OMG! A forum with recent responses, I am so happy to have stumbled onto this forum!
I can't believe how many women have had such problems with this shot. I really wish that my doctor had informed me better in regards to this birth control method. If I had known any of this would have been an issue, I would have continued with my pills.
I was taking BC pills that were low on the hormones, so I already had a contraceptive that was specific to my system and was working, I just didn't want a period anymore. Silly me, I should have just stuck with it!
I started the Depo shot in December of 2013, had a lot of spotting, but things were ok at the beginning. By the second shot, I was a complete disaster. I mean totally irrational, I cried over everything, began getting depressed and angry (the anger has been especially bad) and the spotting continued.
Now, after reading all of this informaton on the web, I've decided I'm not getting my 4th shot. It's supposed to happen the second week of August and I'm already experiencing the dreaded "depo withdrawls". It's absolutley horrible, I am so lucky to have a patient and understanding boyfriend because I was convinced he'd hit the road. The most recent emotional breakdown was last night! I got upset that he didn't respond to a text message as quickly as I wanted him too. (eye roll) But at the moment, I was emotional and it was a big deal to me. So naturally I started a fight, he left to take a walk and calm down as I sat in the house wondering what the hell I was doing. We made up about an hour later, and I woke up this morning completely embarrassed and ashamed of myself for my behavior.
So now I'm thinking "good lord whats going to happen when I miss my shot!" I'm pretty nervous about how my hormones are going to react to this shot leaving my system. I'm hoping that the doctor can give me something to help my emotions go back to normal. I used to be so relaxed and laid back about everything and HAPPY! Now, the slightest thing that I don't agree with, I'm upset and stay that way until I start a fight and then cry. I also am no longer happy! I have some good days (like today) but most of them are BAD days. I'll start out good and then someone does something I don't like and them, BAM, I get depressed.
If anyone has any idea on how I can somehow manage this emotional disaster I am open for any suggestions. I just want to be back to my normal self and I'm scared that it won't happen.