) to take 2 at the same time every day for 7 days. Today is day 2 and no bleeding! My guy is in the navy so when he comes home it’s important that I’m not having to deal with this. It seems like with all the other stories, taking sone form of hormone while on depo to stop bleeding will work, so don’t just sit there and bleed go to the doc and ask for something to stop it bcuz trust there is something! Hope this helped u!

    October 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    (60) L says:

    I had my first depo provera in early october 2009 i think. Its now coming to the end of october and i’ve noticed some browish-red spotting on my underwear. I’m pretty sure this is normal, but im a 17 year old girl and quite concerned about it.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:37 am
    (61) shannon says:

    Need help ASAP. I have been on depo know for a year and can’t help but think i am pregnant. I have done three pee test in the last few months but they were all negative but the symptoms are all there.Heart burn, acne, gas, leg cramps, nausea and weight gain. I have three children already and only every got heart-burn during pregnancies. If anyone has any advise please email me @ proud_mama888@hotmail.com.

    November 6, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    (62) pennie says:

    i got the shot on the 16 of oct. and still bleeding when will it stop. its making me week and its driving me crazy

    November 11, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    (63) Sheryl says:

    I was on depo a few years a go. was on it for 4years. i resently took a trip to vegas to see my man. after he was on the road for work for 2 months. 3weeks after i got the shot i started this dark brownish spotting. its driving me crazy. i go to bed it’s gone. then 3hours later it comes back.. This is upsetting me. uggg

    November 16, 2009 at 8:53 am
    (64) amber says:

    hey i just stopped the shot after having it for over a year and i was wondering why i havent started yet …. could i be pregnant or what its been over a week since i was suppose to get my next shot some one help …i stopped cause i couldnt lose the weight and i was getting fat

    November 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    (65) girleeegyrl says:

    I can’t believe how many people have complained about the never-ending spotting. I started spotting and having a light to mild, inexplicable flow a week 1/2 ago, I got my 1st Depo shot about 2 months ago. That’s the reason I came to the net to see if anyone else ever mentioned this issue and to see what was being said about it. Heaven forbid this spotting continue much longer.
    I will not get the second shot because I thought of it: what on earth do you do to get rid of an injected drug that’s meant to affect your body for long periods of time? You can stop taking a pill any time you want, you can’t uninject the Depo shot.

    WHoever said it’s easier to be abstinent was right. Or use barrier methods. Just say no is easier than these nature/health altering drugs that we don’t know the true safety of.

    November 29, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    (66) RGonzalez says:

    I got the Depo shot after my doctor recommended it for me. I was hospitalized with severe anemia that required a blood transfusion due to fibroid tumors in my uterus. This was October 13th. For the first few weeks, all was great. Then around Halloween, I started spotting and now for the past three weeks it has been constant heavy flow. I have been bleeding for a month. So this shot, meant to help me not bleed (or at least have lighter periods), has made me bleed like crazy. I can only imagine what it has done to my iron level. All I want to do is sleep and not leave my house. Forget about having sex. The bleeding and excruciating cramps will make sure you have zero sex life. My ex took depo for years and had the best experience with it, so I guess it just depends on the person.

    December 9, 2009 at 11:21 pm
    (67) Latosha Brewster says:

    Hi all.I dont know it the provera pill has the same effect but I have been on my period for 2 mon and maybe a half and they out me on the pill and I cant stop bleeding to.I know Im tired.I hate the fact of even having a period.Its that bad with me.Im so tired of bleeding I dont know what to do.I know it really scares me to.I dont know what to do.Running to the bathroom all the time this really is horrible.Good luck ladys.

    December 12, 2009 at 8:27 am
    (68) marie says:

    hello people this is important , i have been on depo for 6 years yeah thats right i beat the system , took a one month break but fine, six years no pregnancy yeah
    !!!

    December 13, 2009 at 11:43 pm
    (69) Sarah says:

    During the year I was on depo I gained a total of thirteen-pounds and my hair thinned dramatically. Although I went without spotting or a period the whole duration I was recieving the shot, I continued to not recieve a period for one year later and was threatened with a series of life-threatening issues when it turns out it was just an uncommon side affect of the shot. It also tends to make cramps a bit more difficult and can cause depression.

    December 30, 2009 at 9:48 am
    (70) faith says:

    I’ve been on it for almost two years and I’ve been bleeding for all but one week of that time. Its frustrating and gross. Also I gained 20 pounds. My husband is upset about it too and it causes fights. I’ve been told my body will get used to it, but I know it wont. I was on it when I was 15 for a year and the same thing happened. Also my sex drive is gone, which could be due to the nasty bleeding.

    January 4, 2010 at 11:04 am
    (71) SallyMae says:

    Its nice to know I am not alone! I had the shot when I was in my early 20′s….no problems, no bleeding etc. Got off of it, and just got another shot a few weeks ago (Im 33 now), and have not stopped bleeding since. This SUCKS! Its not heavy bleeding, but its enough to make me insane. No more shot for me, I will happily remember to take a pill everyday from now on!

    January 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    (72) L says:

    I received ONE shot of Depo Provera and have been bleeding, like a regular period, for seven months straight now, with no end in sight. Ugh!

    January 5, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    (73) dorothy says:

    i still am on sure if it is normal to bleed this long i never read all the comments only a few i,m to get my second shot in a month and ever scince my last period i have not stoped bleeding and i was just sopose to start this week and my bleeding has incressed alot now i am in alot off pain more so then i ever felt in my life and sometimes i cant even move is this normal for this to happen please help i need answers

    January 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    (74) sorariya says:

    i swear i hate this shot i refuse to take the 2nd one me and my boyfriend have a strong sex drive and its been indanger because of this stupid shot i hate it and i would not never ever recommend it for anybody i bleed 4 a month straight! i know how to use protection..im never goin on that shot agin

    January 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    (75) Amber says:

    soooo not worth it. had my daughter nov 2008. been on it since then. horrible inconsistant brown spotting. baaaaad mood swings. ruined alot of underwear because i never know when im going to spot. getting off of this asap. do not recommend what so ever. worried if i will be able to have kids again.

    January 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    (76) TRYSE says:

    I’VE HAD THE SHOT SINCE JAN.06 AND NEVER HAD ANY BLEEDING EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT I LOVE THE SHOT BUT HATE THE SIDE EFFECTS. I HAVE NO SEX DRIVE WHAT SO EVER AND I HAVE GAIN SOME WEIGHT. I NOW WANT TO GET OFF IT BUT DONT WANT TO GET A PERIOD OR GET PREGNANT BUT I DONT WANT TO LOSE MY MAN EITHER. I WAS DUE TO GET MY SHOT JAN.4TH AND I HAVE’NT GOTTIN A PERIOD YET

    January 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm
    (77) Kristina orcino says:

    I love depo i never get any side effects and i went on it two years ago stopped to give my body a rest (which is recommended for all birth controls), and just started again im healthy and i had no weight gain!

    January 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    (78) saddie says:

    I hate Depo! I have taken 3 shots and EVERY SINGLE DAY i am bleeding. not spotting, I mean the works. If i ever have a spotting day thats my card to have sex with my bf. [[[[Bad idea, blood all over. looks like a horror movie.]]]] I am super tierd all the time, allread have a iorn problom. My belly always hert and my kindeys. If i dont go to the bathroom beween a hour or so to pee and change my tampon or pad, i would have bleed throw. i cant wear white or light colored pants; and all my underwear are ruined. I live in a appatment with my bf, and i dont have to tell you how much tampons are. Everyday i have to wear a tampon, it sucks. Im geting a ultrasound on wed, so i hope its just the shot. anyways i justed wanted to inform you about how depo had ruined my life. i would not take it if you havent allready. YOU DO NOT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO YOU!

    January 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    (79) Shay says:

    I’ve been reading all the comments and I feel really bad for a lot of the women I jst hope the same thing doesn’t happen to me?. I received my first shot back in nov-O9 and I haven’t had any spotting or side effects yet. I was on yaz pills before I switched because I wanted to try a different form of bc. I like it so far. Good luck to anyone who is on the shot or thinkin of switching jst remember evey women’s body is different.

    February 4, 2010 at 1:19 am
    (80) Jeanne says:

    I had my tubes tied years ago but got on Depo because my doctor said it would help lighten my periods or make them go away. I’m very anemic so I decided to try it. I’ve been bleeding everyday for 4 months and my blood count continues to go down. I am exhausted all the time and very depressed. I was due for the next shot two weeks ago and told my doctor no way. I want this out of my system.

    February 4, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    (81) monica says:

    I bearly got my second shot I feel like I’m dieinggg I had sex with my bf and I bleed and I stoped right after wtf this disnt happen with the first one I did spott but not during sex what’s wrong with me

    February 10, 2010 at 9:26 am
    (82) louise says:

    I was on depo for 3 years..everything was fine i’d spilt from an ex and i still went for the jabs then i met my new boyfriend and since ive met himive had nothing but problems with the jab last year i bleed for almost 4mnths its so irritating and of course it causes rifts between my self and my partner ..i was due a shot in dec 09 but i didnt go for it and now ive bleed ever since its driving me mad it puts stress on my relationship and its not fair im thinking of asking my doctor if theres any pills that will help me stop bleeding.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    (83) Tina says:

    I got the depo shot a month ago, week 1 was fine but have not been fine since that first week. I have been bleeding everyday some days heavier than others. I had been on depo before and had no problems I had no periods it was great. My tubes are tied and I have always had very heavy periods and cramping I have had a couple pap test come back as showing cancer cells so I go in and they cut pieces of my uterus out. My doctor wanted to put me back on depo to see if that would help with the periods since I have taken it before and had good results. Well it looks at this point when I go back in April I am telling her to schedule the surgery. I can not deal with this any longer..

    February 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    (84) Cece says:

    I’m really depressed. I’m on
    my second injection due for my 3rd 1 soon. If I feel horny or even try and get in the mood. I bleed. I can’t enjoy sex because I get scared I might bleed. It’s happened before.. Soo embarrisin. I dnt get my periods which I used to suffer pain very badly. And I’m greatful for that but I just can’t have sex or feel sexually active without bleeding? I dnt no if I shud go doctors. Or just wait for my 3rd injection and see if it stops. ??? Wat do I do.. Someone help me..

    February 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    (85) Lyzz says:

    I just got my shot 11 days ago. I got the shot hopeing I wont get my period anymore because my cramps are so bad I neraly cry. I have continued bleeding since then. I stop for 2 hours. I was so happy, then I bled more. I have gotten very sick for 2 days after the shot. Now I am sick again. I feel very weak, I get sharp pains in my stomach. I cant even finish a whole meal because im afraid of throwing it up. I weigh 103 pounds, I dont need to lose anymore. This shot is messing me up, and my headache is constant. Wont go away. I dont know what to do. Mt mom had the same thing happen to her. She said give it one more shot, for a experiment. I dont know if I should. Please help. Email me at Just_a_bored_kid@yahoo.com

    March 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    (86) Shaded says:

    I have read verybody’s comments and I am so scared. I took the 2nd shot in January and I only started spotting 3 days ago. It is so annoying! I have also added weight as well as lost intrest in sex!
    Am not going to take the shot again.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    (87) shayla says:

    I have been on the depo for nearly a year. EVERY time i get a round of depo, the start of the 3rd month i start bleeding. Somedays light somedays pretty heavy and lasts until i get the shot again. the whole point of the shot was no periods… Bad choice

    March 31, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    (88) vicki says:

    Ok, I started the shot in Oct 09, had my 2nd in Jan ’10. These 6 months were great, spotted only when it was time for the next, and Advil usually took care of that. I did notice my hair changing and gained 8 lbs, though I was working out 4 days a week. Fast forward to today, I’m supposed to go back for my 3rd shot this week. I loved not having my period, but didnt love the 8 lb weight gain, so I’m not getting it.

    Well, I’ve been spotting for a week straight!! I know the side effects of Depo. I’m surprised I got by this time with no period. I took it about 8 yrs ago, 1st shot-no period/2nd shot-bleed for 3 straight months. Anyways today is making it 8 days of straight spotting and crazy cramps, my normal periods only last around 5 days and I never bleed enough to fill a light pad all day. I want this to go away!! lol

    So, my point is ,lol. I’m never taking this shot again. Sure some of you have had luck, and I can’t remember if you’re still on it. And if you’re not, what happened then? I thought I wouldn’t have a problem(this time around) since my periods went away. Since going off it, I dont see this spotting stopping any time soon. If it goes on another week, I’m going to my dr and see what she can give me to make it stop.

    April 5, 2010 at 4:42 am
    (89) Shannon says:

    I am 15 years old and i started Depo in january 2010 right after i misscarried, i got the shot the day i found out i lost all clots and everything, ever since then i’ve been prolong bleeding and it wont stop. I’m sick of bleeding, i would recommend NOONE to use depo.

    April 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    (90) Kayla says:

    Got the depo shot after I had my son in May of 99. Kept my bleeding 6 months straight. Some days light then some days heavy like a regualr period. I was loosing so much blood it made me loose alot of weight. I was so pale. Dr prescribed me on some b/c but that did not help. I will never use this again and I don’t recommend this to any other women. It took me 6 months to finally stop bleeding. Dr’s did not believe it was because of the shot, but I knew it was.. So after hearing all these stories on here, I now know I was not alone.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:51 am
    (91) Pegan says:

    I’ve been taking the Depo shot since may of 09′ and I hate it! I will be just fine for the first month after having it and them during the second month usually around the 12th or 14th of the month before I’m due for my next shot, I start to bleed and I’m not talking about spotting or light bleeding, it is a constant heavy flow and the pain is rediculous! My doctor placed me on the pill once and it stopped it for a while but it started right back up, my doctor wants me off of it and wants me to get the implant that goes under my arm but now I don’t have insurance and I don’t know what I’m going to do , depo has ruined my life my fiance thinks I’m making excuses for not wanting to sleep with him and now he feels like I don’t wanna be with him.. just don’t use this I don’t care if ur doc says it won’t happen to you it more then likely will, there is something wrong with this drug and they need to figure it out I went from never getting my period maybe once every six months but now I can’t get rid of it!

    April 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    (92) Hezzy says:

    I have been on the injection just over 3 years now.My periods stopped after the first year of being on it.I have just had anoher jag last week & i have started bleeding today. Is this normal after the bleeding having been stopped for so long?

    April 20, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    (93) sarah says:

    i had one depo shot and ive been bleeding the whole time it is the worste birth contole ever!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    (94) kenya says:

    i had a miscarriage nov 19,2009,and i got on the depo in december well ive been bleeding every since.so my doctor prescribed me premarin and im thinking im not going through menopause,and here it is almost may and im still bleeding this is ruining my life.

    May 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    (95) Christa says:

    I was using these shots for 3 years as my birth control. Got married in August 2008. Never ever had problems with bleeding or spotting while taking Depo. My last shot was June 2008 so going on 2 years. I hate the side affects that its still having on my body. I now spot every month for 4 days prior to my period starting whereas before I had a normal cycle. I haven’t been able to conceive it’s just frustrating.

    I really would not recommend Depo Provera to anyone at this point.

    June 7, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    (96) Tiffany says:

    i hate this shot i got it in dec. 2009 and it is now june 2010
    and im still bleeding on my first shot it hasn’t stopped everyday i have to deal with the bleeding i would not recommend it at all!

    June 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    (97) Briana says:

    dont get the shot. It makes you feel wierd the first time you get it, I first got it in april of 2010 and ever since then ive been bleeding non stop. most days i bleed like a period and other days its very light but very rarely do i not bleed at all;; The shot sucks and i will definetly be changing birth controls.

    June 18, 2010 at 10:48 am
    (98) Rosie says:

    Hi Girls,
    I got my first shot of Depo about a month and a half ago. Didn’t have any spotting for the first month, but like clockwork (as my periods usually are, 28 day cycle) when i was due I started spotting, the first 2 or 3 days were really light, almost not worth having. Then it got heavier, like a light period. I’m usually quite heavy and get bad cramps, so I didn’t think this was too bad. But it’s now the 9th day after I was due and started spotting/bleeding and the bleeding doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all! I’ve never used birth control before and wanted something that’d stop my periods so I took a gamble with Depo… just hoping I haven’t lost. I really wanted some advice from any girls who had a similar thing? There’s many saying their bleeding started straight away then carried on, but mine started when I was DUE and is continuing. Anyone else experienced this? Obviously I am hoping it’ll stop very soon and get less and less each month at least… is this realistic? Also does the pill work to make the periods normal length – I’ve now given up my dream or having no periods! Any advice would be so appreciated – I don’t know whether or not i’ll take the next jab, as even if my bleeding regulates, I feel like i’ve almost totally lost my previously high sex drive. I was fine for the first couple of weeks but now this bleeding has eliminated my sex life :(

    July 2, 2010 at 4:33 am
    (99) Kim says:

    I have been on and off depo for years (I would get off to get pregnate, and yes it took a year and a half to do it after I stopped taking it) Now at the age of 35 I started it again because at my age and I still smoke (yes I know all the lectures about that) I was told I should get the shot again instead of the pill. Because of my past experance no bleeding at all, I had no problem with that. Well, from day one I started bleeding and haven’t stopped. Along with it I am depressed and I have hotflashes. I have googled this problem and found out that most of these systems are from low estrageston levels because of the shot. And from what I have been reading I need to take the pill on top of my shot to up my levels to normal. Girls talk to your doctor and see what they say. There is testing for it also so get the test and maybe this will help. I will let you know if the pill stops my bleeding. (On an off note I have been bleeding for over a month now and It goes from one second heavy the next light but still bleeding. From brown and smells funky (the best I can explain) to bright red and “normal smell”. I to am sick of pads and tampons (in fact using tampons so long kinda scares me). I understand and feel your pain if I find out anything I will let you know.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:33 am
    (100) not given says:

    my daughter has been on depro-provira for ten years.when she complained of her side effects the doctor told her she needed anti-depressants. he never told her of the side effects,as when her injection was given she did not see the leaflet enclosed as the person who administersd it threw the leaflet into the waste bin.she has suffered massive weight gain, loss of hair, and i mean loss. she has had terrible depression and has felt pain and exhaustion very badly. she cannot get out of bed without takink painkillers.the doctor did not listen to her when she was evidently suffering from all of these horrible side effects.she works full time and has been in tears often,not knowing what was happening to her. she finally found this web site, and would like to warn anyone who thinks of taking this injection to really understand the side effect over a long perion. she has been on it for 10 years and it has uined her personal life. the docter never told her these side effects were from this injection. if my e-mail is on this letter, i would like to hear from other people on this medication. zoe.

    August 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    (101) aflac6981 says:

    i tried depo for 6months many yrs ago. had constant heavy bleeding so they put me on the pill for a month to control the bleeding. then no period for almost 6 months. nice yes, but scary.
    8 yrs later im trying it again. no real heavy bleeding but constant spotting. the more I work out, the more i bleed. if I take a few days off from working ou the spotting stops alltogether but promptly starts back up after I workout again. I dont understand why this happens when they say the effects are light and occassional spotting.

    September 10, 2010 at 4:09 am
    (102) Lisa Hughey says:

    I took my first shot sept of 1992 my second dec of 1992, I was suppose to get third march of 93 but I didnt make it to the health dept that day. Thank God! I bled for 30 days as my nurse told me I would. It seemed to be doing fine, until about april. I started to be very paronoid, I thought people were conspiring against me. I had fits of violent behavior, and started drinking everyday. The least little thing would set me off. One time I broke every glass and dish in my house. I was a c.n.a. and Ilost my job and my certification because the police came to my house so often. I lost all my friends and hadno where to live. This went on til about January of 95. One day it all went away and I was almost my self again. I moved to a different state and started over again. However, it left me with great depression sometimes, a bad memory and nervousness. I wouldnt put my worst enemy through what I went through. Dont get the shot!!!!!!!

    September 14, 2010 at 1:03 am
    (103) missey says:

    Hello Ladies….first i want to thank you all for posting your stories….now i dont feel so alone in this hell im trapped in! i started my depo provera cycle in late march….like many of you initially i had no period! for the first month it was completely gone….however in may i began to spot lightly….as time has gone on its been everyday NON STOP! in may i was hospitalized for an anxiety attack and have been experiencing massive mood swings and depression for the last few months….i was beginning to think there was something really wrong with me but after reading these stories i am convinced this poison is whats been wreaking havoc on my body! Ive experienced fatigue, weakness, pain, severe nausea, headaches….its gotten to the point where ppl think im just making things up because no doctor has been able to find the cause of my ailments….i was even put on medication for acid reflux trying to solve the problems….but i am convinced now more than ever this is whats causing all of these problems….i am actually due for my next shot this week but i have decided after reading all the stories that i will NOT be continuing on with this form of birth control! does anyone know how long it takes for this stuff to get out of the system? this stuff should be outlawed!….once again thank you all for your insight and i hope things get better for us all!

    September 23, 2010 at 7:14 am
    (104) Bethany says:

    Ladies, i feel bad for those of you that have had bad results. I have been on depo for over 2yrs. No weight gain. my hair is as thick as ever and NO bleeding. The only thing is when they switch me to sub-q (without telling me) i ending up have dents or dimples in my stomach where the shots were given. Since i figured out what was happening they have switched me back and i now get it in my hip, with no dents.

    October 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    (105) Nancy says:

    I am 22 years old I have taken the depo shot since i was 17 years old ever since i have been taking it and i havent had any problems at all the only concern i have is that i havent had my period since then but i havent got pregnant neither i dont know if its bad not having your period for a long period of time.

    October 18, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    (106) Linzi says:

    i am so glad i’m not the only one that has gone through hell of the depo provera injection! i am 18 and i had my first injection back in july 2010. since then i bled for about 4 weeks non stop and the blood would be a dark red/brown colour but after sex i’ve been bleeding but it would be bright red and last about 5 days. its ridiculous! i’m meant to be going back for my second shot on wednesday but im really deciding against it!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:55 pm
    (107) ray says:

    NEVER GO ON THIS BIRTH CONTROL

    November 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    (108) Lyvette says:

    I’m going into my 2nd month of being on the Depo. I haven’t gain weight or had any other problems but the past 3 weeks I’ve had brown spotting off and on. somedays it’s there some days it’s not there.. I’ve read a few comments and some say that after the 2nd shot it may go away, so my next shot is due in Dec. so I’m going to see what happens. I’m sorry some of you have had horrible experiences but for me I haven’t had anything serious but the irregular light spotting. I didnt have a cycle my after my first shot. I’m overall happy with it.. like someone stated it isn’t for everyone and everyones body reacts differently..

    November 10, 2010 at 10:17 am
    (109) Mandy says:

    i have been on the depo shot for almost a year now and my bleeding was normal in the beginning but after me and my fiance had sex the day i got my 3rd shot i bled really bad. Now i am bleeding a reddish/brown color for abt 5 days now is that normal? my next shot is in january that will be my 4th shot and im knida thinkin that i dont want to get it! All this bleeding is just making me really weak and tired. can some one please help explain the color change in my bleeding?

    November 26, 2010 at 12:18 am
    (110) DeAnna says:

    I have been on Depo for 9 months now. My period stopped immediately after my first shot. I have had a little spotting here and there but nothing major. It beats the heavy heavy periods I had before. I can live with some spotting. I have had no other side effects at all and love not having to worry about taking the pills. I am not allowed estrogen because of high blood pressure, so this was a perfect choice for me.

    December 2, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    (111) tori says:

    The shot almost killed my sister in law and now everything she was going tho so am i. I have been bleeding bad for 2 months and have been really mean. Don’t get this shot ever!!!

    December 9, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    (112) CRYNOMORE says:

    thank you ladies for all of the honesty or all ur stories…im so glad im not alone in this.for a minute i thought i was an abnormal freek! im currently in the first month of my second round of depo..like most of us, the first month of the first round was ok,no periods! i noticed lite spotting the second month but i didnt think anything of it…i thought maybe it was just my body cleansing itself bcuz i had no period the previous month. my biggest regret is not doing my research on this shot..i left it up to my doctors expertise ( which was no help) she basically didnt warn me of the horrific side effects of this drug!! but in the end, i chose it because i have a very busy schedule and i can b forgetful.so i have been spotting/bleeding since mid october..this has been the worst experience of my life!! i have terrible mood swings to the point i have to apologize to ppl for things ive said or done my sex life is really non existant…ive had sex once in a month and that was on a spotting day. my bf is starting to get frustrated…im far past that tho. i have a call into my doc to see if there is anything i can get to stop the bleeding…im tired of being bloody mary!!!! getting severly depressed. i need help fast!

    December 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    (113) sade says:

    i had my first shot nov11 which was about the 3rd day into my period. my period last for about a week and came really light i guess due to the shot. i spotted for about another week. nov30 my period was back and it started off really light then moderate i been bleeding for 2 weeks straight. i have no idea when its going to stop. some days its red then sum days its reddish brown. its horrible and i will never take the shot again! one time was enough for me to know that the shot is B.S

    December 13, 2010 at 9:51 am
    (114) milly says:

    i started the jab wen i was 15 and thought it was great! i never got my period and i even lost weight. i went off for 1 year and in that year i still didn’t get my period, i went back on wen i was 17, and now 2 years later i have started getting bad cramps and bleeding constantly all the time! although it was so good for so long, it now had ruined my life! i have been bleeding for over 2 months and there is nothing doctors can do!
    please don’t do it! i seriously wish i didn’t!

    December 31, 2010 at 10:12 pm
    (115) mIzz LADYBUG says:

    I had the first shot during my period, my period lasted for bout four days, then the nxt month when time for my period i started spotting to bleeding and still going on for 1 month now…when will it stop? I am so going to report depo provera.

    SN: It says report serious reactions…i believe an ongoing period for months maybe a year like some of you are stating is serious enough to report…. I wish I would have did more research before now…maybe others will….good luck!

    Reporting by Consumers
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    January 5, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    (116) Rachel says:

    I have been on the Depo shot since May of 08 and have not had a period once. I have recently gotten off the depo in November and have not had a period since. I am not pregnant but I would like to be. Yes it is true about the weight gain I have gained 15 pounds being on this shot. I have heard rumors about this shot putting someone into early menopausal states so be careful.

    January 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm
    (117) wendy says:

    I have had my cycle for about two weeks, it has a foul odor like dead something,(to me any way) I was off the shot for a few months maybe 6 and then got on it again and my shot is not due for another month the flow is so heavy that I am going through about 24 pads a week and my left ovary hurts once in a while.I had a clot that was not bloody and it kinda looked like skin with dark red blood around it. I would like to know if that may have been a miscarage or if there is something wrong with me should I get checked out by a obgyn? I am 26 and have been on the shot since I was 14 have two kids and have not had a period untill the end of the 3 month cycle for the depo why am I bleeding so bad and why the odor help me

    January 29, 2011 at 8:03 am
    (118) Dianne says:

    For those of you complaining about a few weeks or months of bleeding or spotting… I had *heavy* bleeding for 3 years straight without being on any birth control. At one point I had to go to the ER because I had fainted from losing so much blood. They gave me 7 pills to “stop the bleeding” and insisted it should only take 3. It never stopped. I finally got on depo because I had heard that it might stop your periods. I was just hoping for a lighter or normal period. After my first shot I stopped bleeding for 1 week and the rest of the 3 months I was changing my super-plus absorbancy tampons every hour. The 2nd shot lightened the bleeding but it was still every day. The first month of the 3rd shot I had light spotting and then it quit altogether. I’m getting ready to have my 5th shot in a few days with no further bleeding. I’m sure that my description of my first shots effects will scare some of you but you have to keep in mind that I already had a bleeding problem and yes depo provera is likely going to make you bleed more than you do for a while. I suffered through it and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Depo Provera is literally a life saver. As far as continuing side effects go… I have a crazy appetite and want to eat constantly for the first week or 2 after I get a shot. I’m sure this is where most of the weight gain comes from that everyone cries about. I didn’t gain weight when I started getting the shots but I’m convinced that it has hindered my attempts at losing weight. It hasn’t affected my sex drive other than a few days after a new shot when I just don’t really feel like having sex. After a few days it’s right back up there to normal. I definately recommend the shot. You just have to stick with it.

    February 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm
    (119) Danielle says:

    I’m on depo, and am going for my third shot in a little more than a week. I have been having light spotting for a little over a month now. As irritating as it can get, sometimes… it’s not HORRIBLE. I just hope the third shot will make it go away for a little while.

    February 12, 2011 at 11:06 am
    (120) steph says:

    this article and all the comments have me so relieved, im 18 and on my third round of the injection and have only just gotten light bleeding, i panicked because i didnt know it happened all the time and was normal, i was terrified i’d somehow become pregnant, as spotting is a pregnancy symptom. so relieved

    February 16, 2011 at 7:45 am
    (121) breana says:

    Ok… I’m 17 now I have bedn on the shot for a little over a year. The first 6 months I had spotting and then it just stopped I love it now right? No bc I can’t do anything without bleeding I know I’m a little. Young but I want kids in about 3 or 4 years so I don’t want this to affect me I want on normal birth control but I don’t want to tell my mom that…

    March 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    (122) Annelise says:

    I’ve been on the shot for a year and I’m disappointed with having heavy periods and discharge.

    About a month prior to each injection I get cramps and spot bleed, or will have a period lasting 10+ days, until I get the next shot.

    And I bled for 5 1/2 weeks between the second and third shot! I was told that was normal.

    After an orgasm, I get really bad cramps and will spot bleed for about 4+ days.
    Needless to say, this has put a huge damper on my sex life!

    I should be getting another shot, but I’m opting out for something different.

    March 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    (123) j. alicia says:

    This is the first time I’m using this- 9 days after my shot i started bleeding. I’m now on day 20 and I think i’m losing hope. My bleeding seems to stop for at least 9 hours a day then continue. Has this ahppened to anyone else?..It’s so frustrating because I just had a baby and i bled for 21 days and a month and a half after, I feel like i;m going through the same thing.

    March 19, 2011 at 9:14 am
    (124) lyne says:

    I took my shot on 3rd march, then after one week i started bleeding till now, i thought had doged pills for every day, bt now i have to put on pads every day and nit. shots a hell i can’t have sex with my boyfriend because am losing taste and i feel am too dirty .am scared he might go and hunt outside.
    the Doctor says its normal bt i dont believe him. coz its normal to have periods througt.

    March 20, 2011 at 6:21 am
    (125) Dave says:

    My sister took one shot of Depo after her second baby was born. She confided in me that the shot made her hate men intensely. She couldn’t stand the idea that a man would even look at her. She wouldn’t let her husband even touch her. She started sleeping on the floor of the living room just to be away from him. It ruined their marriage.

    I read that Indira Ghandi used to have the Indian military round up hundreds of men on the street and forcibly inject them with Depo. It had something to do with lowering the birth rate so they could keep getting foreign aid.

    What more can you say about a drug named tongue-in-cheek to sound like the word “deprive” ???

    March 22, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    (126) Jo says:

    I just got a depo shot in jan i’v been bleeding for ten days , really bad craps way worse then what i normaly get i’v been really moody (And honestly can’t help it.)I feel sick almost all day EVERYDAY. Havn’t gained weight but boobs gone up 2 cup sizes.(The depo is horrible) I will not be getting my next shot… NO WAY! ~Highly unrecommend!!!~

    March 23, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    (127) Whit says:

    I have been on Depo for 6 months i have been spotting ever since day one, i been vomiting on and off since i started and i have been thinking it wasnt worth it. I will not get another shot of it when this one is finished. I have been getting moody and depressed and very emotional and it is ruining my relationship with my fiance, i suggest that if thats something that you are willing to live with depo is great for you. but not for me.

    April 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    (128) Callie says:

    I got the Depo shot on March 26th, and two weeks later I started spotting and now it seems like a normal period, but it’s 2 weeks earlier.

    April 26, 2011 at 2:50 am
    (129) wendz says:

    i got my depo shot in jan for the very first time of my life , and since then i have been spotting bleeding since then this is like running my life and and am loosing confindence when am with my partner, i thought it could be it then i stopped it is just not working for me sometimes i fear that i might not concieve when planning to make a baby.

    May 12, 2011 at 10:32 pm
    (130) Maggie says:

    I was on the depo shot for 2 years and it worked like a charm no bleeding at all. I was advised not to be on it for more than 2 years because it can cause bone density loss. It’s been 5 yrs and I just started taking it again, the first month was great now I’m in my second month and have been bleeding for a week each day heavier than the previous day. I’m hoping it stops otherwise I won’t be getting my second shot. It does work for some though I had 2 glorious years without a period maybe I’m just not as lucky this time around.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:51 am
    (131) lilli says:

    im 2o ive only taken 1 shot which was taken march 17 2011 after 2 weeks of the shop ive been bleeding non stop, depression, bad pain on my left hip to ankle and dizzy all the time also the bad headaches, i bruise soo easily i ended up in hospitial not long ago , ive seen 4 different doctors and all they do is give me more medications to take when they dont even know whats happening, i struggle to sleep at night from pain, i wake up to a new problem everyday im starting to get fluid lumps on my body, im sick everyday , i wish i never took it, i hope that ur doctor tells u its not for women who havent had kids before as i wasnt told doctors told me 80% of women cant or struggle to have kids after the shot… depo shud be only given to certain women of a certain age.

    June 27, 2011 at 11:46 pm
    (132) Nicole says:

    I got my first depo shot in may of 2010 and bled for three months straight, i decided not to get he next shot becuase of the bleeding. I went to the dr and they talked me into getting another shot in september and I bled until may 2011 got a week of no bleeding then bled for another month and now my bleeding has stopped. I BLED FOR A YEAR NONSTOP, like a full period. Now that it has stopped I am afraid that i am pregnant. i have been having protected sex but I am having pregnancy symptoms, I do not know what to do. I took pregnancy tests that came back negative. Are there really side effects for coming off the shot. I feel like crap! or could I really be prego?!!

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    July 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    (134) Rjwjepgx says:
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    (135) Payton says:

    I have been on this shot for 9 months and I havnt stopped bleeding in about two. This shot is awful because you still have the side affects of a period and even bleeding. you get bloated and your cramps are sooo much worse. Also you get headaches really bad. I wish I could get off this shot but my mom wont let me. ITS TERRIABLE!

    July 31, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    (136) lynn says:

    The only thing that helped my depo bleeding, was to start on birth control pills again. After a few days of using a low dose, containing estrogen, and also drinking plenty of vitamin c, my bleeding stopped.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    (137) rshel says:

    I’m 17 I’ve been on the birth control for 5 or 6 months, every body reacts different to things, I lost weight on the shot had light spotting for the first month but not the first week and today I had a light period but this was the first one in forever and it wasn’t half as bad as the ones I used to have, I had light cramps and I didn’t have my normal urge to eat the week before I like the shot. Others might have worse symptoms but mine wernt bad, neither my moms or my aunts we all use and like the shot

    August 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    (138) asia says:

    So i been on depo for 6yrs . and i havent bled for a long time and out of nowhere i bled for 4 days on and off . is that normal ?.

    August 13, 2011 at 4:57 am
    (139) angie says:

    i have been on the Depo for 13 years. i have gained weight but it isn’t as bad as the horrid periods i get. i have gone off it a few times and am far more happy on it. for the first year and a half i had constant spotting. still worth the hell i went through every month without it. anyway, a few days ago i had been getting cramps again and then i found out i had started my period out of no were. it only lasted a hour or so but i felt like crap the entire day. i also get cramping in my right overy. my paps always come back fine and i’m not sexually active right now so idk why i would have had my period for a hour. and the cramping keeps coming back. any advise? (besides see a dr. i don’t have insurance)

    August 17, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    (140) Torie says:

    I got the shot in June, and this is my first time using the depo provera shot. My symptoms haven’t started until now, and I’ve been experiencing what feels like to be a UTI. It’s very uncomfortable, and I took medication I’ve had for a few months for UTI. It makes the urine turn orange, but this isn’t normal. I’m still experiencing pain, and I don’t know if I’m on my period or not. I do not want to continue having unprotected sex, because I do not know if my shot is “over”. Please help!

    August 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    (141) Kendra says:

    I took ONE shot. Went into the darkest depression one can fathom for three months. Cried everyday. Been bleeding for four straight months. This shot is the Anti-Christ.

    August 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    (142) Lisa says:

    I have had the shot twice since my son was born and now I am due for my shot the 30th and have been bleeding for three weeks straight, I dont see how this is normal!

    August 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    (143) sytoriaa says:

    soo im 15 and just started the shot today.. after reading this i can honestly say im kindaa scared ne thang i should look for???

    August 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    (144) daizy says:

    hello, i’m 27 yrs old i started taking depo when i was 20 then stopped when i was 21 and after a preggers scare i decided that going back on it might be the best idea.

    when i was 20 i never had any problems, no major depression, weight gain, bleeding, nothing. i started depo again in april this year, for the first 3 months i haven’t had any problems but now i’ve been bleeding since august 4th…

    23 days later i feel like i’m dying. i can barely get out of bed, i dont want to move, i look pale all the time, midol has become my best friend and i just cant stand it. i seriously feel like getting this shot was the worse mistake of my life.

    i just found out that the side effects of this shot, the bleeding that is ruining my work life, my mood, my sex life, my body in general can last for a YEAR!

    i cant go through this much longer. i no longer feel like a woman, more like a stuck pig that wont stop bleeding.

    August 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    (145) katie says:

    hey ladies!
    im 22 years old. very healthy,active, and have always had normal periods my whole life about 4 days long! I took the shoot for the first time a month and a half ago. I was excited cause I didnt have to take the pill. Well.. NEVER TAKE THIS SHOT. I got my period light spotting and two days later skin started to come out of my vagina. I went to the doctor and they said it was blood clots. Im never sick.,always have normal periods. So i know its from the shot and ever since then Ive had my period. so two weeks now! The shot had made me really dry… im not going in for my second shot!!! PLEASE DONT TAKE THIS! it’s not healthy for your body! and i was really scarred that this happened to me!

    August 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    (146) Megan says:

    Hi, I just got on the shot today, and i’m 15, yeah I know alot of you may be thinknig what is wrong with me and all, but I think that ome people should try it to see how it works for them.
    I was on Loestrin24 Fe for 5 months and that was my first time taking BC, it was a good pill but I swithed to Depo because I just wanted ot try something different and I liked thei dea of not having to remember to take a pill at the same time everyday.
    My doctor warned me about all the side effects and all, icluding the bleeding.
    When I asked her like (how muh weight i could gain, and the bleeding stuff) she said it just depends on YOU and YOUR body and how your body reacts to it.
    I deided to try it and see how the first 3 months go, if they go good then I might get the second shot, but if not, i’ll just swith bak to BC pills.
    I just think that if you wanna try it, then try it see how it works for YOU. Just beause some people bleed a lot during it and all, does not mean you will as well, everybody is different.

    September 6, 2011 at 8:51 am
    (147) Torie says:

    Am I still protected from pregnancy after spotting?

    September 6, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    (148) Morgan says:

    I got the Depo shot about a month ago, maybe 5 weeks and for almost the last three weeks I’ve been bleeding with no end in site. And now my boyfriend broke up with me so I’m not even having sex. Doc won’t put me on BC pills because of clotting/stroke side effects and my uterus is “too small” (seriously) for an IUD so tried Depo. Never. Again. I’m constantly uncomfortable. Feel like I have cramping all the time and am constantly bleeding. What a nightmare.

    September 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    (149) Christina says:

    There are some subtle side effects that will really impact your life but you likely won’t attribute it to the shot because they’re so sneaky and you won’t realize it until you stop taking it. I caution everyone who decides to try depo to pay attention afterwards. I was on it for almost a year and a half a number of years ago and it wasn’t until I stopped taking it (when hubby and I decided to start trying for kids) that I discovered all the things that were “wrong with me” were due to that poison.

    - Sex drive disappeared.. as in completely GONE
    - Sex itself was uncomfortable and sometimes painful around the vaginal opening
    - Acne (that should have been a clue having never had issues w/it before)
    - Constantly felt irritated/frustrated
    - Low energy

    All of the above symptoms slowly crept up over approximately 6 months and they were all gradual so I thought something else was wrong with me. When I stopped getting the shot, all of my symptoms disappeared within 3 months of when I would have been due for my next shot. It did, however, take 15 months from the first shot until I had a menstrual cycle again. Unlike a number of other ladies on here.. I did not have a period from the day I got the first shot and then still nothing for 15 months after I stopped.

    If you want to try the shot, go for it.. some of my friends have had no problems at all. Just be cautious and pay attention to your body. If things just don’t seem right after awhile, stop taking it and see if it makes a difference.

    September 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    (150) francy says:

    I just got my second depo shot in Aug and now its the middle of Sept and I’m spotting but right when I got my shot my boobs were really tender. What is going on

    September 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    (151) deb says:

    Seriously, why would people be taking this shot for over 2 years? There is so much written on the bone loss issue, just after 1 shot, after 2 years and 8 shots.. good luck…oseoporosis: broken bones, and decreased quality of life when you get older!
    I had 1 shot, and have been bleeding heavy for 2 months after the effects of shot wore off. Since this is a progesterone shot, I would think the antidote would be estrogen to regulate the cycle and stop the bleeding. Next week I am seeing an OB GYN to STOP this bleeding (although I really don’t want another birth control, but have no choice), the bleeding would easily put anyone into an anemic state iron deficiency). I feel so crabby and emotional, I would NOT recommend this shot to anyone, the combination of future bone loss and all the horrible side effects (like depression, bleeding non stop)..it’s not worth it!

    October 4, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    (152) Christine says:

    I just got my 3rd shot today.
    It seems to me that I get a shot, then after a month of no bleeding, I bleed for two months until I get my next shot.
    I’ve experienced simple spotting and discharge, but most recently it has been regular flows, except during nighttime.
    If this 3 month cycle goes the same as the last two cycles, I’m considering to just go on the pill. My doctor said that I don’t need to deal with that, and she wouldn’t either. lol
    I’m just glad that I won’t be bleeding for a while now… I feel emotional at times.

    October 19, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    (153) Bernice says:

    This shot is certainly BIRTH CONTROL! I recieved the shot in September and have been spotting ever since. I stopped for about a week and now have been on a “cycle” for 13 days!! I am normally a 3 day cycle gal so this sucks! I dont think I will be opting for this shot again..it def puts a kink is so many things!!

    October 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    (154) Not Alone says:

    I see I’m not alone. When I first did the shot 16 yrs ago, it was Heaven. I had no cycle and no side affects. So, I get the shot in June 2011, start my cycle on July 13th and I have been bleeding ever since. It’s not a heavy regular cycle, but it’s annoying. Of course when my three months were up, I did not go back for another shot.

    October 24, 2011 at 11:26 am
    (155) Lisa says:

    I have been haveing the same problem .. I got my 3ed shot in September and have been bleeding ever since… I am going to stop take this crap… It can cause blood clots and ostioprosis something the doctor has FAILED to tell me..

    October 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    (156) CeeCee in MD says:

    I went to the doctor’s in July for my regular pap and mentioned that I had stopped taking Seasonique pills in January because the lack of sex in my life for the past three years and it was getting too expensive. Since I stopped, for the past 6 months I was having terrible periods, very heavy bleeding, clots, lasting 2 weeks and painful…mentally and physically. Anyways, after running tests, there was mention of “overgrowth” in my uterus. The doctor started me back on my Seasonique and my period stopped within two days. The same day she performed a biopsy. About 2 weeks later I can in for results and she said I had endometrial hyperplasia and a week later was told to stop taking my Seasonique and given the depo shot for the hormone treatment to reverse the overgrowth. This happened on Sept 26th and I had been bleeding ever since then, which the doctor said would stop after about 2 weeks. Since it did not, and this was becoming mentally draining and depressing, I decided to start taking my Seasonique pills again. Since the very first day, the bleeding stopped. I don’t know if this is dangerous but I will never go back to taking that shot again..EVER!!! After three months, (Dec 15th) I am scheduled to go back and get another follow-up biopsy. I already expressed to her that I will not be interested in the shot but should I mention to her that I started taking my Seasonique? She said if the test is normal I can go back to taking Seasonique so that is my plan. If I am going back, I don’t know if it’s valuable to mention that I had already started back on the pills and MID cycle…. I have a prescription for the years so once they are done, I will start a new pack and be back on it normally. ANY THOUGHTS? I just couldn’t deal with the bleeding any longer.

    October 28, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    (157) donnarae82 says:

    I received the depo shot last month on the 23rd of September. I got my regular period on October 19th, but it hasn’t went away. This is day 10. And I was told that my period would go away and mild spotting, I am having a regular period…IT NEEDS TO GO AWAY!!

    i will not be getting the shot again!!!

    November 8, 2011 at 6:14 am
    (158) bo says:

    In 2002, I got the Depo shot. I bled heavily, and I mean very heavy and did not die.. I never knew a women could bleed like that and not collapse after a prolonged flow.. Wow, I was really starting to worry. So, the nurse practitioner put me on birth control pills for 3 months, and it seemed to flip the switch back in my brain to get back to a normal monthly cycle. I stopped taking the birth control pills after 3 months per her suggestion. And it worked. But once in a while I have noticed my cycles come 4-5 days earlier, but close to a 28 day cycle. I will never put any chemicals like that in my body ever again. That was really scary. I was so tired of all that heavy bleeding non stop.

    For those women who’s periods stop, or bleed, it’s not normal.. Leave that stuff alone!

    November 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    (159) Pinky says:

    Anyone planning to take the depo shot should really reconsider. Noone told me the side effects before giving it to me. The first two injections, I would bleed like crazy at random times and sometimes for weeks. Now I am on my third injection, I’m fat, constantly fatigued, and getting a disgusting discharge similar to hershey’s syrup. It is not worth risking your health over. I wish I would’ve been smart enough to do the research and not have screwed my body over. I’d rather go back to my intensely painful once a month periods than this ridiculousness. Use a condom, leave birth control alone.

    November 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    (160) Adrii van den Aerde says:

    Ive been on the shot for about six weeks now, and i have been bleeding for about five. At first it was light spotting, but now its a heavy flow that doesnt seem to stop. Im never getting the shot again, it is not worth it. :”^(

    November 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    (161) ashley says:

    I got my first shot in September of this year, I was depressed and anxious all the time for a few weeks. I lost my sex drive-which saddend my hubby- and depressed me more. That all went away after awhile, but what hasnt is the constant bleeding and spotting. not to mention the pain in my body. Also not one doctor I talked to said anything bout it possibly makin me sterile for life. I and my hubby decided not to get the 2nd shot.. SO DO NOT GET THE DEPO SHOT, dont put your body thru this hell. Blessed Be

    November 28, 2011 at 5:39 am
    (162) tahlea says:

    im 16 had my first depo shot in sep had no bleeding until two weeks ago and havnt stopped bleeding have really bad cramps is this normal can I just not get my next depo shot and the bleeding should stop ?

    November 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    (163) Alyssa says:

    Okay Ive been on the depo for a year and a half almost itll be a half in january and I have been bleeding two months out of the three month time period for this whole time until the most recent shot in october and now i havnt had my period since and im worried, Is it the depo working or failing? I took a home pregnancy test it said im not pregnant but Im still worried can anybody tell me what this might all mean?

    December 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    (164) Becky illingworth says:

    Been on the depo 8months bleeding did stop but I’ve been bleeding really badly since Friday it come thought my cloths and really sharp pains and Little clots do you no what this could be

    December 11, 2011 at 3:55 am
    (165) Kaitlin says:

    From September 2006 til October 2010, I had my period none stop. I went to countless doctors before finally I had one say something was wrong. They tried giving me birth control pills but that didn’t work. So in October 2010, they decided to give me the Depo. That has seemed to work up until 2 weeks ago. Now I’m on my period again and it won’t stop. I’m also been extremely exhausted, extremely bloated to the point that my clothes aren’t fitting me right, and I put back on the 10 pounds that I had lost just a couple of months ago. I’m cramping really bad like before and I’m frustrated about what to do. I wanted to have them take my uterus out, because my mother had the same problem when I was her age, but they refuse, because I’m 25 and I’m too young, but the doctors don’t seem to understand, I’m tired of being on my period 24/7. I also don’t have a job right now, and it’s very hard for me to get things like pads and tampons. Should I continue to argue with the doctors about this? If someone could, can you email me at kaitlinballard86@yahoo.com

    December 14, 2011 at 1:22 am
    (166) Beth says:

    Ive been on Depo for 3 years now. Ive never had a problem, just right when im due for my shot i gain a couple pounds (usually in my boobs) and feel prego for a couple days… which is weird then after a day or 2 from gettin my shot it goes away, but this past time i got my shot…. 3 weeks ago i started my period which to me is not normal. i was super sick and thought i was actually pregnant but once i got my shot the sickness and bleeding left almost instantly but yesterday i started bleeding again and cramping and all that fun stuff…. why in the world is this happening to me now… shouldnt it all have happend when i first started depo 3 years ago.. its so strange to me.

    December 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    (167) Pamela says:

    Hey, I just got on the depo shot last month ( November ) and this month I was shooting for one day . It was light brown and light pink . What does that mean .

    January 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    (168) kemmy says:

    depo isnt good because it has more side effects than its actual use.i had the shot after an abortion and since then i have felt more terrible , i am going through unneccasary depression, terrible acne on my face and my back, my breast feels like a water sack ,i spotted for about 4weeks after the injection, now its almost three months since i had my first shot i started spotting again.i am really sick of it, i advise most people that the side effects vary it depends on your body .you never can tell so just dont take it.please i beg of you if you are reading this.

    January 3, 2012 at 1:43 am
    (169) Alaina says:

    UGHHH :/ i have been on the depo shot for 5 months. i got it in august 2011 for the first time. things were ok.. i got my period on october and after that i have been on it every single day and it is january 2012. it stopped for like maybe two days and then back again it came…
    although ive been on my period for three months it hasnt really effected me and my boyfriends sex life or anything because he got used to it but still it really sucks and also i gained like 15 pounds i wont be gettin my next shot which would be my third dose. i dont think it is worth it at all

    January 5, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    (170) jazmyn says:

    i have been on the shot for 12 months now and i have bled the ENTIRE time! ive come to the conclusion that “spotting” doesnt justify anything. My doctor said its normal the first few months n that it should stop. im due for my next shot in the next couple weeks but i refuse to get another injection. i used to NOT ever get my period n would only spot for about 4 days and that was nothing. roughly 4 days before i get the shot i stop bleeding completly & 4 days after i get the shot im back where i started. this is absolutly crazy and cannot believe that bleeding excessivly this long is ” normal” its so discouraging for me and my relationship n having my boyfriend dealing w. it as well. thankfully hes understanding n reasures me that its okay. i just hope when we do try and have kids that i dont have any complications and that is my biggest fear. im still young (20) but if the times right i would like the have kids by the time im 25. Glad i am not the only one that has this problem and its alot more commen in women then i thought!

    January 15, 2012 at 1:59 am
    (171) Oh My Goodness! says:

    Each of you have made me so sad… I started this DAMN Birth Control because I’m getting married in July & didn’t know the date of wedding so I started this Shot!!! im so sad… I’ve been on this shot in my teenage years it was nothing like this.. I started this shot in October 2011 & it’s now its January 15, 2012 I’m bleeding….. Oh my gosh!! after each story, I have to get off this Damage & pray I stop bleeding before the wedding date.. I hate this! Men are so lucky!!!!!!! my doctors said by the fourth shot it will stop… Yeah Right! has he read this site….

    January 18, 2012 at 5:36 am
    (172) Maryam says:

    I have regular bleeding after taking second injection. Im so worry please tell me how it can be stopped???????????????

    January 21, 2012 at 2:23 am
    (173) AP says:

    LADIES LADIES LADIES!!!!! Please Please do research before taking any birth control! better yet stay away. After having my daughter in October I got the shot a month later, and my period hasnt stopped since. Ive been having heavy bleeding every single day and night. Theres days i feel dizzy and so weak, from losing blood im pretty sure. I’m so sick and tired of wearing tampons and pads!!! tHE BLEEDING IS SO HEAVY its so gross, i cant even have sex with my hubby. I have my next doctor appointment in two weeks. After reading all these comments I dont think i want to continue taking this stupid shot. i really HOPE this bleeding stops SOON! Now i dont know if i should try taking the pill or just stop taking anything

    January 28, 2012 at 1:04 am
    (174) kk* says:

    I went on the rod for 3 months and was bleeding the hole 3 months! I got it removed and stoped bleeding a week later. I then did THE MOST STUPID THING EVER AND GOT THE DEPO INJECTION! and i started bleeding again! Iv be bleeding for 5 months its only stopped for 6 days! Iv been in pain the hole time and always sick and dizzy! I still have 1 month left of my first injection and i will not be getting the second one!

    i and close to losing my bf, iv lost all my friends, im in pain all the time, sick, dizzy, always up set and crying!

    this DEPO INJECTION DESTROYED MY LIFE!
    i just hope i stop bleeding soon!

    PLZ PLZ GIRLS DONT GET THE DEPO INJECTION! WORST THING EVER!

    January 31, 2012 at 10:13 am
    (175) Corinne says:

    I have been off and on this shot for years and never got spotting or bleeding until the last shot I got which was a week and 4 days ago. I was bleeding lightly right before the shot but my doctor had said once i get the shot the bleeding would stop.Now I got tons of pain in my abdomin area and I use tampons and it hurts to put them in. Of course I am very concerned and am seeing s doctor in a few days. This shot is crazy, if it dont give you one side effect it will give you another and your doctor will have no clue. I hope this is nothing serious! If it is the shot doing this I think this will be the last one. The pain gets bad and bleeding for over a week so far yuck! Doctors only tell you a few side effects so girls usually have to look up stuff on these websites its sad. when i first got this shot something weird happened. I was swollen in my abdomen and in pain. I had intercourse and some big bloody tissue mass came out. I called 911 because i thought either my vagina fell out of me or i miscarried. Can you believe the hospital had no idea what or why it happened. then they lost the mass i brang in and said i need to see a specialist. I went home and looked up everything on depo and found sites like this and found out i was not the only one who this has happened to. yet when i went to my doctor she had never heard of such a thing happening. Good luck girls on this rollercoaster birth control. we all better seriously just start using condems and quit messing with our poor bodies and minds. I hope this helps!

    February 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    (176) BRITTANY says:

    I TOOK MY DEPO SHOT IN OCTOBER MY PERIOD WAS OFF THE WHOLE MONTH OF NOVEMBER THEN DECEMBER IT CAME ON AND IT HAVEN’T WENT OFF SINCE AND ITS NOW FEB.1!!!ITS THE WORST THING EVER BUT THEY SAY IT AFFECTS PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY…

    February 4, 2012 at 1:59 am
    (177) Charlie says:

    I started taking the depo on May ’11. It’s been almost a year, I’ve taken 5 shots. The first 3 were fine. I was period free till the last two weeks prior to my next shot, but it wasn’t a normal period, it was more like light flow or even spotting on good days. My fourth shot however, it was fine, but the final two weeks were terrible, I had extremely heavy bleeding, and migranes with pelvic pains. I talked to my doctor about it, she said because of the migranes, they couldn’t switch me off the depo, so she told me to stick to it and call or come back if it persists. I had my last shot in jan… it’s feb 3rd, and I woke up with blood all over. . . should I be concerned???

    February 5, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    (178) Tiffany says:

    I’ve been on and off this shot since 19. With my other shots I usually spot a couple of months out f the year and the after my 4th shot I never have a cycle at all after that but with this shot that I got in DEC 2011 I started spotting a week after and I have been spotting every since. I’m starting to wonder if I got a bad patch number this time. I’m going to explain what is going on during my next dr visit but if this continues to happen, I’m going to which birth control methods.

    February 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    (179) Kendal says:

    Iv been on the depo since i was 14 and im 18 now. I was liking the depo shot other than the weight gain untiled i decided to get off it. I got off the week of thanksgiving in 2011 and on christmas day i started bleeding and have been ever since. I feel miserable no one understand me and every women is different. I cannot tell u to not get the shot cuz that will b a waist of time to be honest. I just need help and now im having badly servere cramps to the point i feel like my legs are numbing. But enough said no one will probably read this but i just wanted to be heard.

    February 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    (180) Sonia says:

    I got my first depo injection back in December and it was all going fine, at first I thought I wasn’t going to get my period, but a week later than I thought, I came on and have been spotting/bleeding for the past 2 weeks. I’m going to the doctors tomorrow. I’m also always hungry, tired, lack of motivation, sensitive around my stomach area and I now can’t stand anything or my other half touching my breasts as it’s too sensitive.

    February 16, 2012 at 12:15 am
    (181) Gracie says:

    I had my shot in Late november , I did not bleed until my next period was due which was DEC , since DEc i have been Bleeding every day , Spotting , light blood , dark brown blood, none stop , just a bit , sometimes it flew like a normal period, but Honestly its a contraceptive that prevented me from enjoying sex .. I Was constantly bleeding and constantly worried about staining the bed sheets or anything else on my partner. IT was just ridiculous i do not recommend this form of birth control. There is s no good side effect , you lose the sex drive , you bleed too much , and you are HUNGRY a lot , i gained 10 lbs on this shot.

    February 17, 2012 at 6:42 am
    (182) WORRIED says:

    I started using depo in September 2010 everything has been perfect since, no irregular bleeding, no weight gain then all of a sudden about 5 days ago i had intercourse with my partner and started to bleed just a little bit, then it stopped, then the next day a little bit then it stopped and so forth , now today its suddenly started again but alot more heavy, I’ve had cramps and back ache i don’t know what the hell is going on someone PLEASE HELP!!!!!

    February 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    (183) avril says:

    i have started depo and this is the worst thing ever i have been bleeding like forever i will never advise anyone to take this horrible method of birth control ..it disgusting and u cant even have sex what a nightmare bleeding right through everyday of the month

    February 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    (184) brigitte says:

    I started DEPO about 3 months ago. I have been bleeding the whole time! I also put on 10 pounds that went straight into my belly! It has put a strain on my marriage due to “no sex” unless you want a mess! HORRIBLE!!!! Do not take this method!

    February 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    (185) Roni1304 says:

    I have been on this for over a year and half. The nurse said she shouldnt have given me it last time as I am suffering from mood swings. But i’ve been bleeding for over a month whilst on it. The nurse doesnt know why, but think its linked to the injection – considering i was fine for just over a year – whilst on it – it is slightly ridiculous… its ruined my sex life – causing problems in my relationships (due to mood swings) and annoying.
    Wouldnt reccommend it to anyone

    March 14, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    (186) Rikki says:

    I have the same problem. I started my period on January 27th and it seems it will never end, it’s been over 6 weeks. It is horrible and I am constantly tired and emotional. It honestly isn’t worth it. My opinion would be to just stick with the good ole’ fashion condoms.

    March 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    (187) crystal says:

    ive gotten on the depo on feb 1 2012 and for the fisrt 2 months i did not bleed and that was great but now on march 13 i started bleeding and it was heavy i spoke to my doctor and she told me after the 2 shot i wiill not get my period no more ive been on my period for about 1 week and 3 days im kinda confused because i dont knoe if this is normal and its tottally ruin my sex life with my boyfreind im thinking about getting off the shot but im worried if i do how much longer am i going to blleed for i dont like bleed ing even tho its normal i cant stand spending 15 dollars on pads and kotexs so far i like the depo but im a little nervouse because i dont know if this bleeding is ever going to stop my sister in law is on the depo and ever since she had the shots she hasent gotten her period im spotting now but its still interuppting my sex life what can i do to stop the bleed ing i need helpo and i need it know im sure what to do or who turn too i just wont this to stop…

    March 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    (188) Elina says:

    I’ve also tried Depo…

    Apparently all the side effects are: may gain weight, may have irregular spotting at the beginning, may loose the period….

    ….started bleeding January – the most painful period ever – I was faint, cramps, sickness….

    …Haven’t stopped bleeding yet – it’s 22nd march now.

    Got achne (never had it before in my life – I was the one with peachy skin)… Mood swings… Lust-loss just out of the sudden…. F*ed up…. Can’t say my boyfriend’s happy… It’s getting worse… I think we might break up.

    Sad. Today I read this website – and I cried a lot and long… Apparently it can last (the bleeding) for up to 9 months… F*ing brilliant.

    March 24, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    (189) kitti says:

    I started depo almost 9 weeks ago at first my bleeding stopped almost completely, with the occasional spotting then recently the past 2 or 3 weeks has been constant bleeding, but not set all heavy, is that normal?

    March 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    (190) Whit says:

    I got my first shot in Jan 2012, and didn’t have a period in Feb. My period started at the end of March, and I have been bleeding since. I’m thinking about looking for another option. Any suggestions?

    March 30, 2012 at 10:18 am
    (191) Bella says:

    5 years ago I had the Depo done but I had no problems at .. no bleeding no pains no nothing… it was gr8.

    Last few months after being single for 4 years, I found the most amazing man. I felt things were going into the bedroom department and thought I better sort out some contraception. I went to the clinic and they said the Depo would be best for me….. 1 week after having the depo injected… I started to bleed……….I haven’t stop spotting since…….not nice, I am just so glad he is so understanding. I will wait for the 3 months and will go onto something else as this is not healthy for me nor for my private bedroom life.
    If I knew this may of happened I would not of had it done.
    But gr8 form of contraception for the young girls…. your too scared to have sex at all :) I am sure there is some gr8 stories out there, just sorry I couldn’t of been one of them.

    April 2, 2012 at 11:14 am
    (192) Kimberly says:

    Ive been onn depo for 16mths now. and today injust started bleeding again. its been 9mths since i had a period or had any kind of bleeding.

    April 18, 2012 at 7:12 am
    (193) Leigh says:

    I have now had two shots and i’m due my next one next month, but for the last two weeks i’v started bleeding, at first it was a browny colour then into my second week of bleeding it was bright red just like a normal periode pains and everything.. i don’t understand why i am bleeding when i shouldnt be, this is rediciolas!
    Anyway being on this really made me feel worthless..
    i thought i was generally going mad, NO SEX DRIVE, ABNORMALLY TIRED, NEVER WANT TO DO ANYTHING, MOOD SWINGS, VERY SNAPPY FOR NO REASON, AND I WOULD CRY FOR NO REASON, VERY EMOTIONAL WRECK.. i’m not going back for my 3rd shot as i want this poison to leave my body and feel back to my normal self, and to re build my relationship with my boyfriend, as he thinks alot of my actions are his fault. Personally i wouldn’t recomend this to anyone!
    Please don’t do it as you might suffer like the rest of us..There is more bad written about this then Good so be careful on your choice..
    I really can’t wait to feel normal again ad be myself..

    April 28, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    (194) May says:

    i got on Depo Provera in January. The first month was good. No bleeding at all. Then i spotted not even for 24 hours. I thought this was implantation bleeding. But no. A week after spotting, i started spotting heavier, and have been spotting ever since. Its almost May. I told my doctor i wanted to switch to the pill, but she preferred not to because i could get pregnant more easy. She told me to take ibuprofen for two weeks straight to make the bleeding stop since ibuprofen is a blood thinner. Im STILL bleeding. And it got heavier. NOT WORTH IT.

    April 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    (195) Laura says:

    I had my first shot of the depo injection in August 2011…..to this day I am still bleeding as I have everyday…as if I’m on a period. I was given norethisterone (think throw its spelt)…..about 2 weeks ago….worked for 2 weeks now the bleeding is even worse having to change my protection from leaking blood every hour……when will this nightmare end…li got told it just happens to some people……why there’ll give it out to people…this is ruining my life!!!!

    April 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    (196) Anonymous says:

    i’ve been on this injection since january whilst on my period..i was on my period for a week then i came off..then a week later a came back on and im still on 2 months later..i told my gp and she said after my second injection the bleeding should stop but it hasnt..i dont know if this is normal..this is seriously ruining my life..worst kind of contraception to use..

    May 4, 2012 at 1:32 am
    (197) Jenn says:

    I think women just react differently, depending on their body’s hormone levels.

    My daughter was on depot for 8 years and after a bit of spotting for a couple of weeks, never bled again. She is now using the nova ring which she likes better because it is a single(although somewhat PAINFUL) insertion, then no cares for 5 more years!!!

    May 6, 2012 at 5:48 am
    (198) carol says:

    i have been on the depo for about 9 months and first two a had i was bleeding for weeks at the time sometimes but it was light this one im due it again shortly and i been bleeding now for nearly four weeks it started off light but now it really heavy and im in pain with belly pains with it i think i wont be geting my next one as i not happy on this im fed up of having to wear pads all time i was worried it wasnt normal to bleed so heavy on this but after reading some comment i can see im not the only one who has had the same problem wouldnt get this again pill is so much better

    May 11, 2012 at 11:01 am
    (199) Sue says:

    I have been on depo for less than two months but it has become a living hell for me…..i thought everything was ok coz i would enjoy sex with my man like two weeks making love daily who never wanted to use protection. but later i started bleeding for like 1 week. i went to the nurse who did the injection and recommended some tablets for me which made me have hallucinations though i stopped bleeding by later after having sex the bleeding started. i feel uncomfortable,the bad smell, i don have sex anymore i have been cheating my boyfriend that am taking some emergency pills which are messing me coz i don want him to know that am on contraceptive. i have faith that this is going to stop all continue praying but am not going back to it again.

    May 18, 2012 at 2:09 am
    (200) lexy says:

    i have taken depo provera and i kind of liked it but hated it at the same time it caused spotting for about 1 month non stop so i went to the doctor and she recommended me motrim 200mg every 8 hours it workd for me ..

    May 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    (201) Haley says:

    I got my first depo shot when I was 16. I bled every single day for three months. My mom convinced me to get the shot again, saying it might stop if i just get one more shot. I bled for an entire year.. Every single day for a year. I became seriously anemic and sometimes almost passed out when I stood up. The depo shot gave me serious acne which I still have and I’m 19. I wasn’t able to have sex because I was on my period every single day. I guess it did prevent pregnancy but that’s only because I wasn’t having sex. :( Today I just saw a commercial for depo saying that if you have taken depo for more than a year it doubles your chance of getting breast cancer. I would never take that again and will never ever take birth control again because of it. The new doctor I have now says that the one thing that is most likely to dry up my acne is birth control. I might have to live with it forever :( .

    June 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    (202) Syreeta says:

    I got my first depo shot in may of last year and i am still bleeding..theres has been no spotting at all..im concerned because i dont think that is normal to bleeding everyday for a whole year!!!!

    June 6, 2012 at 9:46 am
    (203) Charlotte says:

    I started bleeding irregularly with Cerazette so stopped taking it and started getting Depo injections. My first one was in spring 2011 and I am still on it. The reason I switched contraceptives was to stop the bleeding, but it is still occurring, although not as heavy as it has been previously. I was sent for an ultrasound scan to investigate why I bleed but everything was apparently normal. I am now waiting to see a ‘Special Interests’ doctor but am not holding out much hope! It seems like doctors/nurses don’t care about what is happening, I have been told to take Cerazette as well as being on Depo which is said to stop the bleeding, so I took one today and am going to see if it works. I don’t think it’s fair that I must have two forms of contraception just to stop the bleeding, especially when other women are period-free on one contraceptive. As well as causing irregular bleeding, Cerazette gave me awful mood swings so I am hoping these do not return. I think after the three months of my Depo are up I am going to come off that and Cerazette altogether and see if the bleeding occurs when I’m not using a pill or an injection. Although it’s horrible and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, I am grateful that other women know exactly where I’m coming from and share the same problem.

    June 15, 2012 at 3:44 am
    (204) ruthh says:

    i have been on the depo shot a week and just started spotting yesterday, i know that it is a good contraceptive because you cant have sex because my boyfriend wont come near me. Im hoping it’ll stop soon, but other than that its okay. I’ll up date soon :D

    June 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    (205) kat says:

    Depo increases appetite it doesn’t make you gain weight .so ladies be aware if you are eating more.

    June 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    (206) FABY says:

    I HAVE BEEN USING DEPO-VERA FOR 4 YEARS AND HAD NO PERIOD WHATSOEVER DURING THAT TIME..RECENTLY I DIDNT USE IT FOR 2 MONTHS WHEN I WENT BACK TO GET IT WHILE ON MY PERIOD..I HAVE BEEN SPOTTING EVER SINCE….AND IM STARTING TO HATE IT…BUT OTHER THEN THAT THE OTHER 4 YEARS WERE GREAT NO PERIOD TO WORRY ABOUT!!

    June 21, 2012 at 4:19 am
    (207) vikki says:

    i been on it for 6 year and i never had anythink bad to say about it but now i been bleeding red and brown for 4 week now i jue my next jab friday so i hope it will stop that why i went on it coz my bleeding was bad and thay stop alltogerth but just this one not work

    July 4, 2012 at 10:44 am
    (208) Chris says:

    I have been using the depo shot for four years now, I can not take the pills I broke out in tuns of sores in my mouth…

    First yr I was on it I bled almost all the time… from then on just had spotting every few months …

    but they got a new person now and I don’t think she knows how to give the depo right because ever since she started giving me the shots been bleeding a little more and this last time she gave it 2 me been spotting on and off since… So think it depends on who give it to u because if they mess up ur messed up!

    July 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    (209) Angela says:

    Got my first shot in December 2011 b/c I had been having a period for three months. I thought maybe I was pre-menopausal, but the doctor told me I was not and that depo was pretty good and would stop the bleeding. I took the shot and was in heaven. . . until mid January 2012 when I started spotting. Doctor convinced me to get a second shot, saying it would get better. That was in March 2012-been bleeding from light to heavy since then, and clotting heavily. Cannot take iron tablets as they give me severe headaches and make me depressed. I eat foods with a good amount of iron, but I am still being checked for anemia. My daughter is an adult, so I don’t want anymore children, but I also don’t want to say that I have been spotting/bleeding since Jan 2012. It’s friggin July 2012! I can’t get a hysterectomy b/c I cannot afford to take EIGHT WEEKS off of work, what are my options? This shot is the devil, and I scream it from the raftors to every woman I see! For some it may work, but for the majority, it is a nightmare that never ends.

    July 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    (210) Amber says:

    I’ve known women to use the shot and have the expected results. I began the shot October 2011 and have had my period almost daily since mid December 2011. I’m horribly disappointed in Depo. My periods went from heavy for a few days a month to a daily painful messy experience. My doc said it should improve the longer I’m on it but I can’t take anymore ruined clothing and constant almost debilitating cramping. I didn’t take the scheduled shot for June 2012 and I can only hope this mess will exit my system quickly. Think long and hard before taking the chance on Depo. As I opened with, I knew several women that use it trouble free but sadly I didn’t fall in that category.

    July 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    (211) Christina says:

    I went on the depo end of last year under the understanding that it will stop my bleeding but first three months i experienced continuous spotting which was not what i wanted.Next three months bliss occasional one day spotting. This three months lot that is due to end in August…. well since three days after my birthday in june continuous spotting and its getting heavier and i have gained 20 kg so im not having it again. Ive experienced a 20kg weight gain sick of bleeding as not very nice for the sex life either so not an option i would use again once its worn off im going to opt for hysterectomy as want a quality of life without bleeding.

    July 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    (212) angela says:

    I wish i had found this site before getting this terrible injection. I had my first injection 19 weeks ago today in the hope that it would ease my horrific periods but instead i have been bleeding every day since. I didnt go back for my second injection 7 weeks ago but this hasnt helped. I have an appointment with my doctor in the morning as i am struggling to function due to being so tired all the time.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    (213) Trish says:

    I had the depo shot for 4 years from the age of 46 to 50…it was brilliant…no periods whatsover. Then i decided to come off it to see if I was going into menopause. 18 months after I stopped the depo I got a period so I went back on the depo had my first shot and 2 months into it I am having a period. After reading all the stuff above and despite have 4 great years on it I have decided not to have the second needle and just see what my body will do. Its tough being a woman

    July 26, 2012 at 10:53 am
    (214) megan says:

    ive been on the shot pretty much sense after i gave birth in 2010 to my daughter… havnt had any problems with it till now.. now im spotting.. and it kinda hurts.. i mean i just started having sex again.. maybe that has something to do with it? i just got my last shot july 6 2012.. i dont think ill be getting anymore.. and yes it is true that it makes you gain weight.. i still havnt lost my baby fat. and im actually excited to get off the damn depo so i can start loosing weight easier. tho it freaked me out this morning when i relized i was spotting…maybe ive been on it for too long.. not sure

    July 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm
    (215) Cindi appling says:

    Ive been on depo since I was 14 unless I wanted to get prego well I got my shot in april and now due for another my spotting is off and on and its not light colored its dark but thru the years ive had I have never but now I am this is not normal for me so idk what to do

    July 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    (216) Clara Madrid says:

    I got the shot in early March and I have been menstruating after I got my period two weeks later. Its been 4 months. I suggest to everyone NEVER use this contraceptive. Not for a million dollars.. what a nightmare………….

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    August 17, 2012 at 3:24 am
    (218) Shelby says:

    I, love depo! Reading all the bad stuff people have gone through is crazy! For me its been amazing, yeahh, I have wacky periods but their always light and don’t affect any part of my life. If anyone is thinking of getting it, don’t rely on these comments as no two people will have the same experience. I’ve been on it for 8 months now, I read horrible comments and some wonderful ones, I decided to get it anyways because I don’t like taking pills nor feel like doing that crap every day same time! Its easy and quick and gives you three months on bc. They tell you allllll the side affects and even re ask if you still are interested. They tell you the bleeding is irregular for some and most people. I’m glad I didn’t let the comments get to me and I went and got it because it really has been the best. Good luck if you decide to get it hopefully your experience can be similar to mine!

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    August 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    (220) shane says:

    I’ve been on the depo for almost two years, I have never bled spotted, nothing. I’ve loved it, however today, out of no where, I just started bleeding? Haven’t had sex in about a week so thats out, any ideas?

    August 29, 2012 at 12:42 am
    (221) Katherine says:

    I had my daughter in January 2012 and I was bleeding for ages, then stopped for about three weeks, then started the mini pill which made me spot/bleed on and off for ages. Then I started Depo and I’m onto my 2nd injection and the spotting is still going. So I’m not sure if its related to my body getting back into it’s routine from having my daughter in January or it’s the depo. I’ve basically bled/spotted for about 6 months on and off. The best was when I was coming up to the next injection of depo and I had three weeks of no bleeding. I’m seriously considering going back to the pill because I’m absolutely sick of the spontaneous bleeding or spotting. And wearing a liner / pad constantly is driving me nuts. Plus I feel extremely lethargic constantly spotting / bleeding.

    September 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    (222) PORCIA says:

    I’VE HAVE MY FIRST DEPO SHOT BACK IN
    AUG. THING WAS GOOD PUT LIKE A FEW DAYS
    AGO I START BACK BLEEDING HEAVY(NO SPOTTING)
    JUST BLEED HEAVY LIKE A NORMAL PERIOD.
    I DONT KNOW WHAT GOING ON.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:24 am
    (223) Ashley says:

    I got my first depo shot in June 2012 during my period which stopped right away. I have had no bleeding since until now. I should have gotten another shot 2 weeks ago but wasn’t able to make it to the doctor since it’s in another town. Last night I started spotting bright red. Any clue on what’s going on? I have been on the shot previously and it took me over a year after I stopped to get pregnant (that’s why I figured it wasn’t a big deal if I was a couple of weeks late on getting my shot this go round) Any input would be great! Thanks!

    September 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    (224) Michelle says:

    I’m SO glad I’m not the only one going through this!
    I took the shot May 7…and around June 14 I started bleeding. It’s now September 18 and I’m STILL bleeding with no signs of stopping, It seems like 98% of women on here have bad experiences with Depo.

    DO NOT TAKE DEPO PROVERA.

    It only works with a small percentage of people. I feel bad for my boyfriend because we never have sex because of the bleeding. I never feel sexy, and I’ve gained about 7 pounds. I have also felt depressed. This shot sucks. Getting back on the pill ASAP

    September 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    (225) emily says:

    I got my second depo shot in august 2012.I feel soo bad for everyone bleeding constantly it sound horrible. Luckily I haven’t had many side effects some mild spotting here abs there ,mainly when I wipe myself. It only lasts a few days n my period stopped immediately. I love the depo shot. It may not be for everyone but itsfr me. I feel bad all these horror stories will scare people away . I would recommend it to all friends!!!!

    September 26, 2012 at 3:53 am
    (226) \Kitrina says:

    FOR THOSE WHO ARE BLEEDING A LOT/FOR A LONG TIME

    i had this exact issue….but its simple to fix ladies don’t give up hope! some girls just simply need the shot earlier than initially recommended due to apparently a strong uterus(i did not know this b4 talking to my doctor)…i went to my doctor and told him about my early bleeding problem (i was having my period for 3 to 4 weeks b4 my next due shot)…and he said i will have to come in 2 to 3 weeks earlier for my shot…he said eventually my period will fall into the original depo ‘time’ within the next 2 to 3 shots ANNNNNNND it worked!! so keep the faith and remember to consult your doctor before trusting anyone on the internet!

    September 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    (227) Katie says:

    I received my first shot at my two week follow-up after a medical abortion. This first shot happend on June 25, 2012. I was bleeding for the two weeks prior to the follow-up and have bled every single day since. It is now September 26, 2012 – so that’s three months of continuous bleeding. For the most part it’s light and I maybe use one or two pads or tampons a day, but on occasion I’ll have a heavy flow with large clots. At first I thought this was a very bad reaction to the medical abortion, but now I see that so many people have this same issue that I’m starting to believe it’s the Depo. I received my 2nd shot on the 6th of this month and my doctor said it’s good I got it early because it should help slow down the bleeding. She told me to stick it out because by the end of 6 months the bleeding should be mostly gone. I’ve noticed it has been light the past week or so, but I have never gone a day without some bleeding since the first shot. The only side effects I’ve noticed are about 5-8 lb weight gain and I’m a bit more tired than usual. Even still, it is really draining physicially and emotionally to go for such an extended period of time bleeding and never knowing when it will stop. It’s especially hard for me because I’ve always had super regulated and short periods that I could almost schedule to the time of day that it would start and stop. So now I’m just lost and am going to hang in there in hopes that this will stop eventually. But I just wanted to give my story in case anyone else out there has had their Depo shot after a medical abortion and was worried that there was something wrong. I should note that I’ve been tested and all pregnancy hormones and tissue are out of my system, so this problem is definitely Depo related.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    (228) Amber says:

    I got this shot in January and ive been bleeding since then and its the end of Sept now i dont no what to do but its really starting to get frustrating! Help me decide what to do please.

    October 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    (229) Alyson says:

    I got my first depo shot in Feburary of 2011. I bled all the way from February to this January (2012), almost a year! It was very frustrating, but I stayed steady and stayed on the shot. It is now October and I hadn’t bled, spotted etc. since January. Tonight I went to the bathroom and noticed that I was bleeding. That is why I found this web site cause I was just curious as to why I bled for 10 months, did not bleed for 10 months, then all of a sudden started bleeding. I am glad to know though that I am not the only one with this problem. I have also noticed that I am not as strong as I was before I was on the shot. Now I cannot lift things I used to be able to, and I get bruises easy and when someone hits me in a playful manner it hurts bad. I read that the depo affects your bone density. I was just wondering if anybody else had that same problem..?

    October 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    (230) lucy says:

    I have been on depo for 3 years and ONLY JUST started spotting, the nurse/doc asked if i had any bleeding in the past and said its completely normal if i have dont worry :)

    October 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    (231) Carole Scott says:

    I had a shot in August in order to have surgery but I changed my mind about the surgery with the constant bleeding the first month. Here it is 2 months later, heavy bleeding with only maybe a day in between that is light but never stops. Sometimes I am caught off guard and should have a super tampon just in case because I bleed so much. How can this be normal? I am dizzy and always cramping. Supposely I have 1 more month of this, then it wears off. Never again, I would NEVER recommend to anyone. My husband does not understand this nonsense and neither do I!

    November 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    (232) Ashley says:

    I know its common in the first 3 months but im gettin ready to get my thrid shot on tuesday november 13,2012 but have been bleeding since the 1st is that normal or should i talk to my dr again it started out as spoting where i didnt have to wear a pad or liner then came having to wear the liner now im an wearing pads n have been bleeding like this since the sixth is it normal

    November 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    (233) Michelle says:

    I got my first shot in Sept. 2012 ive been bleeding non stop since. its going on 3 months. My fiance & i are constantly fighting due to my lack of sex drive. We used to be very sexual so the change is hurting our relationship. ive also become very tired & moody. i wish i would of done better research i am miserable. i am not who i was. not to mention always being hungry creating weight gain. i am not getting this shot ever Again. worst choice ever!!! F*** YOU DEPO PLEASE DONT GET THIS SHOT FROM HELL

    November 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    (234) Lanie says:

    I’ve been on it for 2 1/2 years, haven’t missed a shot date in about 2 years. After like a year, it didn’t bleed all the time. It seemed that every time I was all horny and about to have sex, it would bleed and that really embarrassed me. But my mom made me take it. I gained weight too. :/
    But it’s been almost 3 years and like once a year do I bleed. But the last few days my body’s been acting like it has a period!!!!!!!!!

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    December 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    (236) Qiana says:

    I guess it depends on the woman. A year and a half ago my OBGYN prescribed me Seasonique (a contraceptive pill where you get your cycle four times a year… I was having irregular cycles). Well the first four months I bled non stop, heavily. Then every time I got my period it lasted two weeks and was the worse pain ever. I decided to switch doctors after my OBGYN had no solutions and suggested I should keep taking the pills. Well come to find out, my new doctor says I wasn’t supposed to be taking that medication because I have migraines. A contraceptive that contains estrogen can give you a stroke if you get migraines with auras. She said I was lucky that I didn’t have one after being on it for a year and a half.

    She gave me the Depo shot and I must say, fortunately I haven’t had any bad side effects. I get my third shot in a month, I’ve had slight spotting this week for the first time but other than that it’s been fine. The best thing for me is I don’t suffer from PMS anymore, which was something that debilitated me in the past. If anyone out there is bleeding after 4 months please stop taking the medication, whether it be the depo or any other pill. It either means the pill is too strong or too weak, either way there’s some type of complication. My main concern with the Depo was the weight gain so I did some research on how the medication causes it. It’s actually not the shot! The shot increases hunger which causes more eating, just watch what you eat and you should be okay.

    To all the females who are having issues with their birth control, I know what you’re going through. If you feel something is off listen to your body because doctors don’t always have the right intentions (my doctor prescribed me something that could have killed me and knew about the condition).

    I just hope when I stop taking the depo, it doesn’t interfere with me having children. I wish there was another way to regulate cycles besides birth control.

    December 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    (237) T says:

    Ive been on depo for a year and ive bled from the very first day. EVERYDAY. not one day i havent bled. Im fed up n its ruining my life!!!!!!

    December 16, 2012 at 11:24 am
    (238) Elaine says:

    Do not use this drug if you ever want to have a baby. it can cause you to become infertile.It causes major bone loss. Please read up on it. This drug should not be on the market.

    December 26, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    (239) antonette says:

    i had my first depo provera shot 2 months ago and i have been bleeding ever since.. it is really frustrating. i am weak, my blood pressure is too low and i cant go to work.. LADIES PLEASE TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THIS SHOT..

    December 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    (240) Lesha Scott says:

    This Shot has had me bleeding since ive gotten it 2 months ago. Non stop! im starting to get worried and im going to check with my gyn, but he assured me it would only spot, Bt i am actually bleeding. Its driving my husband bonkers!!!!!!

    December 30, 2012 at 12:00 am
    (241) Steffini says:

    I started Depo August of this year, last shot was November. I haven’t had any kind of period since early September, now all of a sudden I haven’t stopped bleeding for two weeks. Sometimes it doesn’t even look like blood, it’s black and disgusting. Totally not what I wanted, I would have preferred the weight gain!

    January 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    (242) desiree says:

    my depo shots are weird, one shot ill be completely blood free, then the next shot will make me spot everyday for the whole 3 months, sometimes i wont bleed until my body tells me its time for my next shot which is a good reminder, and the depo doesnt make you gain weight. it makes you increase your appetite. so if you dont have a healthy diet, and you eat more often..then you are gonna gain weight

    February 5, 2013 at 10:15 am
    (243) Kelly says:

    I feel for all of you. I had been on the depo shot for a month with no problems. One day during sex I had bled ALOT and thought I had started my period. Its been almost 3 weeks now of constant bright red bleeding, much like a period. Its just getting to the point where its completely depressing, not even wanting to have sex with my boyfriend because of the bleeding. This has ruined our sex life and I canfeel a distance between us because of it. I feel like this shot is ruining my life!

    February 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm
    (244) Marissa says:

    I got the Depo Shot in September 2012. I didn’t start bleeding till the shot wore off. After it wore off i still spotted this redish/brownish color. Its Feb 2013 and i’m still spotting!! its been two months!Not to mention Im always tired, sleepy, and hungry! Me and husband had a wonderful sex life, now i barely want sex because of my spotting! This shot is extremely horrible!! I don’t recommend this shot to any women!

    February 7, 2013 at 2:52 am
    (245) Tuesday says:

    i have gotten the deop shots for quite awhile when we moved to Germany (Army) my body i guess was not having it and i bled for a month straight well i got on tri nessa a pill and periods were regular i was not consistent with it so i just stopped. we went to the states for 6 months and i decided to give it a try once more so in August of 2012 i went and got it again i was suppose to go back in November of 2012 but didn’t, well i’m now off of it and I’ve been bleeding EVERYDAY since!
    its really annoying and i really hate having to go to the store to buy pads and tampons! i would NEVER recommend someone to get on this! it takes forever to get out of your system and it ruins your sex life!

    February 14, 2013 at 9:16 am
    (246) Karissa says:

    I had my first shot in October, so far my periods have just been a lite spotting. And lasting no longer than a week. I guess everyone’s body handles it differently. But I’m not complaining! I think the shot is a better way to go.

    February 20, 2013 at 12:43 am
    (247) Hayley says:

    LADIES WHO HAVE CONTINUOUS BLEEDING

    Birth control was recommended to me for weight gain but the pill and the patch made me vomit for hours to days.
    The depo was recommended to me by my brilliant doctor, I had heard these horror stories and specifically asked she told me it was rare. I had my first shot Aug 2012 and felt dizzy and emotionally distraught. I didn’t have my period for about 5 weeks and then had bleeding non stop.
    I was encouraged to get another shot in Oct so my body would “get used to it” and it’s now Feb and I have been bleeding ever since. (7 months)
    Not to mention my mood swings and depression.
    WORST CHOICE EVER. I’m praying it will stop.

    February 20, 2013 at 3:13 am
    (248) Amy says:

    I started using depo 5 months ago and have bled every single day since, brown most days and bright red after sex.. This injection is ruining my life, I have two amazing young children but I feel tired all the time because of the bleeding :( I’m
    Not having my next injection but I’ve heard it can take 18 months to get out ur system… Great :( don’t recommend this horrible drug!!!

    February 20, 2013 at 8:10 am
    (249) michelle says:

    The Doctors dont know and tell you much about depo- they suggested it to me about 11 yrs ago and I had regular non stop injections for al these years I was due for a shot in november 2011 and decided to stop it- Im 46 yrs old andthought its safe to do so, Doc told me you will get your period back in six months- it took seven months and now its 15 months later and I have had the most heaviest bleeding EVER in my life – 3 weeks straight then it stops then two weeks on again -=soaking a pad every hour- Doc says this is completely normal- when you stop Depo your body has to adjust I think up to 18 months after last short is the time it can take You will bleed a lot until your body regulates it have used around 60 pads in last 10 days.It is not recommended to stay on it for more than 2 yrs,Doc tol me nothing

    March 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    (250) New.york says:

    I started the shot Feb 4 and everything was alright the 3 weeks later I started spotting then it stopped now I’m spotting again it will stop for a day then start the next help me please

    March 3, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    (251) desiree' says:

    i have been on depo for 6months and have been bleeding 5 of them this is so uncomfortable and when it slacks up and i think its gone, my and my boyfriend tries to have sex is hurts then some minutes later i start back bleeding

    March 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    (252) Chrystal says:

    im on my 3rd depo shot and despite the fact of having a non-existent sex drive, im having no periods. just the odd ( the 4th time ) bleeding spurts and it gets me worried cuz i have numerous health problems as is. ive had uti’s and have a cyst on my left ovary so any ” out of the ordinary ” things about my body i tend to worry. if anyone has any help they can give me ( dont say ” ask ur dr. ” cuz i tried that and he said it was normal ) im also under alot of stress so dunno if that also could be whats triggering the on and off bleeding.

    March 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm
    (253) kaytie says:

    I am on the shot! And love it, I spot 3 day out of a month! And work out and eat healthy so it don’t make you gain!

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    March 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    (255) Lareina says:

    I received one shot of Depo in April 2012. I did not receive another one because I used to be extremely regular but with Depo, I was not as regular. I stopped taking Depo and my period did not return for at least six months. Ever since then it has lasted 2-3 weeks from light to heavy spotting each time. My periods are completely disgusting from black to red to brown. I am super fed up with the fact that my body is not back to normal. I can’t believe that the side effects of stopping the shot are not prominently told to the client. I will never recommend this product to any woman because of the side effects. It’s not worth the hassle. There has to be something better than this shot.

    March 19, 2013 at 1:05 am
    (256) kayla says:

    I’ve been on the shot for 4 years now. I’ve never been late or missed a shot. Not until recently I’ve been bleeding I’m not due for my shot yet so I know I’m not late. My boyfriend ad I have been having unprotected sex. So is it normal to have thus hppen or is something wrong.

    March 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    (257) Lisa P says:

    Awful, awful, awful.

    Had 1 shot back in August 2012, felt horrid for 8 weeks, started spotting continually on week 4, didn’t go back for the second shot, due to the side effects and only today have I stopped spotting. (05/21/2013)

    Horrendus. I wold not recommend this form of contraception, you won’t get sex anyway or oral the entire time your on it.

    Going back to the good old fashioned pill.

    March 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    (258) Sweetz says:

    I LOVE THE SHOT! It effects everyone differently and I am sorry you all feel this way about it. And that you have to deal with the bad side effects. I’ve been on the shot for 4 months and have not had a period since!!! THANKS DEPO

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    April 17, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    (260) Shaquana says:

    Omg ladies..i never knew this would happen to me! Bleeding for 2 months straight is really bothering me..I’m not going back for the second shot because this crap is very complicated!! It was fine the first month which was in Feb. now it is almost May and I’ve been bleeding since March! How crazy i do not recommend the shot to anyone who don’t know how it will effect their body! Hope everyone read about this shot before they take it!!

    April 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    (261) Mary says:

    Women please don’t let the bleeding ruin your sex lives, if anything just try sex while bleeding anyway it wouldn’t hurt especially if your Man loves you he won’t mind so you shouldn’t either.

    May 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    (262) Luckygirl21 says:

    In order to start the shot you are supposed to be bleeding, I bleed a little the morning of the shot thinking it was my period. It wasnt. Two weeks later I had my period and it lasted heavily for a week. Ever since I’ve been bleeding everyday just not quite a period but not quite spotting. It sucks. Sex sucks and can’t orgasm no matter what we try. Someone please tell me it will get better I can’t even talk to my mom about it because she still thinks I’m a virgin. HELP ME!!!

    May 15, 2013 at 5:47 am
    (263) Carli-Marie says:

    Hi All,
    I have been on the contraceptive injection for over a year n a half now, i had some issues to start off with would start bleeding when in stressful situations but now all cleared up and haven’t had a bleed for months. Totally recommend this contraceptive, since i have got a few of my friends on it and all have great recommendations for it too. Makes life so much easier, no remembering to take a pill everyday and no bleed breaks just 12 weeks of being covered then go back to your doctor or clinic n start the 12 weeks again, couldnt be easier.
    For the people who are thinking i dont like needles neither do i, you dont feel it at all. Maybe really skinny girls would but im a size 10 and dont feel a thing.
    Totally recommend it!!!! x

    May 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    (264) cecilia says:

    I was on depo for a little over a year never spotted or bleed any, then after quitting the depo I received a period that lasted 2 weeks I am now on depo again and I am having crazy amounts of spotting.

    May 21, 2013 at 12:11 am
    (265) Zalena says:

    I HAVE BEEN ON DEPO BEFORE YEARS AGO, AND I’M BACK ON IT NOW ITS BEEN LIKE 6-7 MONTHS SO FAR AND I RECENTLY STARTED BLEEDING/SPOTTING LAST MONTH AND IT LASTS FOR LIKE 2-3 WEEKS, BUT IN MY PRIOR YEARS OF RECEIVING DEPO I WOULD ONLY SPOT WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR MY NEXT INJECTION WELL I RECEIVED ONE TODAY AND I SAW VERY LIGHT PINK WHEN I WIPED, IS THIS A NORMAL SIDE AFFECT TO THE DEPO?

    May 21, 2013 at 8:53 am
    (266) Makyelah says:

    i am having the same problem. i have been on the depo for about a year now and ever since i first got it bleedin hasnt stoped.

    May 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm
    (267) Amanda says:

    I received 2 shots and due to take my next one in a week, after the first shot I spotted once but my skin has completely change. I used to have a few pimples before I started my period, now I have a lot of pimples and also had one on my back(never ever happen before). Then I received my second shot and round two weeks after I spotted twice then I started “spot” but really heavy. Now I have had my period for almost 2 months. I will definitely not be receiving my 3rd shot. I don’t think it’s work skin problems and 2 months of a period.

    May 31, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    (268) Sonja says:

    I started on depo in late august after I unexplainably lost my second child in the first trimester. I was advised to go onto depo until I was ready to try again and get some research done as-to my previous miscarriages. I’m about to go for my 9month shot here in june, and I’m still bleeding irregularly almost bi-weekly. Once a month I get a heavy bleeding that only lasts for 3-4 days, assuming this is my period.. Through out the rest I’ve been getting constant spotting, occasional heavy bleeding but no clotting like when I used to get my regular period. I have notified my Doctor’s office of this, the first time they advised me to take aspirin for a few weeks, the second time I phoned when I first started experiencing abdominal pains they said my doctor would call me back for an over the phone consult, That was nearly 4 months ago and I’m still waiting for his phone call. I’m still experiencing abdominal pains, bleeding and now daily nausia has added itself into the mix. I’m wondering if I should skip going to my doctors and go to the hospital for an ultra-sound..

    June 1, 2013 at 5:22 am
    (269) LadyAfriqa says:

    Ive had a history of really bad ovarian cysts and last month I was in hospital because they ruptured after sex. Got my periods twice in May and on Thursday the 30th of May, the Dr decided to put me on depo. Its only Saturday but already I want this thing out of my system. Im dizzy, sluggish and my periods have not stopped even though they should’ve stopped if I had not been on depo. I just want to suck it out my system! What to do????????

    June 2, 2013 at 6:36 am
    (270) Claire says:

    For those girls who are experiencing bleeding after sex, get checked to see if you have inflamation of the cervix. I read somewhere that depo can cause this. I experienced spotting the whole time that I was on depo and for a year afterwards and only found out recently after being examined that I have inflamation of the cervix. I have to have day surgery to get this fixed.

    June 19, 2013 at 8:46 am
    (271) jessica says:

    Ive been on depo for 6 mos now im due for my 3 rd shot in a few days i had breakthrew bleeding the first time and now im spotting i love the shot ive lost weight as soon as i got the first shot its stopped the really bad cramps and all the pms i changed from the merina and can tell a HUGE differance im extremely happy with it

    June 27, 2013 at 2:31 am
    (272) Felicia says:

    I feel all of your pain!! I got my first shot in Feburary and the 1st month was ok, no bleeding or anything, then the next one ruined my life! I’ve been bleeding for almost 3 months! I’m so sick all the time bc of how much blood I’ve lost. I feel so gross all the time no matter how many showers I take! I wouldn’t suggest the depo shot to my worst enemy! I don’t know how much longer I can take this! I hate this stupid shot! I’m tired of bleeding, and now i know why you can’t get pregnant on this shot because you’re always bleeding, not that anyone would wanna have sex with someone who is bleeding like something crazy!! Bottom line.. DO NOT TAKE THE DEPO SHOT!!!

    July 3, 2013 at 3:35 am
    (273) Julie says:

    Do not take depo! I had my baby march 4th been bleeding ever since!my dr said it was a good idea because I was getting Essure procedure done.he said it would help thin the lining of uterus.but omgggg! Make this period go away! I got fixed so I wouldn’t have to worry about birth control anymore, but 4 months later here I am miserable.

    July 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    (274) jessica says:

    I started using depo in the beginning of this year.
    the first shot I bled alot, the doctor said it was normal.
    Once I took the second shot, i didnt bleed for anything.
    But my hormones were crazy, i had these crazy mood swings,
    and my bf made me get off it.
    Once me and my bf had sex, I bled, i havent been on the depo shot for about 2 months now, but ever since I had sex with my bf after being done with my last depo shot, I cant stop bleeding.
    Ive been on my period for 2 months straight,
    and it’s disgusting, I dont recommend for anyone to get the shot.
    it’s horrible having your period every single day,
    and the worst part is, you dont know when it’s going to stop.

    July 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    (275) Wendy says:

    My Daughter is 14 years old and The docters said for her to get on depo cuz the birth control pills weren’t helping with her cysts or her constint pain with her periods so we tryd it for the first 2 shots that she got she did great no periods no weight gain no cyst’s, She is suppose to get her 3rd shot at the end of july but she started bleeding a week ago and has not stopped since and all issues before are back and i have called her docter but no call back But after reading all these messages I am not going to have her get that 3rd shot!!!!

    July 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm
    (276) Denise says:

    I’ve been on Depo for 5 months now. When i first got the shot my cycle stayed on for 2 wrks. After my second shot i have been spotting ever since. I don’t kno what to do but change my birth control method when i go back

    July 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    (277) Jennifer says:

    I have been on the depo shot for 14 years!!! It works great, but just not for everyone. No periods and my dr. says I can stay on it until I hit menopause!

    July 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm
    (278) caitlin says:

    Hi! I originally took the with some speculation. My boyfriend highly discouraged it, but I was so concerned with not wanting become pregnant that I went ahead and did it, despite his disproval.

    I took my first depo shot in December. After a week of the injection I started spotting, so heavy it is close to a period around the 2 or 3rd day of a menstruation cycle. My due date for the 2nd shot of birth control was April 25th. I did not go back for the second shot as I have decided I do not want to put any more hormones into my body.
    I have been bleeding/heavy spotting for the last 8 months and I am the least exited about this and wonder some days if it will ever stop and I will return back to my normal cycle. When I ask for help- no one seems to have a direct answer.

    I would sincerely discourage anyone from taking the depo shot. Do not mess around with it. It is a 50/50 chance that it will leave you miserable or it might work. However that’s still 50% that it will leave you with horrible side effects such as bleeding every day for the rest of your life.

    August 9, 2013 at 7:01 am
    (279) R says:

    I’ve been on the injection for about a year now and it’s been one of the best decisions! I’ve lost weight whilst being on it and although I bled for a month straight after my next injection I was fine again. Since then I haven’t bled and have only spotted a couple of times. However last night I started bleeding as if I was a couple of days into my period..

    August 9, 2013 at 9:08 am
    (280) joanne says:

    I had a stroke almost 3 years ago I started the depo injections in Marche
    this year , because of the stroke it is very frustrating and upsetting trying to deal with a period with only 1 working hand . Is it normal to spot/bleed. 5 weeks before next injection is due ?

    August 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm
    (281) lashawn says:

    I started the depo for the 1st time and like all of you i’ve been bleeding ever sense i know this is a side effect and i shouldn’t be worried but am wondering if i can have sex like normal? or if i should stop having sex because it can effect me more? the 1st time i had sex the condom broke so i tried it with out a condom can this effect my parten? Can someone please help me and give me some answers.

    September 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm
    (282) Alexandra says:

    I have been on the Depo shot since February of this year I got on it because it is supposed to help ease the pain of Endometriosis which i was diagnosed with in Feb. when I underwent a Laparoscopy/ histoscopy they prescribed me some oral bc pills as well but I had to double the dose each day and I bled from the beginning of Feb – July then after the oral pills I stopped bleeding well now I have started bleeding again but its sporadic and gets more and more each time. I am concerned and wondering what to do. Advice is welcomed.

    September 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    (283) Catriona says:

    I got a depo injection 4months ago.bleeding ever since.head is fried.end of my wits!!! ;(

    September 18, 2013 at 5:11 pm
    (284) LW says:

    I had my depo injection on August 17th. Started bleeding on the 11th of September with no sign of it slowing down. Pretty disappointed, all my friends that had it said their bleeding stopped all together. I won’t be getting it again.

    September 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    (285) Deserae says:

    Well i was introduced to this shot on August 1, 2013, due to the fact that the birth control pills that i was taking (the one in the thin box ) was causing me severe head aces (even though it was my 2nd year taking them) …. a week after i had taking the (painful ) shot i started bleeding heavy, i used up at 3 pads a day

    October 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    (286) MOTHER OF FOUR says:

    I AM 31 YRS OF AGE I TOOK THE SHOT WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND IN BETWEEN MY LAST 3 KIDS, I HAD NO PROBLEMS BUT WEIGHT GAIN, I STOPPED BLEEDING IMMEDIATELY. NOW FOUR YEARS LATER AFTER MY 4TH CHILD, I DECIDED TO RETURN TO THE SHOT. I TOOK MY FIRST INJECTION ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2013, AND NOW IT’S OCTOBER AND I’M STILL SPOTTING. MY NEXT SHOT IS DUE IN NOVEMBER AND I DON’T THINK IM GOING TO GET IT BECAUSE I AM PLANNING ON GETTING MARRIED AND ME AND MY FIANCE ARE GOING THREW SOME THINGS BECAUSE OF THIS, AND WE ARE DECIDING THAT MARRIAGE AND THIS SHOT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA AND IT’S MAKING ME VERY FRUSTRATED AND MAD. MY DOCTOR SAID THIS IS NORMAL, BUT IT’S NOT, IT’S DEPRESSING AND CRAZY. I WON’T NEVER DO IT AGAIN AND I WON’T LET MY DAUGHTER GET ON THIS EITHIER BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO RUIN HER LIFE.

    October 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm
    (287) Jamie says:

    I’m 22 and I’ve been on this for a year, with my next shot scheduled next week. No period, my ass. Everything is hunky-dory for the first couple weeks, and then I bleed constantly, aside from the 16 hours after I have sex. I have gained weight with this, too. Not sure how much (because when I started, I weighed 125 and was too poor to afford food, and then I was able to afford it again after I got the shot, thus gaining me 40 pounds at the most because I love pizza and I work a desk job), but I’m thinking of quitting the depo, because the only reasons I’m on it is because my boyfriend doesn’t want to wear a condom, and I couldn’t remember to take a pill every day if my life depended on it. But I really don’t like this bleeding thing, and have been anxiously awaiting menopause just so the bleeding will stop. I’ve got about 40 more years to go, give or take ten years.

    October 22, 2013 at 10:30 am
    (288) Robin says:

    I have been on the shot off and on for 16 years. I have never had a problem with it. Until now, I have a lot of aches in my bones. I did not know this shot affects your calcium. Other than this the shot has been perfect. No spotting no periods. but I am coming off of it because I am in my late 40′s and my bones are starting to bother me.

    November 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    (289) VICTORIA says:

    Never Ever get this poison in your system I started this shot on April 7 2013 i was bleeding when i started it and a couple days later it stopped so i was good. then two weeks before i got the second shot i started bleeding when i got the shot it stopped now the third time i got the shot i was already bleeding for three weeks so i thought it would stop again. NO! it hasnt stopped… that was september 13.. it is now November 14 and i am still bleeding this is like hell on earth. My sex drive is gone this blood stinks.. My boyfriend is so frustrated and i feel so bad about it. and on top of that ive gained about 10 pounds i got acne, ive never had acne before and i have bad depression. I will never ever get injected with this poison again!!!

    November 19, 2013 at 6:09 am
    (290) angie says:

    Depo is a silent psychological killer try it you will regret it, 9 months on depo i bleed each and every day of my life they said you stop bleeding/spotting after a second shot thats a big lie they just want you to keep on having shots hoping that after this shot the bleeding will stop i am going through hell no sex, spotting non stop oh God if i can find someone to sue i will.

    November 20, 2013 at 11:16 am
    (291) Randa says:

    i started the shot about 2 months ago and my next one is Dec 13th i havent had any bleeding sence i start the shot but my sex drive is gone and i have gained alot of weight but just today i starting have a little bit of bleeding start but idk if this is noraml cuz i havent bleed at all till now help please

    December 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    (292) Taunya Tyson says:

    I’ve been back on the shot since October 26,2013 -and that was two days after my period started and my period hasn’t stopped yet. The doctor is saying give it until January 2014, and it hasn’t stopped she will try a new method. I don’t know about that because normally after my last three babies I’ve always taken the depo until they suggest a break of the shot and I always end up pregnant after 18 months. This time there is no break unless I go celibate. Sounds good to me, but I live my fiance enough that I wouldn’t put him under the pressure of waiting on this stupid ordeal to correct itself. My sex life sucks, because there is no sex. For sure can’t make a baby…Lol… I’m really second guessing this shot deal now..Smh….

    December 5, 2013 at 10:56 pm
    (293) Taunya Tyson says:

    Plus I’m forty with a two year that comes from one of those breaks.

    December 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    (294) Helen says:

    I’ve been on depo for ten years now with no problems however have now started to gain lots of weight with no change to my diet. I’ve never bled but have recently had some cramps and spotting

    December 28, 2013 at 1:30 am
    (295) Brittany says:

    I have been on this for three months the first 3 weeks I started it witch was my first time was fine and then after that I had constently bled and I’m still bleeding I think the shot is different for each person who takes it.

    February 12, 2014 at 6:20 pm
    (296) Sandra says:

    Help! I’ve been using the depo jab for about 5 years and I’ve never had any problems at all, no periods, nothing but tonight I have started lightly bleeding? What’s happened!

    February 14, 2014 at 6:27 pm
    (297) Caitlin says:

    I just dont understand… I started the shot Nov 2012 and went atleast a year in half with maybe two spotting issues. very light, hardly the size of a pea… and I dropped to 100 lbs on depo. Now that Ive GAINED 30 lbs on the shot over a period of 7 months, Ive had spotting issues up to every other day. (Usually light, ) a couple times a month. The one bad bleeding was during Thanksgiving break and I went thru a reg. tampon once or twice an hour for 10 days. Im only 4 ft 10, is the weight fluctuations the culprit? =/ It seems like Im working backwards with symptoms instead of forward. I would have never guessed that after a year of being on Depo that I would suddenly have issues out of no where. Not sure what to do. Guess Ill ask my doctor on my next due date.

    February 16, 2014 at 1:51 am
    (298) j says:

    I’m 23 started depo in september its been about 5 months straight on my period, some days its heavy dark red then there are days when its light brown making me think its gonna stop soon but it never does the depo shot made me lose about 20 pounds gave me depression super moody and stomach cramping I’ve talked to the doctor and she told me its normal bt this cannot be normal I’m so sick of pantiliners its starting to feel like this is normal sadly when I got the shot the dr. Didnt tell me much about the shot people have told me this can last up to a year I pray it doesn’t! !!

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