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I Had the Depo Shot and It Messed Up My Body

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    I Don't Have A Period

    I started the depo shot when I was 16 & only was on it for about a year. The first 6 months I had some spotting here & there, then after that it just stopped. I'm 19 ill be 20 this year & still no period. Doctors just keep saying it will come & give me meds & it doesn't. So I...
    Cmr5d232 Cmr5d232 18-21 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    Confusing!

    I'm 20 years old and had an miscarriage back in June 2013 and on July, i planned on using depo so i wont have to face the miscarriage again, i had my first shot and i am not planning to go back and take my second shot because all of the side affects and the bleeding!, read couple...
    atviat2013 atviat2013 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    I was on Depo Provera

    for 6 months. I started Depo Provera about a week after I had my abortion. I bled heavily and consistently for at least a month. Afterwards I had lightly bleeding or occasional spotting. 2 weeks before I was due to go back for my second shot I started heavily bleeding again...
    mailepuanani mailepuanani 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    After Taking The Depo Shot For 3 Years 5 Months Later

    When I was 15 I decided I wanted to go on the depo shot not knowing any of the risks.... Big mistake. I was on the depo shot for three years and then decided I no longer wanted to be on it. When I stopped taking it I had expected my period to take a while to get back to normal...
    MooreR MooreR 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2012

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    Been On The Depo Shot Before And Had Another One About Three Month Ago

    i started the depo shot in 2011. did not like it. my 3rd kid was born 5 week before he was due. i gain alot of weight. while in june i when back for a short again. i do not know if i want another baby or not.
    bethwilson2384 bethwilson2384 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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    I had the Depo shot March 30 2012

    and I didn't get anymore after the first one because I made me constantly sick to my stomach, and when I didn't get the second shot I still didn't have a period for over a year, and I still have ridiculous mood swings that only started with the shot, I never been the one to cry...
    jess040493 jess040493 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2014

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    Depo-provera Injection Research

    I have had the shot 3 times now and i wont have it again, although my periods have completely stopped which is a big plus for me i have had more bad effects than i could have imagined. I have suffered weight gain (i have never been this big in my whole life), emotional imbalance...
    kia1991 kia1991 22-25 2 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    Depo Isn'T Bad For Everyone

    I started taking Depo recently and I love it, it seems to be highly effective and the only side effect I have is spotting which was pretty heavy my first three months and i was told it should go away after 4-6 months. I haven't gained weight because I already exercise twice a...
    Ninjabunneh Ninjabunneh 16-17, F Feb 17, 2013

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    Confused And Scared

    When I was a junior in high school I started taking birth control pills because of how bad my cramps were. I went on and off taking the pills for a few years and finally stopped because it was sometimes making me nauseous in the morning. I decided I wanted to try another way. I...
    stephanieXnicole90 stephanieXnicole90 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    My Suffering

    I was on the shot for 9 months... that's only 3 shots. I got on it 1 month after having my daughter (I got pregnant on YAZ and have ovarian cysts which the patch was making worse) so I opted for the only method that I didn't have to have "inserted". I weighed 170...
    H1991 H1991 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    Daily Headache/migraine

    I have been on depo for one shot and two weeks after the injection I woke up with this horrendous headache. Nothing seems to help the pain, it's been 5 months since my shot and the headaches are not getting any better, the pain is becoming intolerable. I've had a history with...
    Mandz887 Mandz887 22-25 1 Response Sep 13, 2012

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    THE Depo Shot Ruined Me

    I'm 19 and i took the depo shot in sep 2008 only one time and they said if i didnt get my second shot it would wear off in 4 months.well..it is june 16th 2009 and i have irregular periods that come every 2-3 months i still have mood swings from that supid shot,i gained 30...
    hope1990 hope1990 18-21 7 Responses Jun 16, 2009

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    I had the depo shot the beginning of 2012

    and I still get crazy mood swings and I never used to cry alot but now I cry over the littlest things, and I am just now getting my periods back to normal
    jess040493 jess040493 18-21, F Mar 14, 2014

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    Help

    I Got my period i believe it was April 2 and im still bleeding i went to the ER 6th and the Dr looked down there and said there is not enough blood to worry her. My period will go really heavy the slow down stop for an hour than start again. Im Scared will the bleeding ever stop...
    RIPAiden RIPAiden 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    I was on the depo shot

    for about 2.5 years. my doctor actually put me on this to stop my abnormal periods as i couldn't function with how bad they were. They came about ever 3 weeks and would last around 10 days. Its now been about 4 months since i missed my last shot without one of my normal periods...
    katp5 katp5 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    I was on depo for over a year (this time).

    My fiance and I are wanting to have a baby, but all that I have read is telling me that we are going to have to wait for months if not years. I was due for my last shot the beginning of December, and I skipped it. I have read stories of women getting pregnant right after...
    kacieyoung kacieyoung 18-21, F Feb 1, 2014

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    Depo

    Well my periods are still messed up im bleeding for 3 weeks then stop for two then go again. My second shot is june 10th im not getting it, does anyone know of ways to help depo out of your body me and my boyfriend wanna try on our 2 years which is in october and im scared the...
    RIPAiden RIPAiden 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    Depo Shot Miscarriage Nightmare

    i am 41 years old and my husband and i started trying for a baby in October of 2012 to our delight i got pregnant right away i found out i was pregnant on November 5th of 2012 unfortunately our baby became one of the lords angels on December 17, 2012. after i had the...
    jory1972 jory1972 41-45 1 Response Jun 5, 2013

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    Was on Depo For A Year, now trying For Second Baby But A Lil Confused.

    I got my first depo shot in march 2012. I had stopped the depo shot in August 2013 to try for my second baby. While I was on it I didnt really bleed or spot until around my 1yr mark. Before I stopped the shot I spotted for about 3-4 months maybe more. I haven't had a period yet...
    shaylayvonne shaylayvonne 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    Bahhhh

    I just got this shot 2 days ago... I dont plan on going back in january for the next shot.. I am nervous not up for the side effects... ****! 
    xScreamOfTheButterflyx xScreamOfTheButterflyx 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    Totally. Messed. Up

    Last year around september I got the Depo shot for the first time to help ease my heavy period. For the first week it seemed awesome. but then about the second week in, I started having unbarable cramps that made me cry, and would almost make me pass out, plus I was bleeding like...
    georgtay georgtay 16-17 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    I don't know if I'm back to normal with

    fertility but I haven't really been ttc. But I want to share my experience. Jan. 2011 I received the depo shot. I was on my period when I got the shot. By February my period was still on. I received the shot for a total of 9 months! THE WHOLE 9 months my period was ON. Normal...
    lovelymiracle lovelymiracle 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    Depo

    i just got my depo shot 3-18-2013 and my next shot is in june i dont think i will take it agian cause my body hurts and im now tired all the time i dont like this feeling. Me and my boyfriend wanna try for a baby in October so i dont wanna get the shot.
    RIPAiden RIPAiden 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    No Baby Yet, Thx to Depo

    I gotmy 1st shot of depo October 2008, I was due for my 2nd shot Januray 2009 but I didn't go back because I ddint like the side affects. Weight gain, mood wings, I was a crying trainwreck. I knew I wanted a baby in the near future so i hoped that I would get pregnant soon after...
    KiaraP KiaraP 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    I Become A Different Person On Depo

    I was on the Depo shot for five years. After the first year, I didn't have periods anymore. By the time I came off of it, my uterine lining was double what it was supposed to be. I won't even describe the mess that followed that! I gained 70lbs on the Depo shot. I was always...
    amikety amikety 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    after the depo shot and being depressed because of my stressful 8 year relationship as well as two babies I went from 115lbs to 193lbs. I hate my body and its hard to lose weight...
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    I wish I never got on I started it in May because I had a heavy period and they said it would lighten it well every since September 9 I've been having. A period my doctor recently...
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    Ehh. I wouldn't say it's messed up, but more like a scattered sleep schedule... I never get to sleep around the same times, or get the same hours of sleep every night, simply...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I stayed up until 4am last night, woke up at 8am this morning and felt great, but now I want to take a nap. This look like the start of a messed up sleep schedule.
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    It's not so much messed it up as lost life. I fear I am too dead inside and will need counseling later maybe. I'm dead and trying to live.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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