Depo Provera & Pregnancy
Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:28 PM
I am going straight to point about this situation. I am better talker than typer, please be patient with me.
I am due for my depo shot next month. My hubby and I want to get pregnant next summer '09. I am going on my 7th year on depo. I decided to do some research (i.e., surfing the internet) prior to my doctor's appointment. I wanted to know whether it's easy to get pregnant after depo or at least how long will it take to get pregnant. According to the America Pregnancy Association & other sites, it will take 12-18 months for my cyle to return a.k.a to get pregnant. I read posts from other websites it has taken as long as 2 years or more. There were others that gotten pregnant immediately.
I decided on depo as my birth control, because in the past (younger) I couldn't remember to take my birth control pills. So, depo was the best alternative for me. I also didn't have any side effects with the shot i.e., weight gain, hair loss, etc. I only had to adjust my salt intake. It was a perfect fit.
I am going to the doctor next month. As I previous stated, I am strongly considering getting off of Depo. I spoke to my hubby about it, he said it's my body and our decision, but there are also consequences to this decision. If I get pregnant outside of what we planned, we are ready for him or her.
Now, we want to expand our family, I am worried about Depo's prolong side effects on my reproductive system. Did I damage myself? Is it going to be harder for us to get pregnant?
Am I alone in this situation?
Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:48 PM
I got off it at my doctors suggestion because research came out that showed bone loss if on it for more than 2 years. I did love it when I was on it though.
From what I read, it all depends on how fast your body metabolizes the drug. The shot dose is the amount a "normal" person will metabolize in a 3 month period (so it slowly wears off over 3 months). If you are "normal", you need a new dose after 3 months. The reason it often takes a while to get your period after going off the drug, is that most people aren't "normal".
I had enough of the drug stored in my ass to last me another 14 months You might be metabolizing the drug at the "normal" rate but there is no way to know!!
If I were in your situation, I would not get the next shot...and use another form of birth control until you want to get prego. I know more people where it took months to get their period rather than the opposite.
You wont know if there are side effects until you stop taking it and try to have a baby Good luck!
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| Originally Posted by Christy335 |
If you want to use some form of birth control and still aren't good at remembering to take the pill every day (like me) the Nuva Ring is great! Ask your doc about it. I give it 2 thumbs up!
Posted 14 October 2008 - 07:08 PM
I know several people who got their period much quicker and those who to longer. Like everyone else has said, it just depends on your body.
Personally, I would not get another shot & use condoms.
Your body will go through changes -- I had severe acne which I had never had-- but I think in the end you will feel better naturally.
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