Just keep me away from the Knives

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  1. I had my last depo shot in january 2004. so far i have had 3 periods. the first period was really heavy, i thought i was hemmoraging, and had terrible cramps. the second period was normal, and the third period was really heavy again. anyone else experience this? when will my body go back to normal? i really would like some feedback on coming off this shot and what else to expect.

  2. Awww, c’mon, peechie…you know you have a “mood disorder”…oh, and btw, are you on medication for that? *LOL* It’ll never get old! 😉

  3. I have to weigh in on this one… As you know, (I remember your comment on my blog about the exact same issue) I deal with extreme mood swings right around the time the shot is wearing off, or I just get it. I found that just being aware was 99% of the battle.

    I wouldn’t recommend depo for anyone that does have any serious depressive disorders from the horror stories I have heard and read about previously, but for me anyhow, I love this form of birth control and if I have a mood swing every 3 months for a few days, it’s not a bad trade off for me. That’s me, though.

    Being on depo for three years now, I am still an advocate, even though I have had some pretty serious angst dealing with the swing.

    ps: it was great to finally meet you last night!

  4. Jen: I didn’t mean to imply that you had a mood disorder, I have no idea — and I said “succeptible”, not “has one”. 🙂

    I’m just sayin’, depo’s known for making normally sane people slightly insane. 🙂 In all honesty, I had such a bad reaction with it that I don’t know that I’d recommend anyone to try it, even though I know that most people don’t react as badly as I did. It’s scary stuff. :/

    Incidently — I was also perfectly fine on depo for about a year (aside from some occasional crankiness) before I totally fell apart.

    Mostly, when ones brain has a meltdown and one can pinpoint reasons how the meltdown came about, one tends to want to keep anyone else from having a similar meltdown if it’s avoidable. YMMV, of course, but depo scares the hell out of me.. even though I was fine most of the time that I was on it.

  5. I’d say you’re probably right on your self-diagnosis of the processed food and lack of exercise affecting your mood. You seem like a person who exercises fairly regularly, so you’re probably depriving your body of whichever hormone/chemical it gets from exercise (insert snarky comment from science-y person here) that boosts your mood.

    That said, it makes for amusing blogging, so don’t feel like you have to change or anything. teehee.

  6. depo provera helped trigger massive mood problems for me. well, they didn’t trigger it, but they made me overly succeptible to other triggers. As long as nothing went wrong, I was just fine… lalalala!

    then my grandmother died, and it all went downhill from there…

    now I don’t recommend that anyone who’s even *remotely* succeptible to mood disorders try depo. Scary shit. I haven’t been on the stuff in two years, and I’m still not free from this stupid mood shit.

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