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    Hi Everyone I am 25 and have been TTC for about 10 weeks. Just wondering if anyone has previously been on the contraceptive needle. I think it is called Depoprovera. I was on for about 2 years then stopped taking it before my wedding because It was making me too bloated. I have now been off it fo around 27 months. After stopping taking the needle it took 23 months to get my period back. Then I had it for three cycles and started trying to get pregnany. Now my periods have disappeared again, and I know I am not pregnant, as I have done a million tests. Has anyone else had any experience with the drug, I seem to get a different response from every doctor I go to as to how long it will take to get back to a regular cycle. And does anyone know if it means that because I am not getting my period I am not ovulating, and therefore cant get pregnany. Me and my husband (he is 23) have been married for two years (we have done everything pretty fast) and we are desperate to have a baby!


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    Sorry Min I can`t help you but I`m sure there is a lady out there who can give you good advice.

    Good Luck with TTC it will happen.

    Deeanne

    EDD: 29th April, 2005

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    Hi - the pamphlet in the depo box said that some of the women in their studies took up to two years to conceive after stopping the injections. Thats what put me off it.

    I had a similar thing with no period for four months after having the contraceptive implant taken out. I don't believe I ovulated during that period as I had no symptoms of that or PMT.

    I saw my doctor after three months and he said that 'they' like to give you six months to get your cycle back to normal and if nothing happens by then, you go on the pill for three months to force you to have a period (or AF as they're called around here). I didn't ask him about the ovulation/period thing, but there is a doctor running around this board so she should read this soon :-)

    Barb.

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    Hey Min

    I don't know anything about the contraceptive injection, but thought I would say welcome to BB

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    thanks guys, I must say this sight rock! although it is hard reading everyones stories about being pregnant when it is something I want so much now!

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    Hi Min,
    Welcome to BB.
    Can't help out much with your question. I was given the depo provera needle once, but only given a 1 month dosage. My Dr told me that 2% of women end up with AF until the needle wears off basically and I ended up being in that 2% ](*,)

    I do remember the pamphlet saying it could take about 18 months to conceive after coming off the needle though.

    Sorry I can't help you out, I'm sure there will be some one here who has a bit more experience with it.

    Nic

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    hey,
    i had the needle , though i only had it the once and never went back again as i couldnt stand what that dosage did to me, i went and saw my doc and told him we were gunna ttc so he put me on the pill to regulate my cycle as it was going blah after having the needle, so maybe u could suggest he put you on the pill for a couple of months? so went on the pill for four months after being off the injection for 2 yrs, long time i know but hey im not pregnant now so worked for me (2nd month coming off the pill).. good luck! i hope u can be sucessful soon

    take care
    Lesley

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