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26/04/2013 at 14:02
If you currently use this method of contraception, or have done in the past, would you mind answering a couple of questions for me? I'm looking to hear others' experiences of this.
1. Have/did you have any irregular bleeding whilst on it?
2. Have/did your periods completely stop whilst on it?
3. Was there any weight gain?
4. How long did it take for AF to return after stopping using it?
5. Did you have any problems conceiving after stopping using it?
26/04/2013 at 16:14
I had no irregular bleeding.
Periods stopped fully.
No weight gain.
Was on it for 5.5 years. AF took 5 or so months to return.
The concieving question is an odd one. I fell pg 2 months after AF returned, so 7 months after stopping DP. Wasn't trying, I caught during a 2 week fling. So, I guess it didn't have an effect on me concieving, I just don't know how soon I could have concieved if I was TTC, if that makes sense???
26/04/2013 at 16:58
Thanks for that AK. So far, the comments I've read are, on the whole, quite positive. Thank you for sharing x
ETA the nurse mentioned to me that there can be some spotting in the first few months. I'm guessing you didn't have any?
26/04/2013 at 17:08
No, nothing. Everything completely stopped.
26/04/2013 at 18:32
27/04/2013 at 14:17
I was on it for about 3 years when I was younger, it made my periods stop completely from I think the first jab. I gained a fair bit of weight, around 2 stone. I also had various other side effects as well though which is why I stopped having it - I blacked out one night after having it and hit my head on the sink. I didn't like the fact that once it was done you have to wait the 10-12 weeks for it to be out of your system iyswim. As far as convenience it was ace. I think it took a few months for AF to return but I didn't try for a baby for a few years so no idea how soon it would have worked.
27/04/2013 at 19:23
Thanks for sharing your experience Pip x
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