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January 24th, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Yup, Depo can really mess you up! I took it for about a year, but stopped because I bled for months on end and had the most horrible side effects! (The doctor kept telling me they would get better, but they just got worse)

I stopped it a few years before we were TTC, but was on the pill during that time. It turns out I did have some trouble conceiving, but I'm not certain that it was due to the Depo. (Though it really did mess up my body big time!)

Charting is a good place to start. Make an appointment with your GP (or OBGYN if you have one) to get a pre-conception work-up. Tell him/her your concerns and how long you've been trying (bring copies of your charts, or when you've had your period for however long you've been keeping track) and they'll let you know where to go from there. Most won't start looking into problems until you've been trying for a year, or 6 months if you've been dutifully charting, so don't be disappointed if they don't seem too concerned! They'll be able to give you some good pointers for TTC, as well as do some basic bloodwork if you ask for it.

And congratulations on your marriage! And to your DH too for staying clean for a whole year!!!
New siggie coming soon!

Due with #2 after 5 years of TTCMA. FET #1 after IVF #2 and immune therapy was just the ticket apparently!
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