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A 20-year-old female asked:

I been on depo-provera shot for over a yr n i start period last wk 1st time since abt a month after i started shot. am i normal? i thought it gonna stop them?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. Annoying but not dangerous.
Dr. Felix Toro
Anti-Aging Medicine 41 years experience
Watch-out!: While it seems convenience, for BC and stopping your periods, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) has been associated with many adverse effects.I have seen severe mood swings, emotionality, insomnia, and even hallucinations and delusions. Remember that hormones are one of the main regulators of neurotransmitters like Serotonin/norepinephrine. If you are having some of these Symptoms discuss alternatives with you Doctor.

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