First of all let me tell you I was on the Depo shot for 5-7 years. I got off of it once before about 2 years ago for no particular reason and got back on it a short time later. I dont remember details about that time though, as far as how long it took to get my period back and what not. The only thing I remember was when I got my period I got it BAD! I had severe blood clots and cramping. I had a clot that was the size of a tennis ball and to make matters worse it happened when I was at work. I would go through a super sized tampon in less than 2 hours. It was crazy. Now coming off the Depo Shot again I will tell you and anyone who asks that I will NEVER get on the shot again. Ever.
Let me give you some background information on me and my husband. We grew up in the same neighborhood from about 6th grade on, but never hung out. And I mean never. No reason though, and we even had a couple mutual friends through out high school too. So about 3 years ago I was hanging out with my best friend Jessica who happens to be cousins with my DH. She invited him out with us one night and we started hanging out from then on. Needless to say she was my maid of honor at our wedding.
We dated for a year, was engaged for a year and now have been married for almost a year. And we are ready for a baby....
So I went off of the Depo shot, my last one was due June 8. Tomorrow will be 12 weeks that I have been off the shot. For weeks 1-7 I didnt have any bleeding at all. THEN came weeks 8, 9 & 10 and I bled. Well I didnt bleed heavy but I spotted the entire 3 weeks. It was horrible. But at least finally at weeks 11 & 12 I havent had any spotting at all. So Im hoping that 3 week marathon spotting was just getting me...for lack of a better term...cleaned out. And maybe I will actually start a regular cycle this next time.
I dont think I have ovulated yet as I have been temping for a couple weeks now and my temps dont really vary at all. If you take a look at my chart you will see what Im talking about. They are all between 98.0-98.3ish...Which sucks but Im dealing with it.