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Many side effects after taking Depo Provera. Should I use other methods of birth control?

hi, my name is Misty. Im on my first shot of Depo-Provera . it is my last month of the first shot and am scheduled to have it again in mid February. Ive had many side effects but the most annoying one is that I have been lightly bleeding for an entire month. My question is should I stop taking this and choose another method? or stick with it. I also have read that in order to conceive I should stop taking months before inorder to do so...this bothers me as well.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Mar 2013
Thanks for your query .
SLight bleeding / spotting off and on is the most common and annoying side effect of the Depo shot, as you have rightly observed.
As you have already taken the shot, do not use any other method right now.
You are bound to it until February.
Do use a backup method like condoms during the first month of the Depo shot, as the hormones stabilize and it starts to work.
Also, yes, return to fertility and normal cycles does take a while longer on the Depo.
It would be wise to switch to another method if this bothers too.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 28 Nov 2013
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