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Get Pregnant Once Stopping Depo Provera

By June 5, 2013

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It's time for another reader's email. Kayley, a subscriber to my weekly contraception newsletter, emailed me wanting to know the following:

I have been on the Depo Provera shot now for almost a year, and I am due to have another shot next month. But, my husband and I have decided to start trying for a baby (yay!) I heard that this may be a problem for Depo users -- any advice on how long it could take for me to get pregnant?

It is important to plan ahead when using Depo Provera since each shot is given at three-month intervals. Kayley may not want to hear this, but you should have probably stopped using Depo Provera at least a year before you†wish to conceive.† Although it is possible for fertility to resume once your last Depo shot has worn off, most women report an average of 9 to 10 months to regain fertility and begin ovulating after receiving the last shot.

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September 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm
(1) Carleen says:

I was on depo from the age of 13 to 15(2 years) & then met the love of my life we tried for 5 years to have a baby. im not sure it was the depo but what else could it be. Anyways i went to my health clinic and the lady showed me how to read a calender as to ovualtion dates & told me to use folic acid. now they say folic acid doesn’t help but after taking that it wasn’t even 3 months and i was pregnant!!!! So now im coming back off depo after 2 more years(my daughters almost 3) since my husband & i have decided it’s time 4 number 2!!!! i’ve been taking folic acid and prenatal vitamins & im pretty sure im pregnant again!!!so use folic acid it can’t hurt to try!!!!!!:)

October 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm
(2) Mikaella says:

Doctors should warn women about that this and i don’t think it’s ok to fail to mention that it causes problems with getting pregnant. They completely failed to mention this to so many women and how is that ok? the depo causes alot of complications with getting pregnant and just looking at the the internet there is way too many women having problems

October 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm
(3) Erin says:

I dont even know where to begin. I started taking the depo shot in April of 05 after I had my first son, my period stoped, although I did gain weight (thats normal). I stoped taking the depo shot about two years ago. I got my period back but not on a normal schedule. It never was normal. My family has a very high fertility rate, I got preagneat with my first child right away, no problem. But it has been two year now and NOTHING. I read that it could take up to a least a year and a half to conceive again, But 2 years later, I don’t know I’m starting to think that maybe the depo made me sterile.
When I go to look it up I cant find anything about this being possiable, but what else could be the cause of this?

October 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm
(4) heather church says:

i dont think any woman shuld have to ever take the shot it is harrable i only had the shot two times and that was about 4 years ago i havent had a monthly in 6 months i was having regular pireods . but now a year later nothing me and my husband have been trying to have a family nothing yet . my doctor did not tell me this would happen . :(

October 24, 2010 at 7:39 am
(5) mact says:

Well ive been looking at all these sites and are slightly confused. I have been on the depo on and off for 9 years. My youngest is almost 4 years old. Ive been on the depo since i had her. I was supposed to get my last shot on sept. 4th 2010. I didnt get it because i want to have another baby. So this is what has happened to me this far…. Aug 28 I had ONE spot of blood, September 30 I had ONE spot of blood. According to calculations my most fertile day would be Sept. 10th. My husband and i had intercourse every day that week. Before and after the fertile day within a week i started feeling very fatigued! I am using the bathroom every two hours, forgetting things ive said within minutes of saying them, I have twinges in my abdomen. If calculations are correct I should get my period in 4 days. Ive taken many tests and theyre negative, im getting very frustrated, feel like my mind is tricking me. Any advice.

October 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm
(6) Shante says:


November 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm
(7) krystle says:

i had my son oct 15th 05′ and got the shot b4 i left the hospital i didnt get another shot and didnt get pregnant till march 07′ so it took about a year and a half so i choose the mirena it was awesome well i got it out to have a child and got preg in the 2 weeks. so the mirena is awesome. no periods after a few spottings.

November 8, 2010 at 10:13 am
(8) Elizia says:

I Had My Son In 2005 And Got On Depo Soon After I Had Him.. I Gained 30 Pounds And Could Eat All Day Everyday, I Didnt Have A Period At All While Being On The Shot.. I Got Off Depo In 2007 And Finally After 2yrs Of Not Receiving Depo I Became Pregnant With My Daughter In 2009. Now That I Had My Baby I Am Back On Depo And This Time I Am Sick And Losing Alot Of Weight!! Its Terrible And I Plan To Get Nomore Shots And Pray That My Body Has A Fast Recovery From This Shot!!

November 11, 2010 at 8:56 pm
(9) Steph says:

I was on depo for about 6 years, went on other forms of bc and when we decided to TTC I went off all bc for a few months before we were going to TTC, and got pregnant on the first try. After having my son I went back on depo and went off it almost a year ago, we just decided in October we are ready to start TTC#2. I’m so paranoid that it may or may not, has or has not happened. I’ve been burning the HPT’s this month. I’ve only had spotting if that and I wasn’t keeping track of it, so now I’ll have to if I get another “period.” I’ve been looking at some TTC boards and stuff and there are a lot of people who TTC for a long time.

November 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm
(10) mommyof1 says:

omg!!! i wish i have never of tooken the depo provera its been a month since i stopped and i have only tooken it 3 times and i cant get pregnant im starting to stress out i wish the doctors would of told me tht this would happen ugh!!!!

November 28, 2010 at 7:22 pm
(11) megsi says:

I was on depo for 3 years worst mistake of my life I am filing a lawsuit against the makers of Depo Provera, they caused me too much pain including making have Colitus from their meds. They have no warning labels and also warning women about not getting pregnant for a really long time after recieving the depo. I am so pissed at the makers for screwing up my life forever for being sick all the time and developing stomach problems and back issues. And now after 3 miscarriages its time to take action agaiinst them

November 29, 2010 at 6:47 pm
(12) nicole says:

I had been on depo for about 10 years on and off. When I gotten off the first time I got pregnant with my daughter in about 6 weeks. If your doctor is a good doctor they will tell you about the pros/cons and if not it’s up to you to ask. The good thing about depo is that you don’t need to take it daily and it works even if you get sick. When the time is right you will get pregnant, just relax and enjoy yourself.

December 5, 2010 at 8:39 am
(13) Mel.1 says:

i got my first Depo shot like 9 months ago, and i have regularlly been going to get my shot, i loved it because from the moment i got it i havn’t had a period, and being a gymnast periods are very annoying, anyways i havn’t had a period, i lost 10 pounds and no side effects at all, then 2 months after getting my shot my boyfriend and i decided to have sex, i figured that since i was on Depo i didn’t need to worry about getting pregnant (we even had a condom) but i took a test and it came back positive, so now i am pregnant, i am only 17 i figured that it wouldn’t happen all the stories i read people had a hard time getting pregnant and i really dont want a baby this young , so everyone’s bodies are different, i was able to conceive on Depo and most people can’t after a year of stopping so everyone is different but either way Depo is crap

December 11, 2010 at 11:04 am
(14) Lyana says:

The comments that I’ve read really scares me. I had 2 shots so far, and would love to have a child by the 2nd half of next year. My 3rd shot is due, and am not sure whether to take it or not. And, I have been putting on weight (about 3 to 4 kg in 6 months!!) since taking the shots. Any advice?

December 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm
(15) Dawn Stacey says:

The manufacturer’s of Depo Provera suggest that you stop your injections at least a year in advance if you are planning to get pregnant. Good Luck!

December 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm
(16) Nick's mommy says:

I started the depo six weeks after my son was born and have been for the past three years I got off the depo about six or seven months ago, and I’ve been having a normal 28 day cycle for the past four months. My husband and I want to try for child number two, I know I’m ovulating normally bcuz I can calculate exactly when to expect my cycle, but after reading some of these stories I’m scared that I won’t be able to conceive, what should I do? We want this so badly, and this wD the time three years ago we planned on another one. My doctors told me I should be able to get pregnant now, but no one warned me either about the problems along the way. During that time I suffered with most of the same side effects as some of these other women? My big concern is what if I can’t get pregnant again, we’re gonna try anyway and I’ll be back to let everyone know how it went in about a month or so!!!

December 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm
(17) Tatiana Leach says:

Hi everyone,
This is my situation….in 2003 I was diagnosed with having Endometriosis and it was suggested by my doctor that I start recieveing the Depo injections.
Since then I have no proeblems with the Endometriosis but now i will soon be married and we want to concieve a child.
I was told that it takes 10 months to leave the system and another years to conceive. Is there anything that I can take to speed along the process?
Are there any hormone therapies that I can take and what does it mean to detox when it comes to the depo?
All advice is welcomed… please feel free to comment.

January 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm
(18) yvonne says:

I been on depo for 8 years with no cycle been off for 2 years I have a cycle every 28 days but still no pregnancy ….it only make me mad

January 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm
(19) Cashuan says:

I’ve been on the Depo-Provera on and off for 7 years. August 2009 was the last day for my shot. Me n my boyfriend are trying to concieve a child. It is very depressing n stressful. I’ve seen my period twice and that’s all. Goodluck everyone. Letting Go n letting GOD!

January 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm
(20) babypebbles757 says:

I am a 30 year old black female. I started taking the depo when I was 16 years old I stopped at 21 then went back on it at 22 years old. I then got married and we decided we wanted to start a family so I got my last shot Dec. 2005 so that one lasted until March 2006. I was pregnant April 2006. So for me I was thinking like the mass here that it takes at least a year for every year I was on it but that was not the case for me I got pregnant after missing the first shot. I hope that helped you out.

January 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm
(21) cats says:

I was on the depo for 7 yrs before i desided to have a child. in sept 2007 I got off the depo and dec 11 2008 I had my first child . I got back on the depo in Jan 2009 and am no skipping my shot due this week because we are ready for another child … hoping it doesn’t take long but the doctor says it is different for everyone . Wishes everyone good luck and hope we all get what we want for the future .

February 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm
(22) char says:

So here’s my problem. I started the depo December 2009 I bled heavily for the first month then nothing. I continued on with it until I started having the severe symptoms depression and excessive weight gain. My last shot was may of 2010. And here it is Feb 2011 and I’ve still had no period. One spot in November. My boyfriend and I don’t use any form of bc. I wouldn’t mind be pregnant but I’d like a heads up so I can start my baby with a healthy life. I have pregnancy symptoms now and dont know if its because I’m starting a period soon or if I am pregnant. Anyone in a similar situation or someone who can tell me what to do. Help please.

June 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm
(23) jaclyn says:

I have been on the depo shot for over 5 years. My doctor never warned me the harmful effects that would come along with it. When i moved to a different city with a different doctor she immediately took me off the shot. She told me i have to go get my bones minerals and density checked. Still i have managed to keep putting it off. I have been off the depo for seven months now. Still no sign of a period so for almost six years now. I have had no luck with feeling like a women or feeling normal. Im getting very worried now if something might end up being severely wrong. Has anybody else been on the depo for over 5 years and has not had a period for almost six? Still able to have babies?

June 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm
(24) CTT says:

I took the depo shot in September 2009 when my 3rd baby was 6 months old. That was my first and only shot because the shot just messed up my hormones completely. I gained weight real quick to the point where people thought I was pregnant again. My husband thought I was having an affair because I wasn’t in the mood AT ALL. Not good. I was due for a shot in December but didn’t go get it. My period started a month later and my hormones were back to normal. The weight has been hard to come off though. My son is now 2 and a half years old, my husband and I have been trying since a year ago and have not been pregnant. It’s scary to think that I may not be able to have another child. My two oldest are in school already 8 and 6. My youngest is turning 3 in Feb and I don’t a far gap between them. Anyway, I guess we just try keep trying and hoping we get our luck one day. If I had known what I know now, I would have never get it at all. Have a beautiful day ladies! :)

July 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm
(25) Jodie says:

I am 43 & have been on the Depo shot for 7 yrs. straight without missing a dose. I was divorced when I began taking the injections (I had a son in 1996) and never thought I’d re-marry. Low & behold, I met the man of my dreams and we were married 3 months ago which is when I took my last shot. I was supposed to get another a few weeks ago but my Husband never had children with his first wife (she had an abortion while they were married) and I Love kids so we decided, why not? we’re healthy, successful people. Has anyone else in my age group stopped the Depo shot and gotten pregnant successfully? and if so…. what was the time frame? Honestly, I don’t expect much at my age, but I loved seeing my husband’s face light up when he spoke of having his own child! Priceless! Much luck and blessings to all!

June 11, 2012 at 8:41 am
(26) JCN says:

I was on Depo for 18 months. I received my last shot in Oct. 2007. I started getting my period about 2 weeks after shot in Jan 08 was due (didnít get another shot). First my period was every other week for a few months, then returned to normal. I know when I am ovulating, but still no pregnancy. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for about 9 months now. I wish my doctor would have warned me of the complications with conceiving after I stopped Depo before I ever got on it.

June 11, 2012 at 9:01 am
(27) Saunders says:

I received the depot shot in 2007. I only took two dosages. Because I was bleeding through my cycle and my clothes, I stop the shot went to the doctor. My iron dropped. I was a wreck!

Now it is a year and a half later. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for four months. I have regular cycles. I know when I am ovulating but no pregnancy.

June 11, 2012 at 9:19 am
(28) Mimi says:

That depo shot is horrible i as well got it for my first time & i got my regular period the first month the second month i got it towards the end till the 3rd month & I didn’t go get the shot again because I hoped my period would stop and it’s the 4th month & im still on it ! I feel so emotionally unhappy & my sex life isn’t the same & I sometimes am irritated I have mood swings & everything ! I’m so frustrated with my body I don’t know wat to do !

June 11, 2012 at 9:37 am
(29) teetee says:

Last Depo shot was Jan09, here we are Jan2010 still no period, we wish to conceive 2nd child, before husband deploys prayers and thoughts with all:(

June 11, 2012 at 9:51 am
(30) Mandi says:

I have been on the shot since the day after my son was born, which will be eight years August 2010. I have now found the right guy and would like to get married and have a child. I normally have a light period or some spotting once every three months if any at all. I figured that since I’ve been on the shot so long that it will take my body a good year(if not more) to get my body back on track.

June 11, 2012 at 10:10 am
(31) molly20 says:

i believe the shot is great for young people who dont want to have children at the time and focus on school. Im married already but i dnt want kids for a while. I want to enjoy my husband and i am considering taking the shot again. I took it twice and didnt take it once because i wanted to get pregnant. BUt! i thought about it and i wanna enjoy my life with my husband, now that i have the chance. Im only 20 years old and i think that those that wanna have kids in like less than 2 years or so, around that age shouldn’t get depo. I guess it depends when you are desiring to have children.

June 11, 2012 at 10:19 am
(32) Lindsey says:

I was on the depo for a little over a year and stopped in may09 due to developing sie effects which have continued on untill now, I have been advised to do a detox and take hormone balancing tablets to help and spead up the process of the injection leaving my system. Dont know if it will work but its worth a try after all else has failed me. Good luck to all those who are trying x

June 11, 2012 at 10:31 am
(33) carrie says:

I have been on depo several times. The first shot is always a mess. I have a very light period for almost three months straight. However after the second shot it goes away all together and that is wonderful.
My doctor said the lining is thinning the first three months and so bleeding is not as expected. But after the third month it is usually all thinned and bleeding usually stops or is lighter.
So if you hate the first three months, don’t give up. Just try one more dose.
As far as getting pregnant after. It usually takes about a month after the shot is due for my periods to return. Usually it starts out as a heavier then usual period then goes back to normal. I have been able to concieve with in two months of stopping the injections.

June 11, 2012 at 10:59 am
(34) missy says:

I’ve been on and off depo for about 4year. The last time I had depo was sept09. I was suppose to go back Dec09 but, I didn’t go because my boyfriend and I have been trying to concieve. I only had to shot once in 09 which was in Sept. I’ve been off now for 6months and still now signs of pregnancy.

June 11, 2012 at 11:17 am
(35) jo says:

I have been on the shot for about a year now. i had 2 abortions before i got on it. i was very scared and didnt know what to do so i did that. now i regret it but i cant change it. So i took my shot april2010 and well my soon to be husban wants to have kids now. so i dont want to take it anymore once its over. He heard some stuff where if you have abortions you cant have babiies ever and well reading alot of info, he is wrong. Is there anyone out there that after getting off the depo shot has gotten pregnant??????? i need some hope because if i cant it puts an end to my relationship. and i want to have a family with him.

June 11, 2012 at 11:49 am
(36) Julia Ann says:

Hello Everyone!! Ok I need everyone’s help with a problem I am having. I got put on the Depo shot in January 2003, and I got off the Depo shot in January 2009. I was on the shot for a total of six years. I never had one single period or spotting the whole six years that I was on the Depo shot. I finally got a period January 2010. So I was off the Depo shot for a whole year befor I finally had a period, but since I didnt have one the whole time I was on the Depo shot, I had went seven years with out a period or a spotting. I have had four periods since I started having a period. But I have been trying to get pragnet since October 2009, so for seven months I have been trying to get pragnet and it’s just not happing. Me and my husband want to have children so bad but its just not happening. Does anyone have any advice they can give me on what can help me. Please help me so I can understand why im not getting pragnet.

June 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm
(37) Anna says:

I have been on the depo for 10 tears now and I have no problems with it. However I am studying at present so children are not on the agender until I am 35 at least. I had 2 terminations which I do not regret in the slightest. I am 30 years old and so as I am very fertile my doctor has said I will have no problem conciving in 6 months after I come off the depo. If I had anothe period I could be very ill or wors die.

June 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm
(38) samantha H says:

I was on the depo from 2010 to 2011 my last needle was november 2011. it has been 6 months since i have been off it and still no period. i am wanting to get pregnant but it just isnt happening becuase i havnt got a period yet and it is very fustrating i wish i had known this before deciding to go on thr depo. i have a 2 year old to which i fell pregnant very quickly after getting the implanon out but this time its just not happening. any suggestions thanks

June 12, 2012 at 12:31 am
(39) Julie says:

I was on Depo Shot for 2 years.. My husband and I decided to have one more little on so I did not get my schduled shot for Dec 2011. I didn’t have a period… I was thinking it would take 9 months or more anyway … Very surprised January 2012 we found out little one on the way and due Oct.

June 12, 2012 at 12:56 am
(40) Grace says:

I was on depoprovera for one year that is in 2008 after droping it i got pregenant after three months i never wanted to become pregenant and i thought that i could take me a year, but wah. i have a baby now

June 12, 2012 at 1:36 am
(41) Mom of three says:

I was on Depo for five years…stopped receiving injections and got pregnant in two months…had my daughter w no complications on time and a vaginal delivery then when she was five months old got pregnant again w my son no problems vaginal delivery he came right on his due date…

June 12, 2012 at 2:31 am
(42) Joanne says:

After deciding to get pregnant, I did not get my scheduled January 2003 Depo shot. My husband was deployed to the Middle East from February through May 2003. I conceived in September 2003. I anticipated at least an 18 month wait, but 9 months after stopping Depo I was pregnant!

June 12, 2012 at 9:52 am
(43) Alison says:

Reading these comments have given me hope that I WILL eventually have a baby. I was due to have my last injection March ’11 and now its May ’12 I was sure this was my time until I woke up bleeding (4 days before I was supposed to) and had completely lost hope. I am missing ligiments holding my uterus in place and was told that I may or may not be able to carry a baby. I have never been pregnant before and was on the depo for 2 years then on the implanon for a little over a year and back on depo for another 2 years. I was happy to read that I am not the only one having problems getting pregnant. I have been tracking my ovulation and have been regular for about 3 or so months. I am going to try taking the folic acid/prenatals to see if that helps speed things up. Its just hard seeing 5 ppl in my fiances family pregnant who really either werent trying and dont really want to be but are accepting it or who were trying and should not have anymore. I hope that you other women who are also trying get pregnant get to soon! Just stay positive and feel lucky that u can its just going to take time! WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!! I will not get back on this shot again though after I do eventually have a child because this is a painful/stressful process. To keep myself in a positive mood I think I am going to start slowly buying things for when I do. If it comes down to where I cannot have a child I will adopt or foster to adopt and could use the stuff then or give to a family in need. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!!

June 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm
(44) Crystal says:

Ive been on depo on and off for years and never had any problems from it, I mean I don’t like not having a period ever because it seems “unatural” but thats one of the sides.
Anyhow I was reading all of you desperate to have children and I just wanted to tell you, YOU CAN HAVE A BABY!!!!
I have two beautiful girls and depo didn’t effect them in any way and before my first I was on depo for at least three years an went back on it before my second (their only two years apart)… Just keep trying, if it’s meant to be it will happen. And if it’s not, maybe it’s life’s way of telling you this guy isn’t the one for you or this just isn’t the right time for you. Don’t give up – your special baby will come.
Good luck to you all !!!

June 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm
(45) kay says:

I have been on Depo since I was 14 I am now 24 and wanting off to have kids in a year or two. I was told by multiple doctors that it can take up to 2 years to get pregnant after being off depo the only 1 year if you are lucky. I have had no problems witht this shot in the last 10 years and hope that it does not affect me having a child in a year or two. I am suppose to go back in July but after reading all of your posts I think that I will not go back and just use another method until I want a baby. I suggest everyone waits two years after being off depo to give up hope. I think that the people who get pregnant right away are lucky people.

June 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm
(46) Carmen says:

Iwas on depo for 9 months and got my period after 3 months. I am ttc but still no luck.
When i first got off the depo i had pregoo signs alott very misleading .
So now its been 7 months since i got off it and have been having symptoms but my period is due in 5 days. Ihave to wait i guess.
Fingers crossed ;)

June 13, 2012 at 7:10 am
(47) Laneisha says:

I was on depo for one year but that shouldn’t matter once your injected with the shot your on depo. I wanted to answer your question and tell you that it took me one year to have a baby after being on the depo shot. She’s very healthy and I’m truly blessed. Thank you.

June 13, 2012 at 10:39 am
(48) Jacqui says:

I am 29 years old. I was on depo for 12 years. I went off it for a couple of months, 2 separate times (in case of bone density loss). My last depo shot was in June 2011, so my next one would have been due in August. In August I had all the strange symptoms of pregnancy. Sore boobs, cramps, no bleeding, a little nausea. I began looking things up and noticed that this are all withdrawal symptoms of coming off depo too. I then had my first period in October. It lasted 3 weeks. My next period was a month later and went back to normal. I was able to conceive in January and am now nearly 6 weeks pregnant. We tried to get pregnant in December and January and were able to. I used the website http://www.fertilityfriend.com in January to track my ovulation dates and it happened that month. I recommend using that site to help out, if you are trying for a baby. Just keep trying and tracking and here’s for hoping it all works out for you all :)

June 13, 2012 at 10:54 am
(49) AMY says:

My last depo shot was March 14, 2012. My husband and I decided that we would like to have another child and what ever happens happens so I decided not to get the shot again. I want another child because I don’t want my son to be an only child and the fact that I love children. My hubby is 30, I am 38 so I am hoping this isn’t a long drawn out process…. My doctor has prescribed me a birth control pill called camille if I spelled it right in order to regulate my cycle again. It is a pill that must be taken daily, at same time or you have chance of pregnancy. So hoping once I get regulated if I skip a few here and there it will help. I have been on the depo shot since I had my son in jan 2010 so been a few years and I have not bled nor spotted one time period. I am hoping the pills will get me regulated and ovulating again and it don’t take long to get pregnant because I am getting up there in age.

June 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm
(50) angie says:

I was on the depo after my first child for 12 years was due in April 2007 and didn’t go I was pregnant jan 2008 so nine months to conceive I love the depo I think it just depends on the persons body and how it reacts to certain BC so for you out there worried be patient when it’s time

June 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm
(51) Tiff says:

I was on Depo for about 2 years. I was supposed to get my last shot in Nov 2010. I had my 1st period (after sotpping the shot) in Oct 2011. I’ve had normal 24-28 day mentral cycles since Oct 2011. My husband and I have been trying to conceive since I started my period….still no luck. Do those over-the-counter fertility kits work? I’m wondering if I’m still fertile….this is kind of scary.

June 14, 2012 at 6:14 am
(52) julie says:

I am fifteen years old and i started the depo shot on December 7, 2011. I did not have my period for nine months but had allll the hormones that you get when you do have a period. Recently at the end of april 2012 i have i had my period straight since that day. It is very heavy and i feel it is not normal. I also get very sock to my stomach. I have lost weight instead of gained it. I cant hardly eat anything without getting sick too. I hate it and my mom wants me to be on it so i dont get pregnant. But id rather be pregnant than to have these stupid symptoms.

June 14, 2012 at 10:21 am
(53) tina says:

I took the depo shot in late april early june of 2011. I got married in September and decided that we wanted to try and get pregnant so I did not go for my 2nd shot. I bled for the whole month of September and went to my OBGYN cause in october my period never came. When I told him that i had taken the depo he refused to give me a pregnancy test cause he said it would not come back positive. I looked online when I got home and sure enough found tones of others saying they cant get pregnant as well. Talked with a girl at work and she too is unable to have kids she is going on fertility meds. My DR said that if I am not pregnant by march we will be looking into fertility treatments.

June 14, 2012 at 5:58 pm
(54) Jacquese says:

Hey im 17 i have a 3 year old son. i Had my first shot in august and was supposed to get my second shot in December but my husband and i are trying to conceive any advice? I’ve Had no period yet but lots of sex.

June 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm
(55) mommie Lo says:

I’ve been off depo since 09, thn got on the patch 4 only 2months. Ive finally jus became pregnant afta being off of birth control for 3yrs so now my son can finally hve a sibling…

June 15, 2012 at 12:36 am
(56) Sami says:

I was on depo provera for a year and I did not get my next shot when I was due for it in January. I became pregnant in March and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who is due to turn 1 in seven days. I am taking precautions in case my fertility does not come back as quickly as it did before. I am planning to get pregnant again in Augast and have switched to an oral contraceptive to regulate my fertility and menstrual cycle so that I will be able to concieve in another 8 months. It is always better to plan early with the unreliability of perscription drugs, especially when trying to create a new life.

June 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm
(57) Darlene says:

I was wondering that I had a baby in july of 2011 and got my depo when I was at the hospital and when back in september but was suppose to go back in december it is february and I still aint go back for the depo but I had unprotected sex do you think im pregnant and what are my change of losing it because I don’t want to be pregnant is there any suggestion

June 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm
(58) angie says:

I was on the depo after my first child for 12 years was due in April 2007 and didn’t go I was pregnant jan 2008 so nine months to conceive I love the depo I think it just depends on the persons body and how it reacts to certain BC so for you out there worried be patient when it’s time it will happen.

June 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm
(59) mona says:

i was suppose to get my next shot april 2011, start bleeding may 2011 and now its dec 2011 and my expected due date is march 2012….im one of the lucky women that use the depo shot and got pregnant right away..i wish i can tel you ladies the secret this but i dont know…i leave in the bahamas and the only thing i can think of is the conch salad that i love to eat and just letting nature take its course….

June 16, 2012 at 6:57 pm
(60) marina powers says:

i have been on the depo since march 2010 and i missed the august 2011 shot (not meaning to). i thought i had the curse on august 26th and it wasnt normal for me. its usually red but this time it was brown and only for one day and nothing since. i have been feeling queezy, dizzy, and tired and my boobs hurt and food is making me sick. what do u all think could be going on?

June 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm
(61) amanda says:

Okay, this isnt a comment but more of a concern and a question i would really really like to know the answer to.
Im 19 years old, now, I got my first depo shot my freshman year of high school because my periods would most of the time land me in the ER with severe abdominal pain. I continued the shot for the next 4 years, then in the summer of ’11 i was due for my next shot an forgot to get it. I was off the shot from July ’11 to February ’12, and i just got back on it. I would very much like to know what are my chances of becoming pregnant? Because today was the first time ever my boyfriend and i didnt use a condom an he didnt pull out. ( yes, i know its possible to still get pregnant even if he pulls out ) so if you could please answer my question, i would be very greatful. Thank you.

- Amanda

June 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm
(62) akyshia says:

I was on depo for feb 2003-january 2005, i missed my shot for January and got pregnant in March of 2005. I had a beautiful baby boy in December of 2005. So it did not take my body long to get back on track. I was 26 then. Now I am 33 and want to have another child, I am not going back for my depo this month(March 2012) so we will see how long my body takes to get back on track this time. Hopefully not too long.

June 17, 2012 at 1:36 am
(63) Ronica says:

Hello, Ladies
I started the depo shot in 2002 and ended it in February 2012. I had a lot of side effects from this shot. My hair started falling out in patches, gained over 50 pds,my legs hurt all the time, I have been prescribed vitiman D by my doctor, have not had a cycle in 9 years, and I am always tired. I did not do my research on this shot I just found it to be convienent at the time. It is actually not worth it. My body feels totally different. I am only 36 years old and I was referred to have a mammogram, thank GOD it was normal. I still have not regained having a cycle. I think not having a cycle has a lot to do with my weight gain. I say to you all if you need a contraceptive please stay away from Depo-Provera. It is the horriblest contraceptive invented. I hope and pray for the return of my hair and strength.

June 17, 2012 at 7:54 am
(64) sarah says:

i have been on the depo injection for just over a year. didnt go back for last one which is this month. just started trying. i keep hearing all these stories that it takes a year to get out of your system. I would like to hear everyone elses stories about coming off depo and trying to get pregant.

June 17, 2012 at 11:46 am
(65) kierra says:

Depo shot is the worst. I stopped Depo in feburary of 2010 and have been trying to get pregnant since. I automatically went back to a normal period and ovulated. So I had finally list hope but in august of this year I started taking folic and prenatal pills to help regulate my body. I then started fertilaid in October because a friend told me about the product and hopefully I will become pregnant by January. I will come back and by the grace of god tell you good news. Feel free to email me kjoneswi@iupui.edu

June 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm
(66) Angie says:

I received the depo shot frequently and was a month late between shots. I didn’t think anything of even having a kid I am 20 years old and a Sophomore in College. The last thing I thought was I could ovulate.. I went to my local clinic and we took a test before going on the depo once again. It turns out I am pregnant and that even though it is a slim chance. There is still a chance that you CAN get pregnant right off of depo.

June 18, 2012 at 4:23 am
(67) Kirsty says:

i had the depo about 3 times and i was due to get it again in june but never went for it, i have had regular periods and a really healthy sex life but still no signs of being pregnant its destroying me..

June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm
(68) Ladyj says:

Ive Been On The Depo Shot For About 10 Months. And I Was Supposed To Return To Get Another Shot In December But I Was Out If Town & Didn’t Return Until January 10. My Period Came On January 7 Until January 11 .. During That Time Me & My Boyfriend Had Unprotected Sex. Now Today Is January 18 And Ive Been Having Mild Cramps In My Abdominal and Ive Been Spotting For 2days Now. I Was Wondering, Could I Be Pregnant. Please Give Me Some Feedback.!

June 19, 2012 at 7:47 am
(69) toni says:

oh my god! im 23 and have been on depo since i was 15.. me and my partned of 4 years have just decided were ready for a family, my next depo is due 7th april and im missing it… i didnt realise there were this many complications to the depo and my doctors/nurses have never explained any of this to me, i’m going to try my best to conceive asap…i’ll try anything! i wish id have known this years ago and i would have swapped to something that wasnt as strong as the depo, feel like my chances of becoming a mummy have dropped to about 5% .. gutted :( x

June 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm
(70) Porsha says:

hi ive only taken depo twice nd me and my boyfriend want a baby now.
My last shot was end of august 2011
When should i start to try for a baby?
How long will it take before i should get pregnant?
What could i take/do to speed things up?

please reply or email me @ porshaatkinson@gmail.com

June 19, 2012 at 11:44 pm
(71) Mak says:

Hey michelle, well with the depo u have I believe a 1 week window after your next shot to be covered with birth control. However, ever woman body is different. But You should be ok ,unless pregnacy is you goal if so then good luck :)

June 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm
(72) Ashley says:

I was on the depo shot for just over 2 years. My last shot was due Feb. 2012. I decided to switch to the pill (my dr suggested this for pre-conception) I was on the pill for 2 months, had regular periods while on it. I am now off all birth control and have been trying to conceive since the beginning of April. Now that I am off the pill and depo, I have NOT had a period and still haven’t gotten pregnant. I hear all of these horrible stories about not getting pregnant for long time after! I’m just worried but fingers crossed. My husband and I will not give up :)

June 20, 2012 at 8:55 am
(73) MICHELLE says:


June 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm
(74) nenna says:

Hi Im nenna and Im 23 years Old Ive Been on the depo shot since i was 13 Never had a period since My first shot Ive Been Off the shot since march 2012 still no period me and My boyfriend trying to have a baby What can i do to speed up the process My doctor told me to take folic acid pill .

June 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm
(75) javita says:

I got my 1st depo shot october 2011 nd was suppose to get my 2nd dose january 2012 nd I had a very heavy period the entire 3months I haven’t had a period since january could I be pregnant???

June 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm
(76) Heidi says:

I was on the depo shot for over 6 years, depending on your body type depends on how long it will take you to regulate again, some people the shot really screws with there body and it is not recommended for everyone, i did not have a choice due to a blood clott problem that i have.
I was recommended by a friend that had the same problem that i did when coming off of it, she recommended folic acid and taking prebnatels. Wouldn’t you know she was right. After a year of not being able to regulate, after two months of her idea i was starting a normal cycle and 6 months later i was pregnant. I would recommend talking to your talking before taking any medication but it is a good start.

June 21, 2012 at 9:28 am

hi all i was on the depo injection for 4 and a half years since being off the depo for 20 months now, i just found out i am 6 weeks pregnant very suprised and happy.
Don’t give up hope it will happen. i tried everything more exercise the cabbage soup diet as i thought it would detox my body and lose extra pounds, i think if you dont stress over it it will just happen. Good luck to all the ladies out there trying baby dust to you all. xx

June 23, 2012 at 4:39 am
(78) april says:

I was oon depo n 07 after my six week check up i stop taking it n 09 i had periods dat lastd3-4 months bleeding daily now dys year they lastd two werks out of dah begining of the mnths..las one was n aug my fiiance was hving sex daily hes n dah army n he want anotha bby b t its nt wrking im sad nb

June 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm
(79) Mother of 2 says:

After i had my oldest daughter i tried a number of different methods of Birth Control. I finally settled on the depo shot cause i didn’t have to worry about it. I was on it for 3 years and never had a period. When i got off the depo shot i figured it would take a month or so for my system to return to normal, i was wrong. For 7 months my period was reversed….i would bleed for 3 weeks and then stop for a week. I got a little worried about this but my doctor said it was normal. After 8 months my period still didn’t return to normal……2 weeks later i found out i was pregnant with my youngest daughter. In april after a miscarraige i had a depo shot at the doctors office, i was supposed to get the next one in july and missed the appt, my cycle just ended and it was the worst one i have ever had, pain wise. I will no longer be taking the depo shot due to the fact that if my husband and i ever want another child there is no gaurantee that it will happen. I wish everyone luck that is on it or anyone that has gotten off recenlty in order the concieve!!!! I wish you all the best.

June 24, 2012 at 2:03 am
(80) Chrissy says:

I am currently 30. The first time I got pregnant was in ’03 when I first met my now husband. Getting pregnant then seemed so simple and we weren’t trying. I had been on the depo shot for quite sometime and then came off of it. And now I have a 7 year old. When he was born I went back on the shot due to him having a lot of medical problems and we didn’t want to take a chance of this reoccurring, but with a little more research we now know that the odds of this happening are slim. But I just recently came off the shot and then went back on it in May of 2011 and I was supposed to get another one in August, but I didn’t. My husband and I are now trying to conceive again, but it just seems like it’s impossible. But my periods have been weird in the last 2 months. And this has been with normal ones coming off the shot the second time. In December I bled on the 27th and 28th, stopped on the 29th, and then started back up again on the 30th and 31st. We had intercourse on the 1st of January and again on the 4th and 6th. And my ovulation day showed to be on the 8th, but yesterday on the 23rd I have started bleeding again, but it’s yet again not a normal bleed for me. If anyone can shed some light on this it would truly be helpful…

June 24, 2012 at 11:56 am
(81) carmen P says:

ok i need help with this i was on the depo shot for only 3 months and thats was like 5 to 6 months ago my period is stil alil messed up but its getting there but for some reso i been wakein gup dizzy and feel like throwing up and i been throwing up on and off for like a month and something can i be prego i havent want to the doctore but thinkin gbaout it today but i wanna know before i go for i can know if its possable or not

June 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm
(82) irene says:

depo is hell me my nurse was so wicked woman plus the doctor as well i went to them serval times about depo but there was no truth i started using depo since my girl was two months old i having on shot for 2years and half now i want to have a baby i having trying for about 9 months but nothing instead i have developed heavy heat from my body and i went to see doctor he said i have presure but for me i wanted pregnancy not high blood presure god punish my doctor and my nurse for poor advice but i believe i soon concieve because am not burren

June 25, 2012 at 7:38 am
(83) Lesley says:

I was on the depo for nearly 4 years. Took my last shot in January 2010. Got my period again in September 2010. My husband and i have 1 son, turned 5 in May…and we are actively ttc. If i had known that it was gonna take so long to fall pregnant again i would neva have even thought of taking that shot.

June 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm
(84) lisa says:

my first depo shot was april 2011 second was july 2011. i had no side effects from needle and actually felt great, minimal spotting just after second shot for a few days then nothing since. it has been nearly a yr without a needle and i have not had a period in all that time. i am wondering how long it takes to regain normal cycles, and if pregnancy can occur ?

June 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm
(85) adele says:

i took 1 depo shot last jun(around 26th) n if id do anything to turn the clock back. it was an absolute nightmare & still is. When i never went bk for the 2nd injection i was soon convinced i was pregnant, i had every pregnancy symptom there is. It was horrible knowing I was desperate for a. baby, yet despite feeling pregnant i knew i wasnt. 6mnths later my period came bk and although i am now gettin it regularly, like before i had depo, i know(without doing ovulation tests) that i am DEFO not ovulating, i didnt even know it was possible to have a normal period without ovulation. my prob is i dont have that much time 2 fall pregnant, im gettin older n only have 2-3 yrs of good fertility left. i wasnt told of any of the horrific side effects, n if i wasnt sick i would never have taken the depo. I just pray it does happen for me & everyone else in the same position. I wouldnt wish this on anyone, personally think depo should b banned. I will update if i get any luck. on a more positive note i do know a couple of girls who have fallen n gone on to have healthy pregnancies n babies a few wks after coming off depo so hopefully not evryone is left trying for yrs n yrs

June 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm
(86) tiffany says:

I have had only 2 deop shots and my last time i had a shot was june of 2011 and its has ben over a year and still have not got pregent… i peoid have been normal. every 26 days and still have not got pergent…shold i go and see a doctor

June 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm
(87) jessica says:

I was on depo for a little over a year. U got the shot after my oldest son was born. It took me about 9 months to get pregnant after coming off of the shot, but I had a miscarriage. I got pregnant again 9 months later, had a perfectly healthy baby girl. I have had 2 more babies since then. I went on depo again last November had 2 shots went off of it again because of the side effects. My last shot was in February. I had a miscarriage in July, and now I am 5 days late for my period; so I might be pregnant now. Don’t let anyone tell you its impossible to get pregnant after depo. Everyone’s body is different, and it can take a while for your body to return to normal. I know it’s hard to do when you’re frustrated, but seriously just try to relax, when your body is ready it will happen.

But on the other hand, depo should be taken off the market! The side effects of this drug are horrible. Bone loss, ovarian cysts, anemia, and so many more effects that they don’t warn you about before you get it. And the bone loss usually occurs during the first year of use. They seriously need to taken off the market.

June 26, 2012 at 8:10 am
(88) becky says:

I’ve been on the depo for two months and now my boyfriend wants to try to have a baby i’m 31 and he’s 34 his birthday is in march he says he wants to have our child before he’s 36 I’m thinking thats not possible many people struggle conceiving without the problem of being on the depo like myself it just might not be possible i’m very upset I’ve been waiting 7yrs for him to be ready to try again we lost our baby in 2008 and I have an 8yr old but those were the only two pregnancies i’ve had. after my son was born i was on the depo for 4yrs thats telling me we dont have enough time. Ladies really plan out your future plans of having children before deciding to use the depo!!

June 26, 2012 at 10:40 am
(89) stacey says:

i come of the pill injection in the start of march 2011 so it would last for 3 months so as from the start of june 2011 i would not be covered i was on the injection for 2 years i think. I no its only been 5 months but i havent had a period yet my boobs are really hurting they even wake me up in the middle of the night when i walk up the stairs i have to hold them beacuse when they move they hurt lol ive took loads of pregnancy test and they all say negative ive been for a blood test and the doctor says everythings fine im 21 and my periods was all on time and always lasted for 5 days is there any thing that i can have to hurry my period up or to get pregnat ive read a lot of things on the internet and its really worring me can any help please thanks xx

June 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm
(90) Natalie says:

There is hope! Don’t worry if you’ve been on Depo for years! I am 33 and 13 weeks pregnant. I was on Depo for 12 years and I changed to the pill after getting engaged. I was on that for about a year at most. My doctor suggested I go off the pill 3 months before the wedding as it’d take about 3-6 months for my body to get back to normal and probably 6 months-1 year to get pregnant. Well, on the honeymoon, 3 months after going off the pill, smells started to gag me and I thought was just seasick – as we were on a cruise. I called my mom and she said, “Could you be pregnant?” I thought about it because I was supposed to get my period the day of the wedding. So, I found out on my honeymoon on the medic floor of the ship that I was pregnant! Wanted to wait a year – was i no rush (or at least enjoy the drinks and food on the cruise first :) , but was excited to learn I’m pregnant because I’m 33 and figured I’d never have kids being on Depo! So ladies, don’t worry or fret! There is hope! I’m doing great so far and looking forward to hearing the baby’s heartbeat. As a side note, heed the warning about osteopenia and Depo! Either due to family history (lots of family with arthritis – Mom on Humira) or Depo long-term use, I do have osteopenia, which sucks as I can’t keep milk down and that is lousy during pregnancy as the baby needs all my calcium and my bones ache. Thank God for Viactin! Anyways, I was on this website about 6 months-year ago and wanted to share. Will keep you all posted with any other news :)

June 27, 2012 at 12:21 am
(91) Rea says:

I was on Depo Provera for the first initial three months after I got the shot, I HATED the effects on me, I didn’t get a ”period” in that I didn’t bleed, but I still had all the nasty side effects and bloated worse than ever. So I never got my follow-up shot. I started a new-irregular period immediatly aftetr when I was supposed to get my follow-up shot, and three months later I still haven’t stopped! This is insane!

June 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm
(92) Danielle says:

I have been on depo for 3 years but i missed one dose of it last year and i suppose to get another dose in Aug 2011 but i dont want to get it my husband want another baby but i told him that we probably have to wait like 18 months but he want it soon…My friend told me she got preganant 3 months after getting off the shot so tell me is it that easy to get pregnant? I want to know because my husband want another child and i always told him that i will do anything to make him happy.

July 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm
(93) K says:

I had been on the depo shot since the age of 15 on and off until the age of 29. I got pregnant in 2000 after having been off the shot for roughly 6 months. This time around I have been off for 2 years and no signs of ovulation or pregnancy. In fact my menstrual cycles are only about 15 days long which means I am having two periods a month. I’m still holding out hope that my body will regulate.

July 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm
(94) ZULY says:


July 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm
(95) Tezza says:

I had my first shot in september 2010, my second one in january ( as i was late getting my shot ) my third one was due in april, but i decided not to go as it wasn’t right for me. it is now august and my periods have re-appeared, everyone is different. i was reading all about how it could take up to a year, so i really didn’t expect my period so soon. good luck all.

July 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm
(96) Danielle says:

For all you ladies out there, there is hope with getting pregnant after depo. I was on depo for a little over a year, never had a period or any side effects. Received my first period about 9 months after my last shot and became pregnant with twins a month later.

My dr did tell me the pros/cons of depo and I made the decision to go on it after doing all the research and reading all the information that my dr gave me.

There is hope for you all that just got off depo. Everyone ‘s body is different some may take longer to get their period than others. With all that are ttc I wish you the best of luck and hope you get your period and that pretty line + sign that you deserve.

July 4, 2012 at 2:21 am
(97) casandra says:

I got on the depo in 2005 and never missed
A single shot I stoped getting it in 2010 and
I still have no sign of a period. I had to get
Put on hormones to try and make me
Regular but still till to this day I have had nothing
I have been trying to concieve for the past
8 months and it is a total failure! I would
Recommend the depo for young teens
Who want to wait on child birth but also in
Those 5 years I gained 40 pounds! But
The side effects can do different things
To different women. So don’t let it scare the young
Ones out of getting it
But if you just had a baby don’t get the
Shot if you are wanting more within the next year!

July 4, 2012 at 10:44 am
(98) kayla says:

hi ladies i know how all of u feel im so depressed and angry i thought i was prego but nope i feel like i should blame my doctor for not telling me the side affects after depo that stupid bitch thats something us ladies should know depo sucks and to everyone who wants kids one day or very soon depo is not good at all do not use it it messes up your hormones and ur chances after depo are very slim ive been on depo for a year and stoped using depo for about 5 months i was trying to get prego but nope nothing im so hurt and i feel like i will never become prego i hate depo and please to all u ladies do not use it its the worst birth control to go on and for some woman it may take up to 5 years to become prego i wish i would of knew all this before i went on the shot and i will never go back on it again hope everyone gets lucky :)

July 6, 2012 at 10:02 am
(99) jo says:

Ive had the depo injection on/off since 1996 and the only problem ive had is increased weight. The depo injection stops you releasing an egg in the 1st place and most woman dont know this information. It can in the long run cause problems but not for everyone. Its convenient as you dont have to worry wether you’ve taken your pill everyday. My advise go talk to your doctor dont listen to what everyone else says.

July 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm
(100) leslieann says:

The first time I was on depo was 2005 after a miscarriage. I took one shot, that’s all!!! That time it took me a year, a year!! A freaking year to ovulate/menstrate!! I foolishly got the dumb shot again after my miscarriage last month and I already know the hell I will endure, even with only one shot!! Screw my life!

July 8, 2012 at 1:33 am
(101) honeey20 says:


July 8, 2012 at 11:44 am
(102) LeslieErin says:

Ohhh the horror stories associated with this beast that never cease to amaze me! Had I been properly informed of the profound negative impact this form of birth control actually possesses I would of definitely opted for something else. I hade my FIRST and LAST shot on 2-27-12. Decided this month to use an OPK and came up positive on 3-12-11. I truly hope this means I am ovulating. I also hope that this offers some solace for those of you TTC. :)

July 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm
(103) Danie999 says:

I had the depo in Sept 05 a month after my son was born. My last depo was due beginning of Oct 10 so I was on it for 5 years. I was aware it could take up to a year to leave the system & be able to become pregnant. Almost 6months to the day my period returned & wasnt overly horrendous (didn’t have a single one in 5yrs from the first injection!). Fingers crossed it happens soon. But to all those worrying-everyone is different so it affects everyone different. I put on a little weight which I have lost since coming off but had no monthlys which I loved!! I read somewhere using a sauna helps the drug leave your system quicker, I tried two so maybe it helped. My dr provided me with all the pros & cons but generally the more you stress about it the less it will happen. Good luck all.X

July 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm
(104) Rach says:

I was on depo for around 12-14 months, I stopped last august (I think) not becuase I wanted to have a baby but becuase I had changed jobs and I never had time to go to the doc. My first period came within the month after but the next one was 2weeks later. I was worried about it and within 2 months my period was back to normal, now my partner and I have decided to have a baby and I was at first very worried after reading what other women have been posting. So I have been doing ovulation test and I am ovulating (which I knew anyway) but i still felt I should check.

While being on depo I never gained weight felt sick have a period or anything bad. Which I am very thankful for.

I can see there are some women who are having a hard time and I wish you all the best in this very hard time. I hope that I will be able to post good news in the coming months.

July 9, 2012 at 12:06 am
(105) Sarah says:

Ive been wanting to have a baby for awhile, but Im on the depo, I want to know how long it takes for the injection to get out of my system and return to having periods, Ive been on it since 4-5years now and wanting to get pregnant and Im due to get another one but Im going to stop it. How long does it take to conceive?

July 9, 2012 at 6:52 am
(106) keda coleman-smith says:

I have been on and off the shot for a while, I ended up getting pregnant in july 2010. I had a miscarriage so I got on the depo right after that I got my 2nd shot in october and never went back for my 3rd shot due to my husband and I wanting to have another baby! And boy did I pay for not getting that shot I was bleeding very very heavy for 3 weeks it was horrible also I was cramping so bad I mean cramps that very very painful where’s tho I couldn’t move!! Thank god its over!! I think I might be pregnant due to me having some signs of pregnancy wish me luck.:) p.s I would never in my life get on the shot again.

July 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm
(107) kayley says:

hi ive been on the injection nearly a year now and i come of it next month i was informed of docter that it is possible to get pregnant straight away and he told me to take folic acid to help but will i be waitin ages to get pregnant me and my fiance have wanted this since we got together but now we only just realized its what we realy want a family of our own i hope im not waiting for quiet a while .. its all i want

July 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm
(108) B says:

I promised myself I’d come back and write a positive response (should I have one). I was on Depo since 2002 (7 years). I gradually gained weight, but I am pretty sure I would have with any contraception. I didn’t want children (a fear of passing my depression and anxiety to my unborn child was too great). My husband (whom wanted children) and I were married for 6 years and I was coming upon my 30th birthday (depression and anxiety under control); so in 2008, after some soul searching I decided to have a family… I went about reading on the internet and managed to scare myself with these women’s stories! In May ’09 I never recieved my depo shot (for fear it would take years to get a period!) I started my periods in August ’09 and become pregnant in September ’09! Still I feared a miscarriage. But, in June 2010, I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy little girl!!! So I offer hope to all the ladies out there. It happens, even to those on Depo-Provera. Good Luck :)

July 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm
(109) Heather says:

I went on the depo shot when my son was about 6 months old because I was a teen mom and wasn’t ready for more kids. About 4 or 5 years later I met I was in a serious relationship and we were talking marriage and kids so I went off the depo. That was about 12 years ago I have never been able to conceive. It took almost a year for my periods to start being a bit normal after I went off of it.

I wish you luck and hope you can get pregnant!!

July 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm
(110) Claire says:

I was on the depo for around a year. My last injection was October 2009. I didn’t go for my January injection as my boyfriend and I wanted to start trying for our first baby this summer. We stopped using condoms around may as I hadn’t had a period and wasn’t bothered if we fell pregnant earlier than planned. To my delight I had my first period at the beginning of July and had another period 15 days later. 29 days later I had another. After my last period I started doing ovulation tests and after having 15 negative tests I have decided to just go with the flow as I’m getting so stressed about it. I was just wondering how quickly after having starting a period after depo has everyone started ovulation. Fingers crossed to everyone.

July 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm
(111) dawny says:

I was on the depo for 5 years. I had my last injection february. I was due for another 12th may 2010. We decided to have another baby so I didn’t get it. I still haven’t had a period yet and am experiencing awful side effects. Terrible abdominal pains, nausea, very sore boobs, headaches and I’m always extremely tired! I have always been very slim never going over 9 stone and now I’m 11! Iv tried everything to lose weight and nothing happens. My doctor just keeps telling me it can take up to a year to get pregnant but surely there has got to be something to make me feel better or start off my period. If I was told all the facts about this hrrible shot 5 years ago I would never have had It!!! Has anyone got any success stories of getting pregnant after depo or anything to put my mind at ease???? P.s I started ovulating almost immediatly after stopping as I used OPK’s :)

July 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm
(112) JACKLYN says:


July 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm
(113) Abby says:

I received my last injection Dec 21, 2009. I was on Depo since July 2002. At the end of June 2010 I found out I had ovarian cysts, one on each ovary because I am ovulating but still haven’t had a period since stopping the shot.
I only had two occasions where I spotted when on the shot, and that was because I was put on strong antibiotics. My doctor says it is possible to get pregnant after stopping depo, even before your period comes back. It is just a little more difficult because your cycle is not normal (obviously) and it is harder to tell when you are ovulating.
I am lucky I can feel when I ovulate and I may be pregnant now, I have to wait another week and a half before I can take a test. She says you have to wait around 14-21 days after sex to get the most accurate results.
I will be sure to post if I am pregnant. We only just started trying this month.
When I was thinking of stopping depo I read many of these blogs and was all worried about everything. Every woman is different, even women who have never used birth control can take a year or more to get pregnant. Each month there is a low percentage of actually conceiving (I believe it is less than 20% chance). So don’t stress over when you are going to have your period or get pregnant, stress (as my doctor says) only hurts your chances of getting pregnant.
Good luck to everyone.

July 20, 2012 at 8:59 am
(114) claire says:

im due to have my next depo shot on the 27th july decided not to go 4 it as i want another baby seen my nurse she put me on folic acide to help me been on the depo for 41/2 years now just hope my period comes back and i get pregnant

July 20, 2012 at 9:20 am
(115) ismirth says:

I had the depo shot in 94 one time, and then again once in 95. It took until 98 before my body even remotely returned to normal-ish. I didn’t actually get pregnant until 2008. So if you want to get pregnant, I would just say this… stop the depo NOW and just don’t worry about getting pregnant… it might take you a long time, but when the time is right, it will happen. The stress of WANTING a baby actually GREATLY reduces your chances of getting pregnant. So stop with the birthcontrol, and then just put a baby out of your mind until it happens:)

(depo is evil, if anyone is considering getting it DON’T!!! They don’t tell you that it takes 3 YEARS for the last of it to get out of your system completely. *yesh*)

July 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm
(116) Lolla 29 says:

I have been on depov for two yrs en am deciding to get pregant, my next shot is next month august 15..i have been reading everyone blog and am sort of worried now of getting pregnant. I will try my best to stay postive.
good luck to everyone!:)

July 21, 2012 at 11:55 am
(117) Aya329 says:

Went on the Depo in July 2005 immediately after my 2nd daughter was born, had my last shot in June 2009 after hubby and I decided we wanted to try for another baby. Got a period in January2010 (6mths after stopping) , skipped February, had normal periods since March, very light period for August which lasted 5 days but was extremely light. Thought I may have been preggo but test says no, I’m confused. Does it sound like my cycles are back to normal?

July 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm
(118) kristen says:

im getting married in a week and my fiance and i have been trying to have a baby for a while. i got off of my depo in july 2011 and havent recieved a period not even spotting. i need to know what to do im scared i may never be able to have kids

July 22, 2012 at 4:26 am
(119) miss tiff says:

i been on the shot twice!i hated it this last time i was bleeding for 6 months stright.i just missed my shot the end of june hope to have a period soon,for anyone who wants to know the first time i was on it,it was very easy to get pregnant after 3 kids later.

July 23, 2012 at 11:30 am
(120) nato says:

i had my last injection in feb and had my 1st period 2 weeks ago. Am wondering how long after starting periods everyone has gotten pregnant?

August 2, 2012 at 1:46 am
(121) Frustrated says:

I was on the depo from the beginning on 2008 until jan 2011, I began bleeding at the end of April 2011 and it didn’t stop for 4 weeks! So I got another shot.. I was due for my next one August 2011 but never got it. I started bleeding and in jan 2012 but it was very irregular. In April they became normal.. A 5 day cycle every 5 weeks..it is now a year since my shot was due, But im still not pregnant :( can anyone suggest anything to help?

August 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm
(122) jbug says:

i was on depo for almost 2 years my period came back after 3 months off i started ovulating 6 mmonths off of it and got pregnant about 8 months after my last depo shot *8 weeks tomorrow!! :) hope everyone was the same baby luck!!

August 17, 2012 at 10:34 am
(123) Ash says:

I was on depo provera for 5 years with no problem, graduated from university july 2011 and me and my husband decided to not go for the next shot due in july 2011, on the following months i developed horrid symptoms, night sweats, headache, sore tender breasts and terrible nauseous. i had a small period in nov 2011 and i thought great yes my body is getting back into normality. another period didnt happen again until may 2012. i still had horrible symptoms and done a pregnancy test in june which was negative and i still put my symptoms down to being a withdrawal from the depo. In Aug 2012 i began to increasingly feel tired and sick so i done a pregnancy test and it came up positive, however i didnt want to get too excited as from reading up on the depo it can give give false positives. i went to see my GP and her referred me for a asap ultrasound due to my last period being in may and to our delight we were told that we are 9 weeks pregnant, and i ovulated without having a cycle in june xxxx i gave up hope and put it at back of my mind about conceiving and it happened xxxxx good luck ladies

August 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm
(124) Valentina Snyder says:

Well I got my first shot back in 09 of July after having my first child and been on it to April 2010 and got pregnant in June 2010. I myself had problems with depo like severe depression and usually they say depo makes you gain weight but in my case I loss alot of weight. So I started on depo again last year after my second child was born in March 2011 and been on it ever since until this year of August 2012. Only because I decided to stop using depo because of all the things I’ve been reading about depo and what it’s done to some women. I wanna be able to have more children and lately I’ve been having problems with depo again like the depression and weight loss and mood swings. So I probably won’t be using this shot again. But right now me and my husband plan on having another baby so hopefully soon. But please don’t give up hope on having a family ladies. I’ll pray for you

August 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm
(125) Allison says:

I had my last shot in February and still do not have a period and am hoping that it is out of my system soon so I can begin ovulating regularly. I have been on it for about 3 years. I had my DS at age 33 in 2009 and I had a much easier time conceiving then. My DD was conceived in 2006 at age 30 while I was on bc pills. Does it matter that I am now over 35?

Googling TTC after depo is making me stressed out and concerned about being able to conceive again.

August 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm
(126) stephanie says:

i had my son 16 months ago and i took it one time and got prego with him i was sooo pissed then after i didnt take it again till 6 months ago cause i stared to date again ;] im happy with my one child and if woman dont ask questions before putting something into there bodys then thats your fault not the doctors they will answer any questions but if you are having a hard time with having a baby maybe gods telling you something…

October 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm
(127) Shannon says:

I been taking depo shot for 6 years and now I decide to stop taking it for this month because I am trying to get pregnant with child # 2. I was wondering how long does it take my body back to normal?

October 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm
(128) SecondBby says:

Hi My Name Is Roxanne And I Have Been On Depot For Only A Couple Of Months..Me And My Husband Have Been Having Unprotected Sex?? And Right Now I Feel Completely Diff Gained A Little Bit Of Weight And Also My Breasts Are Getting A Little Bigger..Any Advice Of Why This Is Happened…And I Do Not Know What Is Happening Pls Help!!

October 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm
(129) Roxanne 20 says:

My name is roxanne I am 20 years old I have been on depot for a couple of months now.?? And me and my husband gave been having unprotected sex and as of now I feel different I’m gaining weight breasts are getting big..any advice pls help

October 23, 2012 at 12:33 am
(130) Bec says:

hey my name is bec i was due to get my depo shot in july 2012 and didnt get it due to wanting baby number two my first time i was on the implanon and stright after coming off that i felt preganant a month after and now with the depo i have not had a period but have been trying for a baby but still no luck but have notice that i am seeming to be gaining weight and my breast are tender and getting quite a few headache is there any way u can speed up the process of trying to become pregnant and if i knew it would have side effects like it has been known for i would of stuck to other birth control

November 14, 2012 at 4:17 am
(131) lisaa says:

Hi Allison …I’m also 35 my depo ran out at the end of june ,how r u getting on? It’s a worry isn’t it

November 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm
(132) bryony says:

hi all, i am also ttc, i have been off the depo for 4 weeks nearly , no sign of anything, although 3 days ago i started taking bcp to jump start my periods, which iv just read dont help, so i will be stopping them now and lettin nature take its course. i am normally very fertile. i got preg within a week of having implant out with one baby, and a week of stoppin the pill with the next. the depo is a nightmare. ever since i stopped it i have been gettin belly pains tht feel like contractions, i feel sick, headaches n tirdness, which isnt really fair giving us pregnancy symptoms when your wanting a baby so much :( i have been doing opk some days the lines show up, some dont…. :/ … i always know when im ovulating tho, so i follow my bodys signs instead. im really hoping it doesnt take long as my son is 17 months old and i dont want a big age gap.. i will keep you updated. i have faith :) xx

November 24, 2012 at 10:26 am
(133) ronan teague says:


November 28, 2012 at 7:03 am
(134) bryony says:

hiya all. i no i only commented last week, well its been coming upto 5 weeks since i finished depo and my AF arrived this morning :D so hopefully il be able to get preg this month. ( i only had 2 shots of depo btw) since comin off i have put on half a stone tho :( now weigh 9.5!! as i sed in prev post i have always been really fertile, as im only 21 i suppose i should be! il let u no next month it i have any luck… xxx

December 25, 2012 at 3:26 am
(135) KimberlyLee21 says:

THESE POSTS ARE SCARING ME!! Ok, so I’m only 19 almost 20. Me and my boyfriend (soon to be husband) want to conceive. Some of you are saying its taking YEARS!!?? I’m not really sure when I started and ended to be honest. Because I started learning about all the CONS after taking the shot already. I know for a fact i stopped taking the shots when I was 18. I didn’t take any pills after too, like what my doctor suggested. I want to have kids, but can I not have any? All these negative feed backs are making me regret taking the shots.

December 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm
(136) bryony says:

hav u had regular periods after coming off depo??

January 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm
(137) Chris says:

Hi ladies,

I am due mt next shot in Febuary 2013, and will be TTC afte stopping Depo after aprox 10 years, after reading post I think it seems if you have had no periods and No problems on Depo the likelyhood of getting pregnant is higher?? i am 36 and as many of you found Mr Right after many years and we hope to have a child in the next year, So fingers crossed i am 1 off the lucky ladies (Any tips greatly excepted)

So ggod luck to me and all you ladies TTc xx

January 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm
(138) bryony says:

its harder if ur periods have stopped during depo as u av got to wait for cycle to regulate again before u can get preg .iv been off 10 weeks and still nothing :( x

January 13, 2013 at 11:42 am
(139) Emme says:

I wish I had been told about the side effects as well. I was told about bone density loss, weight gain, etc. but very little about my chances of conceiving after stopping Depo. It took 9 full months after my last shot for my period to come back. And that is the average! It came back last week, which is exciting, but also frustrating because who knows how long until I am regular again. I plan on using ovulation kits now that I FINALLY have my period again.

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(140) SAMARA says:

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March 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm
(141) kim says:

I only got 1 depo needle back in october of 2012 I was due for my second needle in January 2013. Due to side efects and the change in wanting to have another child I decided not to get the 2nd needle. I have not gotten my period (no spotting), my breast are tender, I have done 3-4 pregnency test and they are all negative. I was on the depo before and this never happened…..

March 27, 2013 at 5:17 am
(142) Guest says:

I had my first ever depo shot in November 2012, i was due for the next shot in february 20, 2013 but decided not to go ahead with it, A month later, Feb 20th i had a periods then on March 6th has unprotected sex. I was hoping to have had my periods March 20th and still to date there is none. I think i have seen a coupla blood spots twice or so. Any chances that i might be pregnant? should i go ahead and take the test

April 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm
(143) Keisha says:

Hi, I have started depo in July 2012 and got the second shot in November but after getting the first shot i was bleeding every day and same thing after I got the second shot. I was scheduled to get the third shot in February 2013 but I didn’t because my husband wants to have a baby so we been trying every day, then I got a period in March 2013 then a week later started bleeding again. I don’t know what my body is doing but I was told that may be the depo leaving my system. Hopefully it is cause we really want a baby

April 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm
(144) mj says:

I was on depo for 6 months which at that point I and my husband decided we were ready to try to have a family of our own. It took us a year and half to get pregnant sad to say but I lost the baby. But we are not giving up on having a family of our own. I had a friend that was on depo for 5 years and it took her and her husband 10 years to have their youngest son. I was not told by my doctor that it could take that long to get my body back on track. Maybe that should be something that is included into the doctor visit.

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(148) julian roberts says:

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June 7, 2013 at 6:16 am
(149) jamie lee says:

Hi ladies,
I am so scared I have been on this jag since I was 18 I am now 24. Me and my partner want a family I am taking the mum to be tabs been getting a lot of period pains no spotting. I have missed jags before and all I got during that time was brown horrible icky blood like goo. Any ideas ladies??
Hope u guys can help x

June 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm
(150) mab1994 says:

Started depo in 8th grade, i was in 12th last year,my last shot of 3 months ‘Ended’ jan 2013, still no period but EXTREMELY moody lately. I’m trying for a baby too.. but no luck

June 13, 2013 at 2:43 am
(151) DevLynn says:

Ok. I hate the Depo, with a strong burning passion. My husband and i have been together since we were 15, and my aunt has always begged me to get on the depo. I never wanted to because my family gets really fat when they’re on it. After we had our first child, I took the shot once. ONCE. I bled for 4 months straight. Not a single break in there. That was 15 months ago. We’ve been wanting another child, since we both grew up with a sister one year apart from us. We figured since we loved it, our son could too. I still have not gotten pregnant yet, and it’s starting to worry us. Any advice on how we may be able to conceive?

June 17, 2013 at 11:22 am
(152) Laura Randall says:

Poor girls! I have been off depo for 7 months and my husband and I can’t conceive, either. I am not ovulating, as the shot has completely “frozen” my system. I also can’t lose weight, either. I gained about 30 pounds while being on the depo shot for less than a year! Now that I’m off the shot, I can’t lose the weight. I work out 3 hours a day, 6 days a week, and I still weight 170 pounds. Nothing is working and I can’t get pregnant. My doctor never told me about any of this so I feel mad and tricked!

June 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm
(153) jessicacarol says:

Hi there, Im 27 and I know exactly what ur going through!! Ive been trying to get pregnant for 2 years now and not having any luck as my periods are very irregular, the doc has told me i may have a blocked tube. I also have brown discharge nearly everyday… so i am very confused with whats happening… and not forgetting…everyone else around me is getting pregnant including both my sister in laws they fell pregnant, We want a baby so badly.

June 19, 2013 at 12:12 am
(154) Ana says:

I have a question..i’m 16yrs old and i got my depo shot on May, and i was wondering can you get prego if you have unprotected sex while on your period and he ejaculates in you?? Because I have been on my period for at least 3weeks now I don’t know if that is normal because I usually have my period for 2weeks. If you can please answer my question and email me at anapgrodriguez@gmail.com

June 19, 2013 at 3:44 am
(155) Aimee says:

I had an abortion at age 18 due to failed contraception (the pill) I’m now almost 20 and my partner and I want a child. I had the implanon rod for 3 months, then switched to depo provera. (Huge mistake!!!) I got the shot 3 times and still can’t seem to fall pregnant. After 12 months. I DO NOT RECOMMEND DEPO-PROVERA TO ANYONE! It’s horrible. Not to mention side effects the whole 9 months I was on it.

June 19, 2013 at 5:16 am
(156) monica says:

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(157) kim says:

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June 24, 2013 at 8:51 am
(158) jess says:

Im 17 been on depo for 3 yrs this yr since i had my little girl in 2010 for whole 2 yrs.had a light period for about 4-5 days . But this yr i had a shot january a week after my very light period but… i havent had a sign of blood since then . Ive been feeling really heavy put on about 5 kilos had a pregnancy test in april when i went for my 2nd shot cause i had it a week late which was negative but ive been having this really unexplainable back pain which is killing me of a night to go to sleep. I cannot get comfy at all i cannot sleep on my stomach as im getting cramps like my periods but no periods what is going on ????

June 26, 2013 at 3:31 am
(159) mrs hp says:

Hi, I’m 23 and married from London, UK. I was on the depo shot for 9 months in total and no period or promlems but decided to come of TTC, it’s been 3 & a bit months since my last shot wore off. My periods returned in May but I had a second one less than 2 weeks later. I really hope that now my periods have returned I will conceive soon, it’s all I can think about day in day out…..I’m taking folic acid and angus cactus, any1 recommend anything else to help me along? Thanks

June 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm
(160) Cgsmom says:

I got in the depo about 6 weeks after I had my daughter in 2008. I was stoked on the no periods so I dealt with the minimal weight gain. However being recently married, we decided to get off the shot after my last injection in Dec. At the “3month” marker I started tracking myself. I went through all the stupid side effects they never warn you about, which initially made me lose hope in every being back to normal. However about a month after my last shot wore off I got my period. It lasted about 2 weeks and then I had about a 3 week break. Another one, then exactly the same amount break. I’m tracking my cycle of ovulation and the tests say I am! The hope I lost has been reinstated. Just goes to show that everyone is different and you can’t lose faith. Plus making the baby is half the fun right!?!

June 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm
(161) courtney says:

I was on the depo shot for 2 years and I never got a period while I was on the depo shot. I’ve been off depo for 2 years now and me and my hubby have been trying to have another baby for about 3 mos now and no success. I have not have a “real” period in about 2 years either. Im starting to worry that the depo shot messed my body up and now Im not able to get pregnant.if this is the case I will be highly upset cuz I was never told the depo shot would do this to me.

June 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm
(162) Tanya says:

i got the depo shot in April,4 and iwant to stay away from that thing when i got my first period after having my second baby 4 months ago, at first it was normal now i been on it for over 25 days it sucks!!!! and been having bad migraines, it was my first shot and my last one!!!

July 1, 2013 at 9:03 am
(163) Desperately TTC says:

I got my first (and last ever) shot of depo provera in oct 2012 and was due for my next shot in jan 2013 when my hubby and I decided to have our first baby. I’ve been searching frantically on how best to get the shot out of my system but I dnt get any straight answers. Once I gained weight after the shot I realized I have never been so lazy. I came across some post on the net which said if you work out regularly you will be able to wear off the shot and be able to conceive. My husband and I decided to try and jog this one time just two weeks after my second period had returned and two days of jogging saw me have a heavy flow. I just thought its coincidental but then a month later I got physical again doing exercises and when i went to bed the flow was back pronto. Im beginning to have hope so Ima keep working out each day till that test reads positive.

July 2, 2013 at 11:35 am
(164) carolyn says:

I started the depo shot in augest 2011 so just under 2 years ago came off it april this year because of my bad bones due to cystic fibrosis, when I went on it my gp did not mention any of the cons, and as I was only 18 and scared I didnt want to get pregnant as I had my daughter just before I went on it. Now me and my husband hope to have our 2 and last child in the next few years because of my illness. As I will probably be to ill later in life. Feel abit selfish wanting 1 more baby but I do. After reading alot of the comments its worrying me abit, I keep thinking im pregnant due to the depo effects. My husband thinks im going crazy and im beginning to think it will never happen as my illness makes it hard to consive as it is :( I am in my early 20s now but im thinking even if I do get pregnant it may take years and be to late for me! Id never gp back on depo again!!

July 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm
(165) Ms. Lee says:


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(166) emilia says:

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July 13, 2013 at 11:16 am
(167) vikki_x says:

hi there, my name is vikki and was just wondering if anyone could give me any advice, i was on the depo shot for 5 years, i had my last shot in march 2013, i was due for my next shot in june but instead i missed it and started the pill. i took the pill for one month and bcos me and my partner are trying for a baby i stopped taking the pill after the month was up. the last few weeks i have had really sore breasts and my nipples are getting bigger by the day, i get stomach cramps on and off almost every day, also my breasts have grown so much in just 2 weeks, literlly popping out my bra and also noticed a lot of blue viens over my chest and to my nipples. i have been told that these are both symptoms of pregnancy and symptoms of coming off the depo shot. i have done home pregnancy test twice this week and both said negative, i also have a bleed now and again, like one day i bleed and then the next i dont, but then the day after im bleeding again. im so confused and was wondering if anyone else has exerienced this?

July 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm
(168) Sarah says:

I thinks it’s funnie how no doctor tells there patience a how hard it is to have a baby after being on depo for so many years, I was 18 when I got pregnant I was to young to have a baby then, although I always wonders what my life would be like now, but Iam ready now & Iam so ready that iv Tryed for months now & nothing, because I didn’t relize how hard it was to get pregnant after being on depo for all these years Iam now 24, full time job & living in my own house with my boyfriend, I read all these comments an realized I will never have a baby, intell I read a comment about this person who makes wishes happen, Iam now trying him, fingers cross with in the next few months ill have my bundle of joy, if all goes well ill recommend him to you all! Good luck everyone

July 25, 2013 at 2:03 am
(169) Chanel says:

Can smeone pls help me? I have been on depo since 2009 , never missed a shot. I got off depo last year in june 2012 its now july 2013. i got my period back in november 2012, and it was regular. when may 2013 reached my period stopped again. i wasnt and still not on any birth control but my period has yet to return and my finacee and i are trying hard to conceive but nothing has cme up! whats wrong?

August 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm
(170) jazz says:

I was on the depo for 1 year from august 2010-feb 2011 being my last shot i didnt have a period until i took a bc pill Jan 2012 i have detox this past year 2013. Me and my fiance have been trying ttc every single day since my period came back and we have had no luck with it i have pregnancy signs each and every month from sore tender nips to swollen feet morning sickness constant nausea feelings and bloating all the time. I almost feel like i wont ever be able to have a baby im 21 now and in my family this is not common all of my family members have been able to have kids no fertility issues what so ever! can you give me any advice

August 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm
(171) christine says:

hello am Christine and am 40years old , when i was 25 i had lost one of my fallopian tube and i have had 2 miscarriage before in the past and i keep on trying but there was no luck on my side since then, at times me and my husband will do it all day but steel no luck until i saw some testimonies ONLINE by other women having semilar case and i decided to contact ASHRA OF ASHRA SPELL TEMPLE and pour out my sorrow and pain ON MY MAIL I SENT ,ashra did do purification and told me the source of my problem that it was work of dark witch craft that somebody put on me ( MY EX BOYFRIEND) that i will never find joy in my marriage, to cut the story short ashra did cast the cleanse spell to remove the dark magic and then immediately the very next month i got pregnant and praise ashra and god i delivered safely baby twins , if you passing through similar problem i urge you to contact ashra on email :ashraspelltemple@gmail.com or call ashra on +2348058176311 ,


September 2, 2013 at 10:51 am
(172) Charlotte says:

I am 28 and TTC.

My last depo shot was July 2012, i have been ‘shot free’ now for 14 months and not fallen pregnant.

My periods came back regularly after 3 months and were every 29 days but the past 6 months my periods have ranged between 25 and 33 day cycles which is very unsusal for me.

I was always positive that i was Ovulating up until recently when everything i thought i knew flew out the window. I get Ovulation ‘twinges’ and the correct CM, Ovulation Predictor Tests suggest i am ovulating but since my period cycles have changed im not sure if i am Ovulating…14 months seems to be on the longer end of people stories TTC after Depo.

I have concieved before, many years ago but miscarried so i know that i was able to get pregnant, my main fear is that 14 months later and im STILL not ovulating…really seems like Depo has ‘frozen’ my system up, i thought that periods meant i was 100% Ovulating but that is not the case.

September 29, 2013 at 11:58 pm
(173) KaylaaK says:

Hi everyone,
Well I received my last shot in May 2012, i was supposed to get another shot August 15 2012 but decided not to because me and hubby made plans to conceive in the near future, we started TTC in May of 2013 so This August of 2013 has been a year and now September makes 13 months off of depo but still no baby, i am getting periods every month but they are very irregular, i actually started taking vitex and evening primrose oil in Spetember along with prenatals that i have been taking for a few months. i haven’t actually tried charting my ovulation but i plan to next AF in October to see what’s going on there :) hopefully i get positive results. It can be really frustrating but i try to stay positive and keep faith in God :) Although they say it can take up to 18 months to conceive after stopping depo.. So Febraury will be 18 months for me but maybe i will get lucky sometime soon since i plan to start charting my BBTs next month.

Well wishing everyone in TTC baby dust. :)

September 30, 2013 at 12:03 am
(174) KaylaaK says:

Hi everyone,

Well I received my last shot in May 2012, i was supposed to get another shot August 15 2012 but decided not to because me and hubby made plans to conceive in the near future, we started TTC in May of 2013 so This August of 2013 has been a year and now September makes 13 months off of depo but still no baby, i am getting periods every month but they are very irregular, i actually started taking vitex and evening primrose oil in Spetember along with prenatals that i have been taking for a few months. i haven’t actually tried charting my ovulation but i plan to next AF in October to see what’s going on there :) hopefully i get positive results. It can be really frustrating but i try to stay positive and keep faith in God :) Although they say it can take up to 18 months to conceive after stopping depo.. So Febraury will be 18 months for me but maybe i will get lucky sometime soon since i plan to start charting my BBTs next month.

Well wishing everyone in TTC baby dust. :)

October 14, 2013 at 11:14 am
(175) Avery says:

Just wanted to add in my experience…
I went on Depo at 19 and was never told of any complications. I was told to go off of it 6 months before I wanted to try and conceive. I went off of it 13 months ago. I had no period for 5 months, a period every other week for almost 3 months, then no period for 2 more months. I finally got my period in June (with bad cramps, so I assumed I was “normal” again). My cycle was 32 days, then 37, and this month took 44 days to start again. I just started taking Fertilaid to try and regulate my periods. We are on month 7 of trying, with no luck. Before Depo I was regular. I would absolutely never recommend going on it for anyone that is planning to have children. I also started getting bad stomach problems when I started taking Depo. Doctors should absolutely warn you about all of the side effects of Depo, and from my own experience and others it seems like most of them don’t.

October 17, 2013 at 7:09 am
(176) Muriel says:

I started the injection in june 2013 but not the depo because mine the doctor saud it last for two months i was surpose to get another shot i first week september and did not go for the shot do u think i might fall pregnant or it will take time to go out of my body even if it was my first time taking it .

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