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    I got the depo shot to stop my period back in August 2017 and never got the follow up because of the really bad side effects, I dont use any other birth control anymore but when I was on the pill if i lapsed for a bit my period would come back, but theres been nothing with the Depo from what I can tell, is this normal?

    Not worried about missing it since Im not using it for birth control but to stop painful PMS but still seems weird after this long ivs had no bleeding, theres been other PMS like symptoms (back ache, feeling achy down there, stomach pain) but this could also be caused by other health conditions I have so Im unsure if its PMS or not

    TL;DR got the shot 7ish months ago and nothing after birth control wise but still no period
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    Yep, disrupting fertility (and thus normal periods) for months after its official three month contraceptive window is common with Depo-provera.

    Particularly if you could tolerate something other than a high dose method like it, you could talk to your GP about a) the delay in restarting and b) using another method to limit or regulate your periods.
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