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Hi ladies! I was wondering what symptoms anyone has has after stopping depo perva. I was scheduled for a shot 6 weeks ago --- but didn't go. I have had lots of spotting. Normally it is related to how close I get to my husband. Sometimes just simply siting together on the couch will cause me to spot and have pain. So I joke that I need to keep him hidden in a closet. Anyone else experience this?
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I didn't have any spotting with depo. But I had a slew of other symptoms such as weight gain, vaginal dryness, complete loss of libido, acne, itchy skin and depression. All this after only 1 shot. My symptoms lasted for roughly 2.5 years.


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I was on and off depo for about 5 years. I spotted constantly and rather heavily, lost libido, gained weight, etc.

My last shot was 13 months ago, and I was on nuva ring for a few months after, but haven't had any BC since november.

From november to februaryish I had a full 6 day period every other week, and since I've been spotting mid"cycle." I quote cycle, because I've charted the last two and haven't actually ovulated.

This depo is nasty stuff. I'm rather upset that I let myself be put on it, and then stayed on it for so long because it was "convenient" despite the near constant bleeding. It's insane how much pressure I got at the OB every year until I finally took the prescript.

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