>> I am living the same nightmare! I was on the shot from May 1995 to June 1999 and I had no period that whole time. I got married in June of 1999 and stopped taking the shot.I never got my period back until May of 2000. That was 5 years with no period. My husband and I want a baby so much but I was told it could take up to 1 1/2 years AFTER I got my period to conceive. I would never suggest this birth control method to anyone. It has caused me nothing but misery.
I BEG TO DIFFER A SLIGHT BIT. I HAVE BENN ON THIS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. YES THERE HAS BEEN WEIGHT GAIN AND A PERSISTANT MIGRAINE FOR A DAY WHEN YOU PERIOD SHOULD OF STARTED BUT I CANNOT SAY ANYTHING BAD. I DON'T LIKE THE WEIGHT GAIN, BUT MY LIFE IS BETTER. I WENT OFF THE SHOT AND DELIVERED MY DAUGHTER WITHIN A YEAR. IT JUST DOES NOT WORK THE SAME WITH EVERYONE. I WANTED TO TRY LUNELLE BUT SINCE I HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK HERE I WILL STAY. SORRY FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVEN'T HAD GOOD LUCK. I PROBABLY WILL NOT EXPERIENCE MENOPAUSE BECAUSE THIS IS THE VERY SHOT THAT THEY GIVE FOR THAT. MY DOCTOR GIVES HUNDREDS OF THESE OUT FOR THAT ALONE. HERE AND THERE ARE A FEW THAT DON'T WORK, BUT EVERYONE IN THAT MIDLIFE PLACE, GOOD LUCK TO YOU.