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    Side effects of getting off of Depo Shot
    Lesley1264 posted:
    My last shot was injected in August and it is said that the medicine will wear off in about 3mths; which was November. I think that I may still be experiencing some side effect from getting off the shot. Does anyone know what are the regular side effects for getting off the Depo shot?
    georgiagail responded:
    What side effects are you experiencing?

    Symone84 responded:
    When I got off of Depo I felt like I was pregnant and had all of the signs like if I was.
    georgiagail replied to Symone84's response:
    Did you take a pregnancy test to see if you were pregnant?

    ajohnson08099 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Hi, I had the same things happen to me here lately. As far as I can tell having those symptoms are fairly regular with the depo shot. I even took two pregnancy tests because my shot was supposed to wear off in the beginning of December however its almost febuary now and I had pregnancy like symptoms and no period. (I have visited a dr, not pregnant) My dr told me it could be up to three months or more for my system to return to normal even off of one depo shot. So don't be too worried! If you think you may be pregnant do take a test. But these symptoms with withdrawal from a depo provera shot apparently are annoyingly normal.

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