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June 2nd, 2011, 09:22 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas
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I had a c-section June 24, 2010 with my son. Two weeks after, upon my GYNO'S recommendation, I received the DEPO shot. On September 21, 2010, I had my follow-up shot(2nd dosage). Upon doing so, I began to experience terrible side-effects. Weight-gain, moodiness and even depression. I knew it was attributed to the shot, so I decided not to get a 3rd dosage. My GYNO told me that the shot is effective for up to 3 months after receiving it. She gave me an estimated date as to when I would get my "period" back. She estimated around the beginning to middle of January. If not, then I would need to schedule an appt. I never did due to the hospital switching over.I waited and waited..and nothing. I began having new side-effects(after being off the shot for several months..with no period). Every time I had a bowel movement, I began having excruiating pain and a tremendous amount of blood in my stool.

I made an appt. with my mom's doctor(a family physician) and she told me it was completely normal especially for women who just have had babies. The conclusion left me without an answer and several more months of bleeding and pain. Eventually it cleared up, but all in all it lasted 5-6 months. Horrible!

Near the beginning of April...I began what I thought was FINALLY my period. However, it was endless. It lasted almost 3 weeks and was incredibly heavy and intense. I felt that something was terribly wrong. After going through this, it eventually subsided and since then..I've had nothing.

My boyfriend and I have had sex, but always with caution(double-protection). I know 100% i am not pregnant, but I cant seem to find an answer. Has anyone gone through anything similar? Could the cause be from my c-section..or could it be from the shot?
Braiden Aaron(June 24, 2010; 9:04 a.m. 5 lbs. 8.2 oz, 17 inches)
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June 3rd, 2011, 08:00 AM
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: In yonder mountains
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Oh honey...I had this for sure!!! I was not as smart as you to stop. I was falsely diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. It took me almost a year to feel somewhat "normal" and my periods were out of whack for a good 2 years. I am so sorry that you have to go through this experience. You may need provera or something to kick start your cycles. It made my progesterone and estrogen go completely out of whack. You may want to ask for hormone blood work. ((hugs))

Thank you *kiliki* for my beautiful siggy!

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June 3rd, 2011, 09:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas
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*hugs* Thank you! Did they give you any certain medicine?
Braiden Aaron(June 24, 2010; 9:04 a.m. 5 lbs. 8.2 oz, 17 inches)
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