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Depo-provera then BC pills... How long till I could start ovulating again or get pregnant?

By October 17, 2015 - 11:44am
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I'm 24 years old. I always had a 28-30 day cycle. Then I had two shots of depo-provera and after the 3 month period of the second shot, Doctor switched to BC pills because depo gave me too many side effects. However my concern now is, I stopped my BC pills after two months because now TTC. Could I have trouble starting to ovulate regularly again? I've read that once u stop the pill some people's cycle return in a month or longer, but what if I was on depo before the pill? Will it take longer for me? My last shot was in June 2015 (4.5 months ago). Please help, I'm worried about infertility issues because of this damn depo shot.

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Hello and thank you for choosing EmpowHer,
Unfortunately, there is no formula for knowing how these hormones will effect your body in particular. You are correct that the general rule is that it can take time for your body to adjust after you stop taking them. And yes, perhaps having had the shot before may add to that. However, you only took the shot a few times. Fertility issues do not always occur after taking the shot and if infertility does occur, it is usually because the individual was taking to shot for a very extended amount of time.

October 17, 2015 - 9:22pm
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Thanks for getting back to me. However I did stop BC with 3 active pills left because that also had given side effects : nauseous, migraines etc. but I had breakthrough bleeding "period" for two days n that's it. I have had unprotected sex though Last 3 days. Should I wait two-4 weeks to test ? I've read people test positive 6-10 DPO. But I don't even know when my ovulation period is/was or even if I have ovulated since I stopped the pill. Sorry for all the heat ions but clearly the doctor should have explained to me everything and now he's always so busy to even return my calls which is even more frustrating! Thanks in advance for ur help!!

October 19, 2015 - 8:22pm
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In order for a pregnancy test to be accurate I suggest you wait about 4 weeks before taking one. You may even get your period in November and then a pregnancy test would not be necessary. I'm sorry your doctor won't return your calls! That's frustrating.
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October 21, 2015 - 11:04pm
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