Depo Question

Discussion in 'Women's Issues' started by stonerblond74, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. stonerblond74

    stonerblond74 Member

    I've been on the Depo shot for just about a year and a half now. I go through Planned Parenthood because I don't have medical insurance. I do not want children, and am willing to take the risk of becoming infertile. Planned Parenthood says I can only take Depo for 2 years, and then they won't let me have it anymore because of the risk of infertility. Has anyone else ever heard that? I don't want to go off Depo, I LOVE not having a period, and have experienced absolutely no bad side effects from it. I know it can contribute to bone loss if used for an extended period, but I take a calcium supplement daily to help counteract that. Any input? Thanks in advance, ladies...
  2. ihmurria

    ihmurria fini

    you shouldn't be on depo for more than two years. Switch to the patch or the ring or an IUD for a year or so, and then ask if you can go on again. I liked depo too (except for the weight gain) but it's just not good for your body to be on it for too long. calcium supplements help, but not enough, you're still gonna suffer some bone damage fromm it. Once your off it, your body can rebuild that calcium

    if nothing else, talk to your/a doctor/nurse about why you shouldn't be on depo for more than two years at a time. I don't know all the reasons why, I just know it's not a good idea for ya.
  3. stonerblond74

    stonerblond74 Member

    Next time I see my regular Dr., I'll ask her. Planned Parenthood won't really tell me why, just that I can't. Bummer, because I LOVE it!!!
  4. Maggie Sugar

    Maggie Sugar Senior Member

    I have actually never heard that before. I could be wrong, though. I would check with an OBGYN if you really like the method.

    It made me depressed and gained 40 lbs, so I didn't like it, but if you prefer it, I am sure you can find a doctor to give it to you. And if you are low income, even the price of the shot is less than a child or an abortion.

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