My name is Cyndi and I am a nurse. I work with a lot of patients on Depo and this can be a very common side effect even if this has never happened before. I have patients that have been on Depo for years(like you) and sometimes will start to spot out of the blue. I wouldn't worry too much about it, but you may want to mention it @ your next visit. Of course, if the bleeding becomes prolonged and extremely heavy, you may need to be seen before your shot is due. Hope this helps:) Have a great evening.
I was Dx with Endo a few weeks ago and I go in this friday for an internal and tummy ultrasound to measure the size of a cyst. I started Depo after the birth of my daughter in 2002 and loved it when I first got on it ( since I didn't have periods ) but after a year I had gotten off because I had a lot of spotting in between which I hated cause I never knew when it was going to happen. Sooo I started the pill back in 2003 and was on it since 2007 I had gotten off of it because I wasn't active and didn't want to be taking a pill I didn't need to take. And in 2008 my periods started becoming very irrigular ( late ) anywhere from 4 to 15 days late.. which was an incovience since it always came like clockwork every 28 days and started having VERY VERY painful cramps right before I would start & lasting a few days after but by December 2008 I started noticing a dull pain on my lower left side but ignored it till about a month ago when I couldnt any take the pain anymore. So after a pelvic exam I was told the cyst seemed quite large and may need to be surgicaly removed and that I had Endo... it has been very hard the last week as having more children is EXTREMELY important to me and I was encouraged to try to in a timely manner as Endo only gets worse. BUT my question to all of you would be... If the main line of control is birth control what the heck do I do if I want to have more children?... I can't stand the pain and was very scared last night thinking the cyst had ruptured ( I have had a rupture before ) and I was in some of the most pain in my life last night every month seems to get worse.. but doing a little better today. What do you think ladies?? all of your reply's are much appreciated!!
OH and I just wanted to say that I am glad that there are some of you on here with Endo and who understand. I wrote Admin the other day about starting an Endo forum. I got a reply within about 20 minutes saying that he would keep it in mind. I think it might help if as many of you as possible request it also