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How long does it take to ovulate after stopping the Depo-Provera provera shot? I have been on Depo-Provera for 7yrs and recently stopped taking it. My last shot was in august and i was due for another but stopped because i want to switch to a new kind of

How long does it take to ovulate after stopping the Depo-Provera provera shot? I have been on Depo-Provera for 7yrs and recently stopped taking it. My last shot was in august and  i was due for another but stopped because i want to switch to a new kind of

After : After stopping depo-provera, most women start to ovulate within 3 to 4 months, however, for some women, it can take up to a year. You may want to have your doctor check a pregnancy test prior to starting a new hormonal method of birth control just in case. In the meantime, make sure you use another form of birth control such as a condom to protect yourself from getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Would you recommend me to take clomtid if i been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 9 years but I have a cycle now to help me get my ovulations back on track?

Would you recommend me to take clomtid if i been on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 9 years but I have a cycle now to help me get my ovulations back on track?

Goals: What are your goals? Clomid (clomiphene) is used when someone is not ovulating and is trying to get pregnant right away. If you are not trying to get pregnant or if you are now having regular periods then the use of Clomid (clomiphene) is not correct. If your goals is regular periods then try birth control pills. ...Read more

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Didnt get Depo-Provera on 8/2/12. I take ovulating test one line is dark the other is faint then dark getting close to ovulation why haven't i gotten pregnant? Me nd husband have two kids already?

Didnt get Depo-Provera on 8/2/12. I take ovulating test one line is dark the other is faint then dark getting close to ovulation why haven't i gotten pregnant? Me nd husband have two kids already?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): The effect of depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) on ovulation can remain up to 6 months after your next scheduled shot. Once ovulation returns you are as much likely to become pregnant after anyone else. So if you last Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) was august the effect can linger up to february 2013. ...Read more

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Will a doctor consider prescribing Clomid after coming off of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) 9 months ago and I am not ovulating? Or will they want me to wait longer?

Will a doctor consider prescribing Clomid after coming off of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) 9 months ago and I am not ovulating? Or will they want me to wait longer?

Worth considering: While the Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot should have worn off by now, it is still possible that your cycle irregularity and an ovulation is related to the Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. First, i would make sure that you are not pregnant now, and also ask you doctor about testing for thyroid and prolactin levels. You may then need Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to induce a period and Clomid to induce ovulation. ...Read more

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What vitamins should I take while trying to conceive? Can soya isoflavones help ovulation and does ovulation come back with your period after Depo-Provera jag

What vitamins should I take while trying to conceive? Can soya isoflavones help ovulation and does ovulation come back with your period after Depo-Provera jag

Folic acid: The most important vitamin you can take preconceptually is folic acid, which is in most prenatal and multi- vitamins. Fish oil (dha) may be helpful as well. Soy products contain estrogen like substances and may actually be detrimental. ...Read more

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How to tell if you ovulate while on depo and never missed a shot? Been on for 8 months

How to tell if you ovulate while on depo and never missed a shot? Been on for 8 months

No ovulation: Depoprovera works by suppressing ovulation. You do not ovulate when you are on it. This the way Depo works to prevent pregnancy. It is a highly effective birth control method and failures are very rare. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate and not have a period right after stopping the depo shot?

Can you ovulate and not have a period right after stopping the depo shot?

Unlikely: It is possible that this could happen but very unlikely. In most women it takes months or even up to a year for the cycles to become regular after being on the depo shot. ...Read more

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Can i get ovulating pains on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Can i get ovulating pains on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Doubtful: DMPA (Depo Provera) is one of the most effective drugs in the world for stopping ovulation, it is doubtful you'd ovulate unless the shot has worn off. ...Read more

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Can anyone feel ovulating pains on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Can anyone feel ovulating pains on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

No: Some women are able to feel a pain when they ovulate. So depoprovera is meant to prevent ovulation, so if you truly feel that you are experiencing ovulation, i would check with your doctor. ...Read more